Mensa Selects and Seals the Deal Naming Five Winners of Mind Games® 2010

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For 40 straight hours, San Diego went from America’s Finest City to a Board Game Battleground, as game manufacturers competed for the coveted Mensa Select® seal. More than 200 members of American Mensa participated in the 2010 Mind Games®, playing and rating 49 new-to-market board games. The five games that were rated the highest received the honor of displaying the Mensa Select® seal on their games.

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Mensa Select games are fun, challenging games

For 40 straight hours, San Diego went from America’s Finest City to a Board Game Battleground, as game manufacturers competed for the coveted Mensa Select® seal. More than 200 members of American Mensa participated in the 2010 Mind Games®, playing and rating 49 new-to-market board games. The five games that were rated the highest received the honor of displaying the Mensa Select® seal on their games. Winners of this year's Mind Games are:

Anomia (Anomia Press) – Anomia plays off the fact that our minds are positively brimming with all sorts of random information – things to eat, pop songs, Web sites, etc. anomiapress.com

Dizios (MindWare) – Dizios is the brain-bending domino game with a twist! Take turns placing tiles into the grid by matching up edges, and earn points according to the pieces on the board that your tile touches. mindware.com

Forbidden Island (Gamewright) – Keep Forbidden Island from sinking in order to buy enough time to capture its four treasures. gamewright.com

Yikerz! (Wiggles 3D Inc.) – Players strategically place five different shapes and sizes of magnets on a four-piece game pad and use the magnets’ natural forces to foil opponents. yikerzgame.com

Word on the Street (Out of the Box Publishing) – Team members frantically brainstorm words that fit the category while the opposition tries to sidetrack them. The team must agree on a word and pull each letter of that word one lane closer to their side of the street before time runs out. otb-games.com

“Mensa Select games are fun, challenging games,” said Greg Webster, Chief Judge of this year’s Mind Games event. “You don’t have to be a genius to enjoy this year’s Mensa Select winners, but be prepared to have your mind teased while being entertained in the process!” For more information about the games or to purchase them, log on to http://www.mindgames.us.mensa.org.

American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized, intelligence test. The organization has more than 57,000 members in the United States and more than 110,000 members around the world. Members of Mensa attend local and national events, join special interest groups such as astronomy and philosophy, and help out in their communities through various projects. For more information about Mensa, or to apply for membership, visit http://www.us.mensa.org or call (800) 66-MENSA.

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