The Art of Darkness

Gloom: No Fun for the Whole Family

February 21st, 2008 by Cobwebs

GloomGloom is an entertaining (so to speak) card game whose object is to kill off the family in your care by heaping misfortunes upon them.

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.

There are “Unhappy Homes” and “Unwelcome Guests” expansion packs available, too. I suppose you could view the game as an exercise in altruism: After all, you’re not hindering your opponents’ families, you’re helping them. By, um, destroying your own family first. Um.

Extra points for the Goreyesque artwork.

Link (Hat tip to Haunted Wolf)

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