from Good Games Publishing is
an abstract card game where the players score points from the different set of butterflies
they have collected. The game is played
over 3-5 rounds, and the player who scores the highest points in each round
earns a white butterfly token. The
player who collects three while butterfly tokens first is the winner.
Fluttering Souls is based on a Japanese legend that butterflies
carried messages from departed loved ones.
Five different types of butterflies are represented on 21 cards. Each butterfly has a different rarity and point value based on the number of butterflies of that type collected. The cards are arrayed on the table in overlapping layers, some face up and some face down, according to the set-up diagram. Players take turn selected available card (a card that does not have another card overlapping it) until all the cards are taken. Collections are scored and the winner is awarded a white token. For each subsequent round, the cards are reshuffled and set-up according to the new layout card drawn at the end of the round. There are 15 different layout cards, so the strategy to collect butterflies will always change. Each layout also only supports 19 cards, so two hidden butterfly cards are not in play.
Fluttering Souls plays 2 players, ages 13+, in 15-20
minutes. Contents include 21 Butterfly
Cards, 15 Layout Cards, 5 Butterfly Tokens, and Rules. Look for Fluttering
Souls at your friendly local game store Q3 2019.
from Good Games Publishing is
a trick-taking card game where the players (goblins) seek to collect the most
fairies. Fairies come in four seasons (suits)
and range in value from 1-8. Fairies must
be played in progressively higher numbers or in progressive seasons. Fairy cards played each round create a fairy
swarm, and the player who is able to play the last card in the swarm wins the
trick and can put the fairies in their stash.
Depending on the season of the fairy, the fairy cards enable players to
draw cards or stash cards in their points pile. Players may also play goblin
cards, which functions as sort of a wild card to keep a swarm gathering. Players may also play trap card, collecting
swarms even quicker. There are four Royal Fairies that players can play to disable
traps and prevent traps and goblins from being played. However, they are very valuable and any
players who collects all four Royal Fairies immediately wins the game. The player
who collects the most fairies is the winner.
Fairy Season plays 3-5 players, ages 10+, in about 20
minutes. Contents include 64 Season Fairies: Two of each number (1-8) for each
of the four seasons, 4 Royal Fairies: King, Queen, Prince, Princess, 16
Goblins: Two each of eight different Goblins, 6 Traps, and rulebook. Look for Fairy
Season at your friendly local game store Q3 2019.
CMoN has been publishing Zombicide for quite a while now, and during that time the branding and IP rights have been with Guillotine Games. Now that relationship is changing with CMoN acquiring all those rights from Guillotine Games for the Zombicide line. This allows CMoN to now design and publish Zombicide content apart from Guillotine Games, however, the two companies will still work closely with each other. Guillotine Games will still be designing other games and will continue to work with CMoN to publish them, so look forward to future titles from the partnered companies. You can read more about the change on the CMoN site.
Another change for CMoN recently is that they have entered into a partnership with Australian company Good Games Publishing. With this agreement CMoN becomes their distributor to all French and English countries outside of Australia and New Zealand. The first games that fall under this new agreement will be the upcoming game Monstrous, slated for release this quarter, and Unfair, which is scheduled for Kickstarter launch August 16th. This announcement also coincides with Good Games setting up a store in the Indianapolis area, thus setting up for their expansion into the US market. You can read the press release below for more information and look forward to the wider release of their games through CMoN.
CMON and Good Games Publishing Announce Strategic Relationship
CMON Limited and Good Games Publishing are proud to announce a strategic relationship beginning today, Thursday, Aug 4 2016. CMON will co-brand, market and distribute the new Australian publisher’s board games in all French and English territories outside of Australia and New Zealand.
The partnership begins with Good Games’ upcoming Monstrous, releasing Q3 2016, and Unfair, heading to Kickstarter on August 16, 2016 with a planned retail release of Q4 2016.
“We are excited to help CMON diversify their hobby game line. Australian design sensibilities are eclectic and hybridised. We share a global vision for game publishing with CMON, along with Kickstarter and retail savvy. We look forward to CMON’s help in getting our games to the broadest audience possible,” said Kim Brebach, Director of Good Games Publishing
“CMON is excited to work alongside Good Games Publishing to help bring new board games like Monstrous and Unfair to a wider audience outside of Australia and New Zealand. With Good Games’ innovative, creative and high-quality titles, the partnership is a perfect match, and we’re sure our fans will agree once they play these new games,” said Chern Ann Ng, CEO of CMON Limited.
“We bring more eclectic games, and they bring a wealth of experience in various areas of development, production and marketing we can tap into. CMON is a perfect partner to help us straddle the Kickstarter and retail dimensions of game marketing. This relationship will be a series of wins,” Brebach added.
Monstrous and Unfair will be on show during Gen Con Indy 2016 at Good Games Publishing’s booth #2500.
About CMON Limited
CMON Limited is an international publisher of board games, tabletop games and apps. Beginning from small hobbyist roots, CMON has grown into a multinational group that publishes several award winning games, including Zombicide, Arcadia Quest, Blood Rage and more. CMON.com
About Good Games Publishing
Good Games Publishing specializes in creative, innovative and eclectic games with the highest possible art, graphic design and components standards. Good Games also runs a chain of 27 hobby game retail stores and a large hobby game distribution company in Australia, with its first US store opening in downtown Indianapolis after Gen Con Indy 2016. Find us at Gen Con Booth #2500
Good Games, founded in 2006, Australian game store chain with 24 company-owned and franchise stores in Australia, has announced that they would be expanding their company by adding a publishing division. In January, Good Games revealed their plans to commence retail operation in the United States in 2016.
Good Games has released the following press release concerning these plans:
Good Games Publishing will bring a number of game titles to market in 2016, beginning with MONSTROUS, a Greek mythology-themed tactical dexterity game with deluxe art, in April / May.
“We look forward to bringing fun Australian games to the global market in 2016 and beyond,” said Kim Brebach, Director of Good Games Publishing, adding “We have games in the pipeline that appeal to gamers, families & their kids, and more social gamers too”.
Kim expanded about the company, “Excellence in game play, art and production quality will be a hallmark of our games. We also bring our retail and distribution experience into our vision of what our games can achieve.”
“Industry folk can find us at the upcoming GAMA trade show, and we look forward to bringing our best to Gen Con in August,” said Kim.
In addition to being a large game store chain, Good Games also operates Australia’s largest tabletop game distributor. For more information on Good Games and their upcoming publishing endeavors, visit the Good Games publishing website here.