August 26th, 2011
There are all kinds of Goth and vampire theme video games, and role-playing games, but for some reason, trying to find a Goth card or board game to play with friends is genuinely difficult. It doesn’t have to be though! If you’re a regular reader, then you’ve probably realized by now that when we look for something, we do it -thoroughly-. So instead of focusing one just one of these impossible to find games, we give you as many as we can possibly find. First of all though, we want you know, there are always alternatives to traditional Goth- or vampire-theme card or board games.
For example, you can play online card games, like those on Facebook, or PP France, and just enjoy connecting with poker and spades players worldwide. You can play with old friends, and meet new ones. Social network gaming is a great way to connect with and meet new people, while having a great time playing your favorite card games in the process. Even if you do enjoy the few Gothic card and board games we manage to find, you can still enjoy social and online gaming. Besides, online gaming makes it harder to lose money, –unlike traditional casino gaming… which is designed to make money incredibly easy to lose!
Uglydolls – The Goth-theme card games we’ve dug up are “Uglydolls Card Game” –there’s not a lot to it, and it’s not very Goth-y. UD is mostly just a quirky, slightly eccentric card game for ages 6 and up.
Gother Than Thou – Very cool Goth-y card game, the idea is to be the most Goth player, –in order to be the most Goth, you need 20 Goth points, but you have to deal with taking cards from opponents, and some of those are “Infection” points, which subtract from Goth points, and Money cards, which limit how many draws you get. Altogether, fun for ages 8 and up, although, the younger kids might not really get the parody aspect of the game.
Gloom: the Game of Inauspicious Accidents and Grave Consequences – I did actually save the best for last. Gloom looks like great fun, and each card has amazingly creepy and Gothy black and white illustrations. Plus, it has the twisted, fun plot that we creepy Goth people look for in any game: to make each character in the game suffer a tragic, untimely death in the most elaborate way possible. There are three different expansion packs. The game looks like a blast, –pick it up soon!