Sunday, March 14, 2010

You've been Selected Game Review and Giveaway

Winner is Bookie!!! She was #37 picked from Random.org!

Whoo hoo a new game for game night! We love to play games and I recently received a copy of You've Been Sentenced, Twisted Fish and the Wheel of Chore-ture to review and give my honest opinion. The perfect opportunity came to check it out when it was pouring down rain and we couldn't go outside to play. First we broke out the You've been sentenced game. This sentence-building game uses unique five-sided cards with multiple conjugations of a base word. With a hand of 10 cards, players try to score the most points per round by constructing the longest, grammatically correct, and sensible sentence. Any player can object to another players sentence, on either grammatical grounds, or the fact that the 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. McNeill Designs was kind enough to send all 5 of the add on decks for us too!

The Reader's Digest National Word Power Challenge-This officially licensed deck is taken from the Word Power page of Reader’s Digest and the magazine’s national student vocabulary tournament the Reader’s Digest Word Power Challenge.

Pop Culture-Do you know Lindsay from Jen? What’s an IM? And how do you crump? If you don’t know, you may just learn something from your students!

Gourmet Cuisine-A budding Rachael Ray or Emeril Lasgasse will appreciate this deck, which is filled to overflowing with famous chefs, exotic spices, and all of the kitchen gizmos necessary to cook up some fun!

Sports highlights -Ready, set, hike! This deck contains the lingo of the field, court, and diamond, legendary sports heroes, technical terms, and favorite teams.

Sci-Fi (my personal favorite)-Warn your student to set their phasers for stun and prepare for a warp speed ride through the most memorable of the ever popular sci-fi/fantasy genre!
The second game was Twisted Fish. This was my 5 yr old's favorite! She loved the colors and funky fish designs. Twisted Fish is a fishy game of outrageous fun! It's Go Fish, with a twist! Players compete to gather the most points possible by collecting as many 'Full Baskets' as they can. A Full Basket is complete set of the same 'Twisted Fish'. The twist comes in the form of 8 special 'Zinger' cards which allow the players to flout the rules, steal cards from other players, prevent other players from fishing, or go again out of order!
This was my favorite! The wheel of Chore-ture! I have this on my fridge and I tell the girls to
spin it to see what chore they need to do. They spin, go do their chore then run back so they can spin again. Who knew it could be so simple?


Buy It: Visit McNeill Designs to purchase these fun games!

Win It: McNeill Designs has generously offered one of Taking Time for Mommy's lucky readers a family game night assortment – You’ve Been Sentenced, Add-on Decks, Twisted Fish, Wheel of Chore-ture ($78 value)!

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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this game for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All views expressed are my own opinions. I learned about this opportunity from The Product Review Place.

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