Tarot and Inspiration
U.S. Games Systems, Inc. has been the premier publisher of tarot and inspirational decks since 1968. For tarot aficionados a must-read book is the award-winning Pamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story. Rider-Waite-Smith decks and Crowley Thoth continue to be among the most popular tarot decks in the world. Modern interpretations of these classic decks include Hush Tarot, The Urban Tarot, Crow Tarot, Ethereal Visions Tarot, Tarot Grand Luxe and Herbcrafter’s Tarot as well as many others. Our beautiful oracle deck selection includes Emily Balivet’s Mystic Sisters, Melanie Delon’s Elle Qui Oracle, Amy Brown’s Fairy Wisdom Oracle and Steve Hutton’s Raven’s Wand Oracle. Land Sky Oracle, Divine Feather Messenger Deck and Reiki Oracle Deck are among the visionary products available for conscious living and meditation practices. Field Guide to Garden Dragons and Pixiekins are a few of the whimsical decks for the young and young at heart. We also offer inspirational gift products such as Angel Kindness Cards, Pup Notes, and Healing Notes.
Games and Playing Card Decks
U.S. Games Systems, Inc. of Stamford, CT has been producing quality family games and specialty playing card decks for 50 years. Designed for family fun, all our products are attractively packaged and affordably priced.
Our wide selection of games has something for every age and interest. Best-selling Wizard Card Game is now available in several different editions including the new Two Player Wizard, Fantasy Wizard, Medieval Wizard, Deluxe Edition, and Large Index Wizard. For little ones we offer Kids' Classics, Banana Split Card Game, and perennially popular Authors Cards. Award-winning word games like Snatch-It, Royalty, Flashwordz, and Quickword educate as well as entertain.
Let’s Play™ Card Games presents an exciting collection of family games in an eye-catching counter display: Flip Six, Continuo, Duo, Tripolo, Bing-O and others. The Mystery Rummy Card Game series is back by popular demand.
Themed playing card decks include Optical Illusions, Classic American Rides, Natural World, Vintage Railroad, Airplane Spotter Cards, Presidents, Civil War series and many other historical decks.
U.S. Games Systems products have been honored with awards from Dr Toy, iParenting Media, Creative Child, NAPPA, TIA, Tillywig and many others
Founded in 1968 by Stuart R. Kaplan, U. S. Games Systems (USGS) initially marketed a single product category, tarot cards. It now markets approximately 400 proprietary items from over 20 product categories of tarot, playing cards, games, children's card games, museum products, books, and educational/motivational cards. The company's overall mission is to create, produce and market high quality printed playing cards and book products.
USGS' market coverage in the earlier years was bookstores in the continental United States. It now sells its products through 150 independent sales representatives; in-house sales staff and attendance at approximately 40 national and regional trade shows, to 10,000 accounts of different types of retailers and wholesalers plus export to twenty countries. Primary customers include regular bookstores, children's bookstores, book distributors and book chains; book clubs, gift shops including museum gift shops and mind/body/spirit retailer; greeting card stores; toy and game stores; hobby shops and mail order catalogs.
Today, U. S. Games Systems is a recognized leader in the publishing and marketing of tarot cards and related tarot products, children's card games, theme playing cards and fine art playing cards. The overall product line is characterized by the high quality of illustrations, photography, packaging and product design.
USGS develops up to twenty new products annually and each product is targeted to support its continued penetration of a variety of niche markets, i.e., special interest and quality conscious consumer segments.
The company regularly receives recognition for its outstanding product line from organizations including:
- Mensa Best Mind Games Awards
- Creative Child Awards
- Toy Directory top Toy Awards
- National Association of Gifted Children
- Games Magazine Best 100
- Games Magazine Best Family Card Game
- Doctor Toy Awards
- National Parenting Publication Awards
- iParenting Media Awards
- Parents Choice Gold Awards
- Coalition of Visionary Resources Awards
- American Tarot Association Awards
- Tarosophists Awards
- Gold Ink Awards
Some of the most popular tarot products published by U. S. Games Systems include Rider-Waite, Crowley, Universal Waite, Motherpeace, Medicine Woman, Aquarian, Goddess, Morgan-Greer, Chrysalis Tarot, Golden Tarot, and Spiritsong Tarot.
Popular card games published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. includes the award-winning Wizard Card Game, Banana Split Card Game, Authors, the Natural World Series, Children’s Classics Card Games, Civil War Games, Ouija Card Game, Royalty, Creative Whack Pack, Mystery Rummy Series, Continuo, Duo, American Revolution Games. Word games include Snatch-It, Royalty, Dicewords, Quickword, and WOW.
As evidenced not only in his writings and personal collection of rare cards and games (previously on exhibit at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT), playing cards have been and continue to be a passion of the founder and Chairman of USGS. This strong desire to share high quality printed playing cards with others is embodied in the culture and fabric of U.S. Games Systems.