Trionfi (blue back)

78 Tarot Playing Cards

Trionfi: Tarot Playing Cards (Blue back design)

56 suit cards
21 trump cards
The Fool

These are not your father's fortune telling Tarot cards!
This is an Anglo-American Playing Tarot, a deck of 78 playing cards designed for English speakers to play the Tarot, Tarock, and Tarocchi games of continental Europe.

These cards are of my own design incorporating images of 19th century European Tarots.

Contrary to popular belief, Tarot cards were not originally intended for predicting the future.
Tarot was made for card games which are enjoyed today in places such as France, Italy, Switzerland, and central Europe.

In Tarot games it is common to use two tarot decks, if possible with different colored backs. This saves time when playing alternate hands. This version has a blue back design.
A version with red backs is available here

Trionfi (red back) []

"All Tarot games are deep and subtle, and an ounce of play is worth a pound of book."
David Parlett - A Dictionary of Card Games

"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?"
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Rules for a wide variety of Tarot games may be found here:
Tarrochi: An Introduction to the many games played with tarot cards | Tarot | BoardGameGeek []

Vassal module for Tarot, Tarock, and Tarocchi games!
Module:Tarot, Tarock & Tarocchi Games - VASSAL []


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Cool Factors

  • Over 500 years of play testing
  • Created the trump suit in card games
  • Tarot was made for card games!


DesignerJames D. Wickson
Average Rating (2)
Publish DateJuly 22, 2011
DepartmentPlaying Cards
AudienceCasual Gamer
Primary MechanicTrick-taking
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