The American Mensa Society announced the winners of its annual Mind Games competition.  The annual  competition considers games released nationally over the last two years.

This year’s winners:

  • Ex Libris (Renegade Game Studio)
  • Photosynthesis (Blue Orange Games)
  • Raiders of the North Sea (Renegade Game Studio)
  • Azul (Plan B Games)
  • Constellations: The Game of Stargazing and the Night Sky (Xtronaut Enterprises  / Hit Point Sales)

"These titles have been awarded the official Mensa Select distinction because each is original in concept, challenging, and well designed," the announcement reads.  "Additionally, these games provide a high value for the price, are easy to comprehend and play, and prove highly entertaining."

The titles were selected after a 40-hour nonstop gameplay marathon held in Denver this year.  Entries for Mind Games 2019 will begin in the fall.  Entries must have achieved national distribution between June 1, 2017 and June1, 2019.  Next year’s event will be hosted by the East Central Ohio chapter.

A list of 2017 winners can be seen here: Mensa Select Mind Games Winners 2017.