The importance of play
No matter how deep the wrinkles in your cortex — or maybe moreso the deeper they are — sometimes you just need to relax a bit and have a good time.
American Mensa is proud of the opportunities it provides folks to do just that. There's something here for everyone; play early and often, and we welcome you to stay as long as you'd like.
Each April, American Mensa members team up to compete in a test of their cultural literacy. On a single day at the same time across the U.S. and Canada, they compete for cash prizes and, of course, bragging rights.
- Games Room
With in-person games rooms happening at gatherings and meetings around the country, is it any wonder that we have a virtual games room on our Web site? Our members love to be challenged and to learn, and yes, some even need a bit of a distraction from work. Take some time from your day and play a game or two.
- Mensa For Kids games
The award-winning Mensa for Kids Web site features age-appropriate games and links for 6-10-year-olds, as well as study tips, resources for parents and teachers, a monthly feature and a regularly updated blog by site mascot Max the Fox.
- Mensa Select® games
Each year, members of Mensa meet over one weekend to play and rate the year's newest board games. The top five games earn Mensa Select® distinction and may display the Mensa Select seal on their packaging, so you know that the games are both challenging and fun to play!
- Mind Games®
Founded in 1990, American Mensa's Mind Games® has become of the most respected national games competitions. Over a three-day period, Mensans gather at the host location, divide into groups, play the games, fill out score sheets and comment cards, and rank their favorites.