Weekly Rollup Aug 10th – Aug 17th

Beer and Board Games

Always a good time at our Beer & Board Games event at Cafe & Co. in downtown Urbana. Join us ever other Saturday evening!

 

 

Upcoming Events

CUDO Plays August Game Night: New to the Table – Monday, Aug 19th

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! This month’s theme is games you own, but haven’t managed to play yet. They might be brand new, or maybe they’ve been sitting on your shelf in the shrink wrap for years. Either way, now’s your chance to play them with some friends! Facebook event

 

CUDO Plays @ Quad Day – Sunday, August 25th

University of Illinois Main Quad, Urbana @ Noon – 4:00pm

As in past years, CUDO Plays will have a booth at the University of Illinois Quad Day. Come see us this Sunday on University of Illinois Main Quad and get some free CUDO Plays swag! Facebook Event

 

Season 7 Community Kickoff – Tuesday, September 3rd

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B @ 6:30pm 

 

Season 7 Student Kickoff – Thursday, September 5th

Lincoln Hall Room 1002 @ 7:00pm

Join us at either of the CUDO Plays Season 7 Kickoffs! Learn all about the competition, and how you can become involved as a competitor, playtester or sponsor. We’ll be answering all your burning questions and getting you PUMPED for Season 7 of CUDO Plays.

 

 

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Planet.

In this game, each player receives a planet core without anything on it. Each turn, players choose a tile with mountain/ice/forest/desert on it and place it on the planet. Then the player who fulfills the most conditions for the appearance of certain animals gains its card. At the end of the game, the player with the most animals on their planet wins! You can see this game in action in the picture at the top of this post taken at our bi-weekly game night!

Weekly Rollup Aug 3rd – Aug 10th

Weekly Rollups are back! Check the CUDO Plays blog every Saturday for news about recent events and what’s to come!

 

Gen Con 2019

A very successful Gen Con for all the Champaign-Urbana designers and organizations who attended. To learn more about who was there, check last week’s roundup!

 

Upcoming Events

Beers & Board Games – Saturday, August 10th

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

 

CUDO Plays @ Quad Day – Sunday, August 29th

University of Illinois Main Quad, Urbana @ Noon – 4:00pm

As in past years, CUDO Plays will have a booth at the University of Illinois Quad Day. Come see us this Sunday on University of Illinois Main Quad and get some free CUDO Plays swag! Facebook Event

 

Season 7 Community Kickoff – Tuesday, September 3rd

Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B @ 6:30pm 

 

Season 7 Student Kickoff – Thursday, September 5th

Lincoln Hall Room TBD @ 7:00pm

Join us at either of the CUDO Plays Season 7 Kickoffs! Learn all about the competition, and how you can become involved as a competitor, playtester or sponsor. We’ll be answering all your burning questions and getting you PUMPED for Season 7 of CUDO Plays.

 

 

 

CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Treasure Island.

This is a game of bluffing and adventure in which one player embodies Long John Silver, trying to mislead the others in their search for his treasure. The hunt reaches its climax with Long John’s escape, when he will make a final run to get the booty for himself! A simple-to-learn game with stunning components.

C-U at Gen Con 2019!

 

Another year another Gen Con! It’s STILL the biggest tabletop gaming convention in North America, and just like last year, there will be a bunch of CUDO Plays games, and partners in attendance! Here is the (hopefully) comprehensive rundown of all the various local creators who will have a presence at Gen Con 2019.

 

C-U Adventures in Time and Space

CU Adventures in Time and Space logo

CUDO Plays sponsor Champaign-Urbana Adventures in Time and Space will be running their escape room “Into The Dragon’s Lair” all four days of Gen Con. This is their most ambitious Gen Con creation to date! As of this writing, every session is sold out, but keep checking the event page for openings!

 

Elf Creek Games

Our friends at local game publisher Elf Creek Games will be very busy at Gen Con this year!

Elf Creek will have their own space in Event Hall B, and will be running demos of all of their games! Many of their game sessions are already full, but you can check out available times here. Make sure to like the Fans of Elf Creek Games Facebook group for updates as well!

 

Forced Perspective Entertainment

CUDO Plays Season 6 game Out There will be available for play at the Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Presented by our friends from Forced Perspective Entertainment. Don’t forget, just a couple months until Forced Perspective’s own game convention Tabletop Central! Get your badge today!

 

House of Wonderments

The local game designers and CUDO Plays veterans from House of Wonderments will be in the First Exposure Playtest Hall with Let’s Jam! and an innovative new design ZEIT.

 

Wear Your CUDO Plays Shirt!

As always, many members of the CUDO Plays Committee and the C-U gaming community at large will be at Gen Con as attendees and volunteers. If you see a fellow C-U gamer while at Gen Con, make sure to give them a hearty hug, friendly wave, or just a knowing thumbs-up. Also, if you have a CUDO Plays t-shirt, wear it this Friday, August 2nd to show your support for our awesome little competition. Hope to see you there!

Blog on Hiatus

Hello friends! Since it’s the off-season for CUDO Plays, the blog here will be taking a break until July 20th, 2019. Of course we’ll still be running our monthly game nights at the Hyatt, and bi-monthly game nights at Cafe & Co. Take a look at our facebook page to learn more about those, and other awesome game-related events in town!

Weekly Rollup: Apr 20th – Apr 27th

No events to recap from this week since we’re in the off-season for CUDO Plays. However, one exciting thing that we haven’t mentioned here on the blog yet is that our friends at Forced Perspective Entertainment are running their own one-day tabletop gaming convention this fall! Find out more and grab your badges here.

 

Upcoming Events

Beers & Board Games – Saturday, April 27th

Cafeteria & Company, Urbana @ 5:00pm – 8:00pm

CUDO Plays has joined forces with Cafeteria & Company to help them run 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 Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Islanders.

CUDO Plays vary rarely recommends videogames, but this is a real gem. Islanders is a super stripped-down version of city building games like Sim City. You start with a randomly-generated island, and some buildings you can construct. Earn points by placing buildings close to certain features and far from others. When you get enough points you can move on to new islands, or keep expanding the one you’re on. It feels like a very chill solo board game. A great way to de-stress after a long day. It’s only $5 so give it a try!