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Dave Serrette
United States
Lafayette
Louisiana
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10
Jan 2006*
What can I say? I LOVE take that card games. This is the best I've played so far. Better than Lunch Money.
2006-01-25*
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Leon Wild
Australia
Sydney
NSW
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10
Jul 2006*
Great game - atmospheric and amusing. Fall of the House of Usher as a party game!
2006-07-24*
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H.C. O'Neill
United States
Bethel
Connecticut
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10
Aug 2007*
Made the entire table snort soda out the nose... multiple times. We finalized decided this was a "no beverages allowed" game because the snort potential was too high. And people choking from laughing too hard tended to hold up the game.
2007-08-10*
Will
Argentina
Buenos Aires
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10
Aug 2007*
This game is excelent for 2 as well as for 4 players. Great way to spend a funny weekend laughting on the dark humor of the story. The cards have a nice artwork and the transparent plastic they are made of makes this a must have for any collector.
2007-08-08*
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Tomasz Klos
Poland
Warsaw
Mazowieckie
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10
Dec 2007*
Perfect game It has this abstract sense of humor that will make you keep laughing all the time. Game mechanics even though very simple, gives really lot of strategic options. Not to mention cards, which are state of art!
2007-12-16*
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Lorri Riley
United States
Alabama
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10
Sep 2010
A favorite of the teens in my house, it actually makes me smile that the kids are trying to do nice things for each other (for a change.)
2010-09-17
Owned
Bob Bob742
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10
Dec 2012
I love this game!!!! I'd play it over any Catan, any day.
2012-12-25
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perttu laine
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10
Feb 2012
Even if I'm not big fan of story telling I just love this game. Even with two players you really never know what happens on one round so you can't really make very big plans on future rounds...
2012-02-11
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David Fender
Sweden
Tidaholm
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10
May 2012
This is the BEST card game i have ever played!
I do love it so mutch!
2012-05-11
Owned
Trent QuillitY
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10
Sep 2012
Other than go fish, this is the only game my mother enjoys playing with me.
2012-09-01
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Chancy Chestnut
United States
Decatur
IL
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10
Nov 2013
This is a love it or hate it game. I love it. Everything about it. I get very into the storytelling and enjoy making up a story about my family and weaving my way in and out of the other players stories as well.
2013-11-17
Owned
Shari
Australia
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10
Feb 2014
I lay this one at Wil Wheaton's feet. Actually, every game purchased from mid-2012 onwards is in some way influenced by watching his Tabletop series, which opened our eyes to a world of new games that we thought had vanished with our childhoods. Gloom is possibly the perfect game to me - dark and whimsical and creative - so it's a DAMN SHAME that after owning it for over a year and buying all the expansion packs on good faith, I've yet to play! This is horrible. Still, I declare it my favourite. (I even have the Duck of Gloom dice bag, for pity's sake!) UPDATE: Played. Love. Expectations met and exceeded. Insert 1000 black glitter hearts here.
2014-02-09
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Chris King
United States
Illinois
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10
Jul 2013
An easy 10 if you enjoy storytelling games!
2013-07-08
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Kara Elizabeth
United States
Florida
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10
Aug 2013
Fun game! I love the fact the cards are waterproof!
2013-08-28
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Courtney Schoenfelder
United States
SEATTLE
Washington
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10
Jan 2014
Absolutely my favorite party game, since only people with dark senses of humor and storytelling skills are really worth partying with.
2014-01-12
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Mister Slate
United States
Oregon
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10
Oct 2014
I don't really understand why this game does not rank higher. For a card game it has everything. Inventive mechanic with the transparent cards. Great artwork. Fairly simple rules, yet still a lot of fun with enough strategy to keep it interesting, but not so much players will take hours for every turn. Just the base game is a lot of fun on its own. The expansions add to it. This is one of the few games I have in my collection where I feel theme, artwork, and originality are all top scores.
2014-10-01
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Rebecca Allinson
United States
Manchester
Connecticut
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10
Jul 2014
This game is for the morbid minded! I find it hilarious and lots of fun to play. Everyone I have played it with LOVES it. It is best if you read the game text as you go, using your best funeral director's voice!
2014-07-10
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elizabeth stouffer
United States
Arizona
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10
Aug 2014
Great for story weavers! The silly, and sad stories that we weave the characters lives into are great for endless laughs.
2014-08-05
Owned
United States
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10
Feb 2015
This game makes an excellent use of the materials it's printed on. I have never seen a game of its kind (granted, my knowledge of games is limited), but it's fun, cute, and good for competitive play. The stories are absurd, funny, and whimsical in a "gloomy" way. We have added it to our growing list of games we will consider taking whenever we travel.
2015-02-01
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John Leon
United States
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10
Jan 2015
A perfect storytelling card game for those who love the gothic stories of Faulkner, Poe, Stoker, Mary Shelly...even Lovecraft if your mind is dark enough. Rules are simple enough to teach a new player in only a minute or two. Players must have good imaginations or willing to go out of their comfort zone to tell the horrible, sad tails of the tragic characters in play. With only two actions per turn available for the characters, the game can potentially drag on longer than expected...but that just increases the opportunities to add more detail to the sad tails you are already weaving. VERY HIGH REPLAY VALUE!
2015-01-30
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Josh Slaughter
United States
Missouri
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10
Jul 2015
Great game, love the story telling aspect.
2015-07-16
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Mike Jones
United States
California
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9.5
Jun 2006*
Funnier than hell.
2006-06-25*
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Mark Applegate
United States
Torrance
California
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9.5
Feb 2008*
Dark humor and a cool mechanic - see through cards for stacking. I love it.
2009-11-30
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Beth
United States
Unspecified
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9
Jan 2006*
This is really fun, especially if you're into explaining why your game pieces do things in games ("of course I'll take more sugar! How is Puerto Rico going to be the corn syrup king with crops like coffee or indigo or tobacco?"). As far as time goes: the box says an hour, but the game length is really variable. I like that you can force a quick game out of it if you want to without necessarily screwing things up for everyone else. I also like the way the cards work with the transparency -- I haven't seen anything like that before, and I find it charming. Very entertaining. I prefer it with three players instead of four: it's really a little nothing of a game, almost a toy, really, and the length of the four-player game feels almost like I'm putting a little too much into it for what I'm getting.
2006-01-07*
Tim Deschamps
Canada
Pointe Claire
Quebec
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9
May 2006*
Based on the idea that the worse your life, the better your afterlife.. only this can produce "you bastard.. because of you i'm the toast of the town.. i'll get you for this" making people miserable by giving them better lives ^.^
2006-05-09*
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kim jönsson
Sweden
lund
sweden
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9
Jan 2007*
played it oned and it was quite fun.real gothic game
2007-01-09*
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Dave Kidd
United Kingdom
Oxford
Oxfordshire
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9
Nov 2007*
Love this game as does my lady...
2007-11-28*
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Christine Doiron
United States
Juneau
Alaska
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9
Feb 2008*
I love this game! Great for 2 players, haven't tried it yet with more than that. The only reason it's not a 10 is that the plastic cards are somewhat fragile. I'm worried about breaking them. And, the box it comes in is really cheap and a pain in the ass to get the cards back in. But, the game play is fabulous, unique, and humorous. My husband and I just love it!
2008-02-28*
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Burkhard Hannig
Germany
Neritz
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9
Jun 2009*
We play it quite a lot (yes we still have friends after playing this game) a lot to read on the cards,
but it is very ironic and simply makes fun to play.
2009-06-14
Owned
David Brauner
United States
Oak Park
Illinois
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9
Aug 2010
Fun game with great artwork. You definitely have to be into the story-telling aspect of the game to truly enjoy it. I love the clear card concept.
2010-08-10
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Lord Richter
United States
Greenfield
Wisconsin
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9
May 2010
Might be a 10 once some expansions are bought.
2010-04-22
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Adam Shaw
United States
Portland
Oregon
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9
Oct 2010
Excellent story-building game; it helps to have twisted friends/players.
2010-10-24
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Katrina
United States
Indiana
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9
Aug 2011
Fun if you have a dark sense of humor. Great visuals w/the acrylic cards.
2011-08-12
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Daniel Brie
Romania
Cluj-Napoca
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9
Mar 2012
quality plastic cards, the best I've seen so far. game's mechanic is good and it's a lot of fun to play.
2012-03-26
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Brett Ovcen
United States
Boynton Beach
Florida
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9
Feb 2012
pretty fun if you like dark humor games
2012-03-03
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Kysen A
United States
Indiana
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9
Aug 2012
A little tricky, but otherwise a good game.
2012-08-19
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erin gipson
United States
birmingham
Alabama
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9
Nov 2012
For a story telling game (which I usually dislike very much) this one is actually pretty fun.
2014-11-23
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Hal

Michigan
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9
Dec 2012
Love the clear cards and overlay mechanic. The metagame of storytelling is a ton of fun.
2012-12-01
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Jeff Niekamp
United States
Lehi
Utah
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9
Nov 2013
I like this. A lot. I want to play with some additional people that really have fun with the story telling.
2013-11-13
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Justin Frantz
United States
Auburn
California
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9
Mar 2013
Besides making up my own stories my favorite part about this game is listening how people spin off your story. This should be in every ones collection.
2013-03-29
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Melissa the Gnome
United States
West Allis
WI - Wisconsin
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9
Jun 2013
Saw this on Tabletop and knew that we would enjoy it. It's a great storytelling game for groups that don't mind the morbid theme. I've gotten some expansions that I can't wait to try.
2014-06-01
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Joseph Kennedy
United States
Iowa
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9
Apr 2013
Fantastic game! Wonderful game mechanics, extremely funny, and highly competitive. I wish it had more cards because playing with all five family members will burn through the deck fast... but otherwise one of the best!
2013-04-19
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Jeppe Laursen
Denmark
Randers
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9
Nov 2013
Fun storytelling game. Be warned! if you play this with the right people, you will laugh a lot
2013-07-02
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Holly Keas
United States
California
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9
May 2013
I really like this game. Yes, it's cutthroat an mean, but it's also very funny if you have a group who has great imagination, which my group does. Love, love, love it.
2013-05-18
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Shiranami Washi
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9
May 2013
So much fun, if you play with people who continue your story into absurdity. We nearly died laughing.

Want to play it more often ^_^
2013-05-22
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Mikael Palm
Sweden
Kronoberg
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9
Jun 2013
i am getting bored with seeing the same cards over and over.
2015-03-01
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Jacob DeSersa
United States
Sacramento
California
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9
Jul 2013
The best story telling game ive played, though this game isnt for everyone
2013-08-08
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Toni Westbrook
United States
Manchester
New Hampshire
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9
Jul 2013
Great game - the storytelling aspect and macabre atmosphere is really what does it. Wouldn't necessarily appeal to everyone, but if you're into it, it's awesome! Also of note, physically, I love the cards. Not only are clear plastic fun, but the material can stand up to spills or bending much better than cardboard.
2013-07-06
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Nathan Lambes
United States
Carlisle
Ohio
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9
Sep 2013
Gloom is, by far, my favorite storytelling game. Great mix of creativity and actual strategic gameplay.
2013-09-15
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anne josje
Netherlands
roosendaal
noord brabant
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9
Nov 2013
Great theme! Everyone I introduce it to gets a laugh out of it.

The design is amazing all the way from the illustrations, the colouring, the see through cards (never seen this before or after) to the (flavour) text full of brilliant alliteration.

Allegedly what makes this game really great is the storytelling, which hasn't really come naturally to me (yet). But without the game is fun too!

Unfortunately, what I like so much about this game is also the reason I don't get to play it nearly enough: each see through card is chockfull of English alliteration, making it impossible to translate in order for me to play with my Dutch friends.
2014-04-07
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