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Mensa Select Games of the Years for 11 Year-Olds and Over

Founded in 1990, American Mensa’s Mind Games® has become one of the most respected national games competitions. The four-day board-game-judging marathon draws Mensans and their guests from across the country where they vote on the year’s five best new-to-market games to be awarded the coveted Mensa Select seal.

This list includes 3 games from the last 3 years, with 0 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play Mensa certified games.



Skill Rating: 8-12 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Push-Your-Luck, Strategy and World Building

Pieces: Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: HABA USA (@HABA_USA)

Players: This is a single-player game

Miyabi is a world building brain game where you build elegant Japanese gardens. You place Tetris-shaped garden tiles in your garden matching different flowers, stones and tress with scoring columns. Because the garden tiles are awkward shapes and only...

Clip Cut Parks

Skill Rating: 7-11 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Brain Game, Roll-And-Write, Strategy and World Building

Pieces: Cards, Dice and Placeables

Developer: Play Renegade (@PlayRenegade)

Players: This is a single-player game

ClipCut Parks is a world building brain-game where you are making the ideal park. You cut up sheets of square coloured terrain to place on your Park cards. The twist is that you can only make a specific number (and length) of cuts matching a dice role.

Village Pillage

Skill Rating: 8-11 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2019

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Push-Your-Luck and Sequencing

Pieces: Cards and Tokens

Developer: Blue Beard Ent (@BlueBeardEnt)

Players: You can play with 2 to 5 players in the same room

Village Pillage is a simple card battling game about protecting your village. You choose which characters to send into battles which resolve depending on each card's abilities. Unlike similar card battle games, things are kept streamlined both by the...

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