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Gloom: 2nd Edition

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.

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


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
Number of Players
Play Time
40-60 minutes
Board Game Type
Card Game
Board Game Requirement
Base Game
Age Group
Recommended Age
8 years or over
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
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