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Tarot de Marseille

08/04/2012 at 11:50 AM

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Aesthetics
Back
Accuracy
Durability
Usability
Documentation
Value
Overall
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.