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American Mensa Selects Chicago to Host Mind Games Competition

  • Dec 14, 2015

Game submissions currently being accepted

ARLINGTON, TEXAS, Dec. 14 2015 — Chicago Area Mensa will host the annual Mind Games® competition April 15-17, 2016. Mind Games is one of the leading board showcase competitions in the United States and attracts Mensa members from across the globe. This year, the coveted Mensa Select® designation will be up for grabs at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, Ill.

The annual Mind Games event allows manufacturers to put their new-to-market games to the test as Mensa members play and rate each title. Members of the high IQ organization play innovative games, judging them on aesthetics, instructions, originality, play appeal and play value, and then cast their ballots and comment cards. On the final day of the event, votes are tallied and five games receive the honor of bearing the Mensa Select® seal. Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 17. Entries are currently being accepted at

The 2015 Mensa Select winners are:

  • Castles of Mad King Ludwig,” Bezier Games, Inc.
  • “Dragonwood,” Gamewright
  • ‘Lanterns: The Harvest Festival,” Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot Games
  • “Letter Tycoon,” Ad Magic/Breaking Games
  • “Trekking the National Parks,” Bink Ink, LLC

Past winners include Magic: The Gathering, Trivial Pursuit, Genus Edition and Apples to Apples®.

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American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 130,000 members globally. For more information about American Mensa, visit or call (817) 607-0060.