I am building an online version of the game of Set, and I want to get my vocabulary straight. So far, the words I have are "card", "deck", "(card) feature", "set", "player" and "dealer".

I am missing words describing:

  • the initial laying of 12 cards (lay out? initialisation?)
  • the addition of 3 cards when a set has been found (add on? filler?)
  • the set of cards that are face up, on the table (board? table?)
  • the attempt made by a player to demonstrate a set (move? call? attempt?)
  • the different types within a feature (variations?)

What are the technical terms used in card games, such as Set?

closed as off topic by Robert Cartaino Jan 24 '13 at 20:57

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  • Have you googled set or looked at the wiki for it? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set_game – spiceyokooko Jan 24 '13 at 20:04
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    @spiceyokooko I think he has, he linked to it. – Renan Jan 24 '13 at 20:24
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    randomblue, Thank you for the question, but this would be a better fit for our Board and Card Games site. This has little to do with learning the English language, and more about the accepted terminology used for a game. – Robert Cartaino Jan 24 '13 at 20:57
  • @randomblue: unfortunately, migration is not an option while the site is still in private beta. – Martha Jan 24 '13 at 21:34
  • @randomblue Sorry about the typo. I already fixed it. It's my job to handle issues of moderation, especially so early in a site's launch while the community is still forming. This is off topic. Migration isn't the preferred solution unless there is considerable content to be saved. It orphans the users not on that site, and voting is out of context. It's preferred just to ask the question again. – Robert Cartaino Jan 24 '13 at 21:39

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