Carnelli is the classic Mensa word-association game consisting of movies, music, books, and whatever else the capricious and arbitrary host will allow. More details are on Wikipedia’s Carnelli page. Host: TBA

Family Feud

Teams of four Mensans will play StaRGazing 2016’s own version of the perennial hit TV game show. Questions were posed to Mensans about subjects near and dear to their hearts. Form your own team prior to the show or find teammates in the audience. Teams will rotate often so teams will have more than one chance to win the tournament. If you don’t want to play, enjoy the fun and games from the audience. Host: Ed You and Jana Bickel


Ed will write up something. Host: Ed You

Lawyer Games

Myron Faverman used to run this game of questions and deductions and now Roy Ball will run it in his memory. Sample: “The music stopped. The woman died. How?” Ask a series of “Yes” and “No” questions to deduce the events of her death. Then start another riddle. Host: Roy Ball


Monopoly: the classic American board game. Buy properties, trade with other players to create complete color groups, then build houses and hotels to try to bankrupt your opponents. Past winners of GLAAM’s annual Big Game have been Ron Siskind in 2012, Nate Greengard in 2013, and Charles Lindenblatt in 2014. Will you make history this year? Entry to the Big Game is limited to the first eight people who show up. Host: Jonathan Elliott

Name That Tune

This long-standing RG tradition will be played once more. How quickly can you associate a few notes with the title of a song you haven’t heard in xxx years? The host is Alan Stillson, leader of the GLAAM Folksong SIG. Host: Alan Stillson

Not So Trivial Trivia

Teams of 3 will match wits to answer trivia questions that range from the sublime to the ridiculous to the arcane. Winning team gets a gift to share. The trivia master has the final word on correct answers. Host: Joyce Francisco

Werewolves and Villagers

By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, angry villagers kill off suspected werewolves. (But oops; sometimes they just kill off “innocent villagers.”) “Werewolf” requires observation, some deduction, and a lot of bold-faced lying. Who will prevail: the werewolves or the villagers? Since an average game takes 15-20 minutes, new players can join quickly. (This game is similar to, but better than, “Mafia.”) Host: TBA