Creeping Horror: Gameplay Basics
In Cthulhu Gloom, each player places Modifier cards on their family members to walk them further down the path of sadness and insanity, and on other players' family members to make them horribly happy. Will your family fight something formless or learn loathsome lore? Will their endings be all too happy or the kind of gruesome end that Lovecraft himself would have dreamt of?
Add madness-inducing levels of complexity to your game with Story cards that provide benefits to the player who reaches their conditions first. A new transformation mechanic changes Characters — and their portraits — into hideous and slimy things. When you've felt rather fishy or been minced by Mi-Go, the effects aren't easily forgotten!
Like Gloom second edition, Cthulhu Gloom features unique transparent cards that stack atop each other to hide and reveal the Self-Worth scores from the cards below. The easy scoring and evocatively squamous art are guaranteed to make players tragically happy.
The game ends when one entire family has shuffled off this mortal coil. The winner is the player whose deceased family members reached the greatest heights of insanity and misery.