Tired of perusing joy and success in your gaming? Have we got the game for you! Gloom: Digital Edition is a dark, macabre game where your goal is to make your family as miserable as possible while bringing joy and good fortune to your opponent's families.

In Gloom: Digital Edition, you play a series of morbidly humorous negative Modifier Cards on your family members giving them negative Self-Worth points. Such tragedies as "Being mauled by manatees", "Swindled by salesmen" and "Menaced by mice" are "good" for you. And, you play positive Modifier Cards on your rival's family giving them positive Self-Worth points. Good fortune such as being "Delighted by ducklings", "Found fame at a feast", and Blessed by the bishop are "bad" for them.

Additionally, you can play Event Cards to cancel turns, bring characters back from the dead and other meta things. Finally, when you're "happy" with your family member's collection of negative points, play an Untimely Death, shuffling them off this mortal coil. When an entire family has met their demise, you total up the points. The family with the most negative points wins! Well, if you can call that "winning".

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

twopiearr ,

Fix rotation please

The game works fine, but on an iPad, the screen is rotated 180 degrees from the default landscape orientation that any iPad user with a case expects, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to fix. It’s a small thing, but it’s annoying enough to cost a Star.

Sobotka4 ,

Now wants $3 & AI gang bangs you!!!

Crashes less now. However, I was wondering why the UNHAPPY HOME option was X’d-out. Turns out the game wants $2.99 for it now. The AI makes it near impossible to win with the other Houses ganging up on you- instead of intelligent play AND without the UNHAPPY HOMES residence cards you can expect to loose most games played by far to the AI. When I first started playing winning was almost too easy and now it is nigh impossible. Also I have never been able to play a game against other players. Anyhow I would gladly pay for a Gloom game that had a better AI- just being ganged up on pointlessly while the game plays randomly is no good. The AI used to be so random that when an AI HOUSE just needed to kill their last family member- the AI would randomly keep play cards instead of ending the game- now the AI just has all of the other AI houses trumping your “gloom” points with good fortune points until the game ends with you usually in last place every time. This game should not have passed play testing.

hawk0127 ,

3 issues I find annoying. Could get 5 stars if fixed. I love gloom.

I like solo games, but so far it feels like all the bots attack you while helping each other, making it 3 on 1, no logical ai attacks on each other. You could have no points, and the bot attacks you when another bot is way ahead.
It’s very easy to accidentally play a card when you just want to read it, hurting yourself.
Unable to rotate to other horizontal orientation to use my case as a stand.

Other than that, I love gloom, and this could get 5 stars from me.


1.3 GB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Gloom: Unhappy Homes $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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