Friday, March 12, 2010

Review And Giveaway: "You've Been Sentenced " ENDED


I recently received some games from McNeill Designs. Which I was very excited about reviewing and offering one lucky reader a chance to win a set in a giveaway.

I was excited about this, because my family and I really love to play games. For the past 3 days we have been testing out these games. The games we got are "You've been Sentenced," including 5 add on decks:

Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge Deck
Sports Highlights Deck
Sci-fi and Fantasy
Pop Culture Deck
Gourmet Cuisine Deck

Also included was a fun card game called "Twisted Fish." and the "Wheel of Chore-ture.

Information about You've been sentenced:

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.

My take on the games:

We first played "Twisted Fish." Here's a picture of my daughter playing it. This is a fun game similar to Go Fish, but with a twist. She wants to play this again soon.

Twisted Fish

Last night my son, daughter and I all played "You've been sentenced." Here's my son getting his cards ready to play:

You've been sentenced

The kids really enjoyed playing this. And were really getting a kick out of making some very silly sentences. Any game that is fun and includes learning is great in my book. The kids liked it so much, they wanted to play again and weren't concerned about watching TV, playing video games, or anything else last night. So to me that says it all!

And don't forget the Wheel of Chore-ture. My daughter has been spinning this and has even been doing some chores using this.

Buy It: If you would like to purchase any of these products for yourself please visit McNeill Designs.

Win It: One lucky reader will win a complete set of these games. You've been sentenced, all 5 add on decks, Twisted Fish, and the Wheel of Chore-ture (approx. $80.00 value!)

Mandatory Entry: Visit McNeill Designs and tell me something interesting you found. Or simply tell me why you want to win these games.

EXTRA ENTRIES: (leave separate comment for each entry you do. For example if you blog about this giveaway - worth 5 entries - please leave 5 separate comments)

1. Follow my blog on Goggle Friend Connect (publicly)
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7. For 5 extra entries blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post.


RULES: Giveaway is open to US Residents only. Giveaway ends March 26, 2010 11:59 PM EST. Winners will be chosen via Random.org. Must have valid email in blog profile or leave email in comments otherwise you will be disqualified. Winners will have 48 hrs. to confirm by email, If no confirmation in that time frame a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received a complementary set of these games from my sponsor for the sole purpose of reviewing and offering a set in a giveaway. Receiving a complementary set in no way effected my review of these games. I received no monetary compensation for this post.

127 comments:

  1. Our family loves playing games in the evenings, especially when we have company over. We always make sure we get at least one board game every Christmas and birthday. But, it's hard to find good games on a limited budget, so I'm always looking for alternative ways to add to our collection. All that to say, we would LOVE to win this! :)

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  10. would love to win this to have for a game night with the boys!

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  11. I would love to win these because our kids are not really to the age of board games yet, but I would love to build up a library of them for the near future.
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  12. i would love to win this game because my friends and i really enjoy brain games. My daughter would love the fish game and i think it would be awesome to play YBS with my brother & Sister.

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  13. I would love to win this because I love trying new games.

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  23. Would love to win this game set. My husband is laid off, and our family has been staying in making pizza and doing game nights...to save money and not feel so upset about not having the money to go out. Yesterday was my sons birthday, we had a few of his friends over and played with his nerf guns...no expensive party this year.
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  25. I would love to win the game set! We believe that playing games helps bring our family closer together and, like a lot of people, we have a limited income. So, a game is something that can be used again and again. You've been sentenced sounds like a fun one! As you instructed, I checked out McNeil's site and saw the future game Speechless! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  26. I would love to win this. Our family loves to play games. It gives us lots of time together and is cheap fun. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  27. I would love to win these games to play with my younger brothers! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  29. These would be great for family game night.

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  30. My family loves board games, and it would be awesome to win some! Plus, I have never heard of these games until now, and they sound great!

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  33. I love board games and I love how on the site it gives you several different variations of ways you can play You've Been Sentenced. It looks fabulous because there are so many options for one game! thanks for the giveaway
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  34. I would love this because we're trying to stay in more instead of going out and spending money!
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  35. We would like to win so that we would have something fun to look forward to play at a game night.
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  36. We are starting a new class at my high school with the goal of teaching kids new vocabulary words and this game could be a really useful teaching tool (particularly for our kids at a lower reading level!).

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  37. I want to win the games cuz I know my family would have fun playing them!

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  39. I would love to win these games. They all sound like fun! With the economy the way it is, we are staying home more and more and I am always looking for games for the children and I to play. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  41. My family loves playing games, and these look great!

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  42. I'd love these games because they're so creative! And they've won so many awards, including the Dr. Toy "Best Products Winner" 2007!

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  50. I found it interesting that the president of mcneill designs used to be the #1 rep for TY during the beanie baby craze
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  58. Wow this would be a great thing to win, we love playing games for family night each week. Twisted Fish looks awesome!

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  60. Because the kids would love this games! Thanks for the chance.

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  61. I would love to win these games because I am a special ed teacher and my students would really benefit from these games. They love games!
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  66. I would love to in this for my grandkids~they would love it :-)


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  72. i learned "You've Been Sentenced" went online and into classrooms with the help of Technology Based Learning and Research and Arizona Technology Enterprises.

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  75. id love to win theses games
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  76. We love playing games. “You’ve Been Sentenced!” appeals to all ages and skill levels.
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  78. When I was growing up, playing games was one of our favorite family activities. Now that I have a daughter, I'd like to pass that tradition on to her.

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  80. We'd love to have this. We are huge game freaks and especially love games that involve words.

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  82. We love spending our evenings playing board games. They are a wonderful way to both connect and regroup from the day! This game sounds like SO much fun, we would love to win it and have in our collection:)

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  84. I love that these games have won so many awards! I would like to win them because if it keeps the kids off of the computer/TV/video games then that is a real victory. Plus, we like playing games as a family. Thanks for the chance!

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  90. We love to play games together, and expecially trying out new games! We've never heard of these before, and would love to try them! =)

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  91. I want these games because we, my family, play games together several times a week. Playing games together is our favorite indoor activity as a family.
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  102. I want to win because we play a lot of games at my house and we are always looking for something new to play

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  111. I would like these because my family loves to play games.

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  112. I would love to win these games to help encourage some extra family time! Thanks for the chance to win. mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  115. I would love to win to play with my family since we moved we have not got any board games, we left them when we moved thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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