Gloom of Thrones

A standalone Gloom game

Players: 2-4 Ages: 14+ Time: 60 minutes

Gloom of Thrones at a Glance

“I honestly haven’t laughed playing a card game that much in a really long time.”
-Angel Traub, Games of Berkeley

About Gloom of Thrones

Gloom of Thrones 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.

Plague your family with horrible mishaps like being Seduced by a Sibling or Tumbled from a Tower, all 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!

“The blending of innuendo, creative naming, and mechanics pokes masterful fun of the GoT property.”
- Brian Lewis

Gloom of Thrones Animated Image

Gameplay Basics

In Gloom of Thrones, each player has a family of five Characters. Players try to make their own families the most miserable, while cheering up the other players' families.

Characters become sad or happy primarily by having Modifier cards played on them. Each Modifier affects the Self-Worth score of the Character it's played on. Players also play and discard Event cards for various immediate effects.

As the game continues, the Characters are killed off one by one, as Untimely Death cards are played on them. When one entire family has succumbed to Untimely Deaths, the game ends. Self-Worth scores are then tallied, and the most miserable player wins the game.

Vital Stats

Design and Production: Kyla McT
Illustrations: Brian Patterson
Gloom Created By: Keith Baker
Graphic Design: Nicolas Gluesenkamp
MSRP: $27.95
Atlas Stock #: AG1335
Barcode: 978-1-58978-195-5
Format: Two 55-card decks and a rules sheet in a tuckbox
Number of Players: 2-4
Ages: 14+
Play Time: 60 minutes
Release Date: December 2019