Lockdown Diary: Set

The nine-year-old is back with me today, and as well as spending the weekend playing Rummy, we’ll also be playing a card game called Set.

It’s a fascinating game all about visual perception. You have to spot sets of cards with the same characteristics – shape, colour, number and shading – or a set of cards with completely different characteristics to one another! The person with the most sets at the end wins.

Being a visual game, it’s very hard to explain, but you quickly get the hang of it and then it’s addictive. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes card games.

Don’t play the nine-year-old, though. She’s the undisputed reigning champion and will definitely beat you!


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5 thoughts on “Lockdown Diary: Set”

  1. It’s made for her. She has a very visual imagination.
    Fortunately I’m not a great card game aficionado so, when she starts playing for money, I won’t get fleeced by her.

  2. I used to like Uno a lot. And there was that French game Mille Bornes which was kind of cool and perfect for holidays, especially if you were traveling as it is a road race. We never played it right, but I loved it all the same.

      1. I guess that because I’m into role playing (no, not that kind) I generally like games that have an element of plot and atmosphere, however faint. When I was a kid we used to turn our board games into “live action” make belief games.

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