Set (1988)

Players: 2-8 (Best for 4, Recommended for 1-8)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Rating on BoardGameGeek: 6.35792

Description: Each card contains 1-3 matching objects, in one of three colors, shapes, and shadings. Twelve cards are laid out, and the first person to spot a set of three collects those cards. The cards are replaced from the deck and play continues.

A set consists of three cards that are either all alike or all different in each attribute: for instance, if all three cards have the same number of objects, but different shapes, shadings, and colors, then they're a set. If two of the cards have a common attribute that is not shared by the third, they are not a set.

1991 Mensa Select

Online Play (Flash version with score records)
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SET solver with source code (iPhone compatible)


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Mechanics: Set Collection, Pattern Recognition

Categories: Card Game, Real-time, Puzzle

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