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Mensa's Mind Games®

For more than 40-straight hours each year, Mensan “judges” play games at this one-of-a-kind event that tests and rates new games.

Manufacturers value this event for the candid feedback and evaluation it offers. The top games are awarded the Mensa Select® Seal for use in the packaging and marketing of these games.

Fact sheet

Mind Games is an annual competition at which members of Mensa play and rate the year’s newest board, card and party games. The top five games receive Mensa Select distinction and may use the Mensa Select seal on their packaging.

More than 200 Mensa judges rate games on aesthetics, instructions, originality, play appeal and play value. Mensa Select winners are not necessarily “intellectual” games; they are games that members of Mensa enjoy playing. Mensa judges are avid game players.

The competition is open to board, card and party games that are new to the U.S. market. The competition is not open to electronic or video games or games that have an average playing time greater than 1½ hours.

Mind Games judges have a strong track record of selecting successful games; recent Mensa Select winners include Jumbulaya, Hit or Miss, Qwirkle®, Deflexion, and Pentago.

Sponsorship opportunities

Badges: Mensa members often keep badge holders and reuse them at local events and activities. Therefore, sponsor’s name will been seen at this and future events.

Meals and snacks: When you play games 24 hours a day, having caffeine and snacks close at hand is critical. Sponsors can opt for sponsoring the planned snacks or opt for a special one-time “break.”

Event sponsorship: Partner with American Mensa to have your name listed as the exclusive sponsor for this event.

Contact us for pricing on this event.
In order to avoid conflict of interest, sponsorships for this event are not available to games manufacturers.