13 Clues Now Available From CMON

Scotland Yard has seen a massive rise in crime lately. Their regular squad of bobbies is doing their best, but they’re going to need help. That’s where you come in. Take on the role of a detective looking to solve some of London’s most baffling cases. Be the first to figure out your clues and prove that you’re the best sleuth on the streets. 13 Clues is available now from CMON.
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Late Pledges Open Now For HATE

February is the month of love. But if you missed out on the HATE Kickstarter, it can also be the month of HATE. For those that didn’t join up with the Kickstarter and are just hating yourself for that (see what I did there?), you can still join in during the Late Pledge time and still get the game. Remember, this is a Kickstarter-exclusive game. If you want it, speak now or forever hold your peace.
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New Tribe Added to HATE Kickstarter

In the post-apocalyptic world of HATE, certain things that were once familiar have been twisted and deformed. The very plants that sustained the majority of life on the land became unrecognizable, with tendrils and grasping vines looking to hunt out prey. The result is the Sarrassa, a grotesque tribe that hovers between live and death. This new tribe has been added to the Kickstarter campaign as an add-on.
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CMON Launches HATE Kickstarter

Well, the world’s come to an end again. Damnit, Todd! I told you not to poke at that big, red button! Now humanity’s had to form back into small Tribes in our own, isolated Villages. There’s not much left out there, and what there is has to be grabbed before anyone else gets it. And, you know, if you just happen to grab an enemy and cook them for dinner, so be it. Such is the story in HATE, the new board game from CMON that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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January Dark Age Releases Available From CMON

The folks over at CMON are starting 2018 with a bang! Dark Age is looking forward to a really big year, and they’ve got the first-month releases to prove it. There’s a total of 10 new releases over in the CMON webshop. If you’re a fan of Dragyri or Skarrd, you’ll want to go look at them. However, with the new Faction-Specific Secondary Objective Deck also available, no matter what you play, there’s something for you.
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CMON Previews A Mercenary Shaman for HATE

In the post-apocalyptic world, people have turned to the worship of the old gods and spirits that inhabit the ethereal realm. But it’s not always just the good spirits that they pray to. In such harsh, evil times, you might just need a harsh, evil god. These Shamans can bring powerful and different abilities to a Tribe’s arsenal. Check out the art and sculpt for one of them coming in the HATE board game.
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CMON Previews Princes Miniatures for HATE

It’s a tough life out there in the wastelands. But, apparently, if you’re good enough, strong enough, and eat enough other people, you can grow up to be pretty big. Makes sense, I suppose. What could be better for your body than exactly what it’s made out of? Well, if you’re a Prince in one of the Tribes in HATE, you’ll grow up to be pretty big. Check out these figures coming for the game.
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CMON Previews Um’Cal Tribe For HATE

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Just about all of us have heard that in some form or another. The Um’Cal tribe feels that way in HATE, the upcoming game from CMON. They’re all about individual sacrifice for the good of the Tribe. And the rest of the Tribe knows it. So if they see someone sacrifice themselves, they’ll work even harder to make sure that wasn’t in vain.
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CMON Previews Um’Kator Tribe For HATE

Each tribe in HATE focuses on different strategies within the game. For the Um’Kator, they’re the type that can work with fate, itself, to bring themselves victory. The old saying, “It’s better to be lucky than good” applies here. If all the dice roll in your favor, how can you lose? (obviously, they can’t just make all their dice roll whatever they want, as much as all of us wish we had such power…)
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CMON Posts HATE Development Article

Early next year, CMON will launch its Kickstarter campaign for HATE, its newest game. Based on the graphic novel, the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where society has collapsed (Gee, thanks Todd!) and civilization has been reduced to a few people, living in tribes, fighting over the meager resources. But what was it like developing the game? We get a small bit of insight into that with this preview.
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CMON Previews Um’Rak For HATE

Well, the world’s come to an end. Damnit, Todd! How you managed to turn a taxi service into a catalyst for Armageddon I’ll never now, but here we are. We’ve gotta keep our tribe safe and secure from others, even as we head into the wastes to do battle. By the way, is that leg of that enemy tribesman done roasting yet? I’m getting a might peckish.
That’s what you’ll be saying when you play HATE, a new game coming from CMON next year. In this preview, we get a look at the Um’Rak tribe, getting an idea of how they work, plus checking out the various figures.
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CMON To Publish Victorian Masterminds

CMON has announced a new game that they will be releasing next year. Originally announced by Space Cowboy, CMON has entered into an agreement to make Victorian Masterminds. In it, players will be some of history’s most evil masterminds, who are seizing on the opportunity created by Sherlock Holmes’ disappearance. But there’s still the Secret Service to contend with. Will one of the masterminds take over the world? Will the Secret Service be able to stop them? That’s up to you to decide.
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CMON Announces Launch Date For HATE Kickstarter

The new year is starting off with a bang at CMON. They have announced that they will be launching their Kickstarter campaign for HATE on January 16th. They’ve also announced that this will be a Kickstarter-exclusive game. What does that mean? What does it entail? How will this affect retailers? They knew you would have questions, so they’ve come up with a FAQ with all the answers.
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CMON Partners with Steve Jackson Games to Make Munchkin Board Games

Just about all of us have played some version of Munchkin in our time as gamers. It’s a fun, little card game from Steve Jackson that takes the usual tropes of dungeon delving (or going into space, or pirates, or faeries, or a hundred other things it’s spun off into) and turns them on their ear, many sets lovingly drawn by famed artist John Kovalic. Well, soon, that fun, little card game is going to be a board game series from CMON. Steve Jackson and CMON are partnering up to create a new line of games based on the beloved card game.
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CMON Holiday Sale Happening Now

Do you like getting things for a lot cheaper than usual? I know I do! Well, if you’re a fan of miniatures and board games, you’ll want to check out CMON’s holiday sale. It got underway yesterday and goes until Christmas Eve. Items are discounted up to 80% off (and, trust me, I know, it’s not just 1-2 things that low just to promote the price drop. There’s literally thousands of items reduced by that much). Get them while supplies last!
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November Board Game Releases Available From CMON

It’s CMON’s release day for the latest board games. This time around, they’ve got a new medieval-based one called Richard the Lionheart. Be a part of either Robin Hood’s band of merry men or throw your support behind Prince John. When Richard returns from the Crusades, only one side will be victorious. There’s also a new set of heroes for the Blutrausch faction in Rum & Bones. Finally, Massive Darkness gets a massive release, with three new sets.
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November Dark Age Releases Now Available

CMON has posted up the latest Dark Age releases. And my favorite faction is front and center. What can I say? I’m a polar bear and they have a lot of Ice Caste stuff. So that’s how things are. This month continues the new packaging and numbering releases, as well as the updated sculpts and switching to plastic for some models. You’ll want to check them out. If you’re looking to get into the game, now’s a great time.
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CMON Hires Edouard Guiton as Senior Artist

If you’re a fan of the artwork of Zombicide and Massive Darkness these days, you’ll be happy about this announcement. CMON has hired artist Edouard Guiton as the senior artist for the company. So you can expect to see much more of his art style represented in games as the company moves forward, such as in Council of 4.
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CMON Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

It’s never to early to think about the future. In this case, we’re already getting things prepped for CMON Expo 2018. In fact, we’re ready to start taking your names down for if you want to join in. Registration for the show is now open. If you’re wanting to learn about all things CMON, talk with the game developers, and try out upcoming games, this is the place to do it.
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New Releases Available From CMON

It’s just about Halloween, so it’s all about scary dreams and darkness. That’s what we’re getting from CMON this month, anyway. Ok, so Dream On doesn’t have to be about scary dreams, but we’ve all had dreams that seem just fine one minute and then go off the rails the next. The other releases are for Massive Darkness. And we all know how scary the dark can be.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday. I’m hanging out in the bear’s den here. LGS has a huge tourney going on, so I’m just gonna hang out here. So it’s me, John Mulaney, and typing up the Review Roundup. Literally Netflix and chill (no innuendo). Everyone needs just some relaxed days occasionally. Anyway, as for the reviews…

Today we have: Deep-Cut Studios Print-O-Mat Service, Monster Lands, Clans of Caledonia, Hoyuk, Renown, AssassinCon, Azul, Charterstone, Great Scott!, Escape from 100 Million B.C., Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization iOS, Epic Monster Tea Party, Mortals, The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire, and Valley of the Alchemists.

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Review Roundup

Saturday night’s alright for gaming.
Saturday afternoon’s alright for gaming.
Saturday morning’s alright for gaming.
Pretty much all of Saturday (Saturday, Saturday) is good for gaming. I’m… not currently gaming. I’m baking (yes, again), getting ready for an early Halloween party later. So, while swapping out pans of cookies in the oven, I’m also getting you these reviews. Let’s hope nothing burns.

Today we have: Unfair, Sagrada, Forager, Seikatsu, Scythe: The Wind Gambit, The Expanse, Outpost: Siberia, Burgle Bros. iOS, Lisboa, and Loot.

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October Releases Now Available for Dark Age

The latest releases for Dark Age are now available. The Shadow Caste for Dragyri gets a bit of beefing up, as they’ve got four new boxes available, all filled with new an exciting ways to jump out of the shadows and murder your opponents. The Brood is also getting something new. If you’ve wanted to start them as a faction, but didn’t know where to begin, you can now jump in with the Brood Faction Starter. Seems like a solid choice.
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Jules Vautour Named COO of CMON Limited

It’s good to know what’s going on in the upper echelons of the game companies we love. The people in charge of the companies have a lot of say in what direction that company goes. You want good people with steady heads in charge. And that’s what CMON Limited is getting in promoting Jules Vautour to Chief Operating Officer. They’ve just posted up the announcement.
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September Releases Available From CMON

CMON’s got a whole bunch of new releases available for you today. There’s 5 different titles, from dungeon crawlers, to martial arts action, to an expansion for a hugely popular title, to even more. If you’ve been wanting to get a hold of Massive Darkness, Dojo Kun, Gateway: Uprising, Meeple War, or the Fifth Ingredient expansion for Potion Explosion, now is your opportunity.
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September Dark Age Releases Now Avaialable

The latest releases for Dark Age are now available. There’s some Wind and some Shadow to check out. Both Dragyri casts are getting new Leadership Boxes. Plus, each one’s also getting a “big baddie.” For the Air Caste, it’s the Storm Elemental, while the Shadow Caste gets the Huntress. Arachnophobes beware.
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Photos from Day 4 of Gen Con

Well, Gen Con wrapped up yesterday. Today’s a travel day for me. Then we’ll get you back to a closer-to-regular posting schedule tomorrow and going into the rest of the week. It’s impossible to thank all the people who made this show so awesome. There’s just too many to list (and my brain is still far, far too tired, even after some sleep). But it was an amazing show. Every year, I wonder if “The Greatest 4 Days in Gaming” is going to be false advertising or not, and every year, it proves itself correct. The show does, truly, deserve that title. Anyway, here’s the last galleries from the show. I hope you like ’em.
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Photos From Gen Con Day 3

Gen Con this year has been everything I was expecting it to be. Mostly: filled with awesome stuff to see and filled with lots of people! Saturday has always been the busiest day, and yesterday was no exception. And while there was a mildly-noticeable larger crowd, we weren’t all packed in like sardines, for the most part. You could still get around to see all the great booths here at the show. Though taking pictures was sometimes difficult. But take them I did. And here they are for you to see.
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August Releases for Dark Age Now Available

Gen Con is a great place to pick up new releases for the games you love. Well, you don’t have to just be at Gen Con in order to get the latest offerings for Dark Age from CMON. They have posted up August’s releases in their webshop, and they should be available at your LGS, so you can go pick up yours today.
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Galleries From Day 2 at Gen Con 2017

Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. Remember, the best way to see these immediately is to follow us over on our Facebook page. Anyway, let’s get to it!
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Green Horde Preview From Media Event

At the CMON Media Event, we were able to get a look at various games that they have coming down the pipeline. One has a bit of extra pull for me, since I’m an old greenskin. Green Horde is the newest set for Zombicide: Black Plague. The horrible zombie menace hasn’t just been contained to humans and some animals. The Orcs have also fallen victim to it. The implications for that are pretty gruesome for the few remaining survivors.
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Rising Sun Preview

Eric Lang is known for his “dudes on a map” type of games. One of those that people are really excited to get is Rising Sun. There, players are in charge of their own clan in a fantasy version of Medieval Japan. Will your clan use honor and diplomacy to attain power? Or will it backstab anyone it can in search of their ultimate goal? You decide.
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Bloodborne: The Hunter’s Nightmare Expansion Preview

The Bloodborne card game takes players into a dark and scary world where death more-than-likely awaits you just around the corner with big, pointy teeth! You thought it was tough enough, but it’s about to get harder in The Hunter’s Nightmare expansion. We got a look at this upcoming set at a Media Event hosted by CMON.
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A Song of Ice and Fire From Media Event

The Media Event that CMON held here at Gen Con gave us a chance to check out what they have coming down the pipeline in terms of new releases. One of the games people were most-interested in was A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game. The Kickstarter campaign was a success, making sure that this game has a great starting point to go from.
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