Rider-Waite Tarot has set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks, which follow the archetypal images created by Pamela Colman Smith in 1909. Her vibrant drawings continue to appeal to tarot lovers, especially those learning the tarot symbolism for the first time. The full pictorial images on all 78 cards allow interpretations without the need to consult the booklet. The Giant Rider-Waite Deck is particularly helpful for beginners as they can readily observe all the details and connect deeply with the enlarged tarot imagery. The Giant Rider Waite Deck also encourages tarot readers to focus and concentrate on a single card at a time, fully exploring its meanings.
Rider-Waite Tarot was named one of the Top Ten Tarot Decks of All Time by Aeclectic Tarot.