CUDO Plays is an amazingly unique board game design competition that only happens right here in Urbana-Champaign. For CUDO Plays it’s not about judging new board games, it’s about inspiring local board game enthusiasts, connecting them with local maker resources, and empowering them to make their ideas into tangible and well finished games. Season 1 kicked off at last years fest and was an amazing success with 11 teams creating completed games that were playable by the public at their grand exhibition.



This year CUDO Plays Season 2 is just starting, and there’s still plenty of time to join a team or form your own. So come meet CUDO Plays at the Heartland Maker Fest and get in on the board game making experience. You can join Season 2 now by signing up online at or joining their facebook community.