Making Workshop

Several new teams were on hand for the Making Workshop where Chris gave an overview of the different tools at the Fab Lab and also walked everyone through the process of creating their own game pawns.


Lodge Con

We’re excited to announce that CUDO Plays will be at Lodge Con 2019! CUDO Plays competitors are invited to bring their prototype games to Peotone, IL Feb 9th and 10th, 2019 to show off to convention-goers. This will be the last major playtesting opportunity before turn-in for Season 6!
Learn more about Lodge Con, and hear a shout-out to CUDO Plays from the organizers on their podcast, The Geek Awakens.


Upcoming Events


Beers & Board Games – Saturday, October 27th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

CUDO Plays has joined forces with Cafeteria & Company to help them run their bi-monthly game nights. Come out to Cafe & Co. every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month to chill with some games, snacks, and beer/wine/coffee. Don’t miss the fun!  Facebook event


Playtest Convention – Saturday, November 3rd

Lincoln Square Mall @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Come to the CUDO Plays Playtest Convention for Season 6! 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 players to fill out! Facebook event


Playtest Convention After-Party – Saturday, November 3rd

Arcadia – A Lumen Cafe @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

After a bunch of game-playing, come to the Playtest Convention After-party! It’ll be at Arcadia – A Lumen Café right across the hall! Competitors, playtesters and all other participants are welcome. There will be food for purchase and cool game-themed cocktails from katie.cocktails. A portion of the proceeds go right to CUDO Plays.

Come unwind and chat with your fellow gamers. Facebook event



CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Slay the Spire.

We don’t often recommend digital games here, but this one delivers an awesome experience based on tabletop games. Slay the Spire is a deckbuilding game where you are fighting monsters, adding cards to your deck, and trying to make it to the top of the spire. You must make your decisions carefully though, you only have one life in this game. If you die, you start back at the beginning with nothing. This game is still in early access, but already provides polished and compelling play.