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An entry for the 2018 NINE CARD PNP CONTEST:
https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1911010/2018-9-card-nanogam...



memory-reflex game
Age 5+
2-3 Players
Game time: 3 mins

Description:
YXZ is a light, 2/3-player game that plays in 3 minutes and uses just 9-cards. She got out of the game SET, and can even be played part of the SET deck

Components:
9 cards (3 letters, 3 colors).

Rules:
Three cards are called SET if they have one common root (they have the same letter or have the same color).
Shuffle the deck.
Then the players alternately pull out one card, show to everyone, and then put it revers up in order on a table.

When someone realizes that it has been SET on table scream "SET". Then he have 2 seconds to point out three cards that are SET. If he is right - he scores a point, if wrong - point is scored by the opponent.
Shuffle the deck and repeat until someone gets 5 points.

Rules for more difficult version:
Three cards are SET if any two of them do not have a common feature.
For example:
red X, white Y, black Z
black Y, red Z, white X


ps.
In both versions, there are 6 SETs in the deck, and each card is in 2 SET.


Categories Entered:
Best 2-player Game
Best 3 or more player Game
Best Dexterity game
Best New Designer
Best Grayscale Printed Game Category
Best Card only game "no components"


Color version:

balck&white version:
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Jessica Eccles
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You could also play this with ordinary playing cards!
 
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Play this with ordinary playing cards is not comfortable.

You can use selected cards from "SET" game.
Or cards from "Liar!".
 
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Mark Tuck
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The grey colour looks pretty dark.
I would make it a lighter tone so that, even if it then prints a little darker (some home printers have the habit of 'filling in' tints), it won't be confused with the black.
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You are right. I change it.
 
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Welcome to the contest!
 
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Just a heads up, you need to have some form of graphics in your logo and not just text.

Any type of graphics will do such as background imagery or something behind or around the text.

Also, don't forget your categories and a link back to the contest thread.
 
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"welcome"
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"just text"
I do not agree.
These letters are not from any available font, I made them based on a triangle-based template like this:

Is this picture is good as logo?
All tree are very similar:
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I like the one with the triangles, it looks cool.
 
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I played this a couple of times the other day with my 8-year-old using the nulls, aces and 5s from three suits of my Piecepack for the cards and one piecepack die each (they have the numbers 0-5 on them) to keep score.

One thing I realised while playing this is that since you get a point when the opponent calls out "set" and gets it wrong you could conceivably win by the other player making mistakes even if you never called out "set" yourself. I feel that that would be a rather hollow win and would rather have a rule where you can only get the fifth point and win by getting a set yourself.
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What I really appreciate about this design is the graphic design of the grayscale version. I am really colorblind and the color choice in Set is very bad for my vision. With simple but very effective choices, YXZ goes a long way to making a Set-style game functional for me.
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