Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Sentence of My Life

First of all, I was very impressed from the moment I opened the box. All of their business information and card placed in a nice folder right on top. I love learning about the companies I blog for and have never been given quite the presentation. McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds, I applaud you for that!
 We were blessed with a few different versions of the game "You've Been Sentenced," and were very excited to start playing! This particular game has earned over 10 national awards. I was surprised this game was winning awards back in 2007. Where have I been and why didn't I know about this game sooner?! This game is great fun for the whole family! Having 3 homeschoolers is a lot of work. I'm always looking for fun, innovative teaching tools. This is great for our language art studies! I also love the fact that so many people can play at one time. This particular game is for ages 8 & up, takes 30-40 min to play, and takes 3-10 players.

 Here's What They Say:

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. Multiple other methods of play are available on the website that turn "You've been Sentenced!" into not just a game, but a full game system! 

Socially interactive, players become members of the Jury and can ask a player to justify and defend the grammar, sense and meaning of the sentence. The player has a chance to convince the Jury to accept their often outrageous and hilarious sentences.

Never the same game twice
A word deck with over 2,500 individual words, plus Wild Cards, ensures an infinite number of sentences, guaranteeing maximum re-play value. "You've Been Sentenced!" offers unlimited play, without ever becoming stale or repetitive. 

What We Have To Say:
The sentences people come up with can be hilarious! So to play everyone starts out with 10 cards. They must use the words on the cards to make a grammatically correct sentence. You don't have to use all 10 cards but it earns you more points if you do.

We had so much fun playing this game! It didn't take long before we had to form a jury to vote on the crazy sentences we made up.
In the beginning of the game my son made some pretty crazy sentences that were not grammatically correct. By the end of the 5 rounds we played he was making some great sentences. We could not stop playing we were having so much fun. I think we played for a good 3 hours before we finally called it quits. My son was literally in tears because he was laughing so hard. OK, a lot of us were. I agree that this game is great for kids to learn on as well as adults. There are so many different ways to play this one game! Their website even has a lesson plan. Learning can be fun! We are so glad and thankful to add this game to our game closet because it will get lots of use!
We also received the game Twisted Fish...Can't wait to play that one!
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  1. I love these games. I had gotten them to review awhile back!

  2. looks like a great game! THanks for letting me know about it!

  3. I think I'd like to try You've Been Sentenced... Looks like fun!

  4. Looks like a great way to learn grammar! :)

  5. What a fun way to learn!! and the kids don't even realize it. Sounds like so much fun... definitely will be looking for Let's get sentenced! Thanks for sharing , here from vB.

  6. I would LOVE to try that with my younger kids. I need to go scope this out, I think I'd even have tons o' fun myself :)


  7. I would try Twisted Fish.
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  8. Twisted fish sounds neat, thank you, good luck everyone!

  9. I would love to try You've Been Sentenced. These games look fun!

  10. Wheel of Chore-ture sounds like a cute game for the kids