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The number of hours that 150 members of American Mensa spent playing 54 of the newest board and card games to hit the market. Every year, the group puts their heads together for the Mensa Mind Games competition with the purpose of ranking what gamemakers are putting out. They then select five overall winners to receive the Mensa Select seal of approval. The just-announced champs for 2002 include: Curses, Muggins!, Legend of Landlock, Dvonn, and Smart Mouth. Pick up a winner at a major game retailer and see what the High IQ Society is crowing about. — J.E.M.