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Expand your vocabulary! You’ve been Sentenced! Word of the Week: BUTTE

March 7, 2014

Brain Busters add-on deck, McNeill DesignsAccording to the folks at Merriam Webster, the definition of  BUTTE is:

:  an isolated hill or mountain with steep or precipitous sides usually having a smaller summit area than a mesa

Can your students use this word in a sentence? The word BUTTE (and so much more) can be found in the You’ve been Sentenced! word game Brain-Busters add-on deck.

About You’ve been Sentenced!

The multi award-winning  You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places. Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. Sentences also have to be justifiable in meaning, making players use both creativity and common sense.

Since its creation, the You’ve Been Sentenced! game has been recognized by both the gaming and education communities and is the recipient of numerous awards including:

*2013 Family Review Center PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence

* PTPA

* Dr. Toy Best Products

* Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award

* Mom’s Choice Award

Family Review Center Award

* 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

* Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick

* Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Fun Award

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

Expand your vocabulary! You’ve been Sentenced! Word of the Week: GAMBIT

February 24, 2014

Brain Busters add-on deck, McNeill DesignsAccording to the folks at Merriam Webster, the definition of  GAMBIT is:

: a planned series of moves at the beginning of a game of chess

: something done or said in order to gain an advantage or to produce a desired result

Can your students use this word in a sentence? The word GAMBIT (and so much more) can be found in the You’ve been Sentenced! word game Brain-Busters add-on deck.

About You’ve been Sentenced!

The multi award-winning  You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places. Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. Sentences also have to be justifiable in meaning, making players use both creativity and common sense.

Since its creation, the You’ve Been Sentenced! game has been recognized by both the gaming and education communities and is the recipient of numerous awards including:

*2013 Family Review Center PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence

* PTPA

* Dr. Toy Best Products

* Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award

* Mom’s Choice Award

Family Review Center Award

* 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

* Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick

* Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Fun Award

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

Expand your vocabulary! You’ve been Sentenced! Word of the Week: APLOMB

February 10, 2014

Brain Busters add-on deck, McNeill DesignsAccording to the folks at Merriam Webster, the definition of  APLOMB is:

Can your students use this word in a sentence? The word APLOMB (and so much more) can be found in the You’ve been Sentenced! word game Brain-Busters add-on deck.

About You’ve been Sentenced!

The multi award-winning  You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places. Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. Sentences also have to be justifiable in meaning, making players use both creativity and common sense.

Since its creation, the You’ve Been Sentenced! game has been recognized by both the gaming and education communities and is the recipient of numerous awards including:

*2013 Family Review Center PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence

* PTPA

* Dr. Toy Best Products

* Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award

* Mom’s Choice Award

Family Review Center Award

* 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

* Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick

* Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Fun Award

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

Expand your vocabulary! The You’ve been Sentenced! Word of the Week: HARRIDANS

January 23, 2014

Brain Busters add-on deck, McNeill DesignsAccording to the folks at Merriam Webster, the definition of  HARRIDANS is:

  • Plural of the word HARRIDAN, a shrew
Can your students use this word in a sentence? The word HARRIDANS (and so much more) can be found in the You’ve been Sentenced! word game Brain-Busters add-on deck.

About You’ve been Sentenced!

The multi award-winning  You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places. Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. Sentences also have to be justifiable in meaning, making players use both creativity and common sense.

Since its creation, the You’ve Been Sentenced! game has been recognized by both the gaming and education communities and is the recipient of numerous awards including:

*2013 Family Review Center PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence

* PTPA

* Dr. Toy Best Products

* Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award

* Mom’s Choice Award

Family Review Center Award

* 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

* Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick

* Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Fun Award

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

Increase your vocabulary! The You’ve been Sentenced! Word of the Week is: GLIB

January 14, 2014

2011 COMPRESSED You've been Sentenced ImageAccording to the folks at Merriam Webster, the definition of  GLIB is:

  • said or done too easily or carelessly : showing little preparation or thought
  • speaking in a smooth, easy way that is not sincere
Can your students use this word in a sentence? The word GLIB (and so much more) can be found in the You’ve been Sentenced! word game Brain-Busters add-on deck.

About You’ve been Sentenced!

Brain Busters add-on deck, McNeill DesignsThe multi award-winning  You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places. Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. Sentences also have to be justifiable in meaning, making players use both creativity and common sense.

Since its creation, the You’ve Been Sentenced! game has been recognized by both the gaming and education communities and is the recipient of numerous awards including:

*2013 Family Review Center PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence

* PTPA

* Dr. Toy Best Products

* Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award

* Mom’s Choice Award

Family Review Center Award

* 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

* Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick

* Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Fun Award

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

Improve your vocabulary, learn a new word! The You’ve been Sentenced! Word of the Week is ABYSS

January 10, 2014

Brain Busters add-on deck, McNeill DesignsAccording to the folks at Merriam Webster, the definition of  ABYSS is:

1:  the bottomless gulf, pit, or chaos of the old cosmogonies
:  an immeasurably deep gulf or great space  b :  intellectual or moral depths
Can your students use this word in a sentence? The word ABYSS (and so much more) can be found in the You’ve been Sentenced! word game Brain-Busters add-on deck.

About You’ve been Sentenced!

The multi award-winning  You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places. Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. Sentences also have to be justifiable in meaning, making players use both creativity and common sense.

Since its creation, the You’ve Been Sentenced! game has been recognized by both the gaming and education communities and is the recipient of numerous awards including:

*2013 Family Review Center PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence

* PTPA

* Dr. Toy Best Products

* Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award

* Mom’s Choice Award

Family Review Center Award

* 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

* Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick

* Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Fun Award

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

Learn a new word! The You’ve been Sentenced! Brain Busters word is: CEDE

December 20, 2013

Brain Busters add-on deck, McNeill DesignsAccording to the folks at Merriam Webster, the definition of  CEDE is:

to give control of (something) to another person, group, government, etc.

Can your students use this word in a sentence? The word CEDE (and so much more) can be found in the You’ve been Sentenced! word game Brain-Busters add-on deck.

About You’ve been Sentenced!

The multi award-winning  You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places. Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round. Sentences also have to be justifiable in meaning, making players use both creativity and common sense.

Since its creation, the You’ve Been Sentenced! game has been recognized by both the gaming and education communities and is the recipient of numerous awards including:

*2013 Family Review Center PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence

* PTPA

* Dr. Toy Best Products

* Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Gold Seal Award

* Mom’s Choice Award

Family Review Center Award

* 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

* Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick

* Tillywig Laugh Out Loud Fun Award

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

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