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Set Solver

Tool to find the sets of 3 cards in the board game Set (1, 2 or 3, red, purple or green, diamond, oval or wave, empty, stripped or full)

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# Set Solver

## SET game generator

 Difficulty Any (but with at least 1 solution) Easy Medium Hard

### What is the SET game? (Definition)

The SET game is a board game using 81 distinct cards which differ according to 4 characteristics:

— The number of drawings: 1, 2 or 3

— The color of the drawing: red, purple or green (sometimes turquoise blue)

— The shape of the drawing: diamond, oval, or wave (sometimes rectangle)

— Filling/Shading of the drawing: empty, striped/hatched or full

### What is the goal of the SET game?

The object of the game is to find sets of 3 cards whose characteristics occur 1 or 3 times but never 2 times. That is to say, either the 3 cards have the identical characteristic, or the 3 cards have the distinct characteristic.

Example: is a valid set because the 3 cards have the same color green (3 times), the number of drawings is either 1, or 2, or 3 (1 time each), the shape is the same diamond (3 times), the filling is the same empty/open (3 times).

Example: is not a valid set, because the fill empty is present 2 times and the shape diamond is present 2 times. (The color and number are OK).

### How to use the set solver?

Indicate the draw cards by clicking on them and launch the search.

All possible sets will be displayed if they exist.

A game is played with 12 cards, but there is not always a solution. From 21 (separate) cards a solution is mathematically obligatory.

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