|Manufacturer: McNeill Designs
Recommended Age: 8 years and up
Retail Price: $24.95
On the Web: www.mcneilldesigns.com
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Just deal 10 cards each and have some zany laugh-out-loud fun making sentences. With the deck of 540 pentago-shaped cards with over 2500 words (plus Wild Cards) there are billions of possible combinations. You will probably never see the same sentence twice in a lifetime. You’ll learn quickly that English can be a very funny language!
For ages 8 and up, 30-40 min to play, 3-10 players, with extensive rule variations available on the website – www.mcneilldesigns.com.
You’ve Been Sentenced! is one of those games that the gang will pick up and play with no trouble the first time around – and we absolutely love that. Gameplay is simple – making sentences out of your cards, then the group voting on the validity of the sentence – does it make sense, is it grammatically correct? If the sentence works properly – points are scored. And when the sentences turn out hilarious – all the better to entice the jury! Easy!
You’ve Been Sentenced! is a card game designed for teens and tweens. No worry about pieces getting lost…no durability issues here.
You’ve Been Sentenced! doesn’t have any electronic component to it. No iPad needed, no laptop required. While we think that is just fine – your kids might not jump to the chance to play for the first time. It doesn’t have any flashy crazy looks – just a traditional card-style game.
With 540 cards and more than 2500 words for you to play, the sentence possiblities are endless. For a quick play among a couple of friends, at a game night, or even at a party – You’ve Been Sentenced! packs plenty of fun and function!
We like our board games to be right in that $19.95 range. With a suggested retail price of $24.95, You’ve Been Sentenced! is a tad higher than we would have preferred – but it certainly isn’t outrageously priced whatsoever.
We have seen a lot of word games in our days doing reviews, but we have never come across one as interesting as You’ve Been Sentenced! It has a design that makes the game different every time you play, and in that difference, the sentences that are created will get funnier and funnier. Add in the fact that all sentences has to be properly grammatically structured and we have the makings of a very fine, very educational, very funny sentence making game!
Will You’ve Been Sentenced ever replace your child’s iPod, Wii or Xbox? In a word – no! But when you can get them to take a few minutes away from the electronics and actually get them to sit and play a board game with you you’ll be more than pleased if you make that game You’ve Been Sentenced! First off – it’s easy to use – and if you know anything about tweens and teens they don’t want to sit around learning lots of directions for something you suggest! Durability isn’t an issue, and pricing really isn’t terrible either. The good part is with the fun of the game play. Your kids are going to love making up their own sentences while doing their best to entertain their friends with the funny side of things. And you’ll be thrilled because the only way they will earn points to win the game is by creating real life, grammatically correct sentences Fun for tweens, teens and even parents to sneak in a game or two!