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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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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 20 days 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 24 days 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 29 days 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 1 month ago by Emily Margret
Fun little macabre game that is silly if you have people that will actually create story lines for the characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MM
An Adam's family like game that is surprisingly a blast to play.Published 1 month ago by servant_sears
A very fun game to play with the right group of players. The stories that you create around this miserable pile of families are sometimes damn funny. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Strormer
Best game to play at Halloween with friends who are good storytellers. The illustration work on these cards is a delight.Published 1 month ago by J and D