Sunday, December 20, 2009

You've been Sentenced Game Review and Giveaway



You’ve Been Sentenced! is a wounderful game that puts all my favorite things together.  Family, fun, and learning. I just love seeing my daughters eyes light up as she looks at these word cards trying to make a clever and funny sentence. My son, daughter and I all laughing together as we reading the sentences. Something for tween, teen and Adults this game has it all. When we play the game sometimes my daughter asks what a word mean the next time we play. she does not ask she remembered. After I get little A to bed My tween has been asking to play this game every night. We love You've been Sentenced.


What is You’ve Been Sentenced!  
Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. 
The latest in the evolution of games, “You've been Sentenced!” is the first game in history to really turn making sentences into a very funny, playable, and challenging game. Using a unique word deck of pentagon shaped cards containing conjugations of funny words, famous names from throughout history, familiar places, and wild cards, players have to make grammatically correct and justifiable sentences. The real fun begins when players have to read their sentences out loud and explain what they mean to the rest of players. They form the jury and vote thumbs up or down on whether the sentence and justification stand and the points are scored. 540 cards with over 2,500 words insure billions of possible sentences so the game is never repetitive and has unlimited re-play value.


You've been Sentenced! has several add on decks.Gourmet Cuisine Add on Deck, Pop Culture, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and more.
I admit sometime I get tired of playing the same old board games. This game will not get old. There is so many cards and expansion packs you will probably never see the same sentence twice. I cant wait to have our adult friends over we are going to have so much fun playing this, I can't wait.


You've been Sentenced! has been busy they have a upcoming TV game show and are working with ASU on the online and interactive whiteboard version of You've been Sentenced! for the classroom.
  
A portion of each retail sale of You’ve been Sentenced! goes to fight illiteracy in the USA through the not-for-profit organization Success Won’t Wait, Inc. Founded in 2002, the organization’s mission is to encourage reading, particularly by children. For more information about Success Won’t Wait and its literacy programs, please visit www.successwontwait.org.
 Buy it ~mcneilldesigns  is sold out of You’ve Been Sentenced!. You can buy this at Amazon  and Barnes and Noble
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disclosure: I was given for free this product for the  purpose of reviewing it. I did not receive monetary compensation and all thoughts and opinions are mine. Quotes were taken directly from the website

175 comments:

Melissa said...

I learned that McNeill Designs has won a lot of awards for their games! At least seven are listed on the awards page.

Melissa said...

I follow your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dolphin Girl said...

They have a game called twisted fish that looks like a lot of fun.

valerie2350 said...

they got the National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval 2007

valerie2350 said...

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Sydney said...

This game has received awards and has been difficult to find! It sounds like the perfect game for my crazy, literate family!

Steph said...

I learned that they're sold out of the game right now on their website...which makes me want it even more! :)

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Carrie said...

I learned that they are using YBS as a springboard to develop some 'spin-off' games as well as stand-alone games for future release

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Carrie said...

I subscribed to their newsletter

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Dee said...

I learned that You've Been Sentenced is sold out... Doh!

Heather R said...

I learned that because of all the great reviews, the game is sold out.

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Meredith said...

The company likes to think of themselves as a "think tank"

Danetta said...

They have several spin-off versions of “You’ve Been Sentenced!” that include language translations versions, an educational color-coded version, and licensed specialty versions.
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Jolynn_Reads said...

I found out the game is tempoarily sold out because of the great reviews & ads with Readers Digest, but if you go to thier site you can click & find out which stores do have it in stock.
Kind of a crazy comment, but I didn't want to copy what was already in your review or someone elses comments.
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Genny said...

Founded in 2004

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kelley said...

I learned that this game is hard to find. I love word games! This IS award winning!

Missybeez said...

Mcneill designs got the National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval.
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Cindy said...

I learned that there is going to be a TV Game Show!

Cindy said...

Joined their email list.

Cindy said...

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Tina said...

I learned that this game is sold out and that it is fun and educational. Which is always a plus in my book as a homeschooling mom.

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Tina said...

I signed up for their newsletter

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I became a follower of your blog

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delphiandreams said...

The pent-esstenials cards with two languages is a great idea!

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Tracey said...

December 8, 2008: "You've Been Sentenced" recognized as the "Most Likely to Succeed in the Education Market" by the Software and Information Industry Association.
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bettycd said...

How great is that? They are sold out of games on the site itself. I learned they have a by state listing of stores that do carry their games though. One - is the Rowan Univ bookstore where my daughter is a student.

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bwaybabe912 said...

I learned that 20 reviewers gave this game such great feedback that the company is temporarily sold out!
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Christian Kay said...

I learned that due to your review and 20+ others, they are sold out of the game! WOW! No wonder they have people review them. I also like the wheel of choreture :)

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Becky said...

they got the National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval 2007

Smart Cents Mom said...

I learned that it got the Dr. Toy "Best Products Winner" 2007. It looks like a very fun game! Thanks!
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Smart Cents Mom said...

I joined McNeil Designs email list.

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Smart Cents Mom said...

I follow your blog. (Smart CEnts Mom) Thanks!
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Cute Clips and More said...

I learned that it's never the same game twice which is great because my daughter loves to play the same game over and over.

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cstironkat said...

I learn that they have been awarded 7 awards for best toy.

cstironkat said...

I learn that they have been awarded 7 awards for best toy.

Style Wins said...

I learned that the game is sold out!
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Style Wins said...

I tweeted about this giveaway.
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I follow your blog.
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I blogged about this giveaway.
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Smooshy said...

this is going to become a game show!

Trish said...

I learned that they got the National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval .Wow
Would love this game
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RR said...

I learned that McNeill Designs has won many different awards for their games. Sounds great!

rubynreba said...

I learned that the closest store that sells these games is Games, Travel and More in Ames, Iowa.
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Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...

I learned that my favorite add on deck would probably be the Gourmet Cuisine Deck. My husband would love the sports add on deck.
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Melody said...

The company has spin off games. One is about careers looks good.

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Morgan said...

I learned that this game is absolutley sold out and has won many major game awards, which makes me want it so badly!
Morgan
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Erica said...

I learned that they won the
Dr. Toy "Best Products Winner" 2007 award.

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Joannof10 said...

I sounds like there are many different ways to play this game--it sounds great!

Joannof10 said...

I now follow your blog

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Niecey said...

I learned that they brought our first product to market in 2005

Niecey said...

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Emily said...

I learned that they have game demos on their website.
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Linda K said...

I would enjoy the Reader's Digest word power game. that is my favorite part of the magazine.

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sweetpea08 said...

I learned that McNeill Designs have never considered themselves an ordinary game development firm. In fact they consider themselves a "think tank" company.
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mandala said...

I learned that McNeill Designs donates a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this game to the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.

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The Gosfam said...

I learned I can buy their games at 2 different stores in Spokane, WA.

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Diane52 said...

Learned that the game received awards and is hard to find in stores.
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

Their Character cards use real historical people!

Anna
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Perfect Blue Moon said...

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Andi said...

I learned that they're sold out of the game right now on their website!

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Jayfr said...

They have a game coming out that is a charades game with outrageous props. Sounds fun.

dogwood said...

What a fun game from such a highly acclaimed company... great reviews and many awards.

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Heather said...

They have won many awards including the Dr.Toy award in 2007

mom2anutball said...

This looks like fun! I learned that During play, any player can object to another player’s sentence.
Thanks!
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iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanx for the giveaway!...I would love to be the winner.... =]

Jenndiggy said...

They make the Wheel of Chore-ture. Funny! :)

This would be great for game night!

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erma said...

I learned that You've Been Sentenced is sold out.
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mail4rosey said...

I learned that there have been 20 great reviews offered for "You've been Sentenced" and subsequently it is sold out on their site. They do, however, offer you a link to find it in stock at a store near you.

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Hope said...

Several "You've been sentenced" spin-off games are in production!
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MomUnion said...

I learned that they won the 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal.
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Shelly said...

December 8, 2008: "You've Been Sentenced" recognized as the "Most Likely to Succeed in the Education Market" by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

Shelly said...

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see above said...

I learned that they have a TV show too (though its currently on hiatus). I had no idea. I love McNeill games and I'd love to have YBS too! Thanks!

melissa said...

i learned you can play YBS online too.

degood said...

I learned that their game is currently sold out online but it can be purchased at a small specialty toy store near my house.

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degood said...

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lezanac said...

I learned that they have won the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2007 lezanac@yahoo.com

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

I learned that they were the FAO Schwarz Toy Audition Days Winner in 2006.
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Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

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I follow your blog!
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deb c said...

The game got the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

Amy said...

The multi-awarding winning language game You've been Sentenced! into a televised game show for national distribution

If I win can you let me know via
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anne s. said...

its a dr toy product winner...thats a big 1!

Angie said...

I looked up where these were sold in my state and found several places not too far away that I could purchase this at.

Jennifer, The Lady Riposter said...

I learned that they're developing several spin-offs, including a game in both Spanish and English.

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autie said...

They call themselves a "think tank"

autie said...

I follow your blog

Renee said...

I learned that they are temporarily sold out of this game on their website due to glowing reviews such as yours!

naynays1 said...

This game has received awards and has been difficult to find!And I learned that because of all the great reviews, the game is sold out.

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Anne J said...

I learned their games have won lots of awards, including 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal.

Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect

Anne J said...

I tweeted
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Mississippi Songbird said...

I learned YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE ALL 10 CARDS in the game.. Thanks for hosting

Mississippi Songbird said...

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packerfantimmy said...

I learned this on their PR page... Parris-Randall Productions recently announced the completion of an extensive licensing agreement with toy and game manufacturer McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds.
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Maja said...

they got the National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval 2007

Maja said...

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kngmckellar said...

I learned that they won too many game awards to fit on one page!

kathy pease said...

From the earliest stages of the firm’s development, McNeill Designs has been committed to using its success to help support important charitable causes. McNeill Designs currently donates a portion of sales of the language game “You’ve Been Sentenced!” to Success Won't Wait, Inc a non-profit organization that helps fight illiteracy through the distribution of books. Using this as a model, McNeill Designs will continue to support a variety of charitable organizations. For each new product developed, the firm is dedicated to finding a new way to give back to the community.

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Valeen said...

I learned that they have received many awards for their games, including the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

angie said...

I learned that they have received the National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval.

Amanda S. said...

I learned that you can buy add on decks for You've Been Sentenced on their site.

qarae77 said...

We played this game at my parent's house this weekend. It was so much fun and there were so many laughs. It's also great sentence structure education for our 11 year old son.

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Jennifer said...

I learned that this has the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval 2007

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FDP 4 Life said...

i learned they are sold here:

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i learned they are sold here:

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Deb K said...

I learned that they have won many awards for their games~That is Awesome!!

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purango said...

learned their games have won many impressive awards including the National Parenting center Seal Of Apptoval. garrettsambo@aol.com

Gianna said...

Dr. Toy "Best Products Winner" 2007 award :)

Wanda said...

Wow! I learned that they're currently out of their online stock of this game! But they are good enough to list stores where one might find a YBS.

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Wanda said...

Subscribed to McNeill email list.
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Wanda said...

Following via Google Friend Connect.
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Fionen said...

I learned that McNeill Designs is developing a charades-format game called Speechless!

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Fionen said...

I joined McNeill Designs' email list.

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Donna said...

They were awarded the National Parenting Center Seal Of Approval in 2007.
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Fionen said...

Tweet:
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Elizabeth said...

I learned that there are 4 different themed add on decks for the game.

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lilyk said...

I learned that the company is located in Wilmington, Delaware.

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