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We have supervised tests scheduled across the United States. Attend one in your area, then score at or above the 98th percentile to be invited to join American Mensa.

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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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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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Too Darn Smart

The truth is, my son was a lot smarter than I was, and you could see that coming before he started to walk or talk. Little did I know that Mike's smarts would get him into a world of trouble.

Says You! — A Mensa-worthy Romance

If you’re like me, it gets harder and harder to find the kind of creative, ingenious puzzles that challenge your imagination and mental agility. That changed when I fell in love with a radio show. And what happened when it loved me back changed my life.

The Interplanetary Marshmallow Test

Putting humans in space isn’t about exploration or national pride; it isn’t even about science. It’s about survival. A species that can look past short-term costs to the long-term benefit wins. It wins in the only way the universe cares — by staying alive.

Inside the Network Neuroscience Theory of Human Intelligence

Like the brain, studying human intelligence can be curious, particularly when it comes to correlating quantitative measurements with specific biological factors. That is what makes so impressive the research of Dr. Aron K. Barbey, winner of the 2019 Mensa Foundation Prize.

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Submit your best unpublished work or works of short fiction to be considered for September’s special fiction edition of the Bulletin.

These New Board Games Run the Table

Three hundred Mensans and their guests — tabletop enthusiasts all — travel cross-country to review the year’s best new-to-market board games. Just five are awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal. See which games made the cut.

How Science Fiction Shapes Our Reality — Mensa’s Comic-Con 2019 Panel

With one swashbuckled boot planted firmly in the past and another stepping toward the future, a landing party of Mensans boldly told a packed Comic-Con audience what science fiction holds for them now and tomorrow.

Fibromyalgia: A Painful Puzzle

Fibromyalgia is a chronic and often debilitating condition that affects around 3 percent of the world's population and has vexed physicians for centuries. Dr. Casey Okamoto guides us through the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this painful condition.

National Events

KCAG20 | July 1-5, 2020

The largest yearly confab of Mensans anywhere, our AG spans five days and features a sprawl of talks, games, and entertainment. Kansas City is a revolution of creativity, music, food, art, and spirit … and we get to enjoy it all week! Connect with M’s from around the globe, reunite with old friends — and make some new ones. Missouri loves company, after all!

Advances in Food Science

Before it hits our plates, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes with what we eventually eat. At Colloquium 2020, we’ll explore the latest developments in food science, including investigations into food safety, emerging food and agricultural technologies, maintaining stable food supplies globally, and more. Join us — and bring an appetite!

Irving, Texas | April 23-26, 2020

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

Bigger than a house party, smaller than WeeM; just hundreds of Chicago Area Mensa’s games, plenty of tables, and well over 100 friendly, albeit competitive players.

Come spend your Valentine’s Day with Central Alabama Mensa doing the things you love: eating, playing, and socializing. There will be great speakers, games, and lots of chocolate. Get ready, because we’re bringing back the legendary Chocolate Off!

Come to beautiful Southern California at the lovely DoubleTree by Hilton overlooking the Pacific Ocean for Greater Los Angeles Area Mensa's RG, GLAAM Stargazing. Bring your swimsuit for the pool or the ocean. There will be speakers, games, and a Friday pub crawl. 

The Region 5 Leadership Development Workshop is open to any Mensans who wants to participate (folks from other regions are welcome to attend). We'll have seminars on a variety of topics – which also includes SIGs, youth groups, etc.

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