22 games were turned-in for the fifth season of CUDO Plays, thus officially making it our BIGGEST SEASON YET! Over the next few weeks, all of the games will be played by our independent panel of judges (all local game experts) in the lead-up to the Grand Exhibition.
CUDO Plays February Game Night: Love Games – Monday, February 19th
Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there! In honor of Valentine’s Day, this month’s theme is love/romance games. But feel free to bring any game that happens to have hearts in it, or just any game you want to play. Facebook event
Marketing Workshop – Saturday, March 3rd
Lincoln Hall, Room 1066 @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Congratulations! You’ve designed a board game, it’s ready for the Final Exhibition and you can already taste the sweet victory of winning our categories. However, there is more in store for you and your board game! We’re going to walk you through a number of strategies to bring your beautiful creation to the masses. You’ll learn about how to deal with publishers, how to make sure the right people are hearing about your game and what to do if you want to take your game on to the national stage! Local marketing experts will run you through the do’s and don’ts of a successful marketing campaign, in preparation for giving your board game the absolute best chance of commercial success. Facebook event
Grand Exhibition – Sunday, March 11th
Broadway Food Hall @ 1:00pm – 8:00pm
The big event! All submitted board games will be showcased at a prestigious location for everyone to see and to try. The award ceremony will also take place during the Grand Exhibition. This is an event to celebrate creativity and imagination in Champaign-Urbana; feel free to bring anyone you’d like! Facebook event
CUDO Plays Recommends
This week CUDO Plays recommends Clash of Cultures.
This is a civilization game in which each player leads a civilization from a single settlement to a mighty empire. Players must explore their surroundings, build large cities, research advances and conquer those who stand in the way. The game features a modular board for players to explore, 48 distinct advances, seven mighty wonders, and loads of miniatures and cards. The winner will create a culture that will be remembered and admired for millennia. Though this game has been around for some years now, it’s still one of the best in it’s genre.