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® 2019 will be held April 12-14 in Wadsworth, Ohio, at the Galaxy Banquet Center.

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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 2019 takes place April 12-14 in Wadsworth, Ohio, at the Galaxy Banquet Center. Player-judge registration is open and information about hotel accommodations is available.

I’d like to submit my game for judging

Smart move! Submit your game for qualification today, or take a minute to learn more about the entry requirements and the benefits of entering Mind Games.