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The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Debt, disease, heartache, and packs of rabid flesh-eating mice -- just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they do. But some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope -- if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond.
In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.
Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by noted RPG author Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card; since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You'll immediately and easily know the worth of every character, no matter how many modifiers they have. You've got to see (through) this game to believe it!
For 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.
This is such a fun, morose little game. I can't wait to try the expansions. Despite ourselves, my group kept making up stories to explain the horrible tragedies that befell our... Read morePublished 4 days ago by K. Obrian
Super fun game with a dark twist. Only thing...our cards get a bit static clingly.Published 16 days ago by Niki S.
This game is hilarious and really fun. If you have a group of friends with even a little bit of creativity, this game can be quite amazing. Read morePublished 28 days ago by James Husted
If you are into story telling this is the game for you! The instructions recommend that you weave a tale together with the cards you play. I would recommend this as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Craig Simko
fun and different game easy to play just people need to be willing to embellish and have a nac for story tellingPublished 1 month ago by Ry-guy27