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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 a fun game if you're into funny storytelling and trying to one-up your friends. It got a little boring after a few games. But, I'm sure we'll break it out again.Published 15 hours ago by Ian Frey
Cool illustrations and concept. Fun game and really interesting to play for the somewhat odd not so normal family;)Published 2 days ago by MSmith
Great game if you have players that like telling stories about how and why macabre things happen to their characters. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jared J Hallett
I bought this for a friend for Christmas this year and we are all completely obsessed with it. This game is wonderful and we have been having a great time playing it all together. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Chiara Lamourine
If you have a dark sense of humor this game is for you. Seriously, if you love Cards Against Humanity and Dexter, Gloom is their bastard love child (you know, the one that you lock... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Chad A. Fehr
I love this game. If I could find people who were as willing to kill off their fictional families it would be the best. Read morePublished 7 days ago by J. Kelly
Fun and hilarious, twisted little game with the right people. Not a hardcore game, and fun for the storytelling. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Joe Wampole