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Got gifted kids? The top word and sentence games to try according to About.com include You’ve been Sentenced!, Apples to Apples and more

April 12, 2011

About.com recently listed the top nine word games and sentence games to try with gifted kids. And, leading the list of fantastic games was the You’ve been Sentenced! word game. Here’s what About.com Gifted Kids had to say,

“Do you have a kid who loves words and letters?  Verbally gifted kids just love letters, words, and word play, so these games are perfect for them.  Most of the games here can be played by the whole family and are challenging for both the kids and the adults.

1. You’ve Been Sentenced!

This sentence-building game consists of 540 five-sided cards.& Each card has five different grammatical variations of the same word (i.e. wish, wishes, wished, wishing, wisher). Working with a hand of ten cards, players try to create the longest grammatically correct sentence — that makes sense! Players can challenge the grammar and sense of other players’ sentences. The challenger and the challenged player then plead their cases to the “jury,” which consists of the rest of the players. Much of the fun comes from these challenges. The game is for three to ten players, ages 8 and up. It’s great fun for the whole family.”

Other top games include Sentence Says Game, Smart Mouth Game, Bananagrams, Apples to Apples Junior and more. To read the article in its entirety, please visit About.com Gifted Kids

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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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2011 4:06 pm

    I decided to purchase this game based on the recommendation of a friend. I played it for the first time on Thanksgiving with a group of friends that my husband and I had over for dinner. What a great game! We had a fairly diverse group and were cracking each other up with our offered answers the whole way through. I think we also learned a little bit more about each other through playing Apples to Apples. Since you are trying to “woo” the judget to pick your card, you start to figure out how each person thinks, what their sense of humor is like, etc. We chose to play some of the game variations suggested by the maker and enjoyed it even more than the standard game rules. I prefer this game to Cranium and other similar games. I am already planning to give this game as a gift to a couple of people this year.

    I agree with Daniel L Edelen that one of the only things I am not 100% thrilled with is the cards. If they were laminated more like poker/playing cards they would hold up longer. A couple of our cards already have some dinged up edges.

    • April 26, 2011 12:51 pm

      Thanks for writing and we’re glad you enjoyed the game! The comments about lamination are something we have thought of, too. Unfortunately, the lamination makes the cards so heavy, we’d have to dramatically cut down on the number of cards in the box.

      If you are planning to give the game as a gift, please check out web site for coupon codes and specials. Right now we are offering 20% off your total order. Coupon code is GAMES and is valid through May 31!

      Susan McNeill
      McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds

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