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CMON Inc Announces New MAPP

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May 29th, 2017

On May 24, CMON, Inc. announced it has adopted a unilateral Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy (MAPP) that will go into effect on June 1, 2017. Along with the new policy, CMON has restructured its existing hobby distribution network in the U.S. effective immediately. By unilaterally imposing restrictions on minimum prices advertised by CMON’s new distribution network and retail partners, CMON products’ perceived value in the customers’ eyes will be enhanced, which is in the best interest of consumers and CMON’s partners.

With the adoption of the unilateral MAPP, CMON has restructured their U.S. hobby distribution network to ensure efficient and effective distribution of their products to consumers in accordance with the new policy. As of May 24, 2017, the current hobby distributors CMON is working with include Alliance Game Distributors., ACD Distribution, and Peachstate Hobby Distribution (PHD).

The CMON MAPP will only apply to CMON branded products within the U.S., and products with a Minimum Advertised Price will appear on the current MAPP price list hosted on CMON.com. Adherence to the MAPP is non-negotiable for CMON product resellers, and will be strictly enforced by CMON to ensure the CMON brand maintains a high value in the consumer mindshare.

A copy of the CMON MAPP will be available at CMON.com/mapp and the CMON MAPP price list will be available at CMON.com/mapp_prices.

Ares Games and Galakta Announce Distribution Partnership

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May 29th, 2017

Ares Games and Polish company Galakta announce a new partnership to distribute Galakta games worldwide (excluding Europe). Ares Games will bring to its customers around the world several beautiful games recently released by Galakta in English – including Age of Thieves, Ragers Champions of the Arena, Zombie Terror, Andromeda, and King & Assassins, together with the upcoming This War of Mine The Board Game, tabletop adaptation of the award-winning video game, which was a Kickstarter hit last year. This War of Mine The Board Game is due to release in July 2017 in Europe, and in August in the rest of the world.

Ares and Galakta partnership started 5 years ago, when Galakta published the Polish edition of the strategy board game War of the Ring, and followed with The Battle of Five Armies and Jolly Roger.

“I think that the presence of Galakta’s great games in our catalog is a great opportunity for both our companies” said Roberto Di Meglio, Director of R&D of Ares Games. “Ares started developing a strong US and worldwide distribution for our products six years ago, and we now feel we are able to provide a good service to our customers, and to our partner Galakta, by promoting their games together with ours. Games such as This War of Mine The Board Game and Age of Thieves and the rest of Galakta’s releases are very consistent with our product and design philosophy, and we are committed to make them a success in the North American market and around the world.”

“This new part of our cooperation with Ares Games is a great extension of our relationship” said Dariusz Waszkiewicz, Galakta’s owner. “For the last 13 years, we have succeeded in building a very strong position on Polish board game market and a few years ago, we started developing our own titles. We have worked several times with the Ares Games team on some of their great titles, and at the same time, we could see how they were growing outside Europe. We are convinced that thanks to this extended relationship our games will become available to many board game fans all over the World.”

Clutch Baseball Card Game Released

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May 29th, 2017

Clutch Baseball is an exciting, fast-paced fantasy sports card game. Build a team, craft the perfect strategy deck, and choose a home stadium. Now Available!

The quest for the perfect deck starts here. Create a team based on a set salary cap, choose strategy cards that will solidify their strengths, and select the stadium that will give you an unbeatable home field advantage.

Every at bat includes two basic elements–the Pitch &  Swing. To keep it simple: the Pitch determines who will get the advantage in the at bat, and the Swing determines the result of the at bat.

Includes 300+ Player Cards, 70 Strategy Cards, 30 Stadium Cards.

Brigade Models Release New EuroFed Spaceships

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May 28th, 2017

Brigade Models release their new European Federation spaceship models, replacing the old versions.

There are seven all-new digitally-sculpted ships along with two fighter types. Most of the models retain a similar outline to their predecessors, but are much changed in detail. The two largest vessels, the Milano and Umberto, have resin hulls while the rest are metal castings.

The remainder of the ships will be replaced with new versions in one or two further waves later this year, when we also hope to add one or two new classes as well. The other two fleet packs (401 and 403) will return when we have the ships to fill them again.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Kerberos has also been made available again. This model is a one-piece resin spacestation. In its basic form it is unarmed, but there are plenty of places to position turrets from one of our accessory packs (such as the new EuroFed triple turrets) should you wish to give it a defence capability.

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Blue Nebula Rubber Game Mat Available From Battlemats

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May 28th, 2017

Blue Nebula rubber mouse mat by Battlemats is a new design in their range of top end rubberized mats.

Set thrusters to full burn, engage target lock and fire; bring your space dogfights to life.

The stunning space image is presented on a rubber mouse mat lower. This 2mm material is durable and heavyweight, the combination of a textured rubberised backing with a cloth upper, bound with a stitched edge is visually stunning and will deaden your dice roll.

The mats are completely non slip and lie beautifully flat – no curling edges – thanks to the calibre of the material and the addition of the bound edge also ensures durability.

Comes complete with a free carry bag.

ITS Scenery Set Available from Micro Art Studio

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May 28th, 2017

ITS Scenery Set contains detailed scenery pieces that were designed as Objective Markers dedicated for Infinity. It combines high quality resin casts, etched fluorescent acryllic glass and laser cut MDF board. It’s compatible with both ITS seasons 7 and 8 and has enough objective markers to play every single mission there is in the ITS system. And it’s already available at Micro Art Studio webstore!

The set consists of:
– 15 MDF/acryllic Antennae-Console combo(which translates into 9 Transmission Antenna + 6 Human Consoles for ITS purposes);
– 12 MDF/acryllic Beacons;
– 6 resin Supply Boxes;
– 4 resin Tech Coffins;
– 3 resin Panoplies.

Plaid Hat Games Announces Crystal Clans 2 Player Battle Game

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May 28th, 2017

Choose your clan, maneuver your forces, and fight for the powerful crystals of the Crystal Clans!

Crystal Clans is a new 2-player expandable battle game from Plaid Hat Games by designer Andrea Mezzotero with additional design by Colby Dauch and J. Arthur Ellis. Featuring stunning art by Martin Abel, Crystal Clans is a breath of fresh air, engaging players with a captivating world and fascinating new gameplay mechanics.

Go to battle with 1 of 6 powerful and unique armies and lead your squads across the battlefield, competing to gain powerful crystals which hold the power to dominate their world.

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USAOpoly Announces Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – Gear Up and Rock Out! Card Game

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May 28th, 2017

USAOpoly and Marvel Entertainment have announced the release of The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Gear Up and Rock Out! An Awesome Mix Card Game.

The game offers all-new game play with your favorite ragtag team from the hit movie franchise. Do you have what it takes to keep the music playing? Play as your favorite intergalactic hero as you do whatever it takes to avoid ending up with the worst gear. Custom Event cards add a new twist to every round and all bets are off when Ego comes into play.  Bluff, trade and steal your way to victory!

Ages 8+ | 3-8 Players | MSRP: $19.95

FOR SALE ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA