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You’ve Been Sentenced Game Review

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There is a nickel on the Pop culture package to give you an idea of the size.

About the Game:

For ages 8 and up, 30-40 min to play, 3-10 players, with extensive rule variations available on the website.

If your like me you want to know what the game looks like, the cards etc…


This is the main game, just as I was opening it.  The instructions are also in the top along with a scoring example.

My thoughts:

One thing I really like about the game is that everyone has to interact.  You get 10 cards and have to make a sentence using as many cards as possible. The first person to have a sentence starts the timer, everyone else has until it runs out to have a sentence ready.   Then everyone judges your sentence to make sense and be grammatically correct. If any player objects, the person then must justify or defend there sentence.


These are just 3 of the card packs from the main game, there a nice size to hold for small hands and adult hands.

There are over 2,500 words to insure billions of possible sentences and that the game doesn’t get repetitive and boring! This means great replay value! We’ve played it a few times now and it really is never the same game twice.

They even offer a lesson plan to turn “You’ve Been Sentenced!” into a classroom teaching tool. This game makes learning grammar and sentence construction fun and easy.


This is just expansion packs, with my trusty nickel on the bottom far right card.  Some of these words would be challenging for me without checking with a dictionary, I can definitely see how they will add to the game.

When my son is older I think we will start with less strict rules and no timer, I think this is a game you can make fit the whole family. We have barely touched the expansion packs.  The add-on decks include 2 new ways to play the game, you can mix it in or play it as a separate deck from which to draw.  Some decks do specify they are only good as a separate deck from which to draw.

If you’d like to know more here are links to the PDF files for the Rules and The Score Card.

I think this is a fun game that really makes your mind work. 

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