Gloom Games


The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Debt, disease, heartache, and packs of rabid flesh-eating mice—just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they do. But some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope—if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond.

The Gloom family of games has a clever mechanic: printed on transparent plastic, 
 the cards are designed to be played one atop the other, so that modifier cards may obscure previous conditions from cards beneath. This is both tidy (since you are controlling the fate of an entire family) and satisfying.

A great storytelling game!


© Karin Belanger 2016