You can't choose your family. How awful. At least you can torment them until they die. In Gloom, that’s how you win!
Gloom is a game about making your family members as miserable as possible before they die, while lifting their opponents' spirits. When your family members are serial killers, crazed circus folk, and demonically possessed sociopaths, misery comes easy.
Gloom is full of ridiculous yet tragic circumstances. Exactly how did Lord Slogar, the brain in a box, end up Shunned by Society and Devoured by Weasels? Players are encouraged to narrate their tragic family histories, although the use of live weasels is strongly discouraged.
When the Elder Gods rise, mankind is doomed, and isn’t that delightful? Experience the crazy fun (and we mean that literally) of growing insanity in the face of inexplicable Lovecraftian creatures in Cthulhu Gloom. As in Gloom, your main object is to bring your family down the path of madness and misery before ending in delightfully dramatic deaths, while inflicting sanity and happiness on your opponents' families. The most miserable family wins the game.
Cthulhu Gloom can be played alone or combined with Gloom second edition and any of its expansions. The game includes four new Lovecraftian families, Modifiers, Untimely Deaths, Events, and Story cards.
Gloom in Space
Space is not a pleasant place. All that airless emptiness, broken up by things like clouds of flaming plasma and sentient space beings the size of planets that would like nothing more than snacking on a passing ship. As a result, the lives of space explorers aren't all sunshine, roses, and space blasters.
That's a good thing, because in Gloom, outer-space misery loves company. Put your Characters through the interstellar wringer before they come to an ignominious end, and win the game!
Gloom in Space can be played alone or combined with Gloom second edition and its expansions.