Who says games were meant to be fun and cheerful? One card game created by Keith Baker changed that belief. It's called Gloom.
Lemony Snicket meets The Addams Family in this bizarre game that would make Edgar Allan Poe proud. Players try to bring down their misfit families with dreaded disease and calamities, while cheering up their opponents with weddings and the like. It's a game of losing self-esteem; he or she with the lowest total Family Value wins.
Gloom is available from Atlas Games at a wide range of stores. It's intended for two to four players, ages 8 and up. Expansion packs, such as Unwelcome Guests, Unfortunate Expeditions, and Unhappy Homes, are also available.
So if you're looking for something a little macabre to play this autumn, this just might be the ticket...