Games are developing and taking shape! Check out what’s happening with CUDO Plays:


Design Workshop


We had a great time teaching visual design principles at the FabLab! We hope that everyone that attended took some neat information home with them to implement in their own games.


Armored Gopher Playtest Night


We had a great turnout of teams at the Armored Gopher Games Playtest Night! A lot of feedback and development happening as the games take shape.


Doug Doug Goose Caboose Shout Out

We want to give a shout out to this cute ice breaker game that is out on Kickstarter right now! The designer of the game allowed us to use it in our CUDO Plays Academy curriculum and we were so thankful. Please check this game out and support such a fun game and designer!


Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays @ International Games Day – Saturday, November 19th

Champaign Public Library @ 1-5pm
Join us for a daylong celebration of International Games Day 2016! Get out of the house and play at the library! Families and all ages welcome. Bring your favorite game or play one of ours. Share your expertise and develop new strategies for gaming and learning.


November Game Night – Monday, November 21st

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! This game night will be a playtest night so it will be a great chance to test out your prototypes with the community.

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!


How to Present Your Game Workshop – Saturday, December 3rd

CU FabLab @ 1-4pm
Are people playing your game in a way that you didn’t expect? Do you want to learn to quickly teach your game and get people excited to play? The How to Present Your Game Workshop will show you how to show off your game to make it memorable, as well as how to write your rules to make the gameplay clear and understandable!


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week, we recommend the cooperative game, Forbidden Desert!

In Forbidden Desert, players take on the roles of brave adventurers who must throw caution to the wind and survive both blistering heat and blustering sand in order to recover a legendary flying machine buried under an ancient desert city. While featuring cooperative gameplay similar to Forbidden Island, Forbidden Desert is a fresh new game based around an innovative set of mechanisms, such as an ever-shifting board, individual resource management, and a unique method for locating the flying machine parts. A great cooperative board game for 2-5 players that plays in around 45 minutes.