Lots of events are happening as the season continues, lets take a look at what’s happening and upcoming in CUDO Plays:


Signups Open!

Team Registered_small-01Signups for the new season of the CUDO Plays board game design competition are open! If you’d like to participate and want to join in on the board game making fun, you can sign up with your team here:

Team Signup


Or if you want to participate and want to create a team or join a team, you can sign up as an individual here:

Individual Signup


Game Night

What a cool throwback to our past seasons’ games! It was great to see some of our favorites come back and see what teams have done in the past and how far they’ve come!



Upcoming Events

Symposium – Saturday, September 24th

Attended the Symposium

Champaign Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B @ 1:30-3:30pm

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


CUDO Plays @ Heartland Makerfest – Saturday, October 1st

Heartland Maker Fest-01Lincoln Square Mall @ 9am-4pm

Makerspace Urbana is throwing their annual Heartland Maker Fest! This is a one day celebration of the maker and DIY community. CUDO Plays will have a table all day where you can stop by and do the Board Game Blitz challenge!


Board Game Bootcamp – Sunday, September 2nd

Bootcamp_small-01Champaign Library, Robeson Pavilion Room C @ 1:30-4:30pm
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!


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week the game we are recommending is a locally designed game, Houdini’s Poutini!


Houdini’s Poutini is a competitive game in which each player represents a group of five magicians. They must collect a combination of item cards with which they can perform magical escapes from the party. The Houdini card will mingle about the party, making it more difficult to escape the party without hurting his feelings. You must use your skills as a magician to get your entire group free from the party before time runs out and the poutine is served. When only one player remains or time runs out, anyone who was unable to escape must politely choke-down Houdini’s ill-prepared Franken-dish. It’s a great little card game for 2-5 players that generally plays in under an hour.