Games that require Pattern Recognition using Objects with Different Attribute Sets
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Yes, I know it's an odd List. I'm actually quite facinated with these FEW games that I have found like this and I'm really hoping some of you can add to it. I like games in which there are various objects (whether they be cards or pieces) each with different sets of attributes, and some or all of those attributes need to be taken into account to find patterns.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can add to this list!
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1. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:996]
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One of my absolute favorites... Not for everyone, but man it's fun to get in the "zone" and compete for those Sets!
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2. Board Game: Quarto! [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:710]
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This one can be very deep, requiring hard-core players to think several moves in advance. However, two people who only look one or two moves in advance can have fun playing as well.
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3. Board Game: Blink [Average Rating:5.96 Overall Rank:2752]
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Not at all deep, but fun for a quick game. I would have liked to see a deck with all possible attribute combinations. With that I think some great variants could be created. It's not bad though.
 
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4. Board Game: Scan [Average Rating:5.72 Overall Rank:8095]
Steve Bachman
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Colonie
New York
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Is this the type you are looking for?
 
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5. Board Game: Zendo [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:497]
Matthew LeVan
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Zendo seems to qualify... Set up different instances using pieces, up to others to identify the pattern as to why certain sets follow a rule, and others don't....
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6. Board Game: Barnyard Buddies [Average Rating:5.80 Overall Rank:6574]
 
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There are five colors and five animals (pig, cow, horse, dog and cat). You have to spot which animal and color is missing when a card is flipped (four colors and four animals are on the card).
 
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7. Board Game: Jungle Speed [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:758]
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Jungle Speed may not be exactly what you're looking for; it's more about reflexes than actual pattern recognition. There's definitely pattern rec. involved, though.
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8. Board Game: Bongo! [Average Rating:6.09 Overall Rank:3387]
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Set lite, in a way - but no less frustrating and in some ways more fun.
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9. Board Game: Monster Mash [Average Rating:5.69 Overall Rank:7903]
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10. Board Game: M [Average Rating:6.45 Overall Rank:2082]
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The tiles have colour, number and shape. One attribute must match its neighbours to place. If two attributes match and the line has 5 or 6 tiles, players remove tiles. At the end, you score the value of your two longest colours, minus the rest. There are tokens which pass round when you place, also worth points at the end.
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11. Board Game: Fightball [Average Rating:5.88 Overall Rank:5676]
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This may seem an odd choice at first, but you have to be very careful about recognizing the card types in play and where they are played on the board. There is a definite "order of operations" you need to follow to score points, and disrupting this order invalidates your attempt.

Add to this that you not only need to recognize these patterns, but act and react in real-time to your opponent's play, and you've got an incredibly challenging game of fast-twitch pattern recognition.
 
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12. Board Game: Situation 4 [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:4662]
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Does this qualify?
Both players are trying to complete the same puzzle (on the same board), but using their own color scheme. You have to recognize both the pattern on the board, and connect to your own color pieces. Points are scored for overall territory claimed plus bonuses for certain zones that are completely in your own color.
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13. Board Game: Picus [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:7694]
Scott Russell
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Leonardo (Ikarus) should fit this description.
The players have to find the largest or smallest number of a color from four cards, then based on that card, they have to find the largest or smallest of a color on the remaining three cards, etc. First to follow the chain to the end gets the card (point).
 
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14. Board Game: Constellation [Average Rating:5.65 Overall Rank:8890]
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Elk Grove
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15. Board Game: Outfox [Average Rating:6.42 Unranked]
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In Outfox, like Set, tokens form a commons from which a pattern of three items must be derived. In Outfox a win can only be three items sharing one attribute while expressing the other attribute in all three ways.

Unlike Set, the tokens must be adjacent and aligned to win, and there is strategic movement involved.
 
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16. Board Game: Hocus Focus [Average Rating:5.03 Overall Rank:9818]
Steve Oliver
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Hocus Focus -- quick-playing card game, fun to play with kids. Similar to Set in that you lay out a number of magicians, then flip over one off the deck and try to find one on the table that differs by all attributes (color, size, pattern).
 
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17. Board Game: Breakfast at daVinci's [Average Rating:4.72 Unranked]
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Breakfast at DaVinci's -- lay out 3 cards in a row, and count up how many complete breakfasts there are, but watch out for the waiter who takes food off your table!
 
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18. Board Game: TohuWabohu [Average Rating:5.92 Overall Rank:7558]
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19. Board Game: Game, Set, Match! [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
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20. Board Game: Crash Pilot [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:8982]
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21. Board Game: Confusion [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:9960]
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22. Board Game: Crazy Circus [Average Rating:6.39 Overall Rank:2579]
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23. Board Game: Ligretto [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:1792]
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24. Board Game: Hands Up [Average Rating:6.00 Overall Rank:4097]
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25. Board Game: Catch the Match [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:4750]
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