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Set is a fun and challenging game that tests your skills of memory and observation. Called the family game of visual perception, Set boasts 20 "best game" awards. Using unique cards with varied attributes, players must identify different kinds of 3-card sets.
Easy to learn
Tons of replay value
Great family game, kids can compete with adults
A classic game
SET has become a classic game
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343 of 347 found the following review helpful:
You will be seeing these shapes in your sleepAug 27, 2000
By B. Battaglia
Highly addictive game because there are no turns, just every body whaling away at once. Trying to match up these shapes and colors becomes maddening after awhile. It is quite easy to get lost and see no matches what so ever and all of a sudden your brain will just click and you will be seeing sets everywhere. This is a very simple game to learn and very hard to master. First time players will get frustrated very easily if they are playing with SET veterans. The idea is to match any three cards on the table by having all of the card's characteristics being all the same or all different. Your spatial reasoning will get a real work out as you play through the deck the number of times equal to the number of players. Points are scored for each successful set and points are lost for incorrectly picking a set(which happens alot when everyone is in a hurry to find the next set.). A great great game that is loads of fun but a real mental workout.
300 of 305 found the following review helpful:
The best since chessNov 24, 1999
This game is the best invention since chess, if you want to improve your child's thinking ability! When I taught gifted students in grades 2-8, they would beg to play it. Kids would say over and over, "It''s hard, but it's fun". I read that it is an activity where the right brain and the left brain work together. The best thing about it is that it is not dependent on age or reading ability. There are 6 year olds who could beat me, and there are adults I can beat. A group of all ages can play together competitively, and no one has to hold back. Also, it is very light and portable for travel, or for just having handy if people are bored.. I take the cards out of the case, put a rubber band around them, and put them in my bag.
148 of 148 found the following review helpful:
Game loving familyFeb 15, 2000
This educational game is extremely fun. Of the 7 members of our family - 5 of us play very often. We even invite company over to play! Our youngest who is 6 enjoys this game and can beat mom at 40! The other 5 children also are extremely fond of the game. The only problem that we have encountered is that sometimes 2 or more people yell "SET" at the same time. We have solved that proplem by incorporating a bell from a different game set next to the 12 cards to ring instead of yelling "SET". This works very well for our family! The best thing about this game is that it is extremely fun for all age groups! We can get quite competitive and play it over and over again.
74 of 74 found the following review helpful:
Great fun for kids and adults also helps learn useful skillsDec 06, 1999
We played after family dinner with kids from 4 to 15, and adults too. Great way to get everybody to interact with each other, and the kids were so pumped up by how well they did compared to the adults. This is not a silly game, and kids get great thinking skills from it. My daughter is learning disabled and did REALLY well, it made her proud of how well she could think and gave her lots of positive feedback. I like to play it alone with her when we don't have time for more complicated games at night, but it also works very well in large and diverse groups.
54 of 54 found the following review helpful:
Super fun at a small priceDec 06, 2005
By Learning All The Time
"It's Never Too Late to be what you might have been..."
So many "thinking" games these days cost big bucks, but not SET! It is basically a pattern recognition game, but MUCH more fun than "pattern recognition game" sounds. My family loves to play SET, and, as others have noted, five year olds can play on a par with adults.
I also love the portability of the game - it's good wherever you have to wait, the dentist, the Drs. office, etc...
And I also love the fact that you can lose cards and STILL play the game. Our deck is probably 5 cards short but still going strong.
I highly recommend this game.
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