Tarot of Marseille
Based on the original 18th century design. Lower-class tarot cards have not been found dating to the origin of Tarot games. The Tarot of Marseilles may be the surviving eamples that are closest to the decks that may have been used by the common people during earlier centuries. We also include our booklet with a short history of Tarot cards, and six games that can be played with them. (Games listed below)
$25.00/deck + shipping
Games included in booklet
Two versions of 17th Century French Tarot games, La Rigueur, 17th Century Swiss Tarot, Tarok, Triomphe Forcée
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The authors, experts in the fields of art history, games, and the tarot, trace the history of the tarot deck from its origins in the game room to its current role in occult circles. Their thorough research cuts through the misconceptions and glamorization surrounding the cards' rather mundane beginnings, while revealing the rich history of psychological, political, and religious influences on our perceptions of what is now a common tool of many occult practitioners.