Season 7 Symposium

One of our most successful Symposiums to date! Four fascinating speaker topics plus a panel of game retailers who gave expert commentary on the state of the industry. Stay tuned to the blog next week for a full recap of Symposium!

 

September Game Night: Oddball Games

Many unique games at September Game Night. Including a never-before-tested prototype. Happy Salmon was the real crowd-pleaser of course!

 

Upcoming Events

Beer & Board Games – Saturday, September 28th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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  

 

Board Game Bootcamp – Sunday, September 29th

Champaign Public Library @ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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 The Mind.

The Mind is more than just a game. It’s an experiment, a journey, a team experience in which you can’t exchange information, yet will become one to defeat all the levels of the game. In more detail, the deck contains cards numbered 1-100, and during the game you try to complete 12, 10, or 8 levels of play with 2, 3, or 4 players. In a level, each player receives a hand of cards equal to the number of the level: one card in level 1, two cards in level 2, etc. Collectively you must play these cards into the center of the table on a single discard pile in ascending order but you cannot communicate with one another in any way as to which cards you hold. You simply stare into one another’s eyes, and when you feel the time is right, you play your lowest card. If no one holds a card lower than what you played, great, the game continues! If someone did, all players discard face up all cards lower than what you played, and you lose one life. You start the game with a number of lives equal to the number of players. Lose all your lives, and you lose the game.

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