Winning games

Mind Games® judges have a good track record for picking successful games. While you may not have heard of all the winners, we're pretty sure you would enjoy playing any of them. Browse all of the winning games here!

Location

Set your sights on sunny SoCal! Mind Games® 2015 will be held April 30 – May 3 at the Town & Country Resort Hotel, just minutes from San Diego International.

Fun for all ages!

No matter what your age, Mind Games® is a fun-filled weekend of game play.  Where else can you play all of the latest games on the market and give manufacturers solid input about how to improve their products?

Mensa Select®

 
The Mensa Select® seal indicates that a game is original, challenging and well designed. Indirectly, it indicates that a game is original and creative in concept, challenging, a good value for the price, easy to comprehend and play, and, above all, fun!

Mind Games Winners

  • Kulami

    Kumali is a fun, tactical game for two players that keeps you hanging until the last move is made! Players take turns placing marbles on the ever-changing board. By placing your marbles cleverly, you'll gain the advantage to clinch the victory.

  • Forbidden Desert

    Gear up for a thrilling adventure with this cooperative game to recover a legendary flying machine buried in the ruins of a desert city.

Welcome to the world of Mind Games®!

Welcome to the world of Mind Games!Founded in 1990, American Mensa's Mind Games has become one of the most respected national games competitions. If you're unfamiliar with Mind Games, follow the quick links below to learn about this exciting annual event for Mensa members.

Of the more than 50 games entered and judged each year, five are chosen as Mensa Select®. Winners such as Scattergories™, Taboo™ and Apples to Apples™ have gone on to become top-sellers and award-winners.


So, what is Mind Games?

It's a national event. American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend. Want to play?

It's a competition. Game manufacturers enter their newest products in pursuit of the Mensa Select seal — proof that the most avid game-players in the country have judged their games to be the best. Want to enter?

It's the gold standard of gaming. When you see the Mensa Select seal, you've found a high-quality product that you're likely to enjoy. Want to browse the winning games or learn more about retail opportunities?

Hear from past attendees...

There were many games that were good enough that I've started buying them after the event, and I was so happy to spend that weekend with friends we made previous Mind Games!