Le Tarot Noir box and deck
Le Tarot Noir | Review

there is more to the traditional tarot ‘branch’. It has more to offer and to love. Including the very new, the very old and some decks that simply deserve the name classic despite its age. This review revolves around the latter. Some brand it a TdM, others say not (the designer is part of the first group by the way). It is a little quirky, but according to yours truly also beautiful in its own way. I am talking about Le Tarot Noir. If you, like me, have been roaming the pages of th…

Mass market edition Tarot of Dreams
News , Tarot / 20 December 2015

The Tarot of Dreams by Ciro Marchetti is now available by U.S. Games. The designer self-published his deck in 2005, shortly after one of the highest selling decks ever; The Gilded Tarot. So of course that meant high quality work with a limited print, although unfortunately also for some a price they could not afford. Self-publishing is pricey, and Marchetti always chooses good card stock and excellent additional materials. That has now changed. U.S. Games was able to pick up the rights and print the mass market edition. That means the waiting has ended.  In the deck & booklet the book is still by Lee Bursten, known for his Gay Tarot. U.S. Games has stayed true to Ciro Marchetti’s artwork, but there is just a slight change. The borders have been adapted. The original ones had a frame with squares in which you could see the elemental dignities and astrological correspondences. In the mass market edition Tarot of Dreams, there is no frame, but a black bleeding border that does not really ‘feel’ like a border. In that blackness you will now see the titles and correspondences. Judging from just pictures I have to say I really like this new style…

The Llewellyn Tarot | Review
Decks , Review , Tarot / 28 October 2015

There are decks, that once you open that box and hold the cards in your hand something special happens. It doesn’t occur often, even if you have a huge collection, but when it does a deck like that becomes the go-to-wonder or the answer to ‘what would you take with you if you got stranded on a deserted island’. The Llewellyn deck by Anna-Marie Ferguson is such a deck for me and if you’re a fan of RWS-inspired tarot cards you should definitely check…