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Gloom

2nd Edition

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2 - 4 Players

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7.65% of people buy Gloom (2nd Edition) and Gloom: Unwelcome Guests Expansion (2nd Edition).

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"Sadistic story telling at it's best"
5 stars"
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This game is absolutely fantastic, as it brings out the author in all players. Highly recommended as no other game, to date, has utilized such an interesting play style.

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"Great game for twisted people and storytellers"
5 stars"

I was first aware of Gloom after seeing an episode of Tabletop where it was played. It looked like the kind of game that was right up my alley. Over the years that I have had it for I have loved playing it with my equally dark humored friends and spinning the kind of twisted story of tragedy that could have come from Gothic literature.

"Fantastic"
5 stars"
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Fantastic game with morbid themes and beautiful cards. Amazingly fast shipping as always!

"Interesting!"
4 stars"
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Very interesting game that can be a lot of fun. Quite difficult to understand though so make sure you read the rules carefully.

"Great game"
5 stars"
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Fast arrival and in perfect condition

"Ruin your lives and bless your enemies and win in life."
5 stars"
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This is a really fun casual role playing + story telling card game. Its small enough to just throw in your bag and carry it around anywhere you go and it's fairly easy to learn and pick up to play. If you have a bunch of friends whos always telling everyone how bad their lives are, then this would be the perfect game for them.

Description

The second edition includes sturdy new packaging, rules fixes, timing icons, reminder cards, and more; plus it's fully compatible with the first edition game and supplements. It's sure to delight even the most despondent Gloom fan!

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!

Contents: 20 character cards, 58 modifier cards, 12 event cards, 20 untimely death cards, rules.

Optional extra expansion pack available.

2 – 4 players
Ages 8 & up
Playing time: 60 minutes
Publisher: Atlas Games
Authors: Keith Baker
Artist: Scott Reeves

Release date NZ
March 12th, 2008
Board Game Mechanic
  • Hand Management
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Box Dimensions (mm)
140x95x20
UPC
700040012505
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1593290

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