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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!

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