McNeill Designs thinks it is important for children (and adults to have fun while they are learning. With that idea in mind, they have developed You’ve Been Sentenced.
Each player gets 10 cards to come up with silly, funny and laugh-out-loud sentences. The deck of cards has 540 pentagon shaped cards with over 2500 words making billions of possible combinations of silliness.
Not only do you make silly and fun sentences, but your fellow players act as a jury. They get to vote on whether or not they think the sentence makes sense and is allowed to score. The words are all ranked with different points, too. So some sentences are worth a lot more points than others.
In addition to the 540 cards in the game, there are also 5 add on packs of cards: Sports Highlights, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Gourmet Cuisine, Pop Culture and Word Power Challenge. The addition of these decks make the possibilities for the game endless.
Since my kiddos aren’t quite to the reading age, yet, we put it to the test when my sister visited. Now, I can see how this game could get rowdy even with adults (especially with the addition of some wine or other adult beverages). Just look at the example sentence my sister made and some of the word options that are in the decks. We had a fun time questioning ourselves and our sentence making abilities, too.
Twisted Fish was a little more of challenge for us. Maybe we were tired after playing You’ve Been Sentenced, but the rules just weren’t meshing with our tired brains. It’s a twist on “Go Fish” where you can switch cards, switch hands and more. I would like to see a sort of color coded cheat-sheet or something to go with this to summarize the directions as they need to be consulted often.
Overall, I’m all for any games that make learning fun, and these definitely did. I think they would make a great addition to any home with kids and adults.
Win It: McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds would like to give one (1) lucky Really, Are You Serious? reader You’ve Been Sentenced with the 5 add on card packs as well as the Twisted Fish Game.
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