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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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