Gloom 2nd Edition
You can’t choose your family, the saying goes. How awful. At least you can torment them until they die. In Gloom, that’s how you win!
Let’s meet the families, shall we?
The Slogar patriarch, Lord Slogar, is a brain in a box. His wife Helena enjoys long walks in the moonlight and reanimating the dead. Lord Wellington-Smythe dotes on his children the Twins, the sweetest demonically possessed sociopaths you’ll ever meet. The Darks are a circus family led by ringmaster Darius Dark. Their most miserable show on earth features a shy, illustrated lady and a bearded… man. Finally, the head of the Stark household is The Old Dam, a murderous matriarch whose sweet daughter Angel is a starry-eyed serial killer.In play, these unfortunates might be Ruined by Rum or Shunned by Society before dying Old and Alone or even being Devoured by Weasels. But in Gloom? That’s great! Because once everyone’s dead, the most miserable family wins!
- Players play modifers to depress their own families while buoying their opponents’ self-worth scores. Untimely demises lock in points for good or ill.
- There’s no stacking limit: Transparent cards are stacked directly on top of each other, to hide and reveal the self-worth scores below.
- The game ends when one entire family has shuffed off this mortal coil. The winner is the player whose deceased family members were most miserable in life.