Gloom of Thrones


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Make your noble family miserable and then kill them. The bestselling card game Gloom lays claim to the Umpteen Kingdoms of Eastereg.

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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, make their lives miserable in every conceivable way, 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, advisor 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 w̶e̶d̶d̶i̶n̶g̶s̶ 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…


Standard Gloom of Thrones, in a tuckbox

  • 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.


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