The season is in full swing! We have over 30 games signed up and we still have room for more. Check out whats upcoming:


Pitch Night

We heard so many awesome game design ideas last weekend and are excited to see those ideas shape up in the next few weeks!


Heartland MakerFest Photos

We had a great time sharing our competition with the community and we even had the opportunity to inspire young creatives to make their own games in our Board Game Blitz! Checkout the photos from the event:



Signups Still 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


Upcoming Events

October Game Night – Monday, October 17th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! This game night will be a playtest night so it will be a great chance to test out your prototypes with the community.

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!


Making Workshop – Saturday, October 22nd

Making Workshop_small-01CU Fab Lab @ 1-4pm
We’ll show you community resources to make cheap, awesome looking games, and you’ll learn about laser cutters and 3D printers. This is going to be the workshop that evolves your game from ‘stuff I found in my basement’ to top shelf material. We will have Season 1 winners of our Craft Category walking you through what they did to make their game look like a million dollars.


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week the spooky game, Mansions of Madness: 2nd Edition, is being recommended by one of CUDO Plays’ co-chairs Kaity!

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a fully cooperative, app-driven board game of horror and mystery for one to five players that takes place in the same universe as Eldritch Horror and Elder Sign. Let the immersive app guide you through the veiled streets of Innsmouth and the haunted corridors of Arkham’s cursed mansions as you search for answers and respite. Eight brave investigators stand ready to confront four scenarios of fear and mystery, collecting weapons, tools, and information, solving complex puzzles, and fighting monsters, insanity, and death. Open the door and step inside these hair-raising Mansions of Madness: Second Edition. A very immersive 1-5 player game that plays for about 2-3 hours, it will take more than just survival to conquer the evils terrorizing this town.

The narration and mood music played by the app is awesome. If you’re a completionist you’ll want to play adventures again and again in an attempt to succeed because like any Lovecraftian game – it’s hard to beat. But win or loose you still get the awesome creepy atmosphere.

– Kaity B.