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Founded in 2004, McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds produces games and toys of all kinds. The company’s award-winning games include:

You’ve been Sentenced!

Released in 2005, You’ve been Sentenced! is a critically acclaimed  language game where players use word cards to build sentences, challenging their ingenuity in a hilarious, competitive environment. The You’ve been Sentenced! word game has been honored with the following awards:

  • Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence 2007
  • Dr. Toy Best Products, Spring 2007
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2007 Gold Seal Award
  • Spewgie Award, Best Family Fun Game 2007
  • 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
  • MENSA Society’s Parenting for High Potential magazine, Resource Roundup Pick

Add-on Decks

McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds recently announced the launch of a series of five new Add-On Decks for the wildly popular word game You’ve been Sentenced! The Add-On Decks encompass a wide range of interests and choices including: Sports, Gourmet, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Pop Culture, NASA Space terminology, and a Brain Busters deck for those who are ready for the challenge!

Twisted Fish

Released in 2006, Fish takes the old favorite “Go Fish” and casts it into the 21st century. Twisted Fish Twisted offers guaranteed laugh-out-loud fun for the entire family and features outrageously humorous fishy characters, as well as tantalizingly unpredictable Zinger cards. Twisted Fish has been honored with the following awards:

  • Creative Child Magazine, Best Family Game of the Year, 2007
  • FAO Schwarz Toy Auditions, Winner
  • Mr. Dad Seal of Approval

McNeill Designs products are available nationwide through ACD, Alliance, Borders Books, Barnes and Noble,  and 1,000+ independent toy and game retailers. For a nationwide store locator, please visit

For more information about McNeill Designs, its products, and people, or media sample requests please contact Susan McNeill at 302-478-2757 or visit

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  1. Ed Broadbelt-Drummond Hill Pool permalink
    August 2, 2010 1:00 pm

    Don and Susan, I just had an occasion to visit your site. Your products are truly unique and
    thought generating. I’m glad I checked it out. I hope you product finally arrives and you’re back in business.

    Note: My son Ed, was a former Web Master for the International Reading Association. He worked there for approx. 8 years. During that time, he assisted them, in Site enhanced membership, book sales, etc. He would enjoy seeing your site and maybe he could be of some freelance help to you. He is living in Lake Tahoe now and is in the Hospitality/Vacation planning business. If you have any interest iin contacting him he’d be happy to talk with you.
    Contact Cell 302-593-1997

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