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Wondering if you’re Mensa material? With this test, you’ll know in 30 minutes the likelihood of success on our official admission test.

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You Gotta Crawl Before You Can Fly

For 60 years, NASA's crawlers have rolled around their space vehicle cargo like a human standing on a short legged coffee table supported by four giant tortoises.

Life in Poland During a Humanitarian Crisis

Poland, a country familiar with the tragedies of war, welcomes its neighbors by the millions during the Ukraine crisis.

The Relationship Puzzle

Dolph and his daughter-in-law were not always successful in their puzzling endeavors, including completing the Mensa Bulletin’s Brain Games, but the passion connected them and made him feel home in Mensa.

In Praise of Public Libraries

As they respond to the evolving, often technological needs of patrons, public libraries serve a unique and critical role in communities across the globe. For Mensan Vinod Jain, a fondness for his local bibliotheca is rooted in support he received from a state-sponsored library before emigrating from India.

Send Us Your Best Fiction

Submit your best unpublished work or works of short fiction to be considered for September’s special fiction edition of the Bulletin.

Help Us Recognize Valuable Volunteers

Mensa needs volunteers; volunteers need recognition and appreciation for their contributions. Now is your chance to make sure they get it. The American Mensa Awards Committee is calling for nominations for the American Mensa National Awards program.

Compete for Mensa International Photographer of the Year

The art of photography is an area where Mensans from more than 50 countries with different languages, customs, and traditions can converge with a single, visual language. Use your creativity, skills, and technical expertise to produce your entry in this year’s Mensa International PhotoCup competition.

2022 Annual Gathering Ticket Winner Announced

Congratulations to Marielle Kaarsgaren, who's taking home two free tickets to the 2022 Annual Gathering, including hotel accommodations and tickets to the Gala dinner with speaker Margot Lee Shetterly, courtesy of our friends at GEICO.

National Events

Mensa Foundation Colloquium: Giftedness Across the Lifespan

Efforts in the U.S. and globally to understand and support giftedness tend to focus on gifted education. Going beyond that, Colloquium 2022 will explore and follow giftedness across the lifespan for a more complete picture. Speakers will break down those stages, from youth and adolescence to adult to older adult, to investigate the impact and evolving nature of giftedness over time. 

Spark of Genius | July 6-10, 2022

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, the American Mensa Annual Gathering started as a small, two-day meet-and-greet at the New York Belmont in 1963. The event now spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment unlike any other.

Portland, Maine | April 28 - May 1

An annual tradition since 1990, Mind Games is a four-day board-game-judging marathon, during which the year’s five best new-to-market tabletop games are chosen and awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal. Join hundreds of tabletop fanatics for a long weekend of around-the-clock board gaming.

Local & Regional Events

Very Much Love (for the third time) presented by Virginia and Mary Lee, featuring Vital Meals and Libations. Various Meeting and Leisure activities hosted by Visionary yet Merry Leaders. Verified Marvelous Lodging. Variable Mental Learnings. Vastly Meaningful Lunacy. And a really big Vat of Maneuverable Liquid for Boingy Boingy.

Very Much Love (for the third time) presented by Virginia and Mary Lee, featuring Vital Meals and Libations. Various Meeting and Leisure activities hosted by Visionary yet Merry Leaders. Verified Marvelous Lodging. Variable Mental Learnings. Vastly Meaningful Lunacy. And a really big Vat of Maneuverable Liquid for Boingy Boingy.

Very Much Love (for the third time) presented by Virginia and Mary Lee, featuring Vital Meals and Libations. Various Meeting and Leisure activities hosted by Visionary yet Merry Leaders. Verified Marvelous Lodging. Variable Mental Learnings. Vastly Meaningful Lunacy. And a really big Vat of Maneuverable Liquid for Boingy Boingy.

Metropolitan Washington Mensa is proud to present our 2022 Regional Gathering! Our theme this year is Brave New World … exploring themed programming, hospitality, and games connecting us to our ever-evolving world!

Metropolitan Washington Mensa is proud to present our 2022 Regional Gathering! Our theme this year is Brave New World … exploring themed programming, hospitality, and games connecting us to our ever-evolving world!

Early Fall is the best time for beach fun, with mild temperatures and plenty of sun. Tidewater Mensa’s beach- and ocean-themed RG has something for everyone, and it overlooks the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach on the Atlantic Ocean!

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