Why enter Mind Games?

Game discussionEntering your latest game(s) into the Mensa Mind Games competition will reap many benefits. From cost-effective market research to positive media placements, Mind Games entrants receive great value for their money.


Entering Mind Games offers credible research at a fraction of the cost of focus groups. Mensans are among the most avid game players in the country. At Mind Games, judges rate the games on aesthetics, instructions, originality, play appeal and play value. After the competition, each manufacturer will receive the judges' comment cards, which include the age and gender of the players and their ratings and comments regarding the game.


The Mensa Select® seal adds credibility in the minds of consumers. When making a choice between games, the Mensa Select seal is often the decisive element.

Distribution opportunities

New distribution channels have often opened for Mensa Select winners. In past years, the buyers at Barnes & Noble and other major retailers have given special consideration to games bearing the Mensa Select seal. In addition, all winning games are featured by the Mensa Store, the official store of American Mensa products, and in the American Mensa SmartBuys online store.


The American Mensa National Office promotes the Mensa Mind Games competition and the Mensa Select winners throughout Mensa and through press releases and other media efforts. Past placements include the Associated Press, American Way, Boston Globe, USA Today, national and local TV, national and regional radio, edplay magazine and newspaper holiday gift guides. Winners are also highlighted here.

All entrants will benefit from putting their games in front of the avid gamers who participate in the Mensa Mind Games competition. Mind Games judges receive a game directory that includes information about each game. After the competition, judges and these directories are a great source of word-of-mouth advertising.