#Croydon, it's been absolutely lovely having you back this summer holidays. But, honestly, we're exhausted. Our staff have worked incredibly hard, and they deserve a break. We are therefore going to close at 6.30 on the evening of Sunday 5th September, and remain closed until 11am on Thursday 9th September. We're going to have a nice meal, possibly a couple drinks, play some games, and do a little bit of maintenance. See you soon!
Playing time: 60 mins
The world of Gloom is a sad and benighted place. The sky is gray, the tea is cold, and a new tragedy lies around every corner. Debt, disease, heartache, and packs of rabid flesh-eating mice—just when it seems like things can't get any worse, they do. But some say that one's reward in the afterlife is based on the misery endured in life. If so, there may yet be hope—if not in this world, then in the peace that lies beyond.
In the Gloom card game, you assume control of the fate of an eccentric family of misfits and misanthropes. The goal of the game is sad, but simple: you want your characters to suffer the greatest tragedies possible before passing on to the well-deserved respite of death. You'll play horrible mishaps like Pursued by Poodles or Mocked by Midgets on your own characters to lower their Self-Worth scores, while trying to cheer your opponents' characters with marriages and other happy occasions that pile on positive points. The player with the lowest total Family Value wins.