Set the Family Game of Visual Perception
Get your kids away from a screen and play this great game.
This is a must have game for all ages, and can be played by yourself or with family and friends.
Set has won over 25 Best Game Awards
Several games can be played with these cards, all involving the concept of a set. A set consists of three cards which satisfy all of these conditions:
- They all have the same number, or they have three different numbers.
- They all have the same symbol, or they have three different symbols.
- They all have the same shading, or they have three different shadings.
- They all have the same color, or they have three different colors.
The rules of Set are summarized by: If you can sort a group of three cards into “Two of ____ and one of _____,” then it is not a set.
For example, these three cards form a set:
- One red striped diamond
- Two red solid diamonds
- Three red open diamonds
Given any two cards from the deck, there is one and only one other card that forms a set with them.
In the standard Set game, the dealer lays out cards on the table until either twelve are laid down or someone sees a set and calls “Set!” The player who called “Set” takes the cards in the set and the dealer continues to deal out cards until twelve are on the table. A player who sees a set among the twelve cards calls “Set” and takes the three cards, and the dealer lays three more cards on the table. (To call out “set” and not pick one up quickly enough results in a penalty.) It is possible that there is no set among the twelve cards; in this case, the dealer deals out three more cards to make fifteen dealt cards, or eighteen or more, as necessary. This process of dealing by threes and finding sets continues until the deck is exhausted and there are no more sets on the table. At this point, whoever has collected the most sets wins.