Season 5 Symposium

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We had a great Symposium for the new season. Many new faces in attendance. The speakers covered a wide range of topics from the state of the board game industry to the design process itself. As always our panel of past competitors answered a host of questions from audience members new to CUDO Plays.

September Game Night: End of the Trail

End of the Trail

There was strong turn out for our game night highlighting End of the Trail in the lead-up to their Kickstarter campaign. There were two games of EotT running all evening, and there was a spread of prospector-themed snacks as well. Make sure to follow Elf Creek Games on Facebook to learn more!

Upcoming Events

Board Game Bootcamp – Sunday, October 1st

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room C @ 1:30pm

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Scared of the thought of designing your own board 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!

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends, Game of Thrones: Westeros Intrigue.

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This simple and quick-to-play card game by renowned game designer Reiner Knizia is surprisingly thematic. Players place cards from four different GoT houses into rows. Each upper row has one fewer card than the row below, and you can only place cards in an upper row if it matches a house from at least one adjacent card in the lower. The goal is to play all of the cards in your hand, and prevent your opponents from doing so by closing off the options for playing certain houses. The Game of Thrones theme may feel tacked-on at first, but after a few rounds you certainly do feel like you’re vying for control of a court — protecting you own interests and trying to block your opponents.