Design Workshop

This Season’s Design Workshop saw our own Katie Khau give an extensive presentation titled “Design on a Dime.” Katie outlined a wide variety of free tools to use to create art and graphic design for your board game. You can take a look at the presentation and all of the helpful resources within here.


CUBED Focused Playtests

Now that the Playtest Convention is complete, our sister organization CUBED has announced it will once again start hosting focused playtesting events for this Season’s games! If you’d like a playtest night just for your game, sign up here!


Upcoming Events



CUBED Open Playtest – Sunday, November 18th

Gopher Mafia Games, Urbana @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Every month, our sister organization CUBED (Champaign Urbana Boardgame Engineers and Designers) holds an open playtesting event at Gopher Mafia. All designers are welcome to bring prototype games to play. Now that CUDO Plays is in season, competitors especially are encouraged to use this playtesting time to get feedback from other local designers.  Facebook event


CUDO Plays September Game Night: Playtesting! – Monday, November 19th

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

November game night playtesting

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 are the new prototype games of CUDO Plays Season 6. Facebook event


How to Present Your Game Workshop – Saturday, December 1st

The CU Community Fab Lab @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Teaching games is a skill, and you’ll need to be an expert at teaching your own game if your playtests are going to be successful. Come learn how to present your game, or any game, to new players. Facebook event


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Human Era.

This is a 4-10 player social deduction game in which you and your crew are aboard the last time machine to save space and time from the chaos unleashed by the haphazard time traveling of humans. However, among your crew are machines and cyborgs disguised as humans with their own goals in mind. Achieve your goal of repairing or destroying the space-time continuum before fuel runs out!