February Game Night: Love Games!

Low turnout this month mostly due to crummy weather. Folks still had a great time playing Ladies & Gentlemen though!


Agora Days at Uni High

Members of the CUDO Plays Committee facilitated a mini board game bootcamp event for students at University Laboratory High School. This was part of Uni’s “Agora Days.” Four days where members of the community can come in and teach unique classes. Expect a full write-up about our time at Agora Days later this week!


Upcoming Events


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

Grand Exhibition poster

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 Potato Pirates.

Potato Pirates game and box

This is a lethal combination of potatoes, programming, and piracy rolled into an epic card game. Roast, mash, or fry your opponents and send them down to Davy Jones’ locker — but before you can reign terror on the high seas, you have to first master the art of potato war. Use programming concepts such as functions, loops, and conditionals to fortify your attacks. An adorable little game that’s fun for all ages.