Tarot (1430)

Average Rating: 6.67/10
Board Game Rank: 2139
Abstract Games Rank: 158
Strategy Game Rank: 872
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1430
# of Players
3 − 5
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 5 players
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12 and up
Playing Time
30 minutes
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Tarot
Alternate Names
Tarocchi
Tarocco Siciliano
Tarock
TarotTrump
Таро
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Not to be confused with divinatory tarot, the game of tarot probably comes from Italy. It is played with a 78-card deck that has 56 suited cards (similar to the 52-card Poker deck, with the addition of a Cavalier or Knight court card between the Jack and Queen in each suit), plus 21 suitless trump cards in ascending rank, and one "Fool", similar to the Joker but with differing origins.

In the most popular tarot game, called French Tarot in most English-speaking countries, one of the players will be the taker and he will be playing against all the other players. The takers' goal is to make a certain amount of points in order to fulfill the contract he bid on at the beginning of the game. The goal of the other players (called the defence) is to stop him achieving his score. The defence plays as a team against the taker.

After receiving their hand, the players will one by one bet on a contract if they think they can achieve the number of points required. The last player to place a bet will become the taker.

A large number of European card games are played with either the full tarot deck or a subset of it, often re-faced in Germanic or other Eastern European motifs.

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7 Tarrochi: An Introduction to the many games played with tarot cards
From the defunct web site www.tarocchino.com. This publication is "a short book relating the rules to over 40 games, along with reviews of cards suitable for game play and links to where you can buy them."
English
2014-02-15
4 The Game of Trionfi v. 2.1
Rulebook for Trionfi: Tarot Playing Cards (English language) https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/trionfi-blue-back- This is version 2.1. Posted by the author, James D.Wickson Xorrected and condensed version.
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2012-01-25
2 The Game of Trionfi v. 1.0
Rulebook for Trionfi: Tarot Playing Cards (English language) https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/trionfi-blue-back- This is version 1.0. Posted by the author, James D.Wickson
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9 Rider-Waite Tarot Deck
A PDF of the cards from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, drawn by Pamela Smith. All images are in the public domain (it was created in 1910). This is probably the best known Tarot deck.
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2009-04-17
4 tiertarock.zip
French Suited Animal Tarot, typical of 18th and 19th centuries
2005-07-26
1 FrenchTarot.mod
Jeu de Tarot Vassal module, with English rules
2005-05-14
15 Tarot.doc
English translation of Tarot rules
2003-10-21
6 marseillesnouveau.zip
Marseilles deck redesigned for convenient play
2003-05-23
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Board Game Rank: 2139
Abstract Games Rank: 158
Strategy Game Rank: 872
Num Ratings: 399
Average Rating: 6.67
Standard Deviation: 1.88
Num Views: 33799
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.4
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 164
Users Owning: 745
Users Wanting: 5
Users Trading: 12 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
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Total Plays: 1751
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