Of all the games that Castles and Cooks has thus far reviewed and collected, my personal favorite is probably Gloom. From the art style to the game mechanics it just speaks to me. Maybe I shouldn’t be so excited about embracing a game that asks you to cause misery and death, but hey sometimes you embrace the schadenfreude.
Needless to say when I heard Atlas Games was coming out with a new version set in the world of Lovecraft and Cthulhu I was giddy. Now I can cause madness and hysteria? Sign me up. Madness? THIS IS GLOOM!
From Dunwich to Innsmouth, from the halls of Miskatonic University to the Charles Dexter Ward at Arkham Sanitarium, trouble is in the air. The stars are almost right, and terrors from beyond space and time are beginning to break through. When Cthulhu rises, we’re all doomed — but whose downfall will be the most entertaining?
Suggested ages: 13 and up
Number of players: 2 -5
Playing time: 30 minutes
Contents: 2 decks of 55 cards and 1 rule booklet
Retail price: $24.95 and is available on Amazon.