Make your family miserable (and then kill them!) while inflicting horrible happiness on your opponents' families.
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Transparent plastic cards giveGlooma unique look and make point calculations easier.
I hope you have a morbid sense of humor, because we are about to play an award-winning card game namedGloom. — Wil Wheaton, TableTop
Misery Loves Company: What isGloom?
You can't choose your family.How awful.At least you can torment them until they die. InGloom, that’s how you win!
Gloomis a game about making your family members as miserable as possible before they die, while lifting their opponents' spirits. When your family members are serial killers, crazed circus folk, and demonically possessed sociopaths, misery comes easy.
Gloomis full ofridiculous yet tragic circumstances. Exactly how did Lord Slogar, the brain in a box, end up Shunned by Society and Devoured by Weasels? Players are encouraged tonarrate their tragic family histories, although the use of live weasels is strongly discouraged.
A Sad State of Affairs: Gameplay Basics
InGloom, each playerplaces Modifier cardson their family members to make them sad and benighted, and on other players' cards to make them horribly joyful.Untimely demises lock in points for good or ill.
The award-winning gameplay usesunique transparent cardsthat stack atop each other to hide and reveal the Self-Worth scores from the cards below. Theeasy scoring and evocative, gloomy artare guaranteed to make players tragically happy.
The game ends when one entire family has shuffled off this mortal coil. The winner is the player whose deceased family members were more miserable in life.