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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.
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Ok game that smells heavily of plastic and ink. So bonus point - it gets you high.Published 10 days ago by Charles
Takes so much time to read the directions and then explain it to others.Published 15 days ago by W. James
It's fun. And morbid.
Beautiful design. Love the quality of the materials. Pretty simple rules.
And it just opens up imagination time so well.
A very fun game that I can't wait to buy the expansion packs for :) My kids love it, my husband loves it, and I love it! And I know you'll love it too if you buy it :)Published 2 months ago by Book Loving Mom
I love the dark humor in this one and the different families. I also enjoyed the transparent component of the cards as this is something I hadn't seen before. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Reading Dragon
Very different, funny game. Good to help jog people out of a slump & get you to see the funny side of the misfortunes of our lives. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Suzy Christy
Gloom has the most intriguing beautiful cards that I have come across in a card game. The artistry of the cards was an added dynamic to a fun game that is enjoyable for many... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emily Margret