Pitch Night

Pitch Night audience

Season 5 Pitch Night was a big success. 17 games were pitched, 14 pizzas were eaten, and an untold number of conversations were had about exciting new board game ideas. We hope to see all the pitched games in some form at the Playtest Convention!


CUDO Plays @ Heartland Maker Fest

As always, we had a great time at Heartland Maker Fest running our Board Game Blitz for kids and families. Many young designers made games and we met a lot of new people who hadn’t heard about CUDO Plays before!


Upcoming Events

CUBED Open Playtest – Sunday, October 15th

Gopher Mafia Games @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

CUBED  is the Champaign-Urbana Board Game Design Engineers and Designers, a local tabletop game design group that emphasizes creation, collaboration, and execution of quality board and card games. It is a great place to show new designs and playtest your game with other designers and CUDO Plays veterans.

CUDO Plays October Game Night – Monday, October 16th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

The third Monday of every month is CUDO Plays Game Night. Come out and play games with other local gamers. For the month of October game night will focus on spooOOOoky games involving ghosts, skeletons, witches, etc. Feel free to bring any game you’d like to play though!

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.

Upcoming Deadlines

October 21st is the last day to register a team! If you would like to compete in CUDO Plays but have not yet registered, do so here. Again, teams of one are perfectly allowed.


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends, Legend of the Five Rings the Living Card Game.

In this game, two players take on the role of one of the seven Great Clans of Rokugan, vying for military and political control of the land while maintaining Rokugan society’s strict code of honor. Each player commands their forces with two separate decks: A Dynasty Deck fills their provinces with characters and holdings and a Conflict Deck consisting of tactics, maneuvers, followers and attachments that can be used to turn the tide in a struggle for supremacy. During a game, players will engage in conflicts, both political and military based, with the goal of breaking their opponent’s stronghold and winning the game.

This new game from Fantasy Flight is based off of a collectible card game of the same name from the 1990’s. If you’re in the market for a deep card game with a thriving competitive scene, now is a great time to jump on board Legend of the Five Rings.

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