Fun and Games

Dr. IQ Trivia with Stratton Lindenmeyer

Test your knowledge against Dr. IQ. Stratton will ask questions and invites audience members to bring ten of their own questions, too.

Improv Games with Heather Hale

Flex some muscles that might not normally get exercised! Get out of your own box. Whether you're a writer or an actor – or fiercely shy and think you don't have a creative bone in your body – give this a shot. We'll play group and individual writing games – with hysterical shares – followed by on-your-feet team improv games. Fun and silly. Thought-provoking and intriguing. But definitely NEVER boring or predictable – we promise! EVERYONE participates! Come and join the fun! (Or just hear about it all weekend.)

Lawyer's Games with Myron Faverman

Myron will set up a story with a mystery and you have to solve it.

Name That Tune! with Alan Stillson

Alan will play a few bars of a song on the piano, and you provide the title.

Spelling Bee with Stratton Lindenmeyer

Think you're good at spelling? Come on down and find out how you match up to your fellow Mensans.

Sudokugrams with Alan Stillson

Sudokugrams, Alan Stillson's ninth book (co-authored by Frank Longo and published by Sterling in 2007) and seventh official American Mensa puzzle book, is the first Sudoku variation book to use letter play (anagrams). You'll love the way that the logic of sudoku is integrated with word skills. Alan will cover a few sample puzzles and we'll group-solve some others. You can get a heads-up by clicking onto http://stillsonworks.com and trying the sample puzzles. Autographed copies of Sudokugrams and Alan Stillson's other books will be available for purchase.

Werewolves and Villagers with Ed You

By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, angry villagers kill off other villagers … that they think are werewolves in disguise. (But, oops, sometimes they just kill off “innocent villagers.”) “Werewolves” requires observation, some deduction and a lot of bold-faced lying. Who will prevail? The werewolves? Or the villagers?

Williams College-style Trivia with Jared Levine

Form teams up to 5 and answer trivia questions covering everything from pop culture to science to news of the weird, which are paired up (somehow) with songs ranging from Beatles to Nirvana to Leonard Nimoy and maybe even the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Do that at the same time as written and/or audio bonus questions, and possibly more. Done as an all-nighter and you get Williams Trivia. Pared down to about 90 minutes, and you'll enjoy the tour of tip-of-the-tongue trivia that Jared Levine '94 has in store for you. NOTE: Parents are cautioned that some of the material is inappropriate for young children. They may participate at the parents' discretion.

Carnelli

The classic Mensa word-association game consisting of movies, music, books, and whatever else the capricious and arbitrary host will allow. Will perennial champion Gloria Greengard defend her title? Maybe, unless you knock her off her throne!

Cranium

Be a star performer, word worm, creative cat, or data head in this always enjoyable team party game.

Encore

Mensans in teams sing eight-word phrases from songs stemming from a particular word until one side says uncle. Actual musical ability is not required.

Taboo

The classic party game where you give your teammates clues to guess a key word, but you can't say five of the most logical clues printed on the card.

Time's Up

The first round you can say or do virtually anything to give a clue. Second round is one word plus gestures & humming. Final round is strictly pantomime.

Texas Hold 'Em

Play for friendly stakes with your fellow Mensans.



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