This classic deck has long been a favorite of beginners as well as experienced tarot enthusiasts.
In 1909, artist Pamela Colman Smith’s involvement with the Order of the Golden Dawn led to a commission from Arthur Edward Waite to create a 78-card tarot deck that was the first to include full pictorial scenes for the Minor Arcana pips. Pamela’s varied mystical influences are evident throughout the deck. Once considered revolutionary, The Rider-Waite® deck has set the standard for hundreds of other decks and has inspired a myriad of different versions available here
U.S. Games Systems, Inc. publishes the original and only authorized edition of the famous 78-card Tarot Deck designed by Pamela Colman Smith ® under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite. The Rider Tarot Deck ®, known also as the Waite ® Tarot, Rider-Waite Tarot ®, RWS TarotTM and Rider-Waite-Smith TarotTM are registered trademarks of U.S. Games Systems, Inc.