Founded in 2004, McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds launched into this marketplace with a series of innovative board, card, and party games including its flagship product, the word game You’ve been Sentenced! The game has consistently been recognized by both the toy and game industry, as well as the education community, and is the recipient of numerous national awards including:

•     Tillywig Award
•     Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence
•     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

Following up its success with You’ve been Sentenced, McNeill Designs’ added the award-winning memory game Twisted Fish, numerous You’ve been Sentenced! themed add-on decks, and more to its roster of products. Most recently, the firm announced the launch of a NASA Space Terminology Deck themed add-on deck for the You’ve been Sentenced! word game.