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4.7 out of 5 stars

on 18 May 2017
If you have a friend who likes Tarot cards and Halloween then this is the deck for them especially if they are born the day before Halloween like myself. With suits like pumpkins and ghosts this makes a really nice gift. Now some people swear by being given a deck rather choosing it themselves and wrapping it in a silk scarf. Whatever you choose treat your deck with respect and it can be your guide but remember we make our own destiny so make it a good one.
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VINE VOICEon 3 August 2007
I think this is going to be a 'marmite' deck - you'll either love it or hate it. I love it. The deck and book set comes in beautiful packaging which would make an excellent addition to your collection or a lovely gift for someone else.

The images are loosely based on the Rider-Waites which helps guide you to the meaning of the cards behind all the crazy images. The suits are renamed to fit the Halloween tradition: Pumpkins, Ghosts, Bats, Imps but the Major Arcana have retained their original names.

The deck itself is made from very good card stock, nice and thick whilst not too stiff or difficult to shuffle and, unusually for decks issued by US Games, they are not laminated so you don't have that overwelming plastic smell that you usually get. The cards have a nice, smooth, pleasant feel and actually feel like card rather than plastic.

Each card features a Halloween character for example the Empress is Frankenstein's Bride; the Magician looks like Gomez Adams here but even though the characters are cartoon-like, they retain the symbolism present in the Rider-Waites for example - Gomez is still in the classic magician pose 'as above so below' even though he is pulling a rabbit out of a hat rather than brandishing the customary wand...

The deck is very bright - lots of white, orange, reds, greens, yellows with black borders. Although on a first glance it might seem that this is a collector's deck only and not for serious reading, look again and you will find lots to interpret here - the white lillies, red roses, pomegranates they all make their appearance. The position of the characteres and the others around them also link to the esoteric meanings of the cards.

So, it's fun, it's kooky but can you read with them? Yes. Get into it, have a really good look at the cards, and you will find that apart from the theme, most of the RW symbolism is still there. There have been many discussions about this deck on Tarot Forums and it is agreed that this deck could be used for 'serious' readings as well as lighthearted ones.

I liked the book that came with it, I thought that for the extra few quid, it would be worth having the set and I was not disappointed. The book contains quite a lot of useful information although you do have to know a bit about Tarot symbology in general.

Can you use these as a beginner? Why not? Get some books on the Tarot based on the Rider Waite and yes, you could do it easily. Is this a deck you could use all the time for readings? Yes definitely - the little cute black cat that appears on every card reminds you of the journey of self-discovery that you are on and you can use it to track your personal journey.

Overall, I think the creators of this deck have acheived two things - creation of a deck that is excellent for collections and for those who use their cards for reading. A really good investment.
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on 28 November 2016
The Halloween tarot is very light hearted and enjoyable. It's a great deck to use around the Halloween season. Non threatening images, just cute.
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on 10 June 2018
Cute interesting deck
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on 12 May 2017
Great fun tarot, lots of depth too 😊👍
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on 14 October 2017
The quality of the deck is on top. If you love Halloween this cards are for you. It is beautiful and not scary at all.
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on 19 September 2017
I love these, fun easy to read cards,they are so cute.
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on 12 November 2016
Brilliant thank you
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on 20 May 2014
Thanks for posting me 'Halloween Tarot Set'. I'm giving you five out of five since I love Tarot Cards. Spiffing!
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on 23 November 2016
Very easy to read . Ryder Waite based. Good fun deck , ideal for certain more light hearted situations .but can still be 100 per cent authentic .
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