Mensa Select winners

Mensa Select SealEach year, members of Mensa 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 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 games.

Winning Year:
Manufacturer:
Game Name:

Azul (2018 winner)

Azul Manufacturer: Plan B Games, Next Move Games
Description: Players compete decorating the walls of the palace by drafting a variety of tiles, the best artisan will maximize the score while not wasting supplies.
Players: 2-4
Age Range: All Ages

Constellations: The Game of Stargazing and the Night Sky (2018 winner)

Manufacturer: Xtronaut Enterprises Constellations: The Game of Stargazing and the Night Sky
Description: Card-based puzzle game where players are stargazers learning about stars and constellations and competing to piece together the night sky.
Players: 2-4
Age Range: All Ages

Ex Libris (2018 winner)

Ex Libris Manufacturer: Renegade Game Studio
Description: Become the Grand Librarian by sending your assistants to town to acquire rare books. Alphabetize these tomes in your library before the inspector arrives!
Players: 2-4
Age Range: 13+

Photosynthesis (2018 winner)

Manufacturer: Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis
Description: Shape the everchanging forest as you cultivate your seeds and your strategy. Take your trees through their life cycles and earn points as they collect energy from the rotating sun’s rays.
Players: 2-4
Age Range: All Ages

Raiders of the North Sea (2018 winner)

Raiders of the North Sea Manufacturer: Renegade Game Studio
Description: Set sail as a Viking warrior! Assemble a crew, journey north to plunder treasure, and accept your fate with the Valkyries! It’s raiding season!
Players: 2-4
Age Range: 13+