Well, here we are! It is now a mere 3 days before Christmas, and I know that some of you are scrambling to get those last minute gifts taken care of. Maybe there's someone on your Holiday gift list that is hard to shop for, and you're left scratching your head? I know in my family, my preteen is the toughest to shop for. He claims he "is not a child", and is too old for toys. At the same time, we can't afford to give him the gifts he REALLY wants like an iPad2, a trip to the Sarah Winchester House, or a mansion with a pool. Oh, a golf cart, too. My kid actually wants a golf cart, for reasons that are beyond my comprehension. Yep, he doesn't quite get that we don't all have bank accounts with no limits, and his wish list is quite unrealistic.
Despite his lofty wishes for this Holiday season, I do know some other things he would enjoy. One thing he loves? Board games! We have a whole closet full of them. As a mom, I love games that are ever-changing, not repetitive, and challenge the mind. For me, the best kind of game for my son is a game that has him doubled over with laughter all while teaching him something. Yep, educational games that don't SEEM like a school lesson. After all, kids tend to learn the most effectively while they're having fun!
I recently came across a game that looks like it fits the bill perfectly. You've Been Sentenced is a great game made by McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds that challenges the players to create their own fun sentences with the cards that have been dealt to them.The real fun begins when players have to read their sentences out loud and explain what they mean to the rest of players. They form the jury and vote thumbs up or down on whether the sentence and justification stand and the points are scored. 540 cards with over 2,500 words insure billions of possible sentences so the game is never repetitive and has unlimited re-play value. They even offer fun, add-on decks to keep the game ever-changing and even touch on the interests of individual players. My son, for one, loves space and astronomy. Guess what? There's an add-on deck for that! There are also decks that are right up my alley dealing with Pop Culture. After all, I am the "cool mom" who stays on top of the latest music, etc.
I think this game sounds amazing, and is a great way to spend quality family time and share a bundle of laughs! I will be featuring this game in a review and giveaway after the Holidays, but I wanted to let you all procrastinators know that there's still time to get this game under the tree for Christmas! Here's how to connect:
You can purchase You've Been Sentenced and other great family games on the McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds website.
For those in that Holiday scramble, their games are also available NOW at Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, and Kohl's!
You can also follow McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds on Facebook and on twitter to stay on top of the fun, as well as for exclusive offers and coupons!
***Disclosure: I have not been compensated for this post. I simply wanted to share this info with my readers. However, I will be receiving samples for future review. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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