House of Tarot

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House of Tarot
House of Tarot
Cover art
Developer(s) Japan System Supply[1]
Publisher(s) Sega[2]
Platform(s) Game Gear
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Non-game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 1-megabit Game Gear cartridge[3]

House of Tarot (タロットの館 Tarot no Yakata?)[3] a tarot divination title where the player gets a tarot reading in Japanese using the Rider-Waite tarot cards. The game was published by Sega for a Japan-exclusive release.


Only one person can use it at a time but the computer-controlled tarot reader (appearing as a fortune teller) can provide unlimited readings for the player and his friends.[4] Players can choose between two female and one male character provide the fortune telling.[5]

A combination of hiragana and katakana for the Japanese characters helps provide a feeling to the tarot reading that is both mysterious and familiar at the same time.[4] Unlike most Japanese tarot reading simulations that use the Celtic cross, House of Tarot uses the pentagram method of reading tarot cards.[4]


  1. ^ "Japan System Supply" (in Japanese). Game Developer Research Institute. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Japanese title/media information". SMS Power. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  4. ^ a b c "Video game overview". Video Game Museum. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  5. ^ "Character summary" (in Japanese). Ameblo. Retrieved 2012-11-22.