segunda-feira, 10 de agosto de 2009


Um jogo bem divertido e cômico da Atlas Games (fabricante do Once Upon a Time). Nele, cada player faz o papel de uma família macabra que deve, no decorrer da partida, matar todos os seus membros da maneira mais tenebrosa possível.

Tudo isso empilhando cartas que possuem um componente genial: transparência. Isso mesmo. As cartas são transparentes e conforme você as empilha, vai somando os textos e ícones de cada uma delas e gerando resultados variados.

Meu primo trouxe esse título de uma viagem recente que fez ao EUA e eu me encantei pelos componentes. A seguir, vai o texto oficial da página do game do BGG.

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.

Printed on transparent plastic cards, Gloom features an innovative design by noted RPG author Keith Baker. Multiple modifier cards can be played on top of the same character card; since the cards are transparent, elements from previously played modifier cards either show through or are obscured by those played above them. You'll immediately and easily know the worth of every character, no matter how many modifiers they have. You've got to see (through) this game to believe it!

3 comentários:

Cacá disse...

O jogo é muito legal mesmo, por aqui temos a expansão "Unhappy Homes" tb...


VINCE VADER disse...

Eu adorei! é um belo exemplo de mecânica aliada a uma nova tecnologia.

DiegoFerrite disse...

Pareceu muito interessante, fora o tema macabro, esse lance da transparência das cartas.