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CMON to Publish Victorian Masterminds

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Dec 15, 2017

CMON announced it will publish Victorian Masterminds from acclaimed designers Antoine Bauza and Eric M. Lang. Originally announced by Space Cowboys, CMON will now release the highly-anticipated game in 2018.

In Victorian Masterminds, 2 to 4 players assume the roles of evil masterminds looking to take advantage of the disappearance of the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. While Europe sits unprotected, players send forth their henchmen to different cities to utilize their varied abilities, collect material for the masterminds’ steampunk-inspired contraptions, destroy buildings, and complete missions. Meanwhile, the Secret Service follows their paths of destruction. Every evil mastermind’s contraption is unique and allows them to take different actions as well, leading to highly strategic, asymmetric gameplay. When an evil mastermind completes their contraption or the Secret Service will no longer stand for their villainy to continue, the game ends, and the player who generated the most victory points wins.

Eric M. Lang, Director of Game Design at CMON and Victorian Masterminds’ co-designer, says, “Working with Antoine Bauza on this project was a true pleasure, and I’m excited that fans will be able to get their hands on this game very soon.”

CMON is pleased to have worked with Space Cowboys to add Victorian Masterminds to its library of games. Fans will be able to find the game at their FLGS in 2018.

CMoN and Steve Jackson Games Announce a Multi Year Munchkin based Board Game Deal

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Nov 30, 2017

CMON is excited to announce they have entered into a multi-year deal with Steve Jackson Games to publish board games based on the acclaimed Munchkin franchise.

Through this partnership, CMON will produce board games based on the long-running Munchkin series made popular by its engaging gameplay by designer Steve Jackson and its cast of fantastic characters illustrated by John Kovalic. CMON will bring this playful universe to life on the tabletop like never before in Fall 2018, beginning with a board game inspired by the highly-successful Arcadia Quest.

Chern Ann Ng, CEO of CMON Limited, said, “Working with Steve Jackson Games to bring fans a new vision of the Munchkinuniverse is an incredible opportunity. Munchkin has been a mainstay within the board gaming hobby for many years, so being able to put our touch on this iconic franchise is truly amazing. We can’t wait for players to see what’s in store.”

Phil Reed, CEO at Steven Jackson Games, said, “Partnering with CMON to bring a new era of Munchkin board games to our fans is exciting. With their history of producing high-quality miniatures and games, we believe Munchkin’s rich history and cast of classic characters will shine.”

CMON’s first board game based on the Munchkin license is planned for Fall 2018 with more news and announcements to come.

 

CMON Announces Exclusive Deal With Universal Distribution In Canada

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August 19, 2017

CMON Limited has announced that Universal Distribution is now the exclusive distributor of CMON’s products in English speaking Canada effective immediately.

This includes CMON’s large library of games and CMON Play offerings, such as demo copies, Game Night Kits, and Kickstarter Retail Pledges.

Jules Vautour, CMON’s Sales Director, says, “Universal has played an integral role in the rebranding of CMON and reestablishing a closer relationship with retailers in Canada. When we told Angelo what the plan was for CMON Play and the restructure, he was behind CMON completely, giving us their unwavering support”

Angelo Exarhakos, Owner and Founder of Universal Distribution, added, “We are happy to have CMON’s trust in distributing their products and supporting their initiatives. Universal remains committed to seeing our customers succeed, and believe the deal with CMON is an important step.”

Currently, Universal Distribution has warehouses located in Eastern and Western Canada to help serve customers’ needs. And, in the near future, Universal is opening a new warehouse in Toronto to better serve retailers.

CMON Acquires The Grizzled from Sweet Games

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June 29, 2017

CMON Limited announced it has acquired the rights to the critically acclaimed board game The Grizzled from Sweet Games. Designed by Fabien Riffaud and Juan Rodriguez with art by the late Tignous, The Grizzled originally debuted as Les Poilus in 2015 as published by Sweet Games, with CMON’s English edition premiering the same year.

The Grizzled has appeared in over eight languages around the world, and, in 2016, spawned a successful expansion, The Grizzled: At Your Orders!. The designers, Fabien and Juan, will continue to work with CMON to provide fans of the game more content and enjoyment for the life of the game. An expansion, The Grizzled: Armistice Edition, is currently in development, and will add a campaign mechanic, further expanding an already beloved title, giving more structure to the story of friends surviving World War I.

“Sweet Games did an amazing job bringing Les Poilus to the gaming community, and CMON was proud to introduce the English language version to a wider audience,” says David Preti, CMON Limited’s Creative Director. “Now, CMON is happy to carry on The Grizzled’s legacy, helping it grow and expand to new heights.”

Fabian Riffaud explains, “The success of The Grizzled, especially in the United States, is thanks to CMON. Naturally, entrusting them with the game and the future release, The Grizzled: Armistice Edition, was an easy choice.” Juan Rodriquez adds, “CMON supports us in our work and shares our enthusiasm.”

The Grizzled was recently recommended for the 2017 Kennerspiel des Jahres. The base game and first expansion are currently available for purchase, and more news on The Grizzled: Armistice Edition will be available in the future.

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.

New Releases Available in May from CMON

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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!

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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

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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.