Manufacturer FAQ

Entering your latest game(s) into the Mensa Mind Games competition will reap many benefits. Here’s a great place to start if you have questions.

How many games may I enter at Mind Games?

You may enter as many games as you like, so long as they meet our eligibility requirements.

Why do you need 15 copies of my game?

We have more than 300 people playing more than 50 games in a three-day period. Because of these time constraints, we need to have at least 15 copies circulating to ensure that all of the judges have a chance to play the games. It is not uncommon for all of the games to be in play at the same time.

Can I attend Mind Games?

Unfortunately, no — even if you’re a Mensan. We pride ourselves on providing an objective evaluation of each game; judges are even discouraged from discussing their opinions among themselves. While we&rsqup;re positive that you wouldn’t unduly influence even one judge, we just can’t take that chance.

What happens to the games after the event?

All copies of the games are given away to the member judges at the end of the event.

Why don’t you accept prototypes?

We want consumers to be able to go out and purchase Mensa Select winners as soon as they are announced. Further, judges rate games on several items, including aesthetics. You’ll want to enter your game in its final form to optimize your score in that category.

How do we use the Mensa Select seal?

Winning games automatically get 500 foil seals to be applied to packaging. There are two further options:

  • You may purchase additional foil seals, or
  • You may request an electronic version of the seal for printing onto game packaging.

Winning manufacturers get more details about use of the seal in their winners’ packet.