Tarot games for US public libraries


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Tarot games for US public libraries

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May 8, 2010, 3:04pm

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May 9, 2010, 10:11am

There was one historical item that you forgot to list.

Tarot cards were used to pass messages between persecuted societies within the Roman Empire. This happening about 5th century.

May 9, 2010, 1:41pm


Do you have a cite for that? The earliest historical evidence for Tarot cards (that I'm aware of) is the early 15th century.

May 10, 2010, 10:37am


Unfortunately, I got that from word of mouth instruction from my priest who visited Rome and the holy land. I will dig to see if I can find the reference he referred to.

Of course, he may also have confused a standard deck of playing cards with Tarot cards, though standard playing cards are based on the Tarot, or vice versa.

May 20, 2010, 1:23pm

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Apr 16, 2011, 2:55pm

Another modern game that uses Tarot cards is "Gnostica" (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9629/gnostica). It's a rather strategically interesting game, too.

Jan 9, 2015, 5:54pm

Even then mainstay of 2nd ed D&D has its Tarokka deck as a part of the Ravenloft campaign world. Many games use a 52 card playing card such as Amber and Classic Deadlands.