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So I'm still rather new at Set (Very new in fact), but I'm sufficiently annoyed at not already being good at it that I've been doing my best to figure out how to play well. My observation is that advanced set players seem to find it very hard to get into the mindset of beginning set players because they've acquired so much intuition about the game that ...


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For purposes of describing things, I'm going to divide sets in "easy" sets -- those with 2 or 3 matching characteristics and only 1 or 2 non-matching ones, and "hard" sets -- those with NO matching characteristics. I think this corresponds to how hard the sets are to spot for most people -- the easy sets will get spotted right away by most people, while the ...


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If you have a high level of experience, you reach a point where you just know the SETs. When you're at that point, it's a matter of recognizing them when they appear. Math intermission, skip if you're not interested: Since a SET has 4 characteristics that are either all different or all the same, we can build groups of SET variants. 4 same is impossible ...


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Many good set players don't use explicit strategies, focusing instead on tapping into their subconscious. It's about getting into a good flow state and staying there. Calm down, let go of explicit searches, and just allow your subconscious find the sets. Distracting your conscious mind can help, too -- a lot of people do better if they chat about something ...


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Often times the best strategy is to not over think a strategy. I tend to go for base things that don't make me think much. Colors are easier for me to match than shapes, shapes easier than numbers, and numbers or counts last of all. I would figure out which patterns are easiest for you to discern given the pressure of time and work down from there to the ...



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