Ready, Get SET, Go!

71C1Dm82YjL._AC_SX425_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 is a New York Times puzzle: https://www.nytimes.com/puzzles/set. **UPDATE: this version is no longer supported so I just use the app on my iphone*** It has four levels of play and after you complete all four, you’re done for the day.  I like this one because after I complete the four daily puzzles, I feel a sense of accomplishment. The other online version I found is at https://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle. downloadThis is also a daily puzzle. Another version is at https://smart-games.org/en/set/. There is a version of the daily puzzle as an app as well, on the app store, and the Set mania game app for $1.99.  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).[1] 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!

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