Thursday, March 21, 2013

Game of the Day: Gloom

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. In Gloom from Atlas Games, each player is in charge of one of four eccentric families. The goal? To bring about their demise. But it's the way you do so that makes this game so entertaining. You can have your characters be terrified by topiary, pursued by poodles, or eaten by bears, all the while making sure your opponents' characters are finding love at the lake while being delighted by ducklings and marrying magnificently. Sound silly? It is--and the sillier you can make it, the better. Think the gang on TableTop is going to have any problem with this? Yeah, me neither. Enjoy today's episode, Gloom.

Tomorrow, we'll stick with card games by featuring Chez Geek, which pokes fun (in a loving way) at many of the stereotypes of the modern geek culture. In the meantime, if you can peel yourself away from March Madness, Play More Games!

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