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2 – 5 Players, 30 – 60 Minutes Playing Time, Ages 14 and up. Manufacturer: Atlas Games. Categories: Card Game, Fantasy, and Humor. Game Mechanics: Hand Management, Storytelling, and Take That.

This is the version of Gloom hot off of the successful Kickstarter, just now becoming available! Every Gloom of Thrones game includes:

  • 20 hilarious Characters you’ll be lured into caring about
  • 20 horrifying Untimely Deaths that come just when you start to care
  • 56 heartbreaking Modifiers describing the miseries that will befall your family
  • 11 unexpected Events to keep you on your toes
  • Porcelain Throne to help you remember who’s ruling right now, anyway
  • Infinite yet bittersweet satisfaction at finally getting the sense of closure the source material will never give you

So, like, 110 transparent plastic cards and a rules sheet.

SKU: ATG1335 Categories: ,
GTIN: Array


From the frozen lands of the Snark to the torrid intrigues of the Bannisters, there is one truth that echoes through the Umpteen Kingdoms: Gloom is coming…

Gloom of Thrones, a standalone card game, spreads the misery and suffering of Gloom to the ill-fated land of dead monarchs, dead knights, dead brothers, dead sisters, dead heirs, dead grandmothers, dead chambermaids, and almost-dead bastards. Wrest control of a noble family, guide them through lives of satirically-riddled sadism, and deliver them to their ultimate fate. Which is, of course, more death.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom of Thrones allows multiple cards to be played on top of the same character, determining their ultimate fate while still allowing you to see straight through their machinations, just like Lil’ Finger, adviser to his seventeenth – whoops! eighteenth! – king and/or queen. As your characters seek a moment of respite on the Porcelain Throne, your goal is to plague them with horrible mishaps like being Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower, while filling the lives of the other noble families with happy events like weddings and family reunions that will raise their Self-Worth score. The player with the lowest-scoring, most tragedy-afflicted family wins!

When you aim for the Porcelain Throne, you’d best not miss…

—description from the publisher

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Additional information

Weight 0.49 lbs
Dimensions 3.75 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

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