Hi - just interested to find out what others are doing. We've been playing Gloom for a few weeks now and have been finding the hand of 5 cards to be very restrictive. We tried 6, which was better, and have now settled on a hand of 7 which seems to make the game altogether more fun. Seems to allow a bit more strategy and the chance to hold back a useful card for later rather than just being forced to play cards as they're drawn.
Have others tried this? What's the intended advantage of a 5 card hand?
Enjoying the game lots - certainly appeals to the morbid in my slightly gothic 10 year old daughter!