Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You've Been Sentenced and Twisted Fish Review and Giveaway 2/13/2012

McNeill Designs for Better Minds sent me You've Been Sentenced, Twisted Fish and six add-on decks for the You've Been Sentenced game to review. Let's not forget the Wheel of Chore-ture where your children spin, so they can do a chore for you. This may be the most important part of the package for my family.

Founded in 2004, McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds launched into this marketplace with a series of innovative board, card, and party games including its flagship product, the word game You’ve been Sentenced! The game has consistently been recognized by both the toy and game industry, as well as the education community, and is the recipient of numerous national awards. You've been Sentenced! has won 18 awards and is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Kohl’s and Toys R Us as well as hundreds of fine independent stores, catalogs and websites.

For ages 8 and up, 30-40 min to play, 3-10 players, with extensive rule variations available on the website.

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. The six add-on decks give the game more play and adds more to the game. Don't forget to use the wheel of chore-ture! This is a very cool game to play. My son will turn 8 in March and loves board games.

Twisted Fish-Twisted Fish is a game designed for ages 6 and up. It is a variation of Go Fish with special cards thrown into the mix to spice up the game. The game has 13 unique fish characters in five cool colors. Add five zingers that allow you to break the rules. The old Go Fish becomes much better and more fun for kids and adults alike. No more yawning when your kids ask you to play Go Fish. Twisted Fish makes playing the game fun and interesting for kids and their parents. The game was recently added as one of the top 100 board games for 2011.

Our philosophy of giving back
From the earliest stages of the firm’s development, McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds has been committed to using its success to help support important charitable causes. McNeill Designs currently donates a portion of sales of the word game You’ve been Sentenced! to Success Won't Wait, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps fight illiteracy through the distribution of books.

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