Who Is Stuart R. Kaplan?

July 17, 2009


Stuart R. Kaplan and his business U.S. Games Systems has brought change to the world of Tarot like no other. Besides publishing numerous decks, Stuart brought Tarot to mainstream bookstores and U. S. Games decks can be found just about any where. It’s hard to understand now, when Tarot decks are easily available online and in bookstores, but back in the early 70s, Tarot was hard to find, especially if you lived in a small town or city.

Stuart R. Kaplan started to import 1968 the Rider-Waite-Tarot to the US. He became a card collector with his own museum. His Tarot Encyclopedia Books” became the most influential books for Tarot history and research, as it manifested not only a general platform for many persons with Tarot history interests, but also served as base for more detailed discussions on all Tarot topics.

You can find just about anything pertaining to Tarot in one of his many volumes. There are photos and publishing histories, and Artists information that is hard to find.

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