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June 4, 2018
Something has awoken the Great Old Ones. An unstoppable incantation has begun, and the fate of the world lies in the hands of a few brave Investigators. However, time is short. An unspeakable horror is making its way to our world with each passing second. The only hope is to disrupt the ritual just enough so that when the ancient god from another dimension arrives, the Investigators will have a brief window when it’s vulnerable… and that’s when they shoot it in the face.
Cthulhu: Death May Die is the all new game from CMON, coming to Kickstarter soon. It brings together the creative forces of Eric M. Lang and Rob Daviau. Both designers have been making games for decades, with their own unique style and approach. Death May Die unites their talents in an experience that blends narrative, theme, and action together.
Players take on the role of Investigators working cooperatively to combat evil. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the odds are definitely stacked against the heroes (and the rest of the world, for that matter). As each Chapter begins, the investigation has been completed, the ritual is underway, and the clock is ticking down until one of the Great Old Ones arrives and makes their presence known. The very mention of these ancient beings is enough to drive a person mad, and it should come as no surprise that the Investigators start the game insane. Afterall, you would have to be crazy to face off against these monstrosities.
To create the perfect aesthetic for this dark battle against evil, CMON recruited some of the most talented artists and sculptors in the gaming world. Karl Kopinski illustrates the Investigators that players get to control in the game. Adrian Smith is responsible for the Monsters they face (so you can thank him for the nightmares). Each of their designs were used in the creation of highly detailed miniature figures under the supervision of legendary sculptor Mike McVey. It all comes together to put players directly in the middle of an atmospheric, Lovecraftian tale.
In Cthulhu: Death May Die, the wheels are already in motion to summon an ancient evil. The Investigators must take advantage of their skills, lean into their loss of sanity, and work together if they hope to survive. Stay tuned for more articles, artwork, and miniature reveals as we march ever closer to the launch of the Kickstarter and the arrival of the Great Old Ones.
May 18, 2018
CMON Limited announced that they have teamed with Gaumont, the oldest film company and producer of Narcos to design and publish Narcos: The Board Game, based on the Golden Globe and Emmy ® award-nominated television series.
Currently in production for season 4, Narcos chronicles the true-life rise to power of drug lords and the explosion of cocaine trafficking in the world. Narcos continues to grow in popularity around the world, with season 3 premiering as the most in-demand digital original in the U.S. and one of the top five worldwide according to Parrot Analytics. Available for viewing on the world’s most popular streaming service, Netflix, the show is currently available in over 130 countries.
Narcos: The Board Game, designed by Fel Barros and Renato Sasdelli, puts two to five players in the roles of the series’ most powerful characters and factions as they rewrite the story behind the rise and fall of El Patrón. One person acts as El Patrón, managing a growing narcotics empire while trying to keep their location on the board a secret. The remaining players lead the Hunter Factions: the DEA, Policía Nacional de Colombia, Cali Cartel, and the guerrilla extremist group. These seemingly disparate groups are united in their common interest to discover the hidden position of El Patrón, sharing information and discussing strategies. If the El Patrón player manages to complete their secret objectives without being captured by the Hunters, they win. However, if the Hunters are able to uncover El Patrón’s location, they succeed in their mission and win.
“Working with Gaumont to bring Narcos to the tabletop has been an incredible adventure,” commented David Preti, CMON’s Creative Director. “Every aspect of this game is carefully coordinated with the Gaumont team to ensure that the show fans love is brought to life on the tabletop unlike anyone could have imagined, while also appealing to players who have never seen the show.”
“CMON is known for its focus on high-quality and engaging games and we trust them to develop and design the first Narcos board game title that will allow our millions of Narcos fans to immerse themselves within the storylines and characters of the show” added Tim Stephen, Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Gaumont.
Narcos: The Board Game is scheduled for release in Q4 of 2018 with an SRP of $54.99.
April 12, 2018
Zombicide: Invader is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, taking the trademark Zombicide action into the far reaches of space! Players control a group of Survivors trying to defend their remote mining outpost from a swarm of infected aliens controlled by the game itself. The more experience and power the Survivors earn, the more Xenos invade the facility!
This sci-fi interpretation of Zombicide is as sleek as ever, playing fast and furious. The rules have been optimized to reduce setup time and make the game flow quickly, focusing the action on the struggle between the Survivors and the Xenos.
The game’s character artwork was created by renowned artist Adrian Smith, and brought to life as miniatures by the talented team at BigChild Creatives.
Feb 16, 2018
13 Clues is now available from CMoN.
London 1899. Just before the turn of the century, the city is gripped in the throes of a crime wave. Scotland Yard is overrun with cases, so they must rely on outside help. That’s where you come in. As one of the world’s best detectives, you must interpret the clues and solve the case before your competition. Did the Countess commit an unspeakable act in the Theatre? Perhaps the Duke made use of a Crossbow in the Museum? Dangerous criminals are on the loose and the game is afoot!
In 13 Clues, you take on the role of a master detective trying to solve your own case. You’ll need to identify the culprit responsible for the crime, the location it took place in, and the weapon they used to carry it out.
13 Clues puts your reputation as a master detective to the test. Listen to the responses you get, read the information at your fingertips, and above all, observe everything. The answers to your case are all around you, but do you have the skills to find them?
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.
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.
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.
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.