More CUBED Playtesting!

CUBED continues to run playtest events on both Sundays and Wednesdays. Make sure to stay tuned to this blog and the CUBED page on Facebook so you never miss a playtesting event! Feel free to attend even if you don’t have a design, but just want to talk about your game ideas. The members of CUBED are always happy to do some brainstorming and give some helpful advice.


Upcoming Events

CUBED Focused Playtest: Pyrric – Wednesday, January 16th

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 Pyrrhic. Fight other giant mechs and steal resources to be the king of the wasteland! Facebook event


Critical Review –  January 19th & 20th

19th Location TBD @ 10:00am – 1:30pm

20th Location TBD @ 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 Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Haggis.

This is an excellent climbing game (similar to trick-taking games) for 2-3 players. Play sets or straights from your hand and hope that your opponents can’t best them. First to deplete their whole hand wins the round and a stack of points. However, each player starts with a set of powerful wild cards that they can use at any time. These can turn a mediocre hand into a game-winner at any time! Use them strategically to rack up points and win the game. Haggis is a must-own for any lover of trick-taking games or tactical card games in general.