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It all started with a simple discussion with a good gaming buddy of mine in Sydney, Ms Cedar Myna. We were chatting about 'must have' games - (mainly in the context of having limited gaming shelf space I must add!) and I flipped the subject to the traditional question of what games would you keep if you had to rescue a handful from your house. She then converted it to the classic 'what would you take if you were stranded on a desert island' scenario, which I was happy to accommodate. A few games were discussed, then she mentioned a game called 'Set'.

Hmmmmm I thought, a game with such a short title that is catchy, yet I have never heard of this game. I was intrigued. She pulled it down from the shelf, stating that it was highly likely she would kick my a** for the first few games. She was correct!

There is no need in my mind for this to be a long review. Simply put this is an awesome game. You are trying to make sets of three cards out of a selection of 12 cards on the table.

RULES

* Cards have four characteristics - shape, number of shapes, colour and opacity.

* Any set of three you nominate must have for each of the four characteristics either (a) all the same or (b) all different.

* If there is no set present, additional cards are dealt so a set can be made

* Person with the most sets wins.

* You can play this solo or competitively

Why I like this game:

* I like this game because it is somewhat of a brain trainer, and I see it as potentially good to use with my children.

* I like this game because it is fast and can be played solo.

* I like this game because with the right opponents it can be quite funny

This is one of the shortest reviews I have ever written, because this game is so simple and so awesome that every gamer should have a copy. Simple as that.

I just can't believe this game was made in 1988!!! Where have you been Set, I have never seen or heard of you until now, but at least my copy is now on its way and my iPad screen has taken a hammering thanks to your virtual purchase.

To me as a real gaming geek, this felt like discovering a game like Monopoly or Trivial Pursuit by accident, I can only imagine how many more of these there are out there in the BGG database...can't wait to find more like this one...

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Set is a great game. I've had it since ABOUT 1988 But I guess that's the kind of game one plays to pass the time if one was home-schooled...

Nice review, I'll let you know if there are any other games that I think you might enjoy along similar lines!
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Have a look inside here to find out more ways to have fun with your new find..
Deck of many Games or What games to play with a "SET" Deck
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This is an easy game to take camping with you; it's quick, easy too learn; people can jump in & out at any time; and it can be quite intense. I enjoy it quite a lot.
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Great game! Quiddler is from the same company. If you dig word games at all it is a really fine one. Xactika and Five Crowns never did much for me however, nor did the various and sundry offshoots of set.
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Yes, it is a great game for children, and they'll kick your ass, too. I don't know what it is about the very young person's mind, but they just see sets and process faster than we do. Once they get the hang of it.
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bigeeh wrote:
This is an easy game to take camping with you; it's quick, easy too learn; people can jump in & out at any time; and it can be quite intense. I enjoy it quite a lot.
I love this. It's an indictment on my social gaming etiquette, but on more than one occasion I've entered a game halfway through - unannounced - and won it.
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