Go play a game! This Saturday, April 5, is International TableTop Day!

tabletopdaylogoWhat is International TableTop Day? Why, I’m glad you asked…

International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming! According to event founders, the event is, “a single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun.”

At TableTopDay.com   http://www.tabletopday.com/ you can connect with experienced group organizers, retailers, and publishers— all in one place. There’s even an interactive map which hosts all of the game days and parties worldwide. (If you don’t see an event near you, simply follow the free submission process to create and host your own TableTop Day event.)

So get out there… and play!

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!, Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rules, printable score sheets, or even order online!

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Parent Guide News recommends “Family-friendly movies and games everyone’s talking about,” including the You’ve been Sentenced! word game

ParentGuide News March 2014 coverPARENTGUIDE News caters to expecting parents and families with children up to 12 years of age. The monthly columns and feature articles in ten regional parenting magazines, as well as online, address both global and local parenting concerns, such as health, education, pregnancy, child-rearing and much more.

Recently, PARENTGUIDE News featured some of the best new films and games in their article “Family-friendly movies and games everyone’s talking about” including the award-winning, educational You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

From Lego-My-Game-O for X-Box 360, to the new Disney film Bears, to Nintendo’s Yoshi’s New Island, parents can find THE hottest entertainment for families and children!

To read the article in its entirety, please visit PARENTGUIDE News.

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!, Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rules, printable score sheets, or even order online!

 

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LA Spash Magazine’s Children’s Gift Guide includes the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game!

splash_magazines_w640Looking for the perfect child’s gift this season? Look no further! LA Splash Magazine has assembled the best of the best into the new 2014 Children’s Gift Guide. From classic toys, to new media, to award-winning games like the You’ve been Sentenced! word game, you’ll find an amazing round-up of items kids are sure to love!

What does LA Splash say about You’ve been Sentenced?

“The latest in the evolution of games, You’ve been Sentenced! is destined to become a classic. 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! is the winner of over 25 national awards including the Family Review Center Product of the YEAR for 2013.” Available at McNeill Designs, Retail $24.95

To see more great gift ideas for kids, tweens and teens, visit LA Splash Magazine.

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!, Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rules, printable score sheets, or even order online!

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You’ve been Sentenced! word game named to Kaplan Toy Blog’s “Five Fabulous Language and Literacy Games” list!

You've been Sentenced! word game, 2013, YBS10010Kaplan Toy Blog recently put together a list of Five Fabulous Language and Literacy Games” for parents of both emergent readers and older readers. The list contains games that will help children build on key language and literacy skills like alphabet learning, phonics, rhyming, building words, and building sentences–inlcuding the You’ve been Sentenced! word game. 

Here’s a little of what Kaplan’s had to say,

“For your older readers, You’ve Been Sentenced! is a great sentence-building game using five-sided card with multiple versions of a base word. Players get 10 cards in a hand and try to score the most points by creating the longest grammatically correct and sensible sentence! Any player can object to another players sentence, on either grammatical grounds, or if a sentence just doesn’t make sense. The defending player and the objecting player get to argue their points to the rest of the players, who form a jury. Half the fun is trying to defend, explain, and justify a completely ridiculous sentence to the other players. First player to reach 200 points wins.” Retail $24.95 

Other suggestions on build on key language and literacy skills through games include the Alphabet Match Game, Syllabification Vocabulary Building Game, Rhyming Sounds Game, and Froggy Phonics Game.

Visit Kaplan Toy Blog for more insights on the best educational toys and games on the market today!

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!, Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rules, printable score sheets, or even order online!

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Across the Board Games review confirms… You’ve been Sentenced! exercises the brain!

sci fi sentenceEveryone loves a great review! Here’s our latest from the folks at Across the Board Games:

“For all our authors at Across The Board Games, English classes are a far-off memory. However, cramped school desks and hot cafeteria lunches are not needed to enjoy You’ve Been Sentenced! This game will challenge a player’s skills and creativity in the English language. You’ve Been Sentenced is a multi-award-winning game from McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds: a company with a focus on creating educational games for students and teachers…

I feel that every classroom, after-school program and household with grade school children should add this game to their collection. You’ve Been Sentenced is a learning aid for all ages and challenged my brain in a way that I need to exercise more. The add-ons or expansion packs add even more fun subjects of card combinations.”

To read this review in its entirety, please visit Across the Board Games.

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!, Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rules, printable score sheets, or even order online!

 

 

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