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CMON Limited
Public Corporation
Traded as SEHK8278
Industry Miniature wargaming and Board game publisher
Founded 2001
Headquarters Singapore
Key people
Chern Ann Ng (CEO), David Doust (co-founder)
Revenue US$17 million [1] (2015)
Subsidiaries CMON Inc
Website www.cmon.com

CMON Limited, formerly known as CoolMiniOrNot is a publicly listed miniatures and board game publisher, trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It also operates a miniatures related site coolminiornot.com [2] that features user submitted images of their painted models for voting.

History

CoolMiniOrNot was founded as a community site for posting images of painted miniatures, inspired by Hot Or Not style dating sites.[3][4]

It later began publishing board games and miniature games, notable titles include Super Dungeon Explore[5] in 2011 and Zombicide[6] in 2012.

Some of its games are critically acclaimed, with three games (Xenoshyft, Rum and Bones and Blood Rage) making The Dice Tower's top 10 games of 2015.[7]

On December 2, 2016, CMON Limited began publicly trading on the GEM board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.[8]

Kickstarter activity

CoolMiniOrNot has used Kickstarter with relative success occupying several places in the Most Funded Tabletop Games category.[9] The total amount raised thus far is $38,112,581, and the company actively pursues a strategy of Kickstarter to create new products.[10]

CoolMiniOrNot's Kickstarter projects[11]
Total USD Project name % funded Backers Closing date
2,412,286 Cthulhu: Death May Die 1,206 15,831 2018-07-24
316,018 Arcadia Quest: Riders 1,053 5,272 2018-05-25
3,352,208 Zombicide: Invader 1,340 18,486 2018-05-03
1,469,489 HATE 734 10,227 2018-02-07
1,690,466 A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game 563 9,040 2017-08-15
5,004,614 Zombicide: Green Horde 1,668 27,236 2017-06-27
4,228,060 Rising Sun 1,409 31,262 2017-04-04
1,174,130 The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch 1,677 7,892 2017-02-03
3,560,643 Massive Darkness 1,780 22,361 2016-07-07
917,864 Rum & Bones: Second Tide 1,147 5,794 2016-04-28
1,010,959 Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia 1,684 10,862 2016-03-08
383,407 XenoShyft: Dreadmire 1,278 4,398 2016-01-31
1,710,714 Arcadia Quest:Inferno 1,710 9,991 2015-12-08
1,464,489 The Others: 7 sins 1,464 10,136 2015-10-06
4,078,954 Zombicide: Black Plague 3,263 20,913 2015-07-06
567,350 B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss 1,134 4,744 2015-05-25
905,682 Blood Rage 1811 9,825 2015-03-18
739,513 Rum & Bones 1,479 4,417 2014-12-29
2,849,064 Zombicide: Season 3 2,849 12,011 2014-07-28
242,832 XenoShyft Onslaught 971 3,367 2014-06-19
66,703 Dogs of War 266 1,139 2014-05-10
774,222 Arcadia Quest 1,548 4,885 2014-03-16
718,152 Wrath of Kings 1,435 3,756 2013-09-15
356,752 Kaosball 1,896 1,427 2013-06-30
2,225,018 Zombicide: Season 2 9,020 8,844 2013-03-31
582,316 Rivet Wars[12] 2,329 2,464 2013-02-04
116,938 Guilds of Cadwallon[13] 2,338 2,955 2012-12-22
909,537 Relic Knights [14] 4,547 3,459 2012-09-09
951,254 Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster [15] 4,756 4,278 2012-06-30
781,597 Zombicide 3,907 5,258 2012-05-06
101,351 The World of Smog 405 1,770 2014-11-09

Other activity

Tabletopgamingnews.com

CoolMiniOrNot acquired Tabletopgamingnews.com in 2011[16] and currently operates it.

Ravage USA

CoolMiniOrNot publishes the English language edition of Ravage magazine.

Crystal Brush painting competition

The company also organizes an annual miniature figure painting competition with a cash purse of $10,000, $2,000 and $1,000 for the overall winners. The competition has guest judges which account for 50% of the total score, with a 12 hour Internet vote making up the remaining 50%.

References

  1. ^ CMON Limited (December 2, 2016). "CMON Limited Prospectus" (PDF). Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 
  2. ^ 6th in the world in the Gaming/Miniatures category according to Similarweb as of May 3rd, 2013
  3. ^ Interview WAMP interview with Chern Ann Ng, retrieved May 3rd, 2013
  4. ^ Wayback Machine Archive of coolminiornot.com July 20th, 2001 retrieved May 3rd, 2013
  5. ^ Boardgamegeek Super Dungeon Explore listing
  6. ^ Boardgamegeek Zombicide listing
  7. ^ The Dice Tower (December 15, 2015). "Top 10 Games of 2015". YouTube. 
  8. ^ CMON Limited (December 2, 2016). "Stock Admission - New Listing of Securities" (PDF). Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited. 
  9. ^ Kickstarter Tabletop Games / Most Funded retrieved June 13, 2015
  10. ^ ICV2 interview with David Doust
  11. ^ Kickstarter project list for CMON Retrieved June 13th, 2017
  12. ^ Boardgamegeek Rivet Wars listing
  13. ^ Boardgamegeek Guilds of Cadwallon listing
  14. ^ Boardgamegeek Relic Knights listing
  15. ^ Boardgamegeek Sedition Wars listing
  16. ^ Tabletopgamingnews.com Acquisition announcement retrieved May 3rd 2013

External links

  • Official website
  • Tabletopgamingnews.com
  • Ravage USA
  • Crystal Brush official site
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