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According to Island Life, toys and game development firm McNeill Designs offers “a little something for everyone!”

February 3, 2010

In addition to the great review below, Island Life is offering McNeill Designs games giveaways. Simply visit and follow their instructions at Island Life!

“Tired of the same old games you play?  Meet the newest member of the game development world: McNeill Designs.  I had never heard of them, but I must be out of the loop since they’ve won numerous awards in the last few years including Dr. Toy’s “Best Products” and FAO Schwartz’ “Toy Audition”.

Right now McNeill Designs has two games for sale: Twisted Fish and You’ve Been Sentenced.  They also have a Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge game.

Twisted Fish is a very unique “twist” on Go Fish.  There are 13 sets of fish characters you need to collect in 5 colors to create a full basket.  Then there are the “zinger” cards that let you steal from the other players, look at their cards, or take another turn among others.  The game can be played as a more regular Go Fish for younger players by simply removing the zingers from the deck.

My son is only 2 1/2, but he enjoyed the wacky graphic fish on the cards and was even starting to get the hang of asking for a mate to one he had.  This is definitely a game he can grow into!

You’ve Been Sentenced! reminds me slightly of Apples to Apples in that it would make an awesome party game.  But other than the fact that both have word cards that’s where the similarities end. You get 10 cards with a related set of 5 words on each and you have to make a grammatically correct sentence.  If you think it’s easy, think again!  From 2 random draws here are the sentences I got: Really moody gangs punched necks soundly.  Flies ran during the bombing.

Totally wacky and that was the best I could do!  Now, if anyone else playing thinks your sentence doesn’t make sense you have to defend it and the rest of the players get to decide if it works as a sentence…

You can also get add-on packs for this game to suit your particular crowd.  They have everything from sports highlights to gourmet cuisine to sci-fi/fantasy.  A little something for everyone!”

Want to learn more about McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds’ award-winning games like You’ve been Sentenced!, Twisted Fish and more? Visit McNeill Designs for game rules, printable score sheets, or even order online!

 

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