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Founded in 2004, the folks at McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds think ENGLISH is a funny language. So much so, that we’ve made it our business!

McNeill  Designs produces games and toys of all kinds, many geared toward the seriously hilarious language we call English. A few of the company’s award-winning games include:

2011 COMPRESSED You've been Sentenced ImageYou’ve been Sentenced!

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

  • Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence
  • Family Review Center product of the YEAR 2013
  • Mom’s Choice Award
  • 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
  • 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 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 edition for those up to the challenge!

You've been Sentenced country music box top .jpg formatNEW! Country Music Edition of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game. Now, your favorite word game has a distinct country accent. New words and phrases like calf-roping, tractor pull and Dairy Princess make sentences even funnier. Or, use some of your favorite country music artists’ names paired with instantly recognizable places like Graceland or Nashville. The possibilities are endless!

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