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You’ve been Sentenced! wins 2010 Crowd Pitch Award from Funding Universe

January 19, 2011

McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds, creators of award-winning educational, party and board games was named the winner of the 2010 CrowdPitch Award on January 18. The event, sponsored by FundingUniverse, is an opportunity for selected entrepreneurs to pitch their company and products to both a panel of experts and a live audience. The pitch is followed immediately by a three minute Q&A session with the audience. Finally, the panel of experts offers up constructive feedback to each presenter.

FundingUniverse is the leader in connecting qualified entrepreneurs to banks, investors, and other funding sources nationwide, working with thousands of business owners each month who are seeking some type of business funding.

McNeill Designs’ word game You’ve been Sentenced! was the focus of the firm’s presentation by company founder and game inventor Donald McNeill. In addition to impressing the CrowdPitch panel of judges, the game has also elicited rave reviews from groups as diverse as the Mensa Society (Toy Roundup), to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine for homeschooling parents, and Metro Kids Magazine.

You’ve been Sentenced! has also already won an impressive list of awards including:

  • Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence
  • Dr. Toy Best Products
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award
  • Spewgie Award, Best Family Fun Game
  • iParenting Media Hot Product Award
  • FAO Schwarz Toy Auditions, Winner
  • National Parenting Seal of Approval
  • Mr. Dad Seal of Approval
  • George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Edutopia magazine, Hot Media for Educators
  • Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick Best of 2009
  • Tillywig Toy Awards  Laugh Out Loud  Award Winner 2010
  • Stylish Award from Parents with Style

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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