Rosanne said:OK this is a hard one- I need to have a deck for reading. For my granddaughter.
So I thought I might buy this one....
So what is wrong with this deck?
It looks quite fun and story weaving.
Easy! I have this deck. It's nice, but not really a reading deck. The minor arcana are basically pips and not even useful pips - the suits are hearts, bells, acorns and leaves!!! Ok so hearts are probably cups, but what are the other three?? And if you ever decide to teach her how to read, she will have to unlearn these weird suits to learn almost any other deck.
Oh and the aces have these odd Latin (I think) mottos on them. Every time one of them came up I was hugely frustrated trying to work out what they meant. Are the mottos important? I assume they are signifcant, otherwise why are they there? But there is no translation of them in the LWB, and with my minimal level of latin, I was not able to translate them (or at least make any sense out of what I did translate).
The Majors are nice, but the minors ruin the whole deck. Now if it was available as a Majors only....