Critical Review

Though we had to cancel Critical Review this past Saturday due to weather, we had a full docket of successful reviews on Sunday! All of the teams are working hard to polish up their prototypes and rules before Turn-In. If you weren’t able to attend a Critical Review session, but you’d like to get your game assessed by the CUDO Plays Committee before Turn-In, just shoot us an email ( or a Facebook message, and we can arrange a time to meet with you!


January Game Night: Holiday Hauls

People brought the games they got for the holidays and many of them got played! Great fun as always on our monthly game night.



Upcoming Events


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 Poetry Slam.

This is more of a riddle-making game than a poem-writing game, but it’s still tons of fun! Each round players must think of a word that meets the criteria (“starts with an E” or “has two Rs in the middle” etc.). Think of your word quickly and get more points! Next players all create short, two line rhymes about their words. The goal is to get the other players to guess your secret word, but not before you’ve finished your rhyme. The game gets increasingly difficult though, as each round players will be assigned some letters that they aren’t allowed to use in their secret words. A word game like you’ve never seen before!