SET

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Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Pattern recognition and logic in a fun card game.

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SET has an instruction screen and a tutorial to teach you how the game works. Also, for each type of game there are two difficulty levels to choose from.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that SET is a digital version of the Mena award-winning pattern-recognition card game, which can be taught to young children but will still challenge adults. The app has four game modes and doesn't connect to any online services so there are no privacy or safety issues.

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Is it any good?

The SET card game is an award-winning logic puzzle where you find three cards that match a particular rule: for each characteristic (number, shape, color, and shading) the three cards must be all the same or all different. The app includes four modes of play: Classic, finding 10 sets in the shortest amount of time; Puzzle, finding all of the sets in a single puzzle; Timed: finding as many sets as possible in 2 minutes; and Arcade: finding sets before time runs out, but with an extra 30 seconds each time you progress a level.

This SET app is a great implementation of the card game, and is a fabulous way to teach logic and abstract reasoning. The Basic difficulty level leaves out shading so that there are fewer characteristics to consider, but then Advanced is just like the actual game. Our only complaint is that the cards could have been bigger to take advantage of the screen size—the cards themselves take up less than half the screen and there's nothing crucial displayed below them.

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