Birthday Month & More

01 Feb

Time flies when you are having fun! Time sure is flying by and the calendar totally reflects it showing that it is now February. Well the fun will continue through the month, I have some fun things planned since it is my birthday month!

What’s a better way to celebrate a birthday than the whole month long?

For the month of February, I am going to feature some of my favorite things. Some of these may be products, things I like to do, favorite foods or favorite things to do. It will be a surprise and vary for the entire month.

One of my favorite things to do: BOARD GAMES

Not just any board game do I enjoy, but ones that have a good objective to the game.

Any How I Met Your Mother fans? Remember Lilly’s father who was a board game inventor? His games, however, were more to be desired. The game Diseases, which you win if you catch a disease is a little too off the wall for me!


Source: Here 

Honestly, when board games are involved there are multiple memories involved. I recently had the honor of reviewing a new board game. You’ve Been Sentenced is a board game that is filled with laughter and goofy sentences! Even though I was sent this game for review, all opinions are honest and my own!


This game is best played with 3 or more people. Each person must pick 10 cards and then create a sentence with the words that were picked. Once one person has created a sentence then a timer is flipped over and the pressure is on for everyone else to beat the clock and create their own sentence! Creating a sentence is trickier than it sounds, once you have your sentence created, then you have to have to explain what your sentence means. This can be the tricky part! If everyone is able to make some sort of understanding from your sentence then you are awarded points. Each card has it’s own point value so all the sentences vary on point value. If your sentence does not make sense then you are not awarded any points. Even though a person draws 10 cards does not mean that they have to use all 10 for the sentence.


Looking pots… pots that have holes! HaHa. How you balance baby powder on them in a whole different story!

This game is geared towards adults and children and it honestly is fun for both age groups. It would be a great game for educators and children to build sentence structure. It’s fun for adults to especially when attempting to explain the sentence!

The game comes with 5 decks of cards needed to play the game. However, if desired you can also purchase add on decks to make things more interesting and it can provide more options for you. I honestly think that the add-on packs are essential to the game. It provides some more specific options for building your sentence. Depending on the deck that you use, some of the decks have more opportunities  to gain more points than the others. The Reader’s Digest pack for example has some elaborate words in it that I have not even heard of before! Some of the words have 20 points if the word is used!

Regardless of your ability to build sentences, it is entertaining to listen and debate the the sentences of others! Hands down lots of laughs.


Are you interested in playing this game?  You can purchase the game here:

Or if you are feeling lucky enter to win  You’ve Been Sentenced Game and Add-on package of your own below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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41 Responses to “Birthday Month & More”

  1. Barbara Platt February 3, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds has been committed to using its success to help support important charitable causes.

  2. shelleyb February 3, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    I learned these games can be found at Toys R Us and Barnes and Noble! Sounds like a fun game and you can keep building by adding more topics. Fun!

  3. Tabatha Carlson February 3, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    I’d like to add the sci-fi deck to the pack. That would be even more fun.

  4. Jennifer Pierce February 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    Id love to try Twisted Fish

  5. Terri February 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Thank you so much. I learned that with this game I could form a hand of random words into a sensible sentence. Maybe, I’m challenged :). It would be fun to try though. We love having game night at our house, especially when friends come over and join in on the fun.

    • Aimee February 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

      Game nights are always better with friends! Good Luck to you!

  6. Terri February 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Oh and I probably should let you know I’m Terri Ramsey Beavers in the rafflecopter form. See, I told you I was challenged lol.

  7. Cassandra Raney February 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    So fun! This would be a great game for the family!

    • Aimee February 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

      Indeed it would be a great game for the family. It has won multiple awards to reconfirm that as well!

  8. amy f February 4, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    looks like fun

  9. sandra February 4, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    i want to try the Brain Buster Add-On Deck

  10. Cindy @MomMaven February 4, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    I love that they offer a lesson plan so teachers can use this game in the classroom. I hopped over from the You’re Gonna Love it Linky!

    • Aimee February 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

      Great idea Cindy! Share it when you have it completed!

  11. Birdiebee February 4, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

    You’ve Been Sentenced Country Music Edition

  12. Rebecca C February 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    I’d try the pop culture game!

  13. Judy Mitchell February 5, 2014 at 1:16 am #

    I learned that if i don’t win I can buy this at my local toys r us.

  14. Stephanie February 6, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    I learned that I can buy this game at a Hub Hobby not far from where I live!

  15. June S. February 6, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I read that you can also find these games at Toy’s R Us too, good to know.

  16. Brianna Heller February 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    I love games like these

  17. MelodyJ February 7, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    I’d like the Brain Buster deck.

  18. Wendy R. February 7, 2014 at 4:41 am #

    I’m kind of obsessed with cooking shows right now so the Gourmet Cuisine Add-On Deck sounds good to me.

  19. Mary Dailey February 9, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble carry this game!

  20. Gayle S February 9, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    I am intrigued by all the awards their games have received. I like a good challenge and I think I would like the Twisted Fish game.

  21. Jennifer February 9, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    I think that this is a great educational game for kids!

  22. Michelle February 10, 2014 at 11:59 am #

    Add on Deck

  23. Rachael Henzman February 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    Twisted Fish sounds like a really fun game! Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. thia Beniash February 11, 2014 at 12:14 am #

    I love word games and this one certainly sounds fun!

  25. Samantha Daleo February 11, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    I would also like to try Twisted Fish.

  26. Denise Davis February 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    We would like to try the twisted fish game.

  27. Natasha Rodriguez February 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    NASA Space Terminology Add-On Deck would be fun!

  28. Rachel G February 17, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I’d like to try twisted fish.

  29. Jeannie B February 20, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Word Power Challenge sound like fun

  30. molli vandehey February 21, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    twisted fish looks like fun!

  31. Claire Rheinheimer February 27, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    Twisted Fish sounds like fun.

  32. Debra F February 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    I’d like Twisted Fish.


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