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

Location

Mind Games® 2018 will be held April 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center, located just 12 minutes from Denver International Airport.

Fun for all ages!

No matter 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

  • Ghooost!

    Play your cards wisely to get rid of all the ghosts, undead, vampires, zombies and other spooky creatures haunting your manor. Block your opponents while they're trying to drive spirits out of their home and into your backyard!

  • 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.

What is Mind Games?

Mind GamesMind Games is a 40-plus-hour board-game-judging marathon, during which the year's five best new-to-market games are chosen and awarded the coveted Mensa Select® seal.

Want to know more? Our information for first-timers will give you an idea what to expect. Here's the simple version: attendees (judges and guests) are expected to evaluate a pre-selected lot of games based upon certain judging criteria and submit honest, constructive comments to be returned to the games' manufacturers.

I'm in! What's next?

Mind Games 2018 takes place April 20-22 in Denver at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center. Player-judge registration is open and information about the hotel is available.

I'd like to submit my game for judging

Smart move! Game submissions will be accepted beginning in late 2017. Until then, take a look at our information for game manufacturers.