Tarot Deck Reviews
Which Deck Should I Buy?
The tarot deck that is best for your needs depends on what you will be using it for. Is it for tarot readings? Pick a divination deck. Is it for gaming? Pick a gaming deck. Is it for a prop? Perhaps a historical deck would be the best choice for your needs.
Decks designed for divination by cartomancy. Typically, these decks feature highly illustrated designs, often even on the pip cards.
Decks designed for playing games with cards. Typically these decks are less highly illustrated, with an emphasis on readability. Some even feature reversible cards, so that the cards can easily be read upside down.
These decks come down to us from historical sources. Some had missing cards and had to have them replaced by skilled artists. Others have arrived through history miraculously intact.
Some modern decks include suits unrelated to the traditional tarot suits. They can vary widely.