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Does anyone know of any Tarot Cards that are poker-sized? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
If a poker deck is the same size as a standard playing card deck, then the Mary Hanson Roberts is probably closest to it, though the tops are still going to be a little taller. Playing cards aren't as elongated as most tarot decks. The Halloween Tarot may be about that size also.
The Wonderland Tarot Deck is also smaller in size-the same size as the Hanson Roberts.
The Zerner-Farber is about the size of the Hanson-Roberts.Then there are miniature decks,like my first one,a Rider Waite.The Goddess Tarot comes in a smaller size too,and several others I can΄t remember.
Don't forget the Pocket-Sized Rider-Waite!
The 78th Fool
The Thoth Tarot also comes in standard poker size.
Pocket sized Universal Waite is just a little smaller than a poker deck and is a great size. I like the coloring a lot better than the regular Rider Waite.
The Spiral Tarot is a small deck, compared to some other decks and also the pocket Thoth. :)
Already mentioned is the Hansen Roberts (2 ⅜ by 4)
and the Zerner-Farber Tarot Deck (2 Ό by 4).
I read with a standard 2 ⅜ by 3 ⅜ poker deck, the
same exact dimensions of the African Tarot. In that
range is the Tarot Nova at 2 Ύ by 3 Ό (which was
previously mentioned in the posts above), and the US
Games pocket editions at 2 Ό by 3 ½ (the RWS,
Universal Waite, Crowley Thoth and Goddess).
The dimensions of 2 ⅜ by 4 ⅜ seem to be kind of
popular, (though slightly larger than poker-deck sized);
these are the measurements of the Chinese, Native
American (Gonzalez), Tarot of the Ages, Art Nouveau
(Myers), and the RWS variation by Fronteras (from a
set simply called "Tarot").
Other decks on the small side:
Cagliostro: 2 ⅜ by 4 Ό
Dragon (Donaldson): 2 Ύ by 4 ⅜
Medicine Woman: 2 ½ by 4 ½
Motherpeace Mini: 3 diameter
New Orleans Voodoo: 2 Ύ by 4 Ό
Osho Zen: 2 ⅞ by 4 ½
Spiral: 2 Ύ by 4 ½
Ukiyoe: 2 ⅜ by 4 ½
Wonderland Tarot: 2 ⅜ by 4
Fair mention must go to the "mini" tarots, which are
perhaps comparable to "patience" playing cards in size.
The "mini" dimensions of 1 Ύ by 3 ⅛ belong to both
the Universal Tarots and Castelli's Tarot Art Nouveau;
there's also the mini Albano-Waite at 1 ⅜ by 2 ⅜
and the 1 ⅛ by 2 ½ miniature Connolly Tarot.
EDITED for disclaimer...
These notes are from some time ago now,
so they don't take into account newer decks.
Joan Bunning's site consistently lists the card
measurements with her deck reviews:
Hehe! I know that the Tarot Nova is just about poker-sized, beautiful & endearing, & easily available from eBay.
The Barbara Walker Tarot is the same size as the Hanson-Roberts deck, too.
I've been interested in the Cagliostro, but didn't know it was that small. That just makes it more appealing to me!
From left to right Aces of Cups:
- Mini Hanson Roberts (found in the "Tarot to go" set)
- Ordinary pocker card
- Hanson Roberts (already suggested in the thread)
- Ator Tarot (I inclued it because is smaller than most Tarot cards)
- Universal Waite
Hope it helps.
That's a good way to compare, seeing an actual visual of the cards works for me!