Gloom (2nd ed)

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SKU: 1049
UPC: 9781589781443
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Dare to be Gloomy!

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 Mauled by a Manatee 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 in which multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card;  elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them.

You've got to see (through) this game to believe it!

Check out other Gloom versions and expansions for even more doom and Gloom!


  • 2 55-card decks
  • Rules Sheet


Players: 2-4
Ages: 13+
Designer: Keith Baker