Gong Hee Fot Choy Book of Fortune: A Fortune-Telling Game

April 16, 2012

Book review

For a glimpse of what the future holds, grab a deck of playing cards and this book.

by Margarete Ward

Gong hee fot choy can foretell the future using a deck of regular playing cards and a divination game, and its origins can be traced to the principles of astrology and Chinese numerology.

Gong hee fot choy means “greetings of riches,” and confirms the ancient belief that life’s odds are three-to-one in favor of prosperity over poverty, success over failure and good fortune over bad.

It is also thought that the future can be forecast — and even influenced — if we know how to interpret the signs and understand their meanings. Each playing card and each house (illustrated on the accompanying paper game board) are identified with a particular outcome.

For a glimpse of what the future holds, grab a deck of playing cards and this book. Have fun and may fortune smile upon you.

$15.95 hardcover — Celestial Arts, an imprint of Ten Speed Press, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 28, Number 3, June/July 2009.

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