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American Mensa Academy - Nintendo Wii

by Maximum Games
Nintendo Wii
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Style: Wii
  • The most visually immersive brain-training experience yet!
  • Features Play, Test, and Coach modes with real Mensa level challenges!
  • Multiplayer Battle and Race modes for up to 4 players (available on the Wii platform)
  • Over 100 puzzles and mini-games in the following categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Logic, Memory, Visual & Spatial

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Product Details

Style Name: Wii
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008QLUSD4
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 16, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,397 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Style: Wii

Think you're smarter than your friends? Want to prove it!? American Mensa Academy provides genuine American Mensa questions so you can find your true American Mensa score! Test a little low? Improve your skills and try again! Featuring exciting theater backdrops and brain-twisting tests, American Mensa Academy is the most stimulating way to improve your IQ! Immerse your brain in mini-games and puzzles that cover topics like: Literacy, Numeracy, Logic, Memory, and Visual & Spatial skills. Choose from three exciting game modes to enhance your learning experience. Questions are posed as fun challenges with humorous characters and colorful graphics that will have you pushing for the win!

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hermione Granger Would Approve! March 24, 2013
Style Name:Wii|Verified Purchase
I bought this game for my mom and myself. I am interested in brain building games, but I found online subscriptions inconvenient because I often lost interest after a few months. I figured for the price, this was a good investment.

Overall, I do like it. It is challenging enough. The games can seem deceptively simple. I find them interesting. However, the game can be a little stressful because you don't have a lot of time to work things out. For anyone who has test anxiety, you may not enjoy this game. My mom had a hard time understanding the rules, though her eyesight is bad so she can't read. One thing I don't like about this game is that it doesn't explain the answers that you get wrong (though supposedly they do on the test). For the life of me, I do not know why a balalaika is like a lung.

I haven't played all the levels, and I have not played party mode (which multiple players). The test can be intimidating, but the games start out much easier (so don't worry). Coach is much like the games in solo play, except you have to get a higher amount of points. What is nice about coach, though, is that it explains the games more and gives tips.

There are several categories:
LANGUAGE: games include putting words in alphabetical order, choosing the letter missing in a word, trying to figure out what a bunch of jumbled letters spell, choosing which word doesn't belong with the rest, and choosing words that are antonyms. I have not played shuffleword. Word deductions gives you four words, and you have to figure out the number sequence associated with them. For instance, unicycle = 1.

NUMERACY: This tests your math skills. You need to know all the basic operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best brain trainer! December 4, 2012
Style Name:3DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game beats the other "brain training" games by a mile. It actually gives you a score than means something, as it's Mensa endorsed and follows the Mensa scoring guidelines. I gotta say, it's fun comparing your Mensa score to other family members and in my case, having my wife and kids throw it in my face that I'm not as smart as they are. LOL. But seriously, if you have ever wanted to know how you fare on a true IQ test, get this game. It's great for kids, too, because the questions are positioned like games, so kids have just as much fun as adults. Awesome game, so glad I tried it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Educational and Entertaining for the Whole Family December 4, 2012
Style Name:3DS
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Saw this and thought it would be a fun game for my kids and I find myself playing it almost as much as they do. The mini-games are visually interesting and dynamic and keep you engaged. I'm glad to have found a game that keeps the kids entertained but also challenges them. Some of the IQ Test questions stretched my brain as well and I keep finding myself going back to try to get a better IQ test score. I would recommend this as a fun pick-up-and-play game that everyone in the house will enjoy.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for retired parents February 12, 2013
Style Name:Wii|Verified Purchase
My parents have a Wii that they don't use probably enough. They are retired (70+). My mom loves word games and puzzles and getting my dad to play is like pulling teeth. They reported back a big thumbs up on this game.

So consider this review a thumbs up from the older retired crowd.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extensive April 28, 2013
By Marcos
Style Name:3DS
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Starts off easy and gradually gets harder with many categories and a genuine Mensa test, and lots of unlockables. Great for brain exercise and as an IQ test, well priced, available via eShop download or retail. Pleased with this purchase! FYI currently on sale for ten dollars in eShop.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars smart game / great value April 14, 2013
Style Name:Wii|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
ordered this game because it looked like a good value in mental exercise.
after a couple of weeks playing, i love it.

i am over 40 and was looking to get/stay sharper.
this game trains me to think more logically, more quickly.

gameplay starts out easy enough to get used to the questions. you can dive right in.
difficulty increases as you advance.
you can play to progress through the levels, get coaching from the professor for a specific challenge, and/or take a brain-twisting test.

this game will keep me interested and playing for a long time.

i don't know if this game will prepare you for the Mensa test, but i don't see how it could hurt.
i have taken an IQ test before and it seems to me that being used to solving the problems in this game would have helped me in some areas of that test.

CON: it isn't always clear why a particular answer is correct. the game does a good job at explaining/demonstrating how to arrive at the correct answer. even so, there have been several times where i couldn't figure out why one answer was correct over another.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars cute July 5, 2013
Style Name:3DS|Verified Purchase
I like the games and the IQ tests, but I really don't like the interface design. I assumed that to select an answer, you could just click on it, but all the answers are on the top screen, and you use the stylus on the bottom screen to direct a pointer on the top screen to the answer. Because your score is based on time, it takes longer to select the answer this way. So I was really disappointed with the game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How smart are you? March 12, 2013
Style Name:Wii
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I really enjoyed this game because it allowed to stretch my brain a little bit. Some of the games or tests were outside of normal thinking. I really had to work hard at some of the activities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars My six year old nephew did not buy into it!
Most of the games are repetitive and I wish it had more interactive games like wii party. Look for a better game when it comes to learning for young children!
Published 10 months ago by Nelson Quintanilla
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty fun game to keep your mind moving
My wife and I have enjoyed this game. Plenty of puzzles to work out your mind with logic, memory, math, pattern recognition, etc. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Rock&Ice
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn and play
My daughter and I are challenging each other and enjoying this game so much!! Some of the topics blew me away challenging people to really do some research.
Published 18 months ago by T. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
Good way to pass time and train your brain all at once! A little repetitive, but overall a fun way to stretch your mental muscles.
Published 18 months ago by Belle
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game!
Fun! Purchased the game for my wife, who has MS, so she could exercise her brain and work on some specific symptoms she has been suffering with regarding her memory. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mark Stearns
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game to keep your mind active
This is a fun and entertaining way to keep your brain tuned-up. The visuals and sounds add a nice touch to the overall experience of the game. Read more
Published 20 months ago by J. Higgins
4.0 out of 5 stars Keep Brain Active
A challenge to keep you active and awaken a sleeping brain. You might just surprise yourself and realize you know more than you thought.... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Katie Did
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