Season 4 of CUDO Plays has officially begun! Lets see what we’ve been up to at the start of the season:


Signups are Open!

Team Registered_small-01Yes, what we’ve all been waiting for! Signups for the new season of the CUDO Plays board game design competition are now 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


Season 4 Kickoffs

What an awesome start to the new season! Thank you to all who joined us for our Kickoff events, we excited to see more of your faces at our upcoming events. We hope you are just as hyped up as we are to make some awesome games.


Also if you weren’t able to attend, no worries! You can check out and download the slides as a pdf here.


Upcoming Events


September Game Night – Monday, September 19th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! The featured game of the night will be announced soon!


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 Coup! This game makes an appearance at many of our own game nights.


In Coup, you want to be the last player with influence in the game, with influence being represented by face-down character cards in your playing area.

Each player starts the game with two coins and two influence – i.e., two face-down character cards; the fifteen card deck consists of three copies of five different characters, each with a unique set of powers. The last player to still have influence – that is, a face-down character – wins the game!