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Enter our August back-to-school toy, game and children’s book prize pack giveaway. Retail over $130!

August 11, 2011

Back-to-school time is almost upon us, so, to add a bit of extra fun to your families’ last days of summer we are giving away a toy, book and game prize pack valued at over $130!

One lucky reader will receive a copy of the multi-award winning word game You’ve been Sentenced! A perennial favorite of kids and adults alike, You’ve been Sentenced! will provide your family with hours of entertainment. It’s educational, too, and has been used in schools throughout the US and even abroad. Shhh…. Your kids will just think they’re having fun!

Also included are six different You’ve been Sentenced! word game add-on decks: Brain-Buster’s Word Power Challenge, Sports Highlights, Sci-fi /Fantasy, Gourmet Cuisine, Pop Culture and — new for 2011 — the NASA Space Terminology add-on deck. No matter what your kids are interested in – from baseball scores to Harry Potter – there’s a deck for that!

For readers with younger children, the prize pack contains a delightful new stuffed character – Carl the Chipmunk. Carl is a “tour guide” at Jackson Hole, and this adorable little critter is sure to become a family favorite.

Plus, kids can read about Carl’s adventures in the new book “Jackson Hole’s CARL Discovers Wildlife Art” by award-winning children’s author Lynn Estes Friess. (Proceeds from this book go to help sponsor programs for children, adults, exhibits, and to provide operating support for the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.)

Western Lullaby”  (also by Friess) is included, as well. Western Lullaby is a stunning children’s book that showcases the beauty, majesty and wonder of the rural western environment. The book includes a book-on-CD read by the author herself!

Finally, our winner will enjoy a copy of the award-winning memory game Twisted Fish. The game has 13 unique Fish characters in five different colors, plus 8 unique “Zingers” that allow you to break the rules, making Twisted Fish a unique game experience. It is challenging and fun right down to the very last card!

This giveaway is open to readers 18+, USA only. The odds of winning are dependent open the number of entries received.

Contest ends at midnight on August 31 and the winner will be notified by email on September 1. Good Luck!

MANDATORY ENTRY:
Please visit McNeill Designs and let us know one new thing you learned about the firm, its founders, awards or games. (1 entry)

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

  1. Follow McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Twitter. (2 entries, please leave a comment for each one)
  2. Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook. (2 entries, please leave a comment for each one)*
  3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to the post. (5 entries, please leave a comment for each one)
  4. Tweet this giveaway and leave a link to the tweet. 3x per day, at least one hour apart. (1 entry each). Please use this tweet:

WIN a #back-to-school #toy, #game and children’s #book prize pack from @YBSentencedGame. Retail over $130! Ends 8-31 http://wp.me/pxXpV-LN

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

Need more fun and games? Find You’ve been Sentenced! on TWITTER and Like us on FACEBOOK  for special offers, coupons, and insider gaming news!

*This giveaway is not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with Facebook.

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128 Comments leave one →
  1. Holly permalink
    August 13, 2011 5:11 am

    they donate a portion of the sales of the word game You’ve been Sentenced! to an organization call Success wont wait long inc helps fight illeteracy through giveaway of books They are very awesome to do that. Companies dont have to donate to help anyone.

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

  2. amanda permalink
    August 14, 2011 9:45 pm

    Liked you’ve been sentenced on fb. 2 entries!

  3. amanda permalink
    August 14, 2011 9:47 pm

    This was something I found interesting on the website…”You’ve Been Sentenced” recognized as the “Most Likely to Succeed in the Education Market” by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). I had not ever heard of this game before but it sounds great!

  4. Stephanie Barmann permalink
    August 16, 2011 2:23 am

    I learned they have won a lot of awards, which means the games must be great. Here’s a list of the awards:
    • Tillywig Award
    • 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
    • Parent’s Choice Award
    • Dad Does Approved Award
    Stephanie barmann
    theremustbmore@aol.com

  5. Stephanie Barmann permalink
    August 16, 2011 2:23 am

    Following McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! 1
    stephanie barmann
    theremustbmore@aol.com

  6. Stephanie Barmann permalink
    August 16, 2011 2:24 am

    Following McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! 2
    theremustbmore@aol.com
    stephanie barmann

  7. Stephanie Barmann permalink
    August 16, 2011 2:25 am

    Liked McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook.1
    stephanie barmann
    theremustbmore@aol.com

  8. Stephanie Barmann permalink
    August 16, 2011 2:26 am

    Liked McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook. 2
    stephanie barmann
    theremustbmore@aol.com

  9. Stephanie Barmann permalink
    August 16, 2011 2:26 am

    Tweeted:

    stephanie barmann
    theremustbmore@aol.com

  10. August 18, 2011 3:12 am

    It was founded in 2004 and they donated a portion of their sales

  11. August 18, 2011 3:14 am

    I Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook #1

  12. August 18, 2011 3:14 am

    I Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook #2

  13. August 18, 2011 3:53 pm

    I learned that their philosophy of giving back! Very cool!

    They currently donate a portion of sales of the word game You’ve been Sentenced! to Success Won’t Wait, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps fight illiteracy through the distribution of books.

    angiemac107@aol.com

  14. August 18, 2011 3:57 pm

    I FOLLOW McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Twitter! entry 1 of 2
    Twitter ID AngieD1223
    angiemac107@aol.com

  15. August 18, 2011 3:58 pm

    I FOLLOW McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Twitter! entry 2 of 2
    Twitter ID AngieD1223
    angiemac107@aol.com

  16. August 18, 2011 4:00 pm

    I Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook
    Angela MacIntyre
    angiemac107@aol.com
    FB entry 1 of 2

  17. August 18, 2011 4:01 pm

    I Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook
    Angela MacIntyre
    angiemac107@aol.com
    FB entry 2 of 2

  18. August 24, 2011 9:47 pm

    They give back to charity by donating a portion of sales to Success Won’t Wait, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps fight illiteracy through the distribution of books.

  19. Holli Moore permalink
    August 24, 2011 10:46 pm

    I like that they give back a portion of you’ve been sentenced.
    holli.moore(at)comcast.net

  20. Holli Moore permalink
    August 24, 2011 10:46 pm

    I follow YBSentence on twitter @starryobsession

  21. Holli Moore permalink
    August 24, 2011 10:47 pm

    I like YBSentence on Facebook

  22. Holli Moore permalink
    August 24, 2011 10:48 pm

    I like YBS on Facebook (2)

  23. Holli Moore permalink
    August 24, 2011 10:50 pm

    I follow YBSentence on Twitter @starryobsession (2)

  24. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 1:20 am

    McNeill Designs currently donates a portion of sales of the word game You’ve been Sentenced! to Success Won’t Wait, Inc. a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps fight illiteracy through the distribution of books.

  25. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 1:20 am

    Follow McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Twitter

  26. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 1:21 am

    follow on twitter x2

  27. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 1:21 am

    Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook.

  28. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 1:22 am

    follow on facebook x2

  29. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 1:22 am

  30. Daily Woman permalink
    August 25, 2011 4:11 am

    I learned that there is a store in NC that has McNeill Designs.

  31. Daily Woman permalink
    August 25, 2011 4:15 am

    Follow McNeill Designs on Twitter @ASDsupportNC

  32. Daily Woman permalink
    August 25, 2011 4:15 am

    Follow McNeill Designs on Twitter @ASDsupportNC entry 2

  33. Daily Woman permalink
    August 25, 2011 4:17 am

    Like You’ve Been Sentenced on FB entry 1

  34. Daily Woman permalink
    August 25, 2011 4:17 am

    Like You’ve Been Sentenced on FB entry 2

  35. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 11:15 am

  36. Berry permalink
    August 25, 2011 4:45 pm

  37. sandra permalink
    August 25, 2011 4:53 pm

    i learned the games can be incorporated into teachers’ lessons

  38. Berry permalink
    August 26, 2011 1:06 am

  39. Berry permalink
    August 26, 2011 11:29 am

  40. E. Jackson permalink
    August 26, 2011 12:52 pm

    They have a policy of “giving back”

  41. Berry permalink
    August 26, 2011 4:59 pm

  42. August 26, 2011 4:59 pm

    I didn’t know “You’ve Been Sentenced” was a board game! LOL

  43. August 26, 2011 5:01 pm

    I Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook #1

  44. August 26, 2011 5:02 pm

    I Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook #2

  45. August 26, 2011 7:13 pm

    Twitted about-liked on Facebook subscribed to you, This company haS BEEN AROUND since 2004 with the philosophy of give back– that is saying alot for a game and toy company. They are not just about the money. That is impressive to say the least– thanks for the contest.

  46. Patty White permalink
    August 26, 2011 8:46 pm

    I learned that the firm announced the launch of a NASA Space Terminology Deck themed add-on deck for the You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

  47. Patty White permalink
    August 26, 2011 8:51 pm

    I like You’ve been sentenced on facebook~ entry 1 ~ Patty White

  48. Patty White permalink
    August 26, 2011 8:51 pm

    I like you’ve been sentenced on facebook entry 2 ~ Patty White

  49. Patty White permalink
    August 26, 2011 8:52 pm

    I follow you’ve been sentenced on twitter ~ Patty432

  50. Patty White permalink
    August 26, 2011 8:53 pm

    I follow you’ve been sentenced on twitter entry 2 ~ Patty432

  51. Berry permalink
    August 27, 2011 12:35 am

  52. Berry permalink
    August 27, 2011 10:57 am

  53. Holli Moore permalink
    August 27, 2011 11:07 am

    Tweeted 8/27 http://twitter.com/#!/starryobsession/status/107408662582132736
    Holli.moore(at)comcast.net

  54. Berry permalink
    August 27, 2011 5:21 pm

  55. August 27, 2011 7:28 pm

    I learned that they have won numerous national awards!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

  56. August 27, 2011 7:31 pm

    I follow YBSentenced on Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    1

  57. August 27, 2011 7:32 pm

    I follow YBSentenced on Twitter~Deb55106

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    2

  58. August 27, 2011 7:33 pm

    I Like YBSentenced on FB~Deb S

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    1

  59. August 27, 2011 7:34 pm

    I Like YBSentenced on FB~Deb S

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

    2

  60. berry permalink
    August 28, 2011 12:32 am

  61. Holly Parrish permalink
    August 28, 2011 5:57 am

    I liked McNell Designs You’ve been Sentenced On Facebook

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com
    Holly Parrish Facebook name

  62. Berry permalink
    August 28, 2011 11:16 am

  63. Berry permalink
    August 28, 2011 4:52 pm

  64. August 29, 2011 12:23 am

    i read that they have earned a lot of different awards i also learned that they have some great new games that i want to get my son!

    damiesmom at ymail dot com

  65. August 29, 2011 12:24 am

    i like youve been sentenced on fb as heather stevens
    #1

    damiesmom at ymail dot com

  66. August 29, 2011 12:24 am

    i like youve been sentenced on fb as heather stevens
    #2

    damiesmom at ymail dot com

  67. August 29, 2011 12:26 am

    i follow y b sentenced on twitter as damienrorymom
    #1

    damiesmom at ymail dot com

  68. August 29, 2011 12:27 am

    i follow you on twitter as damienrorymom
    #2

    damiesmom at ymail dot com

  69. August 29, 2011 12:27 am

    tweeted

    damiesmom at ymail dot com

  70. Berry permalink
    August 29, 2011 2:35 am

  71. Holli Moore permalink
    August 29, 2011 2:57 am

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/starryobsession/status/108010247716737024
    Holli.moore(at)comcast.net

  72. Jenn permalink
    August 29, 2011 5:39 am

    I visited McNeill Designs and i learned that they have won numerous national awards!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
    learnquilling@gmail.com

  73. Jenn permalink
    August 29, 2011 5:40 am

    I liked You’ve Been Sentenced on FB!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
    learnquilling@gmail.com

  74. Jenn permalink
    August 29, 2011 5:41 am

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows
    learnquilling@gmail.com

  75. Suzanne permalink
    August 29, 2011 5:50 am

    they donate a portion of the profits to help fight illiteracy

  76. Berry permalink
    August 29, 2011 11:12 am

  77. Berry permalink
    August 29, 2011 4:51 pm

  78. Holli Moore permalink
    August 29, 2011 5:06 pm

    http://twitter.com/#!/starryobsession/status/108221144024363009 Tweet 8/29

    holli.moore(at)comcast.net

  79. Holli Moore permalink
    August 29, 2011 7:12 pm

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/starryobsession/status/108255436821643264
    holli.moore(at)comcast.net

  80. Berry permalink
    August 30, 2011 12:52 am

  81. August 30, 2011 4:26 am

    They won the FAO shwartz toy auditions award

  82. August 30, 2011 4:28 am

    FOllowing mcneill designs on twiiter entry #1

  83. August 30, 2011 4:28 am

    following mcneil designs on twiiter entry #2

  84. Berry permalink
    August 30, 2011 11:25 am

  85. Berry permalink
    August 30, 2011 4:16 pm

  86. Berry permalink
    August 31, 2011 1:05 am

  87. Berry permalink
    August 31, 2011 11:11 am

  88. kathleen permalink
    August 31, 2011 11:23 am

    i learned McNeill Designs donates money towards an organization that fights illiteracy

  89. kathleen permalink
    August 31, 2011 11:25 am

    Liked McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on facebook under the name beau bear

  90. kathleen permalink
    August 31, 2011 11:25 am

    Liked McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on facebook under the name beau bear

    #2

  91. cindy0462 permalink
    August 31, 2011 3:23 pm

    i learned
    FAO Schwarz Toy Auditions, Winner

    cindy0462@gmail.com

  92. Diana Bradford Hatch permalink
    August 31, 2011 4:44 pm

    I learned the company was founded in 2004

  93. August 31, 2011 5:54 pm

    They donate a portion of the sales of You’ve Been Sentenced to an organization (Success Won’t Wait) that fights illiteracy by distributing books.
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

  94. August 31, 2011 5:56 pm

    Like on FB #1
    alicia crenshaw
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

  95. August 31, 2011 5:57 pm

    Like on FB #2
    alicia crenshaw
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

  96. August 31, 2011 5:58 pm

    Follow on Twitter #1
    amccrenshaw
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

  97. August 31, 2011 5:58 pm

    Follow on Twitter #2
    amccrenshaw
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

  98. August 31, 2011 6:09 pm

    I learned they have been in business since 2004

  99. phxbne permalink
    August 31, 2011 6:53 pm

    learned they got FAO Schwarz Toy Audition Days Winner 2006

  100. phxbne permalink
    August 31, 2011 6:54 pm

    Follow You’ve been Sentenced! on Twitter phxbne

  101. Berry permalink
    August 31, 2011 8:46 pm

  102. August 31, 2011 8:53 pm

    learned : company was Founded in 2004
    xoxoxo

  103. August 31, 2011 8:55 pm

    Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook as deanna time #1
    xoxoxo

  104. August 31, 2011 8:55 pm

    Like McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Facebook as deanna time #2
    xoxoxo

  105. August 31, 2011 8:56 pm

    tweet

    xoxoxo

  106. August 31, 2011 8:57 pm

    Follow McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Twitter @
    dlw447 #1
    xoxoxo

  107. August 31, 2011 8:57 pm

    Follow McNeill Designs /You’ve been Sentenced! on Twitter @
    dlw447 #2
    xoxoxo

  108. Holli Moore permalink
    August 31, 2011 9:04 pm

    I tweeted
    holli.moore(at)comcast.net

  109. sarah hinhart permalink
    August 31, 2011 9:10 pm

    I learned they have a section for teachers!

  110. August 31, 2011 11:31 pm

    They won a 2007 Spewgie award for You’ve Been Sentenced – Best Family Game

    impressive awards list!!
    annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

  111. August 31, 2011 11:33 pm

    I follow You’ve Been Sentenced on twitter (i’m wowtotweet)
    annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

  112. August 31, 2011 11:34 pm

    I follow You’ve Been Sentenced on twitter (i’m wowtotweet)
    annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com
    entry 2

  113. August 31, 2011 11:35 pm

    I like You’ve Been Sentenced on FB (i’m anne dall on fb) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

  114. August 31, 2011 11:38 pm

    I like You’ve Been Sentenced on FB (i’m anne dall on fb) annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com
    2nd entry

  115. August 31, 2011 11:42 pm

    http://twitter.com/#!/wowtotweet/status/109047474064334849 tweet link. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

  116. September 1, 2011 1:30 am

    http://twitter.com/#!/wowtotweet/status/109075284485079040 tweet link. annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

  117. Berry permalink
    September 1, 2011 2:02 am

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