Gloom 2nd Edition

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  • Contents
    Two 55-card decks and a rules sheet in a telescoping box.

    Publisher Atlas Games
    Stock Number AG1350
    UPC / ISBN 1-58978-144-9
    Player Count 2-4 Players
    Play Time 60 minutes
    Weight 0.75 lbs
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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.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by noted RPG author Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card; since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You'll immediately and easily know the worth of every character, no matter how many modifiers they have. You've got to see (through) this game to believe it! 

The current, second edition of the Gloom core game contains everything you need to needle away at the lives of your new, doomed relatives. 

There's a complete rundown of the differences between the first and second editions of Gloom on the Atlas Games Gloom line page

Please note that these cards, which appeared in Gloom 1st Edition, were not included in the second edition:

  • Body Thief
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Was Choked by a Tie
  • Was Mocked by Midgets
  • Was Hunted by Horrors