Board game includes die, 4 timers, 22 Consonant, 6 Vowel, 40 Action, and 5 Steal cards. Instructions are also included.
For 2-6 players or teams.
The goal is to make a sentence using words starting with each of the letters a players is dealt within the time limit. All letters and only those letters can be used. Points are allotted based on the letters used.
A players starts by rolling the die, which will indicate how many vowels that player will receive on this turn. Drawing from the Consonant pile, players draw either 4, 5, 6, or 7 cards based on what they rolled. They then draw one Vowel card and one Action card. The Action card will give the player instruction on how they must complete their sentence, such as the sentence must contain a type of food or be in the form of a question. The time a player gets to make the sentence depends on how many Consonants they got.
When the player has all their cards, they set the timer, flip their cards over to reveal their letters, and begin.
For example: Rolling the die tells the player to draw 5 Consonants. Doing so, they also draw one Vowel and one Action card, then set the timer. Revealing their cards, they have the letters T, D, W, N, R, and A.
The player shouts out “Sentence Says: Now, Donna really wants a taco.” Other players will agree on whether or not the sentence is valid. Each of the letter cards will have points assigned it, so now the player gets to tally up their points. The first player to reach 100 points, wins!
If a player fails to make a sentence with their letters, another player may have the option to Steal their letters and try for themselves.
Rounds typically last for about 30 minutes.
Garnishing great feedback from users, Sentence Says stimulates quick thinking and imagination. Users report enjoying the simple rules that allow for open ended play. Limited only by the player’s ability to think quickly under pressure, each game will flow into unexpected territory.
Users report this being a good game to play when players are of a varying age range, making it great for family night.
Encouraging social play from more than just its multiplayer design, this game engages players to be verbally spontaneous and creative, thus getting people to talk when they might not otherwise know what to say. Having a structured activity that requires verbal input serves for an excellent ice-breaker.
Perfect for classrooms, students can play in teams while improving their language skills.
The number of cards is a bit limited. Each letter of the alphabet has only one card. That’s 22 Consonants and 6 Vowels. This means that players will need to reshuffle the cards either after each turn, or after several turns. Either way, we’re sure this is manageable.
- Wipe the cards off with a damp cloth should they get dirty
Parts and Pieces
No additional parts are needed.
We don’t have any concerns about this toy. The only choking hazard is the die, so please keep it out of the reach of children who are still putting small objects into their mouths.