Mind Games, part of the American Mensa society, has released their list of the winners of their coveted Mensa Select Game award. Only those that pass rigorous testing can use this much-sought-after stamp of approval for their products. There are over 50 games that try for the award, but only 5 can be given it each year. This year’s winners are Castles of Mad King Ludwig by Bezier Games, Dragonwood by Gamewright, Lanterns: The Harvest Festival by Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot Games, Letter Tycoon byAd Magic/Breaking Games, and Trekking the National Parks by Bink Ink. Congratulations to the winners!
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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.
325 judges, 60 competing games, and forty-four hours of nonstop board game action later, five games claim bragging rights as Mensa Select® winners!
San Diego Area Mensa hosted this year’s event at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, Calif. Members of American Mensa, the high IQ association, selected five Mensa Select winners at its 2015 Mind Games event.
Out of the 60 entries in this year’s competition, only these five will have the honor of displaying the coveted Mensa Select® seal. This year’s Mensa Select games are:
•”Castles of Mad King Ludwig,” Bezier Games, Inc.
•’Lanterns: The Harvest Festival,” Renegade Game Studios and Foxtrot Games
•”Letter Tycoon,” Ad Magic/Breaking Games
•”Trekking the National Parks,” Bink Ink, LLC
“We are so pleased that game manufacturers from around the globe find value with our feedback and our Mensa Select designation,” said Chief Judge, Greg Webster “I can’t wait to see what awesome new titles will compete in 2016!” Next year’s event will be hosted by the Chicago area chapter of Mensa.To find out about the competing games and the winners visit mindgames.us.mensa.org.
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 56,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members globally.