Each card contains 1-3 matching objects, in one of three colors, shapes, and shadings.

Twelve cards are laid out, and the first person to spot a set of three collects those cards.

The cards are replaced from the deck and play continues.

A set consists of three cards that are either all alike or all different in each attribute:

for instance, if all three cards have the same number of objects, but different shapes, shadings, and colors, then they're a set.

If two of the cards have a common attribute that is not shared by the third, they are not a set.

  • Age: 6 years and up
  • Contents: 81 cards, solitaire and group instructions
  • Number of players: 1 and more
  • Play time: 20 minutes