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


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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.