Gloom the Card Game 2nd Edition

The Game of Inauspicious Incidents and Grave Consequences


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.


Rating: 6.36

2-5 players

Best game experience: 5 players

Age: 13+

Game Time: 30 min

Base game:

Expansion: Unhappy Homes