CUDO Plays is an Illinois-local board game design competition hosted by the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization. We bring together gamers, makers, and designers help them turn their tabletop game ideas into reality!

Every year since 2013, we’ve guided teams over the course of seven months to bring their board games from inception to production. We have followed each team’s progress, assisting and supporting them as needed. The teams have attended workshops led by industry experts, used community resources, and over the course of all our seasons they’ve created over 80 finished games!

We believe in helping people build functional, beautiful, and, most importantly, fun games! We want to introduce new people into the board gaming world and establish a community that inspires people to create through games.

At the Heartland Maker Fest, the CUDO Plays booth will have a Board Game Blitz setup where people can come by and try their hand at making their own mini board game!

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