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Mae King, Out at The Kabb Inn

Roger, the magnificent Madelyn King, the Meyers boys, a dubious transfer in property ownership, lovers scorned, a shootout with the police, and one free man's bucket list lead to an unexpected beginning to 1999.

Crash-Landed From Another Planet: An American Pilgrimage

In June, we packed up the Jeep for a father-and-son road trip across America. We didn’t set out to “discover America” or one-up Alexis de Tocqueville but nonetheless made observations about contemporary America on our long drive.

Making Peace With the Stranger in the Mirror

A breast cancer survivor surveys her transformed body and evaluates what’s left, what she lost, and what matters most.

The Best Toy Ever

Back before safety standards, the best toys came with flesh-searing hotplates used to make plastic bugs, cars, and second-degree burns.

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Submit your best unpublished work or works of short fiction to be considered for September’s special fiction edition of the Bulletin.

2021 Mensa Select<sup><small>&reg;</small></sup> Winners Announced

After nearly four days of nonstop gameplay at Mensa’s 2021 World Gathering, American Mensa and Mensa members have recognized 10 tabletop games with the coveted Mensa Select award.

You&rsquo;re Already on Zoom. Interest You in a Theodore Talk?

Local Group books compelling experts for monthly interactive series open to all Mensa members, including talks with Harlequin’s first Black author of historical romance, an authority on making neighborhoods more livable, a Modern Monetary Theory economist, and others.

Mensa Connect: A Robust Digital Community

There are many ways for Mensans to connect without the bother of putting on shoes. But what about an online venue that serves all of Mensa at once? That’s where Mensa Connect comes in.

National Events

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.

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.

Local & Regional Events

Join us for Feb. 4-6 for three days of speakers, board and card game tournaments, prizes, food and beverage tastings, and more!

Dina Newman, Director of the Center for Neighborhoods at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, will tell you about her efforts to empower neighborhoods throughout Kansas City. Learn what you can do to make your neighborhood a kinder, more livable place.

Please join Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Mensa for the grand reopening of our Regional Gathering. It’s been a few years, but we’re back! There will be speakers, a games room, and a hospitality suite with additional snacks and drinks.

This talk by Sam Levey, an iPh.D. student in economics and public administration at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, will explain the basics of Modern Monetary Theory, explore how it upends the old paradigm in macroeconomics, and discuss how MMT might help to shape a new era of social policy.

There will be a few pranks, but expect fun, fabulous speakers and activities, food, fellowship, and lots of frivolity and foolery in honor of April Fools Day.

Break out your best Alice in Wonderland attire and come with us Through the Looking Glass! Fall down the rabbit hole for a long weekend filled with diverse and interactive speaker sessions, games, Eat Me & Drink Me Tastings, Carole-oke, excursions, and more!

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