Games for Thinking and Learning: Set

This is a series about some of games we include in our homeschool. Set is a fast paced card game that requires the players to think quickly and logically.  Set is a fairly easy game to learn to play and can be played by one or more players.

To play, we laid out twelve cards.  Each card contains one of three symbols (squiggles, diamonds, ovals) in varying numbers (up to three), colors (purple, green, red), and degrees of shading. You have to make a set with the characteristics being all the same or all different.

Below we have three ovals with the same number and shape, and all three have different colors.

While here the cards have the same number and shape, but different shading.

And here we have the same outline color and the same number, but different shapes.

This was recommended for ages 6 and up.  DD, LD and I had a lot of fun playing it. At first it was too difficult for ED (4), but now about 4 weeks later she seems to have the hang of it. We liked this game so much, we chose this to bring on our trip!

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