This snippet is from a rather unusual Tarot deck. I'd give you clues but I can't bear to!
It's small, but can you tell us what deck and what card this is? Leave your guess in the comments.
On Monday, James Wells shared his Tarot Circle games with us. It made me wonder about the actual card game of Tarot.
Did you know that the game of Tarot is still played? There is an entire group of games for the 78 card deck. Many people refer to them as Tarock games. Tarot or jeu de tarot is a game similar to other trump-style games where you take tricks.
How did you do? Were you right in your guesses? How did you figure it out if you were right?
The mystery card from May 11, 2011 is
Well I got a little scissor-happy and one of my cards ended up in pieces on the floor. Can you help me identify the card and the deck so I can tape it back together?
Riddle me this.
What card is this from?
What card has the meaning of :
Feel free to leave your guesses in the comments. We will reveal this mystery card in Friday's post.
© November 2010 U.S. Games Systems Inc.
Hello Agent Reader. We've experienced some difficulty with Agent Tarot. She was in the middle of a Tarot reading when some nefarious mad scientist abducted her. We've dispatched Agents Collier and Carter to rescue her. Your job, should you choose to accept, is to determine what the question might have been.
Here is what we know. She was using the African Tarot deck. This colorful, simply drawn deck is often overlooked but has a lot to offer someone looking for a bright and amusing Tarot deck. We know that Agent Tarot was reading for Miss Lulu Lovelorn. Miss Lovelorn is also missing.
The cards are the Queen of Pentacles, the Ace of Swords and the Page of Wands. Can you apply your skills at backward Tarot reading to deduce what the question might have been? Once we know that, we can determine why these two were abducted and for what nefarious evil plot.
This blog post will not self-destruct in thirty seconds. Do post your thoughts. The world is depending on you, Agent Reader.
© November 2010 U.S. Games Systems Inc.
Calling All Would-Be Sleuths!
We like games here at US Games Systems, Inc. So let's play one. It's a scavenger hunt! What will you win? Your very own copy of the Doomed Queens: Royal Playing Cards deck, that's what. You can play Rummy with your friends and wow them with the Doomed Queens of Kris Waldherr.
So what you have to do to enter is answer the following ten questions. All answers can be found on the U.S. Games Systems, Inc site and on this blog but you will have to hunt for them. So grab your pipe and magnifying glass, all you would-be Sherlock Holmes types. Let the search begin!
1. U.S. Games Systems, Inc. publishes award-winning card games. Name one.
2. If you want to be informed of the specials for registered customers only, what should you do?
3. Why was Waite's choice of Pamela Colman Smith such a good thing?
4. What was the first product giveaway on the U.S. Games Systems blog?
5. What are three types of Rider-Waite Tarot that we publish?
6. Find at least 2 products with the word "dog" in the title.
7. What year was US Games started?
8. Name three titles in the Natural World Playing Card series.
9. What is the tiniest deck published by U.S. Games?
10. How many pages are there in Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Tarot?
Don't put your answer in the comments! You don't want to make it easy for your competition. Email your answers to our Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday November 21, 2010. The winner will be drawn from all the correct answers. Look for that name to be announced on this blog on Monday November 22.
So what you have to do to enter is answer those ten questions. The game is afoot!
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What's that you say?
You do, too? Great!
Because I just made a Tarot word search for our wonderful Fool Stop Tarot Blog readers.
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