Lynn Araujo: Interview with the American Tarot Association

Who said, “Publishing is a changing world, but as long as you recognize the shifting currents and embrace them rather than resisting them you can make it work. ”

Why none other than our very own Lynn Araujo who was interviewed by the American Tarot Association for their monthly Reflections.

Lynn Araujo

Lynn Araujo

Find out which deck Lynn wishes USGames had gotten. Learn a bit about her background and what she did before she came to USGames.

Click here to read the interview.

Proudly Announcing COVR 2015 Winners

905110647003.copyWe are delighted to announce our Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) winners.

Winning the Best in Tarot category: The Chrysalis Tarot

Chrysalis TarotWinning the Best in Divination Category: The Celtic Lenormand

Celtic LenormandWinning the Best in Inspirational category: Vintage Wisdom Oracle

Vintage Wisdom Oracle Congratulations to everyone from the authors and artists to the production team et al. We are so proud of our winners. The winners were announced at the INATS Awards Banquet June 27, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

2015 COVR Award Finalists

2015 COVR FinalistsWe are delighted to announce that four of our decks have been selected as Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) finalists.

The four decks are:

Chrysalis TarotThe Chrysalis Tarot — Tarot Category finalist

Celtic LenormandThe Celtic Lenormand — Divination Category finalist

Art Through the StarstreamArt Through The Starstream Oracle — Inspirational Category Finalist

Vintage Wisdom OracleVintage Wisdom Oracle — Inspirational Category Finalist

Thank you for all your support. The winners will be announced at the INATS Awards Banquet tonight, Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.

Celebrating COVR Winner: Magical Times Empowerment Cards

As we reported on our post Monday July 20, 2014, USGames was thrilled to be the recipient of three awards. Today we are celebrating with Jody Bergsma’s Magical Times Empowerment Cards.

If you haven’t seen this one yet, here’s some info about it. This exquisite deck presents 44 over-sized cards with inspirational images and affirmations. An illustrated 28-page booklet, which provides gentle, yet powerful messages, id included. Let this deck and the insightful writings help you channel the magic all around you to achieve your greatest dreams.

Jody Bergsma’s unique watercolor artwork combines her passion for native wildlife, fantasy creatures, and geometric design. She also illustrated The Spirit of the Wheel Meditation Deck by U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Enjoy some images from the Magical Times Empowerment Cards.
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Celebrating COVR WINNER: Sacred World Oracle

Lynn at INATS 2014

Lynn at INATS 2014

Each year COVR confers awards to the best of the best in the Visionary Resources. Formed in 1996, this non-profit trade organization works to help those in the Mind/Body/Spirit category. From artists to musicians to manufacturers, retailers and more, COVR puts the M/B/S industry first.

One of those ways is with their Visionary Award program. They invite “all those who inspire humanity with their books, products, art, music and messages to enter their works to be evaluated by” their judges.

This year, we were thrilled to win three awards. One for Jody Bergsma’s Magical Times deck which one the Best Inspirational Product. Kris Waldherr’s Sacred World Oracle not only won Best Divination product but also deemed best product of the year.

Today’s post is to show off our Best Product of the Year according to COVR. Look for our showing off of Jody’s excellent deck on Wednesday.

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Sacred World Frog

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Sacred World Oracle Peacock

Sacred World Oracle Elephant

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Sacred World Oracle Dragonfly

Congratulations to Kris Waldherr for this amazing deck!

Puzzling Ciro Marchetti

Recently the talented Ciro Marchetti posted a puzzle on his Facebook page. We are sharing it here.

We will be releasing Ciro’s Oracle of Visions soon. For now, search for the insects and keys. Ciro hasn’t said how many there are so let us know how many you find.

Click for a larger image.

Ciro Marchetti's Oracle of visions party puzzle

Ciro Marchetti

And while you wait impatiently for this deck, don’t forget about his Gilded Reverie Lenormand that is already available.

Tarot Blog Hop: Ostara 2014

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Welcome to the USGames Tarot blog. We love participating in this gathering of Tarot and oracle blogs. It’s always a mystery to see where the blog will go.

Our Tarot Blog Hop mistress for this round is Joanne Sprott. She’s asked us to focus on the resurrection of life, love, dreams, creation (and flowers!). We couldn’t think of anything better than to share some of forthcoming Chrysalis Tarot with you.

This gorgeous deck is from Holly Sierra and Toney Brooks who have put their considerable talents together to create a new, holistic approach to the Tarot.

Enjoy their creativity!

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Now hop to the next post in our Ostara 2014 Tarot Blog Hop. Thanks for leaving a comment. We love hearing what you think of this new deck of ours.

The Chrysalis Tarot should emerge soon so do check back. And join us on Facebook where we post cards and questions so you can join in the fun!

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Win Your Choice Of Our New Oracle Decks!

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Welcome to our scavenger hunt! We are so delighted with our new look (okay, not so new look) that we wanted to entice you to take a look around.

To that end, answer the following 10 questions to win your choice of Jody Bergsma’s Magical Times Empowerment Cards or Kris Waldherr’s Sacred World Oracle or Kim Dreyer’s Conscious Spirit Oracle. Two runner-ups will also win their choice of magnets. We will draw those three winners from all correct entries. Also, the first correct responder will be getting a signed card from Stuart Kaplan.

Do not submit your answers here. Email them to Lynn.

Your ten questions are:

1. Name four specific cards in 4 different decks that have pictures of cats.
2. Find three different games by Mike Fitzgerald
3. Find two word games.
4. What USGS tarot deck was described with clues in the Guess the Deck February 11-14, 2013?
5. Name a deck with the word Goddess in it.
6. Find two decks illustrated by Peter Pracownik.
7. What year was USGS founded?
8. What is the first game Stuart Kaplan created?
9. What are two of the extras in the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set?
10. Name two Oracle decks including the author and artist.

Remember to send those in by 6pm PST on Friday August 23. Winners announced on Monday.

GOOD LUCK!

Lammas Tarot Blog Hop 2013

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The Lammas Tarot Blog Hop theme is: We are delighted to share our new home on the web as well as a peek at a brand-new, 44 card, oracle deck.

SacredWorld_FrogYou may have hopped in from Louise or back from Jordan. However you got here, we are glad you came. We hope you will leave a comment so we know you were here! If you get lost, there’s a master list available too.

Sacred World Oracle Peacock

This was an easy choice for the staff at U.S. Games with a brand new offering from Kris Waldherr.

SacredWorld_DoveWith stunning artwork by renowned artist Kris Waldherr, The Sacred World Oracle celebrates the beauty of the earth and the diversity of its creatures. Drawing from mythology, folklore, and nature this deck offers gentle guidance and practical wisdom for all of life’s challenges.

Sacred World Oracle ElephantThe Sacred World Oracle is comprised of 44 oracle cards organized into four quadrants representing the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. Each color-coded quadrant is associated with ten different animals. The 48-page booklet presents keywords and a narrative description of the mythological significance of each card.

Sacred World Oracle Dragonfly

Kris Waldherr is the acclaimed author and artist of Lover’s Path Tarot, The Goddess Tarot book and deck, Ask the Queens Advice Card Deck, and Doomed Queens Royal Playing Cards.

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Thanks for including us in your journey around the web today. Remember to let us know you were here!

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