Queen of Tarot

The ancient wisdom of the cards

Tarot de Marseille

Tags marseilles pattern, reviews, 18th century, the enlightenment

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Origin

France, 18th century.

Publisher

US Games

Size

4.9 x 2.8 inches

Suggested Retail

$24.00

There's nothing particularly fancy about this deck, but it is very much what it claims to be. It is a very neat, orderly looking Marseilles pattern Tarot, with each card bearing a white background and primary colors for the illustrations. It doesn't deviate much from what you'd expect in a Marseilles deck, except that the captions and indices are very crisp and easy to read -- and moreover, the are in English! This pleased me. Personally, I have no intention of using it for divination, as I consider the Marseille pattern to be a primarily gaming deck, but that's just me. This deck is certainly durable enough to stand up to the wear of everyday use, and while the figure cards are not reversible, their clear indices would still make it pleasant to play with.

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