CUBED Focused Playtest: Throw A Wrench In It

Had an excellent evening of playtesting for Throw A Wrench In It. This game has come such a long way since Pitch Night!

Throw A Wrench In It game

Upcoming Events

TURN IN – Saturday and Sunday, February 10th and 11th

Saturday, Feb 10th, Titan Games Champaign from Noon – 4:00pm

Sunday, Feb 11th, Gopher Mafia Games from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

It’s crunch time teams! The final submission—exactly what it sounds like. Turn in your polished game prototype with a complete rulebook. No work will be allowed on games after this point, and games will be judged based on the judging criteria.


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.


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.


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!


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Lost in R’lyeh.

Lost in Rlyeh box

This is a card game vaguely like the classic game of UNO, but more strategic and set in H.P. Lovecraft’s lost city of R’lyeh. Players are all trying to escape the city by playing all of their cards. Playing multiples of the same card will give you special abilities so manage your hand wisely. Unlike most games, in Lost in R’lyeh there is only one loser: the last player to play all their cards.