Cthulhu Gloom

The Game of Unspeakable Incidents & Squamous Consequences

  • Fun to play, it contains modifier, event, and untimely death cards, which can be used to control the fate of your characters and your opponent’s heroes
  • It adds 2 new cards, including transformation and story cards to add twists and excitement to your game
  • To play and win the game, players can use various types of cards to make their group of cards as happy or miserable as possible; the participant with the lowest score and the most unhappy wins
  • Cards are designed with gloomy illustrations for added entertainment and realism when playing

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Cthulhu Gloom Card Game

Cthulhu Gloom is a stand-alone card game that's also fully compatible with Gloom and its expansions. It introduces Story cards and Transformation cards.

Cthulhu Gloom takes the game play of Atlas' Gloom and puts a Lovecraftian spin on it. Each player controls a group of protagonists, and your goal is to make them as miserable and insane as possible – preferably with them dying quickly while your opponents' heroes remain sane and (at a minimum) alive. In the publisher's description: "While your characters Gibber With Ghouls and Learn Loathsome Lore to earn negative points, you'll encourage your opponents to be Analyzed by Alienists and to Just Forget About the Fungus to pile on positive points. When one group finally falls prey to the interdimensional doom that awaits us all, the player whose characters have suffered the most wins."

As in Gloom, the cards in Cthulhu Gloom are transparent, allowing you to stack multiple modifier cards on a character card to alter its stats or undo what an opponent has done to you. While Cthulhu Gloom can be played on its own or combined with Gloom and its many expansions, it does introduce two new types of cards:

  • Story cards can be in play from the start of the game, and the first player to meet a Story card's conditions – e.g., drawing the attention of The King in Yellow or heeding The Call of Cthulhu – claims the card and gains its benefits (or drawbacks).
  • Transformation cards mutate a character for the remainder of the game, no matter which modifiers might come its way later. What's more, the character's image is replaced with "something hideous and slimy". You'd expect no less really...

Player Details:

  • Ages 13+
  • 2-4 Players
  • Playing Time: 60 mins