The holidays are fast approaching and it will soon to be time to figure out gifts to purchase for our loved ones. Waaaay back in the Thrifty Jinxy 2009 Holiday Gift Guide, I introduced you to the “You've been Sentenced!” game. When I told you about them last time, they were only available online, but now you can purchase it at Toys R Us and Kohl’s as well as at Barnes & Noble, hundreds of independent stores, catalogs and websites.
“You've been Sentenced!” is the very first game to really turn making sentences into a very funny, playable, and challenging game. Using a unique word deck of pentagon shaped cards containing conjugations of funny words, famous names from throughout history, familiar places, and wild cards, players attempt to make grammatically correct and justifiable sentences. The real fun starts when players have to read their sentences out loud and explain what they mean to the other players who form the jury and vote thumbs up or down on whether the sentence and justification stand. 540 cards with over 2,500 words insure billions of possible sentences so the game is never repetitive and has unlimited re-play value.
From my gift guide review: “We played You've Been Sentenced! on Thanksgiving and had a great time. I have to admit that it was a bit tricky at first, but I was recovering from a massive head cold that didn't allow me to think straight. We had a lot of laughs at the wacky sentences we created and I was surprised that the disagreements or “fights” over whether or not sentences were acceptable were kept to a minimum. – – -That might be different if everyone were healthy!”