One of the activities my eye doctor has recommended is a game called SET. It’s a card game and the skills needed to play it use both sides of the brain. Integrating both sides of my brain as I work toward stereovision is what I’m all about! I’m ordering my copy of the game TODAY so I can play it with my family. Meanwhile, I found some fun online versions and I have become quite obsessed.
The first one is connected to the SET game website:http://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle_frame.htm. It’s a New York Times daily puzzle and you can enter to win a prize. I don’t know what you win, but I enter just for fun anyway:) I like this one because there is only one daily puzzle and when I have completed it, I feel a sense of accomplishment. The other online version I found is at http://thebreretons.com/setgame/. This one is really dangerous because when you complete the puzzle (i.e. identify six sets), it congratulates you and asks if you want to play again. It actually never ends and has become rather addictive for me. I sometimes get stuck and just have to click away from the site. (And when I’m not stuck I have to do the same thing!) The good news is that I am getting pretty good at it, so hopefully that means it’s helping my brain rewire:)
The game has been around for about 38 years and has won 29 best game awards. I am surprised I had never heard of it before! Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:
“Set is a real-time card game designed by Marsha Falco in 1974 and published by Set Enterprises in 1991. The deck consists of 81 cards varying in four features: number (one, two, or three); symbol (diamond, squiggle, oval); shading (solid, striped, or open); and color (red, green, or purple). Each possible combination of features (e.g., a card with three striped green diamonds) appears precisely once in the deck.”
The online versions provides a random grouping of 12 cards to make sets from. I’m looking forward to playing it as a card game with my family!