My boys and I have been enjoying playing Set, a card game of visual perception. Cards are categorized by color, shading, shape, and number. A ‘Set’ consists of three cards in which each feature is EITHER the same on each card OR is different on each card. Sounds a bit confusing, eh? Well, fear not, here’s an online tutorial to get you started.
I secretly bought this game to help my kids work their brains, but as a result, my brain got a workout too. I’m quite nerdy this way. I only like games that make you think, but not too hard. My 7-year-old is quite good at it and he’s beating me these days. Even my five-year-old is catching up and beating me. They have a knack for it. They see things better than I can. Maybe it’s because my brain is more clogged with other stuff than theirs. At least my math skills are still better, but I wonder how long it’ll last. I take comfort in that they feel sorry for me by encouraging me and praising me when I can’t find a ‘Set’. Ahhhh. . . . my boys. . . I love them though it’s rather embarrassing at times, but I don’t mind.