Zombie Mondays: The Zombie Tarot: An Oracle of the Undead by Stacey Graham

May 21, 2012 Horror, Quirk Books, Review 4


  • Cards: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; Crds edition (June 5, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1594745692
  • Source: Publisher

We’ve all seen tarot cards, whether in person or on screen. Imagine those tarot cards…zombiefied. This 78-card deck, along with a 96 page instruction manual, provides the user with tips on surviving the zombie apocalypse.

The instructions on the side of the box read:

In the event of a zombie attack: Get to a secure location, open this box, and consult the Zombie Tarot. This fully-functional 78-card deck offers valuable advice on life, love, family, friendship, automatic firearms, premature burials, cannibalistic children, and more.

The cards have a bit of a vintage look, making them appear as if they are relics from the past:

The illustrations, done by Paul Kepple are richly detailed without being too graphic.

The cards don’t guarantee to predict the future, but instead offer suggestions on how to survive a particular situation.  The accompanying instruction manual provides detailed explanations of each of the cards and the course of action one must take. For example, the Six of Cups card represents nostalgia, memories, old flames. The advice: “Someone from your past may come for a visit. Just don’t mistake a friendly kiss on the cheek for a zombie gnawing off your face.”

Bottom line: The Zombie Tarot Cards are a must-have addition to any zombie-apocalypse preparedness kit. Highly recommended!

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