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, 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. Heap misfortune upon the family you control and give out good things to your opponents-- you'll win the game only if yours are the most miserable upon death. A morbidly fun game where the more elaborate your explanation of the cards, the better.