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Every year, a bunch of judges from the Mensa organisation spend two days straight binging a bunch of board games. The best of the best get a "Mensa Select" seal, which basically just identifies them as being very good indeed. And unsurprisingly, the latest Mensa Select games are absolute crackers.


Before last weekend's Indianapolis tabletop gaming convention Gen Con, I was skimming lists of the weekend's most anticipated games and seeing the same-old, same-old: a feudal japan card game, a fantasy role-playing campaign -- but a ubiquitous outlier kept catching my eye: Photosynthesis, a game about growing trees. Halfway through Gen Con's first day, attendees had greedily snapped up every one of publisher Blue Orange's over one thousand available copies.