Official Game Of Thrones Tarot Deck: Every Card Is Death

HBO and Chronicle Books have announced that an official Game of Thrones Tarot deck will be [...]

HBO and Chronicle Books have announced that an official Game of Thrones Tarot deck will be available to preview for brave attendees at SDCC ahead of a wide release on November 7th. I say "brave" because, honestly, I would be terrified to play this came lest it reveal some exceedingly terrible and dramatic fate.

(Photo: HBO/Chronicle Books)

HBO had this to say about the deck:

While fans can't predict what's in store for the final two seasons of the HBO mega-hit television show Game of Thrones®, all-new GAME OF THRONES® TAROT cards are coming soon to provide unlimited hours of amusement and insight while melding the tradition of tarot with the archetypes of Game of Thrones. 2017 Comic-Con attendees will get a chance to preview the deck months in advance at the Chronicle Books booth (#1506) during the convention which runs from July 19-23 in San Diego, CA.

This deluxe boxed set houses a beautifully rendered and wholly original tarot deck. Each card, from the Major Arcana to the Cups, Coins, Spears, and Swords of the Minor Arcana, offers a rich and meaningful tarot experience. Game of Thrones fans will pore over a treasure trove of much-loved characters, scenes, and stories depicted in a style both surprising and true to the world of Westeros. An accompanying hardcover booklet explains the symbolism of each card and various ways to use them in a tarot reading.

According to the deck's author, Liz Dean, this epic story is a perfect fit for tarot, "Archetypes are the foundation of every great tale—and Game of Thrones is an outstanding story, a rich weave…From the icy landscapes beyond the Wall to the hot deserts of Dorne, the world of Game of Thrones is replete with symbolism: an abundant source for a new tarot deck."

The official Game of Thrones Tarot deck is available to pre-order now on Amazon for $19.54.