The CUDO Plays blog took a break over the holidays, but were BACK for 2020, and there’s lots of great events coming up!


Upcoming Events

CUBED Focused Playtest: Vehicular Arrangers – Wednesday, January 15th

Titan Games, Urbana @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Every week until Turn-In, CUBED is running focused playtest events. Sign up to get your game played and get feedback from veteran local designers. After the feature game is played, there’s time for other playtesting as well, so feel free to bring your game even if it isn’t your week! Next week’s featured game is Vehicular Arrangers. It’s soccer, but with tanks, trains, boats… vehicles of every kind! Facebook event


Critical Review –  January 18th & 19th

18th Champaign Public Library @ 10:00am – 2:30pm

19th Champaign Public Library @ 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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: Playtesting – Monday, January 20th

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 this month are the new games in Season 7 of CUDO Plays. Facebook event


CUDO Plays @ Winter War – Sunday, Januray 26th

Hawthorne Suites/Champaign Suites @ 9:00am – 1:00pm

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 7 competitor, this is a great opportunity to get your game in front of some hardcore gamers that you might not see otherwise!



CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Tiny Towns.

You are the mayor of a tiny town in the forest in which the smaller creatures of the woods have created a civilization hidden away from predators. This new land is small and the resources are scarce, so you take what you can get and never say no to building materials. Cleverly plan and construct a thriving town, and don’t let it fill up with wasted resources! Whoever builds the most prosperous tiny town wins! A challenging but rewarding city building game.