CUBED Gen Con Recap

On Wednesday, September 13th, our friends at CUBED had their first post-Gen Con meeting. There was a panel and discussion from members who had shown off their games at Gen Con. Of course, many CUDO Plays Committee members and participants were on the panel and in the audience. Make sure to check out CUBED’s website and facebook page to find out about their other upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Symposium – Sunday, September 17th

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B @ 1:30pm

An afternoon dedicated to the discussion of various aspects of board game design. There will be speakers, a panel of past competitors, as well as a networking event to allow teams and individuals to get to know each other better.

September Game Night: End of the Trail – Thursday, September 18th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm

Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! 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!

This month’s featured game is End of the Trail, an award-winning game from Season 4, which is about to launch a Kickstarter!

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends, Mystic Vale.

Mystic Vale box art

In this game players take on the role of druidic clans trying to cleanse the curse upon the land. Each turn, you play cards into your field to gain powerful advancements and useful vale cards. Use your power wisely, or decay will end your turn prematurely. Score the most victory points to win the game. Mystic Vale uses the innovative “Card Crafting System”, which lets you not only build your deck, but build the individual cards in your deck, customizing each card’s abilities to exactly the strategy you want to follow.

Though Mystic Vale was unique upon its release, the base game doesn’t provide much replay value. Today, there are a few expansions now that really enhance the game. Definitely a game to try if you’re a fan of deck-building/engine-building games.