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Gloom 2nd Edition Card Game
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Gloom 2nd Edition Card Game

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Product Description

Gloom 2nd Edition Card Game

Changes to the 2nd Edition.

Here is a run down on what is new in the 2nd edition release:

  • Backwards compatibility is completely maintained between editions. You can use 2nd Edition with your original edition core game and vice versa.
  • The 2nd Edition core game has a sturdy new telescoping box, while 2nd edition expansions have double width tuckboxes.
  • Timing icons in the style of Cthulhu Gloom and Unquiet Dead are incorporated throughout the 2nd Edition
  • Rules cards and icon reminder cards are included in each 2nd Edition for easy reference
  • The card list and the effect texts of individual cards have been polished for a better play experience. For example complex cards like "Body Theif" and cards with delayed effects have been removed.
  • Three Modifiers have been turned into Transformations in Unwelcome Guests 2nd Edition
  • Residences and Mysteries have been reworked in the 2nd Edition so that you can no longer end up with unusable cards in your hand.
  • All the story icons and few family icons in the 2nd edition have been redrawn by artist Todd Remick.
  • Gloom 2nd Edition uses the discard rule from Cthulhu Gloom
  • Death cards in the 2nd edition have a central art piece, as Cthulhu Gloom does as well as a blank story icon at the top right. Characters no longer flip upon death.
  • Event cards in the 2nd Edition have a center illustration and a blank icon in the top right spot to give them the silhouette as a Death Card.
  • Guests in the 2nd Edition have reminder text in the family icon spot, as Cthulhu Gloom does.
  • Pathos Points are now called Self-Worth Points to avoid unnecessary proliferation of game terms.
  • A number of mechanical changes have been made in the rule sheet. For example timing icons, symbols on Event cards and the new discard rule have been accounted for. 

The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Debt, disease, heartache, and packs of rabid flesh-eating mice—just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they do. But some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope—if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond. 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! Each of the three expansions for Gloom adds one more player, thus with all three expansions, this should be playable with seven players.

Customer Reviews

Gloom is a story telling game, Where the aim of the game is to kill your family members when they are at the most miserable. And to kill your opponents family members when there at the happiest.
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by Michael on August 22nd 2017

Gloom is a story telling game, Where the aim of the game is to kill your family members when they are at the most miserable. And to kill your opponents family members when there at the happiest.

This game is awesome. The rules are pretty straightforward and the cards self explanatory. The magic really comes from the players. Make sure you are feeling creative when you are playing this game, because you are going to need all of your imagination and wits to play this twisted game. Trying to make your competitors happy, while making yourself miserable and kill everyone is a fun and twisted idea for a game. Well worth the money
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by Robert on August 17th 2017

This game is awesome. The rules are pretty straightforward and the cards self explanatory. The magic really comes from the players. Make sure you are feeling creative when you are playing this game, because you are going to need all of your imagination and wits to play this twisted game. Trying to make your competitors happy, while making yourself miserable and kill everyone is a fun and twisted idea for a game. Well worth the money

Gloom is a wonderfully designed and unique game that i think most people would get a kick out of playing. the theme is well done and defiantly a laugh. the only reason i have not rated this higher is that it doesn't have a lot of replay ability with the same people and it cane be quiet challenging for someone who is not familiar with role play games.
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by Jessicah on January 1st 2017

Gloom is a wonderfully designed and unique game that i think most people would get a kick out of playing. the theme is well done and defiantly a laugh. the only reason i have not rated this higher is that it doesn't have a lot of replay ability with the same people and it cane be quiet challenging for someone who is not familiar with role play games.

Gloom is a great storytelling game that will have your imagination running wild while you and your friends tell the tragic stories of the characters that lie infront of you. This creative little game is simple to teach and easy to play but will really come alive though the imagination of the players it's a great game that's fun and simple and the cards are great quality.
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by Ben on February 21st 2016

Gloom is a great storytelling game that will have your imagination running wild while you and your friends tell the tragic stories of the characters that lie infront of you. This creative little game is simple to teach and easy to play but will really come alive though the imagination of the players it's a great game that's fun and simple and the cards are great quality.

This is a must have Family Game. The plot of the game is about causing mishaps to your own family while doing the opposite towards your opponents. The most interesting part of the game is the story telling which allows unlimited stories to be told around the table. I would suggest getting the expansions as well as it allows more people to play this game. The only down side of the game is that it is quite a draggy game(roughly 45-70mins) per game with 4players and cards sometimes are not enough to finish the game however you can bypass the problem by discarding some modifier cards that are covered up to make the draw pile back up. p.s. not to mention the most beautiful sets of cards i've seen!
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by Chris on September 7th 2015

This is a must have Family Game. The plot of the game is about causing mishaps to your own family while doing the opposite towards your opponents. The most interesting part of the game is the story telling which allows unlimited stories to be told around the table. I would suggest getting the expansions as well as it allows more people to play this game. The only down side of the game is that it is quite a draggy game(roughly 45-70mins) per game with 4players and cards sometimes are not enough to finish the game however you can bypass the problem by discarding some modifier cards that are covered up to make the draw pile back up. p.s. not to mention the most beautiful sets of cards i've seen!

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