CUDO Plays September Game Night – Plastic Fantastic

A host of wacky plastic games got played at our Plastic Fantastic game night. Among them, the eternal favorite Hungry Hungry Hippos, and the 1987 classic Web of Gold.


Season 6 Symposium

Many people showed up for this year’s Symposium ready to learn more about games! Our three speakers discussed finding your audience, the importance of playtesting, and the state of the tabletop game industry. Great talks, and afterwards was time for networking. If you’d like a deeper recap into the presentations from Symposium, keep an eye on this here blog. A full summary will be up very soon!


Upcoming Events

Board Game Bootcamp – Saturday, September 29th

CU Community Fab Lab @ 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Not sure you could ever design your own game? This event is for you! Come on down for an afternoon of fast-paced game design and prototyping. See what you can come up with! You’ll be put into groups and randomly given mechanics and a theme to incorporate into your game. We’ll provide all the dice, cards, boards, bits and other materials you could possibly need for your prototype.

Bootcamp is an amazing experience for all involved. If you can only attend one CUDO Plays event this season, try to make it this one!  Facebook event


Beers & Board Games – Saturday, September 29th

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


Pitch Night – Saturday, October 7th

Pixo @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Looking for a team to join, or have a great idea and need a few more members for your own team? Just want to show of your game ideas? Pitch Night will be hosted at the Pixo cafe space at 109 W. Goose Alley in Urbana.


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Tower of Madness.

Tower of Madness game pieces

Investigate unspeakable horrors without losing your marbles — literally! In Tower of Madness, a three-dimensional clock tower, standing a foot tall and filled with marbles of four distinct colors, stands before you. Thirty unworldly tentacles push through the tower walls in every direction in this high-tension, push-your-luck dice game of Lovecraft-inspired horror. Fail your investigation dice rolls and you will be forced to draw a tentacle from the tower. Any marbles that fall as a result affect your character immediately, whether adding to your discovery total, gaining you spells and knowledge that man was not meant to have, or gaining madness; drop one of the three DOOM marbles, however, and you summon Cthulhu and end the game. Investigate every horrific location in the deck, each with its own unique dice challenge, in order to save the world before your luck runs out. The player with the most discovery points is declared the hero and wins the game. Otherwise, the insane players collectively enjoy a brief moment of victory as Cthulhu rises, destroys the world, and eats them last…as their reward.
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