Thursday, April 21, 2016

2016 Mensa Select Award Winning Games!

Congratulations to the recipients of this year's Mensa Select Award!


Each 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. Look for the Mensa Select seal when purchasing games. 
The seal indicates that a game is original, challenging and well designed. Indirectly, it indicates that a game is original and creative in concept, challenging, a good value for the price, easy to comprehend and play, and, above all, fun!

 And the 2016 award-winning games are:


New York 1901
Blue Orange Games
A great family game about
shaping the historic skyline
of New York during the 1901
skyscraper boom.
Favor Of The Pharaoh
Build a dice-rolling engine
with over 100 tiles and 20
standard and custom dice.
Manipulate and add dice to win.


World's Fair 1893
Renegade Games

Coming in May!
With simple mechanics
and layers of depths,
collect exhibition sets,
admission tickets, and
control exhibition areas
as the ferris wheel ticks
away the game turns.


Circular Reasoning
Breaking Games
An abstract game where

players race to get all of
their tokens to the center of
a circular board which alters
as the game progresses.  This
impacts how players interact
and how they plan their win.
Last Spike
Columbia Games
Players cooperate to build
a continuous railway from
St. Louis to Sacramento but
will compete to accumulate the
most money before the last
spike is laid.




Past Mensa Select award winning games include Castles of Mad King Ludwig (2015) and Suburbia (2013) by Bézier Games, Lanterns (2015) and Gravwell (2014) by Renegade Games, Forbidden Desert (2013)and Forbidden Island (2010) by Gamewright, Pastiche (2011) by Eagle-Gryphon, and more.




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