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


Mind Games® 2020 will be held April 23-26 in Irving, Texas, at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel.

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

  • KerFlip!

    Fast anagram fun! Shout your word first to earn more points for tiles you use. Used tiles are then flipped and worth less. Ingenious cleanup built right into the box.

  • Suburbia

    Suburbia is a tile-laying game in which each player tries to build an economic engine and infrastructure that will be initially self-sufficient and eventually become both profitable and encourage population growth.

What is Mind Games®?

Mind GamesMind Games is a four-day 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 2020 takes place April 23-26 in Irving, Texas, at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel. Player/Judge registration is open, and information about the event hotel is available.

I’d like to submit my game for judging

Smart move! We’ll start accepting submissions later this fall, but in the meantime you can learn more about the the benefits of entering Mind Games and our entry requirements.