CUDO Plays October Game Night – Spoooky Games!

Real big turnout for our October game night. The theme was spooky games and many such games were played — games about ravens and skulls and madness and um… gold prospectors? They can be spooky too! Hope to see some of our new friends next month for game night!


Upcoming Events

Making Workshop – Saturday, October 21st

Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm


We’ll show you community resources to make cheap, awesome looking games, and you’ll learn about laser cutters and 3D printers. This is going to be the workshop that evolves your game from ‘stuff I found in my basement’ to top shelf material. We will have Season 1 winners of our Craft Category walking you through what they did to make their game look like a million dollars. Facebook event

Playtest Convention – Saturday, November 4th

Lincoln Square Mall @ 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Come to the CUDO Plays Playtest Convention for Season 5! This is a day to play the new prototypes and creations of the CUDO Plays teams and to get feedback from the Champaign-Urbana gaming community. Refreshments will be provided, and you will receive invaluable critique from people with years of experience. Teams can bring their games in any condition that they are in and playtest with people from the community. We will provide playtest feedback forms for playtesters to fill out! Facebook event

CUBED November Meeting: Q&A with Matt Leacock – Monday, November 6th

Champaign Public Library @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

For their November meeting, CUBED will be holding a Q&A with game designer Matt Leacock who will be visiting via Skype. Matt is the designer of games such as Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, Forbidden Island, Thunderbirds, and many more. This meeting will be your chance to get some game design advice from one of the most well known designers in the world! Learn more here.

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Nevermore.

This is a card-drafting game in which you build your hand each round, collecting cards you want and poisoning your opponent’s hand by passing along cards you think they can’t use. Whoever holds the most of a given suit, gains the power of that suit to attack, heal, acquire Light or Shadow magicks and score victory points. Winner is the first to six victory points OR the last human left standing (players that reach zero health are transformed into ravens, but still influence the game, and if they have the right cards can return to human form and win).

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