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Take the Mensa Admission Test

Curious to see if you make the cut? Take the official Mensa Admission Test with one of our local chapters for just $30 — 50% off the regular price — this October.

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Submit Your Old Test Scores

Qualify the quick, easy way by sending us evidence of scores from prior intelligence tests you’ve taken. For individuals younger than 14, this is the only way to qualify.

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Take the Mensa Practice Test

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

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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.

Role of the Government in the Creation and Supply of Money

In antebellum America, thousands of loosely regulated currencies flooded the market without the backing of a central bank. The era bears similarities to this current period of proliferating cryptocurrencies.

The Buyback

JJ had bought the gun for cash at an antique store. He took one final look at the old seven-shot revolver in his own old hands before e saw the sign: GUN BUYBACK. The following day, there was a report about a double murder not too far from where he lived.

2021 Mensa Foundation Award Winners Announced

Award recipients include a statistical geneticist whose research identified hundreds of genes highly correlated to variations in intelligence, a lifelong pioneer of pedagogy and educational models, a Houston-based literacy and community-building nonprofit, and more.

Your Story Helps American Mensa Write Its History

The experiences of many thousands of members comprise the deeper story of American Mensa. Now we’re gathering those stories for an extensive oral history publication that you can own.

In Memoriam: Dr. Abbie's Lasting Legacy

Dr. Abbie Salny, who died at age 96 at her New Jersey home, collected endless accolades for her service, inspiration, innovation, and leadership to American Mensa and the Mensa Foundation.

American Mensa Annual Awards

We annually celebrate the members and Local Groups who go above and beyond to help American Mensa thrive. Volunteers are our lifeblood, and these individuals and groups represent the best of the best.

National Events

Spark of Genius | July 6-10, 2022

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, Mensa’s Annual Gathering spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment. The 2021 Annual Gathering is a party 75 years in the making! Join Mensans from around the world to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Mensa’s founding.

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. 

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 Gatherings

We’re returning to Great Wolf Lodge with no increase in price for registration (Boston Mensa always subsidizes the event) for the 6th year! Games, tournaments, crafts track, two speaker tracks, puzzles, a costume party, adult coloring books, Hospitality, and more.

Join us for HalloweeM 45: The Vinyl Frontier as we boldly go where no song has gone before. We’ll have games, speakers, hospitality, excursions, Pretentious Drinking, our famously punny costume contest, and much, much more. We missed seeing you all in person last year, and can’t wait to make up for it this year!

We're back this year with Nothing Could be Finer! Featuring speakers, youth programming, a games room, and possibly even a debate room, this year's RG promises to be a grand experience!

The world is coming back, and so are we! Join us at Club Med Turkoise, on stunning Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales, Turks & Caicos, this November. Enjoy an adults (over 18) only club, with sailing, snorkeling, tennis, pickleball and a chance to go on a sail to see glowworms!

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