1. Set is a very interesting game. It is a test of finding patterns that follow a specific set of rules. I will try to outline the rules as well as I can.

A set contains 3 different cards.

The first thing is that there are four different categories to look for when trying to identify a set:

-Shape

-Color

-Texture (Solid, Striped, Blank)

- Number of shapes

In order for it to be a set all of these four criteria must all BE THE SAME OR ALL BE DIFFERENT. For example, if you have 3 cards that have 3 squiggly shapes, then it all matches the shape criteria. However is there are two squiggles and one diamond in the set, then the set will not work because the shapes are not all the same. But you can have all the shapes be different as well. You can have one diamond, one squiggle shape and one elipse/oval to make a set because all the shapes are different.

The next thing to look for is the color. Once it passes the shape test, the colors must all match or be different as well. This could look like all the shapes being green or each of the shapes being green, red or purple. The same rule applies where 2 of the cards are purple and the third is green. They either all have to be the same color or all different.

Texture is the same way as the others; it must follow the rule that all the textures must be the same or they all must be different. So if you see three cards with stripes, then that will all be the same texture. Another set would include one with stripes, one that is solid and one that is blank inside.

The last is the number of shapes. The only two options are: you must find a set with the same number of shapes (1,2 or 3) OR it must be a set of 1, 2 AND 3 shapes.

For it to be considered a set ALL FOUR of these criteria must be met, however each criteria doesn't have to be the same. So it can be all different colors, but the same shape and the same number of shapes but all with different textures. Each individual criteria must all be the same or different but the 4 as a whole group don't all have to either be the same or different. *ALL 4 Criteria must be met for it to be a set*

2. When looking at my sets that I got (all 9 of them) I noticed a lot of them were varied. I couldn't find a distinguishable pattern. However I did notice that I liked to look for the shapes all to be the same and all of the number of shapes to be different. I usually looked for 3 cards with one shape, two shapes and three shapes. I did also realize I look for more pairs that will all be different in color, shape and number of shapes and texture. For some reason I look for those because I feel like other people will go for the same since that is easier to notice. But ever since I have played set, I look for the differences in the set first. It is a good strategy because no one looks for the differences because it takes a little more searching so I will snatch those up first.

3. I don't have many questions about set because I have had a long history with the game. I feel like I have a very good understanding of the game and I am comfortable with it. I believe I can take on Carlee in my next game and win! (Yes, that is a challenge.)

A set contains 3 different cards.

The first thing is that there are four different categories to look for when trying to identify a set:

-Shape

-Color

-Texture (Solid, Striped, Blank)

- Number of shapes

In order for it to be a set all of these four criteria must all BE THE SAME OR ALL BE DIFFERENT. For example, if you have 3 cards that have 3 squiggly shapes, then it all matches the shape criteria. However is there are two squiggles and one diamond in the set, then the set will not work because the shapes are not all the same. But you can have all the shapes be different as well. You can have one diamond, one squiggle shape and one elipse/oval to make a set because all the shapes are different.

The next thing to look for is the color. Once it passes the shape test, the colors must all match or be different as well. This could look like all the shapes being green or each of the shapes being green, red or purple. The same rule applies where 2 of the cards are purple and the third is green. They either all have to be the same color or all different.

Texture is the same way as the others; it must follow the rule that all the textures must be the same or they all must be different. So if you see three cards with stripes, then that will all be the same texture. Another set would include one with stripes, one that is solid and one that is blank inside.

The last is the number of shapes. The only two options are: you must find a set with the same number of shapes (1,2 or 3) OR it must be a set of 1, 2 AND 3 shapes.

For it to be considered a set ALL FOUR of these criteria must be met, however each criteria doesn't have to be the same. So it can be all different colors, but the same shape and the same number of shapes but all with different textures. Each individual criteria must all be the same or different but the 4 as a whole group don't all have to either be the same or different. *ALL 4 Criteria must be met for it to be a set*

2. When looking at my sets that I got (all 9 of them) I noticed a lot of them were varied. I couldn't find a distinguishable pattern. However I did notice that I liked to look for the shapes all to be the same and all of the number of shapes to be different. I usually looked for 3 cards with one shape, two shapes and three shapes. I did also realize I look for more pairs that will all be different in color, shape and number of shapes and texture. For some reason I look for those because I feel like other people will go for the same since that is easier to notice. But ever since I have played set, I look for the differences in the set first. It is a good strategy because no one looks for the differences because it takes a little more searching so I will snatch those up first.

3. I don't have many questions about set because I have had a long history with the game. I feel like I have a very good understanding of the game and I am comfortable with it. I believe I can take on Carlee in my next game and win! (Yes, that is a challenge.)