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CMON Inc Announces New MAPP


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.

New Releases Available in May from CMON


May 25th, 2017

May is a month of change and rebirth. What’s old is new again and we tend to contemplate the past, even as we look towards the future.

There are a number of different CMON games hitting your FLGS this month that encapsulate that sentiment. From the cobblestone streets of Florence, to the high tech world of a future sport, to a fiery encounter with some new enemies, the May releases from CMON will transport players to a variety of new realities!

Florence during the Renaissance period was not a bad place to be for a noble family, but the desire to earn more prestige was ever-present. The problem is that you have to rely on your family to raise your social standing, and they’re not always the most dependable bunch. In Lorenzo il Magnifico, you’re the head of your family, and you’re seeking to develop your standing in the community, while still paying the proper tribute to the church. Over the course of six rounds, you send out your family members to conquer territory, construct buildings, make powerful allies, and go off on exciting ventures. The value of the different family members is determined by the roll of the dice, but no matter what you do, you’re always stuck with the black sheep of your clan. Resources and money are tight, so you may have to make sacrifices along the way, but don’t forget about the church or you risk excommunication. Lorenzo il Magnifico is a fun, strategic exploration of the power of family.

We next go from the Renaissance period to the not-too-distant future, where the underground sport of bot battles has become all the rage and people travel great distances to compete in the arena of champions. In Gekido: Bot Battles, you take control of your very own bot and enter it in the ring to duke it out with other metal gladiators. Each bot is represented in the arena by a highly detailed, pre-painted miniature figure. The arena itself plays a role in the combat, with elements like laser turrets, hot grills, and energy stations all affecting battles. On your turn, you’ll roll the Attack dice, attempting execute an assault on your target. Roll successfully and you can deal out some massive damage, but misfire and that may result in damage to your own bot. Tech cards can come in handy for both Attack and Defense. Use them wisely and your bot might come out on top. Only one bot will be left standing at the end of the match. With clever play, strategic attacks, and a little luck, it just might be yours!

There are also a slew of new goodies being released for Arcadia Quest today. Whole Lotta Lava introduces two new challenging scenarios for Arcadia Quest: Inferno. The Heroes will have to face off with new foes like Ignos, the son of a fire and earth elemental, who has a bit of a hot temper. Also challenging the Heroes will be the Hellcats and the Fallen Angel. Just when you thought your Inferno campaign was over, they drag you back down to the depths. Speaking of hot challenges for the Guilds of Arcadia, the Fire Dragon box is hitting your FLGS today. Mog’dor has chosen the main square of Arcadia as a pretty good site for his coming of age party, and only some brave Heroes can stand in his way. The Fire Dragon box can be added as an exciting climactic battle to any campaign. The Guilds will have to put aside their differences or Arcadia will burn! Rounding off the Arcadia Quest releases for this month are the Hero and Pet packs, the Guild Dice, and Inferno Plastic Token packs. Every adventure could use new Heroes and now you can add some like Viola and Crash, Yona and Kuruk, or Anvil and Valma. The Pet packs 1 & 2 include some new cuddly critters that can be added to your Arcadia Quest adventures. The Guild Dice pack will allow each different Guild to have their own set of dice. No more sharing! Finally, the Inferno Plastic Tokens pack completely upgrades the 57 cardboard tokens from Arcadia Quest: Inferno. These highly detailed tokens are durable and beautiful, and they’re the perfect compliment to your Inferno set.

CMON’s releases in May transport players to different worlds, different timelines, and different adventures. Whether you’re looking for a tense strategy game set in a classic period, a no-holds-barred beat ‘em up set in the future, or some exciting new additions to world full of adventure, we’ve got you covered. Get down to your FLGS to check out some of these hot new titles!

CMoN Announces Zombicide: Green Horde!


April 8th, 2017

Zombicide has been dethroned as the biggest CMON campaign, but soon it will have a chance to retake its crown.

We hope you will join us again for our next Kickstarter campaign, coming at the end of May: Zombicide: Green Horde! This sequel to the smash hit Zombicide: Black Plague, will bring players back into a world of deadly medieval fantasy, this time filled with infected orcs and goblins who will put survivors to the ultimate test. This green menace is not only stronger than their human counterparts, but they also tend to gather into massive hordes that ambush the survivors when they least expect it. Uncover the many surprises the Green Horde has in store for you!

CMON Announces A Song of Ice and Fire


March 16th, 2017

CMON Limited is proud to announce its exciting new project A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game based on the beloved novels by George R.R. Martin in cooperation with Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc. Heading to Kickstarter in Q3 of 2017 and retail stores in 2018, this new miniatures wargame allows fans to enter the world of the novels and control units of troops and heroes with easy to pick-up rules and fast-paced, brutal gameplay.

Since the A Song of Ice and Fire series was first published in 1996, fans from around the world have fallen in love with the amazing lands of Westeros and Essos and the iconic characters that inhabit them. CMON’s new tabletop miniatures game brings the conflicts set in those lands and the beloved characters to life with gorgeous, pre-assembled miniatures that make picking up and playing the game a breeze right out of the box. Gameplay is strategic yet easy to learn, meaning players will get to the battles as quickly as possible.

Jim Ludwig, Founder and President of Dark Sword Miniatures, Inc., commented on the partnership leading to the creation of the game: “I have been a big fan of what CMON has done in the tabletop miniatures space since 2004. Their expertise in plastic miniature production and their extensive body of work with both board games and tabletop miniatures games, that not only look amazing but are actually fun to play, made it an easy choice on who to collaborate with on this project.”

CMON’s Founder and President, David Doust, explains, “CMON’s relationship with Dark Sword dates back over a decade, and we have contemplated a more serious collaboration for a very long time. This project allows us to dig deep into George R.R. Martin’s mind and recreate the iconic battles from his award-winning novels on the tabletop.”

The A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game lets players take control of their favorite Houses from the novels, represented by trays of high-quality, pre-assembled miniatures, and lead them into battle against their opponents. Players can recreate their favorite moments from the series or create their own stories. What if the Red Wedding never happened, and Robb Stark assaulted King’s Landing? Now fans can find out!

Battles can range from large-scale wars with hundreds of miniatures, to simple skirmishes between a few units without complicating the elegantly designed rules. The game features several unique systems, including alternating activations that keep the players engaged; a Rank System that changes a unit’s capabilities as the battle rages on; a Tactics System that provides strategic powers fueled by a finite resource each round; and, most importantly, the iconic Heroes, such as Robb Stark and Jaime Lannister, that can change the course of war both on and off the battlefield.

CMON is excited to reveal the game during the GAMA Trade Show 2017 and will have even more information before the launch of the A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game: Stark vs Lannister Starter Set on Kickstarter later in 2017, with a healthy lineup of regular retail releases and support to follow.

CMON Hires Eric Lang as Director of Game Design


March 14th, 2017

CMON Limited is happy to announce award-winning game designer Eric M. Lang is joining the team as Director of Game Design beginning April 1, 2017. Beyond continuing to design new games for CMON’s growing library, Eric will lead the development team, growing CMON’s vision of putting out fun, engaging, high-quality gaming experiences.

Eric is an industry veteran, having created tabletop games for over 20 years. During his time in the industry, he has worked with several high-profile companies, including Wizards of the Coast, WizKids, and Fantasy Flight Games, and has designed games based on Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones. In 2016, Eric was the recipient of the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming, and other accolades include multiple The Dice Tower Awards and five Origins Awards.

Eric’s history with CMON includes fan-favorite titles Blood Rage, Arcadia Quest, Bloodborne: The Card Game, and more. “CMON is truly a visionary leader in the game industry. Even with all these amazing games, I feel like there is so much exciting potential for the future, and it’s a great honor to join the team and navigate this future together,” said Eric.

CMON’s Creative Director, David Preti, has worked with Eric on several projects and explains, “Having Eric as part of the team is huge. Not only is he a friend, but I have worked with him, side-by-side, on projects like Rising Sun, Blood Rage, and The Others and seen the craft and dedication he brings to his work. As CMON’s Director of Game Design, I know he will help take the company and its library of games to a new level, and I can’t wait for fans to see what’s coming up.”

Eric is attending the GAMA Trade Show 2017 on March 13-17 and will also appear at CMON Expo 2017 from May 12-14. His current project, Rising Sun, is now on Kickstarter.

CMON Releases Monstrous, the Card Game


February 21st, 2017

Being an all powerful God in ancient Greece comes with some pretty sweet perks. It can even go to your head a bit, looking down on those silly humans making sacrifices and offerings just to appease you. However, sometimes faith can be fleeting. Zeus has become unhappy with the level of dedication being displayed by the mortals lately. He’s made an order for a show of power that will restore the awe and belief that he’s become accustomed to. By his decree, players will rain down monstrous creatures from on high to remind people who’s in charge of the world. Time to introduce a little bit of chaos!

Rain down monsters from atop Mt. Olympus to prove your power!

In Monstrous, players take on the role of Greek gods who have decided to show a display of their power to the mortals on Earth. By throwing famous mythical Monsters onto the city states of Greece, players will do battle with each other, control different locations, and earn the Faith of the humans. Monstrous is one of the most strategic dexterity games ever designed. You’ll have to consider which Monster to throw and where you want them to end up… and once you’ve made those decisions, you still have to stick the landing. It’s an all out war for the hearts and minds of the Greeks. Only the god who has shown their mental and physical prowess will earn the Faith of the people and win the game!

Gamma Team, Gluttony and Wrath now available for The Others

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January 29th, 2017

There are some new releases for The Others available now from Cool Mini Or Not!

The heroes of F.A.I.T.H. are going to get some reinforcements with the Gamma Team. It’s a good thing too, because with the release of more Sins into the world, they’re going to need it. Gluttony and Wrath are perfect for the Sins player who just can’t get enough evil, and flies into a rage when they’re denied. There’s a little something for everyone.

It has been a tough run for the F.A.I.T.H. team. They’re run down and looking for some support.  Luckily, the Gamma Team box has everything F.A.I.T.H. needs to turn the tide in their favor. It includes five different Heroes, featuring six miniatures. Keanu is the Leader of the team. A U.S. Army Vet, he has incredible powers, both mental and physical. Losing his arms hasn’t slowed him down since they were replaced with the finest of cybernetic technology. Doc is one of the smartest gorillas you’re ever going to meet. He’s the result of mixing human and gorilla DNA, as well as memory enhancers and cybernetic enhancements. He’s got the smarts, but don’t forget the fact that he’s also a mountain of muscle. Skye was raised by wolves, well… werewolves. Both her parents had the curse, passing it on to her. They brought her up in the woods, feeding on rabbits and deer, until her father was killed and Skye and her mother were integrated into society. Despite her bestial nature, it’s Skye’s sweet side that keeps the team together. The Gamma Team box also provides 12 Upgrade cards, three Hero dice, five City tiles, including the Catacombs and the Cemetery, and two new types of Acolytes: the Corrupted Diplomats and the Corrupted Gangsters. Everything you need to get this end of the world party started!

Kingz released by CMoN

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January 21st, 2017

The King of the jungle is dead, and every able-bodied animal from around the world is coming together to do battle for the crown. It’s going to take smarts, cunning, and guts if you want to rule over the animal kingdom. Be fast, be brave, be strong. You might just get to be the next King!

In Kingz from CMON and Ankama, two to five warriors will enter the arena with dreams of becoming royalty, but only one will walk away as the King.

Games of Kingz are played out over several rounds consisting of seven turns each. Players will choose their actions from a hand of cards and then reveal them simultaneously. The goal is to be the first animal to earn five Reputation points, or be the last animal left standing.