Meet the Committee

No events this week, but a ton coming right around the corner! If you somehow missed it, do check out our last blog post about all of the members of the CUDO Plays Committee.


Upcoming Events

Beers & Board Games – Saturday, September 15th

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


CUDO Plays September Game Night: Plastic Fantastic – Monday, September 17th

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

Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! The featured theme for this month is plastic games! Bring your games with crazy plastic components. A bunch of family favorites from the 80s and 90s will be there for sure. Facebook event


Season 6 Symposium – Tuesday, September 18th

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Champaign Public Library @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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


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


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Mint Works.

This is a light and straightforward worker placement game. Its compact size makes it easy to put in your pocket and take it anywhere. Its simple rules make it easy to introduce new players to the genre of worker placement. During the game each player will have a limited amount of Mint Tokens, which represent their workers. Players will use these mint tokens to earn more tokens, take first player or buy and build plans. Plans are how players earn points. Some plans will give only points, others will give extra powers to the owner. Once any player has at least 7 points earned (or if there are not enough plans to refill the stock) the end of the game is triggered. The game will then be over at the end of the current round.

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