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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.

CMON Hires Eric Lang as Director of Game Design

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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

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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.

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Cthulhu in the House released by CMoN

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December 15th, 2016

A whole new kind of party is happening with Cthulhu in the House, released by CMoN.

That house at the end of the block has always had some pretty strange visitors, but the cute, cuddly creatures that have been coming and going lately are out of this dimension… literally. Cthulhu in the House is a fun game for the whole family, featuring accessible rules, fast play time, and adorable art by board game legend, John Kovalic. It’s at your FLGS now, so get your hands on it before you’re banished to the abyss!

In Cthulhu in the House from CoolMiniOrNot, three to six players compete in this beastly royal rumble.

The house is constructed differently each time you play by assembling the twelve, double-sided room tiles. Each room of the house has some hilarious Lovecraftian elements, like tentacles squirming across the floor or web-footed footprints tracking across the living room. You could spend hours just finding all the hidden details.

The rooms are populated by the twelve ridiculously cute monsters, illustrated by legendary board game artist, John Kovlic. These creatures may have come from a different dimension, but you’ll want to take them home and snuggle them. No time for that, though! This is a battle!

CMoN goes Public

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December 2nd, 2016

CMON Limited is proud to announce its Public Listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s (HKEX) Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) beginning December 2, 2016. This marks CMON’s next, exciting step in its meteoric growth inside the gaming industry. CMON will continue with business as usual in most regards.

Current employees, decision making, and management at the company remains unchanged. The controlling shareholders of CMON also remain the same and are steadfastly committed to the company. Chern Ann Ng, CEO of CMON Limited, explains, “We began laying the groundwork for this to happen in 2014, and this monumental achievement would not have been possible without the herculean efforts of the CMON family and outstanding support from the tabletop gaming community at large.”

CMON remains dedicated to giving fans the highest-quality gaming experiences through its retail and distribution partners, as well as Kickstarter. The increased capital from the Public Listing will allow CMON to grow an already amazing team, expand into new geographic markets, and acquire new titles, licenses, and properties that fit into CMON’s growing catalogue. The CMON that everyone knows and enjoys is still here but now with the ability to offer an even better gaming experience in our three core divisions: board games, digital games, and miniature games.

CMON is looking forward to the upcoming year with great titles like Rising Sun, The Godfather: The Board Game, mobile Zombicide and much more.

CMON Limited will begin trading on HKEX’s Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) under stock code “08278” on December 2, 2016.

CMoN and Mandoo Games to publish Banana Bandits

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November 19th, 2016

Banana Bandits is going to be published by Cool Mini or Not and Mandoo Games sometime in Q2 2017.

The leadership of the Banana Bandits Gang is up for grabs… somewhat literally. Every one of the members of the gang wants to be that leader. But only the most skilled will be raised to that position. In order to show their prowess, these banana-loving gorillas are going to have to collect Gorilla Coins, and be quick about it. That’s the story behind Banana Bandits.

The game includes a unique 3D Banana Bank Tower as the centerpiece. Players will have their gorillas climbing up and down the sides of the building, looking to grab banana coins. When they get a match pair, they can turn them into a golden Banana Coin.