SYLLABLE SET uses a deck consisting of 39 cards of carefully selected three syllable words. The deck for SYLLABLE SET 1 consists of words using the prefixes re-, at-, e-, con-, pro-, dis-, in- and pre-; base syllables -lect-, -vent-, -tect-, -rupt-, -ject-, -duct-, -act-, -sent-, -dict-, and ten(d); and the suffixes -ed, -ive, -ing and -tion.
The deck for SYLLABLE SET 2 consists of higher level words. In this deck, the -tion suffix is replaced by -sion and -ence is added in. There are also some prefixes which look similar at a glance: pre/per, sub/sus and im/in. Ten different base syllables are represented with only one repeat from deck 1.
How to play:
The dealer arranges the top 9 cards face-up in a 3 by 3 grid, and both players look for a set. A set consists of three cards with matching prefix, matching base word, or matching suffix. When a set is spotted, a player calls out "SET," picks up the three cards with the matching syllable, and reads the words. The dealer fills the vacant spots with three new words from the deck, and the search for a set resumes. The game ends when all the cards have been dealt and there are no more sets to be found. Most sets are worth one point each. But since a matching syllable in the middle of a word is harder to spot, a set consisting of three cards with matching base words earns a player two points. The person with the most points wins, and a new round begins.