The Hanson-Roberts Tarot Deck            Review by Michele Jackson

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This deck is quite popular, probably due to it’s soft, non-threatening look. The art style is reminiscent of that found in better children’s books. The cards are smaller than most Tarot decks, 2 3/8” X 4”, a plus for those with smaller hands. The art is excellent and is done in colored pencils. The scenes are quasi-Medieval, if that makes sense, and the people in the cards look child-like for the most part. The scenes are very similar to those found in the Waite-Smith deck, a plus for those already familiar with it. There are a lot of pastels and primary colors and the whole deck has a fairy tale look. The Court Cards are the standard, King, Queen, Knight and Page and the suits are wands, cups, swords and pentacles. There really isn’t a lot to say about this deck as it is basically a Waite-Smith clone. The booklet that comes with the deck is the standard U.S. Games affair with a brief history of Tarot, a short piece about the artist, the usual short interpretations and the Celtic Cross spread. There is no book written specifically for this deck, though it is used to illustrate Tarot Unveiled: The Method to its Magic, by Laura Clarson. Any book written for the Waite-Smith should work with this deck as well. This would be a good deck to give to a young person who is interested in Tarot, or for doing readings for children. I personally find it too “cute”, but its sweet, innocent look appeals to many.
 
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