We were recently sent a new game to try out as part of the Asmodee UK Blogger board game club and this one really does make you think. Getting to grips with the SET card game takes a bit of reading of the rules, but once you’ve grasped them, it’s a fun way to give your brain a good workout.
Getting to grips with the SET card game is great for anyone aged 6 years and over. The card game can be played by up to six players at a time and can also be used as a one player game. The game comes with a range of playing cards in red, purple and green, in different shapes, numbers and shades.
A SET is made up of three different cards and the aim of the game is to be the player who identifies the most SETS. A SET is a group of three cards, where the card’s characteristics are the same on each card or are different on each card. So you can have the same shape on each card, or different on each card, the same with colour, shade and number.
You lay out three rows of four cards and it’s a free for all to find as many SET options as quickly as possible.
Once you get the hang of it, its great fun, but it can cause a bit of frustration with younger players whilst they spend time getting to grips with the SET card game.
The example above is a SET, as each car is a different colour, shape, number and shade. The one below isn’t as two of the cards are the same colour – green, and two are the same shape – oval.
It’s a game that has grown on my nearly nine-year old son as we’ve been trying it out over the last couple of weeks. It certainly tests your observation skills and I’ve also enjoyed playing SET by myself when I’ve needed to switch off from the chaos of life for a few minutes.
Another great thing about SET is it’s small enough that you could take it on holiday, and with Christmas around the corner it would make a great game to play in a wider family setting.
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disclosure: we were sent the game mentioned as part of the Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club. My comments remain my own honest opinions