Wilmington, (PressExposure) February 10, 2012 -- Delaware-based educational toy and game manufacturer McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds recently announced that the firm has signed a representation agreement with Synergetic Publications, Inc. The agreement covers all domestic distribution for McNeill Designs' roster of award-winning, educational toys and games within the education space including the multi award-winning You've been Sentenced! word game.
Since 1988, Synergetic Publications, Inc. has served as an author and artist agency and private label publisher. Working with global publishing and licensing agencies, SPI has managed projects for Hanna-Barbera Studios, The National Council of Negro Women, and more than 20 regional and national publishers. Charlie Flood, a principle of SPI, noted that the, "work with McNeill Designs offers the opportunity to expand the You've Been Sentenced! game into an entertainment franchise".
"We are very excited about the experience that Synergetic Publications brings to the table," says McNeill Designs' CEO Donald McNeill. "We look forward to this partnership as the perfect opportunity to create and expand, more educational versions of our You've been Sentenced! word game, thereby allowing teachers in classrooms all over the country to more fully integrate them into their curriculum."
Included in the agreement is representation of McNeill Designs' flagship product, the word game You've been Sentenced! Selling well in the USA since its release in 2005, the You've been Sentenced! word game has also won an impressive list of awards including:
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
Scholastic Instructor Magazine Teachers Pick Best of 2009
Tillywig Toy Awards, Laugh Out Loud Award Winner 2010
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 Creative Child Magazine, Seal of Excellence , Dr. Toy Best Products and the National Parenting Seal of Approval.
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.