Most board games require an aggressive strategy in which you have to bolster your defenses while annihilating the competition (or your friends and family). Designed by Keith Baker to appease his overly sympathetic and considerate wife, the Gloom Card Game turns traditional game mechanics upside down by rewarding you as your characters fail, and encouraging assistance to other players.
Note: This drop includes Gloom 2nd Edition, Gloom Unhappy Homes 2nd Edition, Gloom Unwelcome Guests 2nd Edition, Gloom Unfortunate Expeditions 2nd Edition, and Gloom Unquiet Dead 2nd Edition. This drop is limited to 27 sets.
The point of Gloom is simple: have the most tragic life possible. Each player controls a family of eccentrics that suffer through modifier cards like Pursued by Poodles and Mocked by Midgets, sending their Self-Worth plummeting and lining them up for an Untimely Death. Once one player’s last character passes, you count up the Self-Worth of all the dead characters and the family with the lowest score wins. If you want to disrupt your opponents, play a positive modifier on one of their characters, like setting them up to be Wondrously Well Wed. While the base game accommodates up to four players, each expansion set adds a new deck of cards and another set of characters.
All orders will be shipped by the vendor.
Estimated ship date is Jan 8, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.