Gloom in Space

Gloom in Space

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Space is the Worst. Empty, black, airless, awash in radiation, and dotted with immense clods of flaming plasma that make everything within millions of miles too hot to support life. If your living room were like space, you'd never, ever go there. 

In Gloom in Space, you make your rag-tag band or star-faring heroes miserable, and then kill them. 

Sci-fi archetypes like the Smuggler, Captain, Doctor, and Dark Lord fight their fathers, meddle with monoliths, get caught in compactors, and wind up getting nuked from orbit. Eventually, enough Untimely Deaths come to pass that the game ends. And then? The most miserable crew wins. 

Gloom in Space is a stand-alone game that's also compatible with all existing Gloom core games and expansions. 

In Gloom in Space…

  • Each player chooses their own crew of sci-fi archetypes.
  • Modifiers add or subtract points. With transparent cards, the points you can still see after "The Kid" was "Pursued by a Predator" are the points that are in play. It's that simple!
  • Untimely Deaths lock in points for good or ill. When enough characters buy the space-farm, the game ends and the most miserable crew wins.
  • It's all about storytelling. The players, not the cards, provide the depressing details about why "The Engineer" was so deeply "Troubled by Tribbles."

Card List 


  • Continuity Error
  • He's Dead, Jim
  • Holiday Special
  • It's a Trap!
  • Mirror Universe
  • Redshirt
  • Regeneration
  • Temporal Anomaly
  • Transporter Accident
  • Vogon Poetry


  • Was Choked from Afar
  • Flew into a Star
  • Was Tried & then Terminated
  • Was Eventually Exterminated
  • Died for the Many
  • Ran out of Fuel
  • Died in a Duel
  • Was Crushed by Asteroids
  • Was Mangled by Machines
  • Was Deftly Disintegrated
  • Lived Long and Prospered
  • Should have Shot First
  • Shouldn't have Gone so Boldly
  • Was Blasted for Bounty
  • Was Blown into Bits
  • Was Lost in Space
  • Was Nuked from Orbit
  • Was Shoved out the Airlock
  • Was Slain by their Son
  • Was Trapped in Time


  • Blew up the Battlestation
  • Defeated the Dark Lord
  • Dated a Doctor
  • Made the Perfect Mixtape
  • Found a Force
  • Hung out With a Hologram
  • Loved a Lieutenant
  • Married a Martian
  • Purloined the Plans
  • Rescued a Relative
  • Romanced a Robot
  • Was a Skilled Scavenger
  • Was Seduced by a Smuggler
  • Went to the Pleasure Planet
  • Battled Bounty Hunters
  • Blew up Their own Base
  • Blundered into a Blob
  • Clashed With a Clone
  • Couldn't Save a Companion
  • Didn't Shut Down the Shield
  • Faced a Doomsday Device
  • Fought their Father
  • Grappled with Gravity
  • Had to Fix the Hyperdrive
  • Hit a Hitchhiker
  • Investigated an Invasion
  • Lost the Last Starfighter
  • Meddled With a Monolith
  • Picked up a Parasite
  • Quarreled in the Cantina
  • Started Self-Destruct
  • Tangled with Tentacles
  • Traveled Through Time
  • Was a Martian in a Mask
  • Was Accidentally Assimilated
  • Was Actually an Android
  • Was Attacked by Aliens
  • Was Beamed into Battle
  • Was Beaten by Bugs
  • Was Bullied by Birdmen
  • Was Caught in a Compactor
  • Was Conned by a Counselor
  • Was Marooned on Mars
  • Was Mystified by The Matrix
  • Was Plundered by Pirates
  • Was Pursued by a Predator
  • Was Pushed Through a Portal
  • Was Saddled with a Sidekick
  • Was Shot by a Shepherd
  • Was Shot Down in a Shuttle
  • Was Slugged by a Slug
  • Was Trapped by Troopers
  • Was Terrified by Transporters
  • Was Tormented by Telepaths
  • Was Tricked by a Traitor
  • Was Troubled by Tribbles
  • Went Through a Wormhole

CHARACTER CARDS (No assigned families in this version)

  • The Smuggler
  • The Farmboy
  • The Princess
  • The Robot
  • The Old Man
  • The Captain
  • The Doctor
  • The Scientist
  • The Engineer
  • The Kid
  • The Dark Lord
  • The Nemesis
  • The Bounty Hunter
  • The Android
  • The Soldier
  • The Space Knight
  • The Counselor
  • The Time Traveler
  • The Cute One
  • The Traitor

Recommended Age: 13 and up

Number of Players: 2-5

Average Playing Time: 60 Mins