This is an expansion for, and requires Gloom core game to play. In the Gloom card game, you make your eccentric family of misfits suffer the greatest tragedies possible before helping them pass on to the well-deserved respite of death. Just mix the 55 transparent cards in this set together with your copy of Gloom to add morbid new Modifiers, Events, and Untimely Deaths, and a new family - the malodorous Malone mob - including The Broken Arms Hotel as a Residence card to use with the Unhappy Homes expansion. When Boils Malone brought his family overseas to "get away from the heat, " he wasn't expecting quite so much rain! Also inside are five new Character cards called Unwelcome Guests, which can move from family to family during the game; and Transformations. The new Malone family allows an additional player to join a game. The second edition includes new packaging (with side-by-side half-decks), rules fixes, timing icons, reminder cards, and more; plus it's fully compatible with the first edition game and supplements.