This version requires all players to work together as a team. It can be played by one person or with a team of any size. SETs are made according to the standard rules.
Object To obtain the maximum number of SETs in each layout of twelve cards, so as to achieve the maximum number of points as a team. Players work towards increasing their team or personal best score. In a classroom or group with several teams, the team with the highest score wins!
The Deal Twelve cards are placed face up, on the table in a 3 x 4 rectangle.
The Play The team identifies as many SETs as possible from the twelve cards. All SETs must each contain 3 cards. You cannot remove 2 SETs that share a card. If there are 2 SETs that share a card the team must decide which SET to take and which to leave so as to give the highest probability of obtaining more than one SET when replacement cards are put down. After all possible SETs are removed from the cards on the table, the score obtained is added to the running total, then new cards from the deck are laid down to bring the total back to 12. If there is no SET among the 12 face up cards, reshuffle the remaining cards, including the 12 just picked up, and place 12 new cards face up on the table. When the deck is depleted the game is over. The total is checked against the individual and/or team's personal best. The performance rating is indicated below.
|If only one SET in 12 is found (leaving 9 cards)||1 point|
|If two SETs in 12 are found (leaving 6 cards)||2 points|
|If three SETs in 12 are found (leaving 3 cards)||3 points|
|If four SETs in 12 are found (leaving 0 cards)||5 points|
Rating In the Classroom Co-op SET is an interactive game that can be played in groups of 3-6 students. This variation focuses on visual perception and social and personal skills. Discussing the SETs allows students to practice communication skills and cooperation. To ensure fair play, the teams may be divided into two groups. For the first round, all the teams in the first group play while the other group of teams deals the cards and keeps score for them. Then the groups switch.