From the publisher:
- A game of transparent parody and machination.
- Make your family miserable (and then kill them!) while inflicting horrible happiness on your opponents' families.
- The all-new Porcelain Throne mechanic adds delightful regicide to Gloom.
The World of Gloom
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!
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.
Mechanics include Hand Management, Storytelling and Take That
Recommended Age: 14+
Playtime in minutes: 60