CUDO Plays, your local Board Game Design Competition, will be holding its Grand Exhibition on Sunday, March 20th from 1-8pm at the Urbana Civic Center!

CUDO Plays brings together local gamers, designers, and makers to build unique, high-quality board games. Ten teams submitted original board games, and the Grand Exhibition will give them an opportunity to show them off to the public and commemorate their efforts.

Each game will be playable by attendees, and each team will have a booth to showcase their design process and tell their story. At the end of the evening, teams will be awarded prizes for excellence in the following categories: Accessibility, Marketability, Replay Value, Craft, Visual Design, Enrichment, Innovation, and Theme.

This is a free, family friendly event, and anyone with an interest in board gaming or design is invited to stop by and experience the wonderful local creations. There will be a diverse range of games, everything from exploring labyrinths to sailing the high seas! With a delightful mix of eclectic genres, there’s something for everybody.

A breakdown of the Grand Exhibition:

1pm – 5pm: Gaming

6pm – 7:30pm: Socializing

7:30pm: Awards Ceremony

There will be free hot cocoa and yogurt at the beginning of the event provided by City Girl Yogurt and during the socialization hour the Caribbean Grill Food truck will be available.

CUDO Plays is sponsored mainly by local businesses, with prizes provided by Armored Gopher Games, Live Action Games, Titan Games, Dr. G’s Brainworks, Volition, The Product Greenhouse, and the Indie Game Alliance.

For more information about CUDO Plays, please visit