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US Games Systems

Written by Justin Swanstrom

To many people the name U.S. Games Systems is synonymous with tarot, specifically the iconic Rider-Waite™ deck. The company was started in 1968 when Stuart Kaplan discovered a pack of tarot cards at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. He was so intrigued with the enigmatic artwork, he bought the rights to import and sell the Swiss 1JJ deck. At the time, there were no tarot decks available in the U.S. A few years later he bought the rights to publish the RiderWaite deck, and has kept it in print ever since. The deck that was once considered revolutionary has become and has remained one of the most iconic and bestselling decks in the world. U.S. Games Systems’ now publishes over 100 different tarot decks, many of which are modern interpretations of the Rider Waite system, including Deviant Moon Tarot, Joie de Vivre Tarot, Dreaming Way Tarot, and many others.

Our mission is to showcase the creative talents of diverse artists. Nothing makes us more proud than when U.S. Games artists like Holly Sierra and Kris Waldherr are recognized and rewarded by COVR. U.S. Games Systems also offers awardwinning oracle and Lenormand decks including 2016 COVR winners: Pixie’s Astounding Lenormand and Mystical Wisdom Card Deck. U.S. Games Systems is continually expanding our offerings of thematic oracle and Lenormand decks to suit all different interests and tastes. Beyond divination decks, U.S. Games is venturing into more inspirational and conscious living products with mudras and yoga decks, meditation decks and more areas of spirituality. U.S. Games Systems is pleased to work with COVR members.

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About the author

Justin Swanstrom