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  Card Games: Tarot Games
Tarot games originated in Italy in the early 15th century.
Tarot was the one of earliest games to introduce the concept of trumps.
Tarot games are point-trick games in which you must trump if you have no card of the suit led.
www.pagat.com /tarot   (971 words)

  
  Tarot - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Tarot is currently used as tool for reflection on one's personal life, as well as an aid to meditation.
Other esoteric decks include the Golden Dawn Tarot which is based on a deck by SL MacGregor Mathers, the Tree of Life Tarot whose cards are stark symbolic catalogs, and the Cosmic Tarot, which is unusual for an esoteric deck because it is fully-illustrated.
The origins of the tarot are obscure, and it has not been easy for historians to strip them of the occultist associations that developed in the 19th century.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /tarot.htm   (3797 words)

  
 Tarot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The earliest extant specimens of Tarot decks are of North Italian origin and date to the early to mid-15th century.
The oldest of these existing Tarot decks was perhaps painted to celebrate a mid-15th century wedding joining the ruling Visconti and Sforza families of Milan, probably painted by Bonifacio Bembo and other miniaturists of the Ferrara school.
Tarot became increasingly popular beginning in 1910, with the publication of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, which took the step of including symbolic images related to divinatory meanings on the numeric cards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tarot   (5664 words)

  
 jk's Tarot FAQ
Tarot is a deck of (78) cards, a number of games played with the deck, and a number of metaphysical beliefs and practices attached to the non-gaming use and contemplation of the deck.
Tarot 's history is at the heart (and sometimes the mind) of the considerable hysteria surrounding the entire subject of Tarot.
Tarot cards were almost certainly created to play games, not to read fortunes or to represent occult philosophies, so it is with the games of Tarot that one is really using the deck in its oldest and (some would say) purest application.
jktarot.com /faq.html   (3803 words)

  
 Rules of Card Games: French Tarot
Games are played with Tarot cards in various countries of Europe, but nowhere is it as popular as in France.
Tarot is a trick-taking game in which the partnerships vary from hand to hand.
In the five player game with calling a king, some people play that you are not allowed to lead the suit of the called king in the first trick, except that if the holder of the king happens to be on lead, the king itself may be led.
www.pagat.com /tarot/frtarot.html   (3946 words)

  
 Game Report: Early French Tarot
The Tarot deck reaches back well into period; while its exact origins are a bit unclear, it appears to have come into being not too many decades after the more "conventional" decks did in the latter half of the 14th century.
All the available evidence indicates that the Tarot was used more or less exclusively for card games during the Renaissance; the Tarot's occult associations appear to have arisen later, in the 18th century.
Note that this is not universal in Tarot games: it is common in these games to reverse the order of Cups and Coins, so that, eg, the three of Cups would beat the eight.
www.jducoeur.org /game-hist/game-recon-tarot.html   (1397 words)

  
 History of Tarot
This parlor game was a source of great amusement for both royalty and peasants alike.
Tarot cards were not associated with divination until the 1800s, when a secret order of warlocks in Venice found significance in their numbers and symbols.
It is safe to assume that the Tarot card meanings and spreads that are used to day are based on a hybrid of techniques derived the gypsy system of reading a plain deck of cards, French parlor games and Venetian interpretations of occult symbols!
www.whichtarot.com /features.html   (363 words)

  
 Tarot - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
MacGregor Mathers, the Tree of Life Tarot whose cards are stark symbolic catalogs, and the Cosmic Tarot, which is unusual for an esoteric deck because it is fully-illustrated.
Tarot decks hold a significant role in fantasy writer Roger Zelazny's Amber series, where most characters cary a magical deck of Tarot cards, representing other characters, or locations.
The first one representing the person or situation (this is sometimes considered optional, thus the spread can also consist of 9 cards), the next five are laid atop and around it in a cross shape, and the final four in a column to the right.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Tarot   (3751 words)

  
 Tarot (Game)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Tarot is a trick-taking card game played in the south of France, which uses a traditional 78-card Tarot deckinstead of the standard poker deck.
If the chief beats his target score, headds his score to his total, otherwise all of the other players add his score to their totals.
The two score piles are stacked(there is no shuffling in Tarot except for the "soft shuffling" that occurs during play) and the player to the right of the lastdealer deals the next hand.
www.therfcc.org /tarot-game--292887.html   (659 words)

  
 Interactive Drama
An optional rule for those wishing to learn the divinatory meanings of the Tarot cards is for each person to correctly name the meaning of the card currently in play before playing their own cards with wrong answers penalized one to five game points, as settled upon by the players before play begins.
The Game Winner may then ask all (or one, if agreed upon beforehand) of the losing players one question which must be answered either True or False and must be answered truthfully and completely or the losers may perform Penalty Dares.
Obviously, those playing the game in a non-educational are free to use their own discretion in regard to questions of taste and the like.
www.rpg.net /larp/truth.html   (558 words)

  
 Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck and Game
I have not played this game and probably will not ever do so, but it is supposedly easy and fun and may be of interest to children or teens who enjoy this kind of story line.
Again, keep in mind that this coloring theme is related to game playing with the cards, so in concepts of Tarot, the coloring should not be used to specify "good" and "bad" cards in a reading.
But for the Tarot newbie who is really into the Lord of the Rings and wants to use this deck, my recommendation is to get a Rider-Waite deck or another traditionally structured Tarot deck and work with it as the primary deck for learning.
www.tarotwisdomreadings.com /TarotDecks/LordRings.html   (1064 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Tarot (game)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tarot (game).
As discussed in more detail below, the Tarot is usually a deck of 78 cards composed of: the major arcana, consisting of 21 trump cards and the Fool card; the minor arcana consisting of 56 cards: ten cards numbered from Ace to 10 in four different suits; traditionally batons (wands...
Tarot is a trick-taking card game played throughout France and also known in French-speaking Canada, which uses a traditional 78-card Tarot deck instead of the standard poker deck.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tarot-(game)   (487 words)

  
 The Hermitage: Tarot History
The tarot cards were used to play a new type of card game, similar to bridge, but with 21 of the special cards serving as permanent trumps, which could be played regardless of what suit was led, and outranked all the ordinary cards.
As the game spread to new locales, changes were often made in the pictures, and also in the ranking of the trumps, which usually bore no numbers.
One objective of tarot history is to trace the many changes the cards have undergone through the centuries, as they were taken to different locales and redesigned by different artists and cardmakers.
www.tarothermit.com   (543 words)

  
 Trionfi: History and Origin of Tarot. Research Project with Tarot Museum.
1500-1504 is the only surviving deck from 15th/16th century with a 5x14-structure, and for special reasons in our basic theory (5x14-theory) we assume, that the early Trionfi cards (later called Tarot cards) developed from a deck which used a 5x14 structure.
The question, if there was a relationship between the game Karnöffel and Tarot was discussed earlier, for instance already by Michael Dummett.
Actually it's one of the possibilities for the origin of Tarot, that the German Karnöffel game inspired the Italian Trionfi card development (perhaps by first influencing the Italian Imperatori decks), an action, which finally ended with a totally different result to that, what became the later Karnöffel game.
trionfi.com   (843 words)

  
 Tarot Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
I was taught the game as "Tarot Rummy" but I've heard of other Tarot games with the same title.
One Tarot deck is shuffled and one card is dealt face down to each player, who immediately picks his card up without looking at it and places it on his forehead facing the other players.
A side advantage to these games is that they put my adult classes in a receptive, childlike frame of mind, hungry to learn and experience the rich world that Tarot has to offer.
home.att.net /~jwricklef/Games.html   (1721 words)

  
 The Basic Game of Tarot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
These rules are used in almost all other tarot games, with only minor variations (the other games add more complex rules based on top of these rules).
The dealer looks at the extra cards and chose which cards she would like to discard (there are some rules limiting which cards can be discarded, which will be covered toward the end of this section).
There is a tradition (which I often suspend when first teaching the game), that the Cups and Coins (the round suits) count the number cards backwards (K, Q, Kn, J, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10).
www.concentric.net /~Seaan/basic-tarot.htm   (977 words)

  
 Shogix.net - The French Tarot Card Game
To play tarot well requires to understand the mechanism of the play, this particular dynamism that makes difficult the choice of an effective defensive line of play or a realistic line when attacking.
The site is composed of three sections: the french tarot's glossary contains about sixty articles; the commented deals approach 4 topics on attack or defense; and finally the problems of tarot approach some situations of play, bidding or card's handling.
The Excuse must only serve to protect the 19 from an attack coming of an intermediate tarot, because the 2 points which represents the trick of the 19 are likely to be very significant for the success of the contract.
www.shogix.net /en-index.php   (900 words)

  
 Enochian Chess, Glass Bead Game, Tarot
Here and there in the ancient literatures we encounter legends of wise and mysterious games that were conceived and played by scholars, monks, or the courtiers of cultured princes.
This is the ur-tarot, the prototype from which all tarot decks are generated, and it is also the key figure in Williams' work, and the archetype of the great dance which is the world...
The second game had an affinity with the first, it was the same world built of the same material, but the key was different, the time changed, the motif was differently given out and the situations differently presented.
home.earthlink.net /~hipbone/IDTWeb/ChessTar.html   (1575 words)

  
 The Lord of the Rings Tarot Card Game Review
Tarot decks have been used to play games for centuries.
So designing a tarot deck with a particular game in mind is a natural enough idea.
Besides the traditional information found on tarot cards, each card has a symbol in the upper-left corner indicating whether that card is aligned with the forces of darkness, the forces of light, or neither.
www.gamereport.com /tgr16/lotrtarot.html   (1264 words)

  
 FAQ#2—What does the name Tarot mean?
This explanation of the origin of the name Tarot, unlike so many others, is both reasonable and doesn’t require anything other than a seemingly clearcut linguistic evolution based on the game practice of Tarot—no battles on the Taro River or political intrigues or hidden Kabbalistic meanings are required.
Also, and this seems to be something that has escaped the attention of Tarot historians (up till now) but this is in fact the etymology given for Tarot in a number of comprehensive French dictionaries.
In fact, it may be that the immediate root for Tarot is tara/tare, and tara is even suggested as the real root for Tarocchi, but that seems unlikely, given the close similarity between Tarocchi and taraha.
www.jktarot.com /faq2.html   (1827 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
secondly, the tarot deck itself is wonderful, for one *may* gain better understanding of the self *through* the (very) general concepts of Zen Budhism.
Many practitioners of Tarot use it as a resource to assist personal development, emphasising that the power to act and to change circumstances stays with the querant and is not defined or restricted by 'what is in the cards'.
It is rare in my experience to come across Tarot readers who claim it as a tool for predicting the future or telling you what to do, yet some of the booklets which come with card decks can be disempowering - particularly the older decks.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0312117337   (807 words)

  
 The History of the Fool Card
Although it is possible that whoever invented the Joker had seen a tarot deck and liked the Fool card, it would have been a deliberate "borrowing" at a very late date, not any kind of retention from early times.
In the game of tarot, the Fool has a unique role, similar to that of a "wild card" (Joker) but different in interesting ways.
The modern Tarocco Bolognese, which is still used to play the tarot game in Bologna to this day, again shows us the carefree entertainer, with feathers in his hair, playing a drum.
www.tarothermit.com /fool.htm   (1174 words)

  
 Free Game Tarot - All About Tarot
Tarot (Tar-oh) is a system of symbolical images, which is used primarily for divinatory purposes.
Although the Tarot was first used in a game called Triumphs, it was quickly adopted as a tool for divination, and...
Their tarot card game metaphysical poetry because yearlyhoroscope htm computer wiccan religion or goddess the real...
www.all-about-tarot.com /directory/free-game-tarot.html   (276 words)

  
 indiayogi.com - Love Tarot Reading - Tarot Game For Lovers - couples, play with your partner, zodiac signs, love ...
This game is ideal for all couples who want to find out and explore the deeper levels of their relationship with each other.
This game allows you to get a perspective of sorts on your time together and also tells you what you need to do to keep it fresh and growing, while avoiding the likely pitfalls.
Do not enter this game with a spirit of competition or conflict or who is right.
www.indiayogi.com /consultation/tarot/tcardgame.asp   (482 words)

  
 The Tarot: Tarot Game Play
These Tarot Cards may be used like the ordinary packs for games, as well as for divination; and it may be as well to give the general rules and mode of play.
The Game of Tarot may be played by either two or three persons.
The points constituting the game are 100, which may be marked on a cribbage board, on paper, or by an ordinary bezique-marker.
www.sacred-texts.com /tarot/mathers/mtar05.htm   (909 words)

  
 Tarot Cards, Card Games, Motivational Decks, and Playing Cards :: U.S. Games Systems Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Tarot of the Old Path Deck A modern approach to what is known as the magical Old Religion, the Craft, or the Old Path of female wisdom.
Connolly Tarot Deck In this popular deck, Connolly employs inspirational, uplifting imagery to tap into your subconscious.
Vision Quest Tarot Deck Discover humanity's connection with the cosmic forces of nature through Native American legends.
www.usgamesinc.com /newstore/product.php?productid=925&cat=0   (274 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Osho Zen Tarot: The Transcendental Game of Zen: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The tarot can be approached as a "book of life", and the explanatory book aims to enable anyone to read the cards.
The book explains how best to work with the energy of the cards, and includes Zen anecdotes and stories by Osho to illuminate the essential of each card, and to help even those who are unfamiliar with the teachings of Zen to understand their meanings.
It is not a traditional tarot deck, and some may find it difficult equating the suits to the traditional decks.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0752216384   (673 words)

  
 Book : Osho Zen Tarot : The Transcendental Game Of Zen
Osho Zen Tarot : The Transcendental Game Of Zen by: Ma Deva Padma, Osho
I found the Osho-Zen Tarot Deck five years ago and it is the deck with which I exclusively read.
I've been a tarot reader for 20 years and this is the one deck I "Trust" with totality.
www.reiki-bookshop.com /reiki_bookshop-input_item-0312117337-input_search_type-AsinSearch.html   (290 words)

  
 Tarot: Game Rules
The players get a 'deck' of their own to start with--two cards is a good standard, but it can be adjusted either way.
If a player wants to spend a card from hir deck to destroy the big bad guy, or otherwise completely anti-climax your climax, feel free to let hir use the card to get a good first strike in, or to otherwise tip the odds in the party's favour.
The spending of a card from a personal deck should never be completely discounted, but that doesn't mean that the card gets to play your game instead of you.
www.nog.net /~cyrano/tarot/rules.html   (701 words)

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