Set Competition Kit - April 2015

Set Competition Kit - April 2015
SET® COMPETITIONS
SET can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels while exercising players’ minds at the same time.
SET competitions provide gamers, students and families the opportunity to compete in a fun environment while
being introduced to a store or educational program. Once you have settled on a date for your SET competition,
use your social media network and invite local media such as newspapers, television and radio stations to
spread the word about the competition. Post flyers at school or in your store and email or mail flyers to
students or customers. Send the details of your competition to [email protected] and we’ll post it on our
webpage at www.setgame.com/events and share on our social media pages.
In the back of this guide you will find useful resources for your competition including registration
cards, game schedules, SET instruction handouts, photo release forms and a competition poster.
FACILITIES AND
SUPPLIES NEEDED
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One registration table
Space - tables should be far
enough apart to allow people
to easily walk between them.
Tables - card tables are a
good size for 3 contestants
and one judge.
Table cloths - plain color on
each table (patterns distract
from the players’ visual
perception). If the table top is a
solid color, then no cloth is
needed.
One SET card game per
table
Other considerations:
o Lighting should be good with
little or no glare.
o There should be little or no
wind in the competition area.
o If you don’t have enough
tables to have all games in a
round played simultaneously
establish a waiting area for
players who are waiting for
their next game.
o Rope or block off playing
area, so spectators can see
but not interfere with game
play.
STAFFING
There are two different SET competition formats:
Open-house format: requires
 1 coordinator
 Players self-judge
Traditional format: requires
 1 coordinator
 1 judge per table
The competition coordinator assigns numbers to each player, hands
out entry cards, records scores following each round, and determines
who advances to the championship round.
DIVISIONS
If you have a lot people attending your SET competition we
recommend splitting the competition into separate divisions. For
example, one division for children and another for adults; or, you
could create age divisions like the example below:
Division A: up to 10 years old
Division C: 21-55 years old
Division B: 11-20 years old
Division D: Over 55 years old
ENTRY CARDS
Each player should receive an entry card with a player number and
enough lines for the judges to enter his or her score at the end of
each round. Players should keep their entry cards with them
throughout the competition and judges should fill in scores at the end
of each game. For a smaller competition, the coordinator may wish to
keep the entry cards. You’ll find a sheet of 9 entry cards you can
photocopy and use for your competition on page 6 of this packet.
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COMPETITION PLAY
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Players: 2 - 5 participants per table (preferably 3 players per table)
Duration: about 20 minutes per round
Rounds: 3 or 4 preliminaries and 1 final round
At the end of each round, the judge will mark each player’s score on the
card and give the cards back to the players to be taken to the Competition
Coordinator who will record the score, return the card and inform the player
of the table number for his/her next game.
Beginning on page 4 of this Competition Guide you can find examples of
game schedules.
PRIZE SUGGESTIONS
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Goods / services donated by local retailers
Games / discounts at your store
SET T-shirts
PREGAME
Each table should have a shuffled deck of 81 SET cards, a pad of paper
and a writing utensil.
Once all players are present at the table, the judge should give the following
instructions:
"I will lay out 12 cards in a 3 by 4 rectangle (do this to verify that all players
can see the cards). When you see a SET call “SET” and point to your SET
on the table. Do not remove the cards. If your SET is confirmed I will
remove the cards and hand them to you. If your cards do not form a SET, I
will mark one point against you, and the cards will remain where they are. If
two or more people call “SET”, they will be allowed to play in the order in
which they were heard.” Ask the players if there are any questions, pick up
the cards on the table and shuffle them back into the deck.
GAME
COMPETITION
RULES
1. Each contestant plays 3 or
4 games (it is up to the
competition organizer how
many preliminary rounds
there will be), each against
different opponents
throughout the divisions.
2. Games will be played
according to the SET rules
published by Set
Enterprises, Inc.
3. At the end of each game,
the judge writes the scores
on the players’ entry cards.
4. Entry cards are turned into
the Competition
Coordinator at the end of
the preliminary rounds.
5. If there were divisions, the
entry cards are separated
into divisions and the
player with the highest
score in each division is
named that division’s
champion.
6. All division champions
advance to the final round.
If there are not divisions,
the top 5 players advance
to the final round. If a tie
occurs, tie breaker games
are played until a definitive
Competition Champion is
decided.
You are now ready to begin competition play. Deal 12 cards in a 3 by 4
rectangle and listen for a contestant to call “SET”. If there appears to be no
SET on the table (or a reasonable length of time has passed since the
cards were first dealt) add 3 cards to those on the table. If there is a
problem finding a SET from the 15 cards on the table, remove 6 cards and
place them back into the deck, replacing them with 3 new cards (so there are 12 on the table). As players call
“SET”, verify each SET, remove the cards from the table and hand them to the player who called “SET”.
If multiple players call “SET”, remove the SET of the first player who called, then ask the second player his or
her SET is still on the table. Proceed to the third player (if necessary) before replacing the cards and resuming
play. No points are subtracted for a "no” answer by the second or third player if the cards in their SET were
removed by the first or second player.
Once the entire deck has been dealt, and all SETs have been claimed, count each player’s SETs, and subtract
any points noted against each player. At the completion of the game instruct each player to go to the
registration table to have their score recorded and be assigned to their next game.
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GAME SCHEDULES
These game schedules are intended for use for 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 and 36 players. If you need
assistance creating a game schedule for your competition, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy
to assist you.
Each player in the competition will retain his/her player number, for example ‘1’, for the entirety of the
competition. For large competitions you’ll need to divide the number of tables needed by the number of tables
available to you and conduct several rotations during each round so all players are able to compete.
9 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Round 1
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
Round 2
1
7 4
2
8 5
3
9 6
Round 3
5
1 9
4
8 3
2
6 7
12 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Round 1
1 5
9
2 6 10
3 7 11
4 8 12
Round 2
3 10
1
4
9
2
5
8 11
6
7 12
Round 3
5 12 2
6 11 1
7 10 4
8
9 3
15 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Round 1
1
6 11
2
7 12
3
8 13
4
9 14
5 10 15
Round 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
13 14 15
Round 3
15
4
8
2
5
9
3
7 11
6 10 13
12 14
1
Round 4
13 4
7
14 2 10
15 3 11
1 5
8
6 9 12
18 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Round 1
1
7 13
2
8 14
3
9 15
4 10 16
5 11 17
6 12 18
Round 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 11 12
13 14 15
16 17 18
Round 3
18 1
4
17 2
5
16 3
6
15 7 10
14 9 11
13 8 12
Round 4
15 16
1
14 17
7
13 18 11
3
5 12
9
6
2
8 10
4
21 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Round 1
1
8 15
2
9 16
3 10 17
4 11 18
5 12 19
6 13 20
7 14 21
Round 2
1
2
4
5
7
8
10 11
13 14
16 17
19 20
Round 3
2
4
3
6
5 10
7
1
11 13
16 17
14 16
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
Round 4
5
2
3
8
1
7
9 12 10
6 11
4
8
9
15
18
21
20
19
4
Round 4
11 14
12 21
16 15
17 13
18 10
19
9
20
8
6
2
7
4
3
1
5
24 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Table 8
Round 1
1
9 17
2 10 18
3 11 19
4 12 20
5 13 21
6 14 22
7 15 23
8 16 24
Round 2
1
2
4
5
7
8
10 11
13 14
16 17
19 20
22 23
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
Round 3
16
6
17 19
18
7
1
8
2
9
3 10
4 11
5 12
20
21
22
23
24
13
14
15
Round 4
19
7
20
8
21
9
22 10
1 15
2 16
3 17
4 18
13
11
12
5
6
23
14
24
27 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Table 8
Table 9
Round 1
1 10 19
2 11 20
3 12 21
4 13 22
5 14 23
6 15 24
7 16 25
8 17 26
9 18 27
Round 2
1
2
4
5
7
8
10 11
13 14
16 17
19 20
22 23
25 26
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
Round 3
7 15
8 16
9 17
1 18
2 10
3 11
4 12
5 13
6 14
22
23
24
25
26
27
19
20
21
Round 4
7 14
8 15
9 16
1 17
2 18
3 10
4 11
5 12
6 13
21
22
23
24
25
26
19
27
26
30 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Table 8
Table 9
Table 10
Round 1
1 11
2 12
3 13
4 14
5 15
6 16
7 17
8 18
9 19
10 20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Round 2
1
2
4
5
7
8
10 11
13 14
16 17
19 20
22 23
25 26
28 29
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
Round 3
8 17
9 18
10 19
1 20
2 11
3 12
4 13
5 14
6 15
7 16
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
21
22
23
Round 4
5 12
6 13
7 14
8 15
9 16
10 17
1 18
2 19
3 20
4 11
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
21
22
23
33 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Table 8
Table 9
Table 10
Table 11
Round 1
1 12
2 13
3 14
4 15
5 16
6 17
7 18
8 19
9 20
10 21
11 22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
Round 2
1
2
4
5
7
8
10 11
13 14
16 17
19 20
22 23
25 26
28 29
31 32
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
33
Round 3
9 19
10 20
11 21
1 22
2 12
3 13
4 14
5 15
6 16
7 17
8 18
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
23
24
25
Round 4
6 15
7 16
8 17
9 18
10 19
11 20
1 21
2 22
3 12
4 13
5 14
29
30
31
32
33
23
24
25
26
27
28
36 Players
Table 1
Table 2
Table 3
Table 4
Table 5
Table 6
Table 7
Table 8
Table 9
Table 10
Table 11
Table 12
Round 1
1 13
2 14
3 15
4 16
5 17
6 18
7 19
8 20
9 21
10 22
11 23
12 24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
Round 2
1
2
4
5
7
8
10 11
13 14
16 17
19 20
22 23
25 26
28 29
31 32
34 35
3
6
9
12
15
18
21
24
27
30
33
36
Round 3
10 21
11 22
12 23
1 24
2 13
3 14
4 15
5 16
6 17
7 18
8 19
9 20
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
25
26
27
28
29
Round 4
7 16
8 17
9 18
10 19
11 20
12 21
1 22
2 23
3 24
4 13
5 14
6 15
33
34
35
36
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
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Entry Cards
Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Division A B C D Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Division A B C D
Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Division A B C D
Competition
Championship
Competition
Championship
Competition
Championship
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Division A B C D
Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Division A B C D
Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Division A B C D Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Competition
Championship
Competition
Championship
Competition
Championship
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Division A B C D
Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Division A B C D
Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Division A B C D Player No:
Name:
Address:
City, St, Zip:
Phone:
Email:
Competition
Championship
Competition
Championship
Competition
Championship
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Game 1 Score:
Game 2 Score:
Game 3 Score:
Game 4 Score:
Game 1 Score:
Tie Breaker:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
Total Score:
Total Score:
Rank:
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Instructions for SET
This is a quick introduction to the exciting card game SET. Each card in this deck has 4 features:
Shape
Color
Number
Shading
Oval
Red
One
Solid
Squiggle
Purple
Two
Striped
Diamond
Green
Three
Open
The object of the game is to find the most SETs. To find a SET, lay 12 cards face up on the table and look for
3 cards that are either all the same or all different in each individual feature. Each feature must be looked at
individually. In other words, on each of the 3 cards:
 the color must be ALL the same OR ALL different, and
 the shape must be ALL the same OR ALL different, and
 the number must be ALL the same OR ALL different, and
 the shading must be ALL the same OR ALL different.
Example:
This is NOT a SET!
If we look at each individual feature:
Color – They are ALL the same
This is a SET!
If we look at each individual feature:
Color – They are ALL the same
Shape – They are ALL different
Shape – They are NOT all the same OR all different
Number – They are ALL the same
Number – They are ALL the same
Shading – They are ALL the same
Shading – They are NOT all the same OR all different
A QUICK CHECK - Is it a SET?
If 2 cards are the same and 1 card is different in any feature, then it is not a SET. For example, if 2 are red and
1 is purple then it is not a SET. A SET must be either ALL the same OR ALL different in each individual
feature.
THE PLAY
The dealer shuffles the cards and lays 12 face up on the table (in a rectangle) so that they can be seen by all.
There are no turns, the first player to call “SET” gets control of the board. After he/she has called “SET”, no
other player can pick up cards until that player has finished. The SET must be picked up within a few seconds
after calling it. Each SET is checked by the other players. If correct, the SET is kept by the player for one point
and the dealer replaces the 3 cards with 3 from the deck. If a player calls “SET” and does not have one, or if
the SET is incorrect, he/she loses one point, and the 3 cards are returned to the table.
The play continues until the deck is depleted. At the end of the game there may be cards remaining that do not
form a SET. The number of SETs held by each player is then counted. One point is given for each SET. High
score wins.
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Media Release Form – for Minors
Date:
I hereby represent that I am the parent or guardian of the child listed below and hereby give
and Set Enterprises, Inc. permission to use video and/or still pictures taken of the child at the SET competition
held on
. I authorize the use and reproduction of them by
and/or
Set Enterprises, Inc., or anyone authorized by Set Enterprises, Inc. All photos, video and/or sound clips can
be used for any purpose
and/or Set Enterprises, Inc. deems necessary, without
compensation to me or the child listed below.
Child’s Name:
Address:
Parent’s or Guardian’s Name:
Parent’s or Guardian’s Signature:
Telephone:
Email:
Media Release Form
Date:
I hereby give
and Set Enterprises, Inc. permission to use video and/or still pictures
taken of me at the SET Competition being held on
. I authorize the use and
reproduction of them by
and Set Enterprises, Inc., or anyone authorized by Set
Enterprises, Inc. All photos, video and/or sound clips can be used for any purpose
and/or
Set Enterprises, Inc. deems necessary, without compensation to me.
Name:
Address:
Telephone:
Email:
Signature:
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