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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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Great novel gameplay, encourages creativity while rules still simple and fun. Even better with fewer players.Published 3 days ago by OVV
Game came obviously repackaged and was missing cards. Kind of hard to play when you have only 2 of the 20 character cards that are needed.Published 4 days ago by Eric Romaniak
If you have a great sense of humor; you will love this game. Slightly twisted...but hey, aren't we all!Published 13 days ago by Leesa B.
Fun game for the whole family. The story lines that develop are an added bonus. Enjoyed by my 10 year old as well as my husband and me. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Eileen Mack
Great addition to our board game collection. I love creating a story line to go with my family and the events happening in their lives.Published 19 days ago by Michelle
Interesting card game when you can keep on cursing your cards until they finally die... But after awhile, you will find the game quite repetitive.Published 19 days ago by Chris Ng