TRADITIONAL SMALLER SIZE. The Bohemian Fortune Telling Cards — with cold stamping and sliding wooden box

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 Please note that these are smaller traditional size cards and that this is an open edition.

The Bohemian Fortune Telling Cards
is our own unique design and based on a system that we became very familiar with during our time in Prague. This system is often known as "gypsy" cards but we prefer not to use this term which can be seen as pejorative. We like the description "Bohemian" instead, and as the cards are from Central Europe, in and around historical Bohemia, this works well.

This is a distinct type of fortune telling deck which has similarities with Lenormand, Sybilla and Kipper cards but also has its own characteristics.

This type of card was not completely standardised (unlike, for example, most Lenormands) and so each deck would have a slightly varied collection of cards. The cards were not usually numbered so are in no particular order. The 36 cards included in our Bohemian Fortune Telling Cards are:

Hope, Fortune, Fidelity, Sorrow, Desire, Sweetheart, Lover, Jealousy, Thief, Child,  Letter, Enemy, Constancy, Soldier, Death, Judge, Money, 
House, Lady, Merriment,  Misfortune, Falsehood, Thoughts, Journey, Illness, Unexpected Joy, Gift, Lord, Marriage, Inconstancy, Temptation, Love, Gossip, Visit, Loss, Happiness.

There are two alternative "Falsehood" cards.

Please note that the "grid" and copyright notice is not on the final cards, this is just to protect the imagery online as sadly there is so much counterfeiting around these days. 

Please also note that the final cards are cold-stamped. We won't be able to show this on each card until they are printed (there is no way to simulate this very striking effect).

We have added a video of two sample prints that we did last year with our print company and these will give an idea of how the final cards will look.


  • 36 fully-illustrated cards based on the "Austrian fortune telling cards" pattern. There is also an extra "Falsehood" card in every deck, as well as a title card - so 38 cards in all.
  • Traditional smaller size of 6.2 cm by 10.4 cm (2.44 inches by 4.09 inches approx).
  • Painstakingly cold-stamped. We use subtle cold-stamping throughout the whole image - this makes the card "flash" with metallic colours when the light hits it. 
  • The cards are printed in the European Union as we don't produce graphics in any countries that have a record of poor legislation on counterfeiting. This helps to protect the deck from being illegally copied, which we know is important to the tarot and divination community.
  • Printed on high-quality German-made 330 gram specialist playing-card stock with a carbon inner layer to protect against bending and creasing. The company that makes our cardstock has an excellent sustainability policy
  • Lightly varnished for durability without a plastic feeling - the finish is fairly matte.
  • Wooden slide-top box for long-term storage. This is made from Paulownia wood, which is a sustainable hardwood.
  • Supplied with a drawstring bag made in a good quality 100% cotton - this will be printed with the title or logo in the final design.
  • Little white booklet with meanings and guide for use.


We also have optional items listed separately:

    We are expecting to begin shipping pre-orders in April 2023.

    Everything is still slower than normal and can also be a bit unpredictable, so even though we print and make the decks in Europe, we are allowing for several months wait. We appreciate your patience.

    Please note that if your shipping address changes before your parcel is shipped, you need to email us to let us know as soon as possible so we can make the necessary changes. Amending your address on your customer acount will NOT change it on any pre-order already placed.

    Depending on how many orders there are, it can take us several weeks to pack and send them all (even though we plan to have three people working on this).

    We pack very carefully, using as much sustainable and recycled / recyclable packaging as we can.

    Pre-orders are sent in the sequence in which they are placed, so if you place your order early, your parcel should also go out among the earliest.

    We are happy to add other items to your pre-order and combine shipping, but do please give us plenty of warning about this, as we tend to be very busy during shipping!

    Thank you again.