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Did you know that every year hundreds of Mensa members gather over one weekend to rate the newest board games? The top games earn the Mensa Select distinction, which means they can display the Mensa Select seal. Some of the past winners include Trivial Pursuit, Apples to Apples, Scattergories, and Taboo! Here are some of the top picks for 2021.
Bermuda Pirates is for 2-4 players (aged 13 and up) and allows players to make their way through dangerous waters in search of treasure! The game requires dexterity and memory; players will need to stay alert to win the treasure!
ClipCut Parks is also aimed at 2-4 players. All players have to race to finish 5 parks by completing all the park requirements on the different park cards.
Gates of Delirium is for ages 13 and up. In this game, players compete to win the most points over a 45-minute period. The game is unique in that every player has different goals, and players switch between sane and insane cards throughout the game! It's a bit expensive (about 35 USD), but definitely a winner for those who love fantasy and strategy combined!
Gridopolis is for all ages and for 2-4 players. It's a 3D game that requires strategy, quick processing, and strong visual skills! Players build as they play. Imagine Lego meets Marble Run! The last player standing wins or players can play it timed with points.
Ishtar Gardens of Babylon is for teens and adults. Players are gardeners who try to change the dry desert into the Lost Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Kodama 3D requires players to grow trees in a 3 dimensional space. Players move their pieces around to pick the branches they want to add to their tree. Designed for 2-4 players, ages 13 and up.
Mental Blocks is a favorite! It's for up to 6 players. It's a fast-paced 3D puzzle that requires players to work together to solve the puzzle. To make it more complicated, each player has their own view of the puzzle, AND each player has a restriction like they can't speak or can only touch certain shapes!
Stripes requires players to compete to be the first to create a single line of color using strip cards.
Village Pillage is for up to 5 players and is aimed at ages 8 and up. It encourages looting of your neighbors in a fast-paced game! Players race their neighbors to find 3 relics. Be prepared for risk and betrayal! This game takes about 20 minutes to play.
Who Knows Who is an interactive board game that requires players to answer question cards drawn by other players. (The creators of the game are offering a 15% off discount using code HAPPYHOLIDAY.)
To learn more about Mensa Mind Games, click here!
If you have someone who loves Mensa, but doesn't love board games, they might like something like a funny Mensa t-shirt!
If you have someone who's gifted but not a fan of board games or Mensa, consider another option that taps into their creativity!
A 3D puzzle of the globe! This is definitely for very smart and visually inclined teens and adults!
Yoga for your brain!
Lego Flower kit. I love this one!
Check out some other ideas on our Fun Activities page!