No events to recap this week, but there’s a ton of exciting stuff coming up in early April!


Upcoming Events

Playful by Design Spring Symposium – April 5th through 7th

Various Campus Locations 

If you’ve not heard of it, the Playful by Design Research Cluster is part of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH). Playful by Design is a group of University faculty, staff, students, and C-U community members who focus on game research, design, and pedagogy. They’re having their first annual Spring Symposium April 5th – 7th with talks, workshops, and activities across all three days, and of course, CUDO Plays is involved!

Playful by Design Symposium poster

Learn more about Playful by Design, and check out the full symposium schedule here!

Make-a-thon: Games and Gaming – Saturday, April 7th

CU FabLab @ 10:00am – 6:00pm

As part of the Spring Symposium, we are teaming up with Playful by Design and the Fab Lab to host a 7-hour challenge to create a prototype of a game or a game-related accessory. We want you and your friends to come, have fun, learn and make something! Whether you are experienced in making things or just a person looking to get their feet wet, all are welcome!   Facebook Event

CUDO Plays April Game Night: Tortuga 1667 – Monday, April 16th

Hyatt Place Champaign @ 6:30pm – 9:00pm

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 featured game will be Tortuga 1667, a hidden allegiance game of piracy and bluffing.   Facebook Event


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week CUDO Plays recommends Liar’s Dice.

Custom Liar's Dice set

In this classic game, which is also known as Bluff, and Perudo, each player is given five dice and cup to roll and hide them with. Players make successively higher declarations regarding the results of all the dice remaining in the game, e.g. “there are ten sixes”. However, someone can always contest the bid. When that happens, all the dice are revealed and either the bidder or the caller loses dice, depending on who was correct. The last player with dice is the winner. There are many different variants of this game, so try a few and play with your favorite rules!

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