Category: Conventions

Gen Con 2017

Gen Con 50: Lineup

It’s no secret that Gen Con has some of the largest crowds you’ll see at a gaming convention.  This year is no exception as it’s the 50th anniversary. To accommodate more folks they’ve expanded out onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium and even invited They Might Be Giants to put on a concert. How then, can you guarantee your chance […]

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CMON Booth at Origins Game Fair 2017

Origins Booth

The CMON booth this year wasn’t as impressive as in years past, but the game art panels in the background were definitely a welcome sight.  As a sponsor of the show, the booth was located in the exhibit hall and thus was accessible for most of the day with the exception that the store did close at the same time […]

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Metallic finish Robb Stark and a red metallic finish Jaime Lannister

Invading SDCC

CMON is attending SDCC this year and is bringing a couple of surprises with them.  For folks lucky enough to be attending, there are 1,000 of the above SDCC promo sets for their new miniatures game: A Song of Ice & Fire.  Fear not, if you aren’t one of those lucky few, these figures are the same as will be […]

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Origins 2017

Origins 2017 Recap

We were fortunate enough to be able to attend Origins Game Fair this year, and it did not disappoint!  Now that things have settled down a bit, we’ve had time to sift through everything and will spend the next few days sharing all the sights and sounds we’d encountered.  

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Zombicide After Dark - The Black Plague BIG Game

Gen Con 50: Special Events

As far as I’m concerned, special events are the most fun experience at the convention.  As previously mentioned at CMON Expo, this year’s special events have been turned up to 11.  There are a few new ones here just for Gen Con, so sign up early before they get sold out. Special Events Arcadia Quest – A Dance with Dragons […]

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Unfair Tournament

Gen Con 50: Tournaments

Think you’ve got what it takes to win?  One of the great things about CMON tournaments is they have something for folks at most every level from beginner to expert, and there’s always a prize for the winner (if not everyone). Tournaments Blood Rage – Tournament for Ragnarok Friday 2 pm Saturday 2 pm Dark Age: March to Immortality Friday […]

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Gekido: Bot Battles

Gen Con 50: Learn to Play

So, what’s a “Learn to Play” event?  It’s exactly what it sounds like.  When you sit down at any of these games, someone from the CMON crew will set the game up, teach everyone the rules, and then facilitate the session as much or as little as you need.  The entry fee isn’t collected to make money, it’s actual intent […]

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Gen Con 2017

Gen Con 50: Demos

The list of games CMON is bringing to Gen Con 2017 (aka Gen Con 50) has continued to take shape, though for some reason the “Version 2” list and the original aren’t quite in sync  As the largest and longest-running game convention in the U.S. — fifty years! — it’s no surprise that game publishers will demo or sell many […]

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Banana Bandits & Sherlook: Origins Preview

Banana Bandits & Sherlook: Origins Preview

Continuing their coverage of Origins Game Fair 2017, Mark and Sam of the Dice Tower sat down with CMON’s Sean Jacqemain for sneak peeks of both Banana Bandits and Sherlook. Snag a copy from your FLGS on July 28th, 2017!

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Origins Game Fair 2017 Modern Art BGG Preview

Modern Art: Origins Preview

Continuing their coverage of Origins Game Fair 2017, Beth Heile of BoardGameGeek sat down with CMON’s Sean Jacqemain for another sneak peak of Modern Art. Snag a copy from your FLGS on July 28th, 2017!

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