Mensa Select® Games

Mensa Select Seal

Each year, hundreds of Mensans meet over one weekend to play and rate the year’s newest board games. The top five games earn Mensa Select distinction and may display the Mensa Select seal on their packaging.

The Mensa Select seal indicates that a game is original in concept, challenging, and well designed. Additionally, these games are a good value for the price, easy to comprehend and play, and, above all, fun! Look for the Mensa Select seal when purchasing your next game.

Architects of the West Kingdom

Architects of the West Kingdom

2019 Mensa Select Winner

Manufacturer:  Renegade Game Studios
Players: 2–4
Age Range: 13+

As royal architects, players compete to construct various landmarks. Will you remain virtuous, or be found in the company of thieves and black marketeers?

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Gizmos

Gizmos

2019 Mensa Select Winner

Manufacturer:  CMON INC
Players: 2–4
Age Range: 13+

The Great Science Fair is approaching! Inventors from all over the land are looking to show that they have what it takes to win by building the greatest machines ever seen. Harnessing the four types of energy, they’ll construct their machines to be both efficient and useful.Gizmos puts players in the role of inventors. By using the four types of energy marbles, they will create their own personal Gizmo, adding on one Machine card at a time… or more, if they use their ingenuity to chain together multiple cards with a single play. Science is as much about creativity as it is about math!

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Gunkimono

Gunkimono

2019 Mensa Select Winner

Manufacturer:  Renegade Game Studios
Players: 4–6
Age Range: 13+

Deploy new squads of troops to yield victory points or forego these points and save up for your stronghold instead in this tile-laying and area control game.

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Planet

Planet

2019 Mensa Select Winner

Manufacturer:  Blue Orange Games
Players: 2–4
Age Range: All Ages

Each player’s board is a 12-sided 3-dimensional planet core. They select landscape tiles and arrange them on their planet to win Animal Cards and create the most populated planet.

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Victorian Masterminds

Victorian Masterminds

2019 Mensa Select Winner

Manufacturer:  CMON INC
Players: 2–4
Age Range: 13+

Sherlock Holmes is missing. In his absence, evil villains from all over the world are plotting their takeover. Yes, it’s a good time to be bad, as everyone is completing their mechanical monstrosities with which their rule will be unchallenged. But which villain will come to rule? In Victorian Masterminds, players take on the role of super villains, each trying to finish their mechanical marvels while stealing buildings from major cities and kidnapping scientists to do their bidding.

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