Volition Playtest

In spite of the snow, lots of great blind playtesting happened at this season’s Volition Playtest. Big thanks to all the Volition employees who came out to play our games!


Upcoming Events


Critical Review –  January 20th

Champaign Public Library, room 222 @ 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Critical Review is a chance for teams to chat with the CUDO Plays committee about what still needs to be done with their game before Turn-In in February. It’s an informal discussion where we will help you set goals for the final weeks of the competition. We want to ensure that every team turns in a game they are proud of! If your team hasn’t signed up for a Critical Review time slot, do so here!


CUDO Plays January Game Night: Holiday Haul – Monday, January 21th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! The featured games for this month is any games you got during the holidays that you haven’t gotten to play! Of course game prototypes from Season 6 are always welcome as well. Facebook event


CUDO Plays @ Winter War – Sunday, Januray 27th

Hawthorne Suites/Champaign Suites @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm

As always, CUDO Plays will have a room for open playtesting at Winter War, the local gaming convention. You don’t need to be a con attendee to join in, but if you’re a Season 6 competitor, this is a great opportunity to get your game in front of some hardcore gamers that you might not see otherwise. Facebook event


CUDO Plays @ Lodge Con – Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th

Will County Fair Atrium, Peotone, Illinois @ 8:00am – 6:00pm

For the first time ever, CUDO Plays will have a presence at Lodge Con, the annual gaming convention in Peotone, IL!
Current and past CUDO Plays competitors are encouraged to bring their prototype games. This is a great chance to get your game played by hardcore gamers from all over the state, and also this the LAST OFFICIAL PLAYTEST EVENT before Season 6 Turn-In. Facebook event


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Sheriff of Nottingham.

Prince John is coming to Nottingham! Players, in the role of merchants, see this as an opportunity to make quick profits by selling goods in the bustling city during the Prince’s visit. However, players must first get their goods through the city gate, which is under the watch of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Should you play it safe with legal goods and make a profit, or risk it all by sneaking in illicit goods? Be mindful, though, as the Sheriff always has his eyes out for liars and tricksters and if he catches one, he very well may confiscate those goods for himself! In Sheriff of Nottingham, players will not only be able to experience Nottingham as a merchant of the city, but each turn one player will step into the shoes of the Sheriff himself. Players declare goods they wish to bring into the city, goods that are secretly stored in their burlap sack. The Sheriff must then determine who gets into the city with their goods, who gets inspected, and who may have their goods confiscated!

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