You’ve Been Sentenced – Game Review and Giveaway


Released in 2005, You’veMcNeill Designs been Sentenced! is a critically acclaimed  language game where players use word cards to build sentences, challenging their ingenuity in a hilarious, competitive environment. You’ve been Sentenced has been honored with the following awards:

  • Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence 2007
  • Dr. Toy Best Products, Spring 2007
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2007 Gold Seal Award
  • Spewgie Award, Best Family Fun Game 2007
  • iParenting Media Hot Product Award
  • FAO Schwarz Toy Auditions, Winner
  • National Parenting Seal of Approval
  • Mr. Dad Seal of Approval
  • George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Edutopia magazine, Hot Media for Educators
  • MENSA Society’s Parenting for High Potential magazine, Resource Roundup Pick

Additional Decks

McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds recently announced the launch of a series of five new Add-On Decks for the wildly popular game You’ve been Sentenced! The Add-On Decks encompass a wide range of interests and choices including: Sports, Gourmet, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Pop Culture, and a Reader’s Digest-licensed Word Power Challenge Add-On Deck which includes words from the perennially popular Word Power page of Reader’s Digest magazine.

My Thoughts

This game was fun!  It’s recommended for ages 8 and up and 3-10 players.  The first time we played was with my husband and his parents and we had a great time!  The types of crazy sentences you create is hysterical.  It is a very unique, thought-provoking, yet laid back type of game.  I look forward to many more laughter filled evenings playing it.

This would be a fabulous game to help kids develop sentences correctly in a fun and relaxed environment.

I am happy to announce that the wonderful people at McNeil Designs has offered to donate a game to giveaway to one lucky Embracing Beauty reader!

Now through December 31, 2010 use coupon code “YBS15” to save 15% off your order!

You've Been Sentenced


To enter, tell me who you would share this game with if you won. (This is a mandatory entry).


The above entry is mandatory. If you would like additional entries, you may do any or all of the following:

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  4. Submit this You’ve Been Sentenced Giveaway to any current online giveaway Linky’s: Unlimited extra entries! You’ll get one entry per site you submit it to; the site’s linky must be new within the past 7 days. You can also submit to online contest listings/forums.   (Leave the site you submitted it to and the date in your comment)
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  7. “Join” McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds group on Facebook. I’d love it if you wrote on their wall and told them sent you, but it’s not mandatory for your entry.

Contest Details: Contest ends on 12/21/2010. United States residents only. Valid email address is required. All entries without a valid email address will be disqualified.  Winning email notification must be responded to within 48 hours or that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected. Winner will be selected with Winner will be notified via email.

If you are the winner of this giveaway please do not contact the sponsoring company or any other business mentioned with questions about prize fulfillment. All questions should be directed to me. Contacting anyone other than me may disqualify you from prize fulfillment. McNeill Designs provided the prize for this giveaway.

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  1. Vickie Cohen says

    I would share this game with my daughter. She hated anything to do with English when she was in high school but now that she is in college, she has found that she is very good at writing and loves it. Go figure!

  2. I would share this game with my dad and sister. Now that we’re adults and no kids are at our holidays we love to play games!

  3. I would love to share this game with my mother-in-law. Her favorite thing in the world is to sit down to family game night! English is her 2nd language, so this will still be fun and challenging for all of us!

  4. I subscribe to your emails.

  5. I would share this game with my oldest 5 of 8 kids. They would be old enough to play. They love games.

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  11. I would love to play this game with my son.

  12. Kerrie Mayans says

    I would shar this game with my 11 year old daughter and husband if I won. We like to play board games together.

  13. Kerrie Mayans says

    I subscribe to your rss feed in google reader.

  14. Kerrie Mayans says

    I follow you both on twitter and tweeted

  15. i would share this game w/ my family! WE love game nights!

  16. joined beauty 4moms fb community-laura ranck

  17. joined mcneils designs for beautiful minds group on fb and told them you sent me!

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  19. Kayla Priest says

    I’d share it with my parents and sisters. It looks like a terrific family get together game.

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  21. I would share this game with my ladies group. It sounds like it would be alot of fun! I follow you on facebook and enjoy everything you do!

  22. I would share this with my husband and my friends, usually we get all together for a game night at least once or twice a month…
    For all of us english is our 2nd language so this game would be very interesting for us to play, 😉

  23. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!

  24. I’d share it with my friends.

  25. my daughter Britney

  26. i like beauty 4 moms on fb-amy deeter

  27. My kids would enjoy playing this game with me!

  28. I would share this with my husband and daughter.

  29. I will share this with the whole family including kids, grandparents,and nephews. My parents-in-law live close and we all get together and play games a lot over the cold winter months…..and we are all lovers of language!
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  31. i already liked mcneil on fb (tina wofford page)
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  32. susan smoaks says

    i would give it to my sister, if i won, her children are older!

  33. This would be used when we have a group of friends over….

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

  34. I would share this game with my boyfriend. We love to play games together and this looks like it would be fun.

  35. I would share with my sisters and nieces

  36. Joined Beauty4Moms on FB (Erin Greenup)

  37. trisha dowling says

    i would play this with my teen boys!! we love games

  38. trisha dowling says

    i like you on fb

  39. trisha dowling says

    i joined brighter minds on fb

  40. Kellie Conklin says

    I would share this game with my extended family! We love playing board games and it is always fun to try a new game out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Kellie Conklin says

    I’m an email subscriber, thanks!

  42. Kellie Conklin says

    I subscribe via RSS google reader, thanks!

  43. I would share this with my kids and husband.

  44. James Coyne says

    I would share this with my mother

  45. James Coyne says

    I follow you both on twitter and tweeted!/JCoyne1031/status/17437002924298240

  46. I would share with hubby and the kids.

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