Gloom (2nd Edition)

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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!

Optional extra expansion pack available.

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


  • 20 x Character cards
  • 58 x Modifier cards
  • 12 x Event cards
  • 20 x Untimely death cards
  • Rules


Gloom (2nd Edition) Info

  2 - 4 players   60 mins   Ages 13+

  Categories: Card Game, Horror, Humor

  Play involves: Hand Management, Layering, Lose a Turn, Storytelling, Take That

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