You can't choose your family. How awful! At least you can torment them until they die. In Gloom, that’s how you win!
Gloom is 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.
Gloom is full of ridiculous 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 to narrate their tragic family histories. 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.
Contains: two 55-card decks and a rules sheet in a telescoping box.
Ages: 13+; 2-4 Players; Gameplay: 60 minutes.