How much misery can one person suffer, you're about to find out! Make someone's life a living hell to get them into heaven with Gloom! 

Twas a dark and stormy night, as are most around here; there was a rapping at my chamber door, a tell-tale heart pounding under my floorboards, half my family have left and the other half are packing, and that’s not even the worse of it. My life may be miserable but at least this will earn me a comfortable place in the afterlife because I’ve suffered so much Gloom.

Gloom is a curiously unique card game where each player takes on the role of a misfit family.


Your goal is simple; give this person the most tragic life possible by applying truly awful card effects to them. The worse it gets, the less self-worth your family member will have and after the game is over, the player with the least self-worth will be the winner and has guaranteed their miserable protagonist a happy afterlife.


2-4 players

Game time: 60 minutes

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