tt.jpg (2505 bytes)A Tiny Review for a Tiny Tarot - Review by Lee Bursten

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New in stores is the Tiny Universal Waite Tarot, not to be confused with the larger Pocket Rider-Waite or the Miniature Rider-Waite. At 13/16ths of an inch by 1 and 3/8ths of an inch, it is truly tiny. The buyer should be aware that the box is larger than the actual cards, to make room for a fold-out booklet.

The deck is a miniature version of the Universal Waite Tarot, which is the old Waite-Smith deck newly colored by Mary Hanson-Roberts, the artist of the Hanson-Roberts deck. The colors are nice and bright, perhaps more vivid than the full-size Universal Waite. On the down side, the drawings look rather fuzzy, as if they were being shown on a computer monitor that did not have very good resolution. Also, the cards’ corners are sharp, not rounded as on full size decks, although the corners are shown as rounded in the latest U.S. Games catalog.

This is a nice deck to have from a collector’s standpoint, and also might be useful to lay out a large spread in a small space. It would be a good deck if you wanted one to carry around on your person, as it would fit just about anywhere. I would not recommend shuffling the cards by riffling them, as they might get bent, and I can just picture them flying across the room and ending up in strange places where you’ll never find them.

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