Okay, so there’s this really awesome game called SETS. Its a card game, but there is also an online version. So, set is my favorite game because it uses math logic skills and its really fun. Every Friday we play at our school and I beat everyone including my teacher, which is really fun since the game gets really heated.
The card version of the game is sold in bookstores in the US, but anyone can access the online version. The online version is basically a daily puzzle that you have to find 6 sets and it times you. I often like to race with one of my friends Yuke. He thinks that he’ll beat me eventually and both he and I have to keep our skills up.
So, before I go on to give you the link of the daily puzzle, let me explain the rules of the game.
Sets requires think logically. A set is made up of 3 cards, all of which are the same or different. All the cards have four features- shape (squiggle, oval, diamond), color (purple, green, red), filling of shapes (stirped, solid, empty) and the # of shapes on each card (1, 2, 3). For example…
Alright, so, for example, lets look at the first set. It is a set because everything is different. The shape is different, the color is different, the # of shapes is different, and each has a different filling. However, if I were to make all the colors green it would still be a set. When I say that everything is different, I mean the feature of one card and the same feature on the other two cards. So if we take a look at the other set that has a “yes” on top of it, we can see that all of them are green, all of them are two on a card, and all of them are different shapes and fillings. If however the # on one of the card was 1 it would not work because the # feature would have two of the same and the other one different. The last example is not a set because two of the cards have a solid filling and one of them a striped filling.
Well guys, thats all I can do today. I’m really glad that I could share the love of this game with you guys.