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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.

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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.