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It's a word game.
It's a party game
(3 or more players...and in my opinion, more the merrier).
It's really, really fun.
Add alcohol and you'll be shushing your guests to quiet their laughter and threatening bodily harm should they wake your sleeping children.
On Tuesday night I had my sister and brother-in-law over for
GAME NIGHT to play and review the game.
I personally loved every thing about this games packaging. The game comes with 5 decks of cards (that's 540 cards) which are a unique pentagon shape, just like the box. It has a 4 page rule book that is very clear and understandable. It also offers several variations to game play which I thought was awesome. I also stated several times how cool it was that there are score sheets included(and you can print out more at the games website). This has become a rarity in board games now a days. It also comes with a pencil and a sand timer.
When playing a round, each player takes 10 cards from the word pool. On each of the cards are 5 words. You must choose one word from each card and try to form a grammatically correct sensible sentence using your other cards. You must use at least two of your cards and if you are lucky enough to use all 10 you may receive a 10 point bonus.
Once every one has selected their sentence the players begin to read theirs aloud(trying hard not to spit out Chicken Wing Dip in the process).
Each player with an accepted sentence scores points for their cards.
Sentences that the jury votes out get a big fat zero points.
(I am ashamed to admit I was the first one to get my sentence voted out...ashamed!)
Along with the main game I also received 5 Add-on decks.
Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge, Gourmet Cuisine, Pop Culture, Sci-fi/Fantasy, and Sports Highlights.We were able to play with the Pop Culture (still trying to figure out what Grok is?) and Gourmet Cuisine.
These decks opened up even more possible sentences, making the results endless and hilarious.
At the beginning of the night our sentences were guarded as we played safely, trying to be careful, feeling the game out. Half way through game night (and a few drinks) the sentences were becoming bold and some quite astonishing. By the end of the night the sentences grew shorter and very entertaining.
Here are a few of the best sentences from the night:
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My personal favorite was:
Martha Stewart ordered guns and Iraq got scared.
You've Been Sentenced has received positive feedback from teachers and students. This game teaches sentence structure, parts of speech, grammar and oral presentation.
Most importantly (I think), it teaches creativity. Not that I'm in a rush for my boys to grow up but it'll be fun playing this game with them in the future. The game is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Twisted Fish is a more challenging version of Go Fish. I played it with my husband, my 13 year old niece and 14 year old nephew. We had such a blast. The illustrations on the cards are funny and kept us laughing through out the entire game while the zinger wild cards kept us on our toes. Twisted Fish is easy enough for younger children to play alone but it also a fun family game for all ages.
A fridge magnet WITH attitude.
A very cute and light hearted way to remind yourself and others that
"there are chores to be done!". A quick spin of the wheel and your next chore is selected for you. Just be careful--you could become overly ambitious and spin the wheel repeatedly like I did. I kept getting Feed The Pets. Eventually, I realized it must be the Wheel's way of saying, Take A Break.
Hey...you don't have to tell me that twice!!
McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds has generously offered an entire set of games that I reviewed to one lucky reader!
This includes the You’ve Been Sentenced game, all the Add-on packs, the Twisted Fish game and the Wheel of Chore-ture.
A $78.00 value!
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Free product was received from McNeill Designs for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received.
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