Written By: Mokan
Edited By: Simon Joseph
Date of Review: 21/9/15
Gloom is a gothic, storytelling card game that caters to 2 to 4 players. Gloom is published by Atlas Games. The game takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.
In Gloom, a player takes control of a family of five and the player must manipulate the fates of this family. The goal of the game is simple and a tad bit depressive; the player with the most miserable family wins the game.
As for gameplay, players take turns to narrate a storyline for the characters with their hand cards. Optimally playing the negative cards like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets onto their own line of family and playing joyous moments of life like Marriages to other families. When all the 5 member of a family dies, the game ends. With that the points of all dead members of all players are calculated. The player with the lowest score becomes the winner.
Gloom is a straightforward and easy game to play, with only creativity standing in your way from having a great time with it.
If you’re a fan of the Munchkin series, Atlas Games has also released a Gloom-y rendition of Munchkin! Find out more about Munchkin here!