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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 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.

Bloodborne: The Card Game available now from Eric Lang and CMON

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November 12th, 2016

Bloodborne: The Card Game, by Eric M. Lang and CMON, is the hotly anticipated tabletop version of the hit video game by FromSoftwar and Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4.

Available at your local game store now!

In Bloodborne: The Card Game, players take on the role of the Hunter. They’ll delve deeper and deeper into a Chalice Dungeon and face off with the monstrous minions inside, before finally confronting a horrifying Final Boss.

The Hunters’ goal is to collect Trophies and Blood Echoes from their defeated victims. They’ll work together to combat the monsters of the dungeon, but only the Hunter who has acquired the most points will be allowed to leave the dungeon and return to the real world. So don’t mistake the occasional cooperation for friendship; Hunters will turn on each other to ensure they are the one to leave victorius.

Kaleidos available now from CMON

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November 12th, 2016

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and sometimes they’re worth some points as well. In Kaleidos you race against the clock and the other players to find different items in elaborate, beautifully illustrated pictures. The trick is: They all have to start with the same letter!

Kaleidos is a simple to learn, party game that will challenge players in fun, creative ways. Available now, and it’s the perfect fit for your next family gathering.

Looterz available now from CMoN

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September 12th, 2016

It is fairly common knowledge that dragons like to hoard treasure in their caves. They’ll grab whatever they can and then stuff it into a hidden away spot, far from adventurers. Or, hopefully it’s far from adventurers. Well, one such cave has been found. Better yet, the dragon doesn’t seem to be home. So now’s a perfect time to rush in and grab some gold for yourself. However, you’re not the only one that’s noticed the dragon’s absence. The race is on to be the one that gets out with the most loot.

That’s the story behind Looterz, a new board game available from CMON.

In the game, players take on the role of groups of adventurers trying to grab all the loot they can from a dragon’s cave while the dragon is away. Over the course of the game, you’ll recruit more people to your group, use their special abilities, fight against rival looters, and try and get the best bits of treasure for yourself. Making the right choices, with just a bit of luck on your side, will net you the biggest pile of gold and make you the winner.

Looterz is available now.