Winners were recognized for being “original in concept, challenging, and well designed”
Temecula, CA — Following four days of nonstop gameplay at Mensa’s 2021 World Gathering, American Mensa and Mensa members have recognized Gridopolis and 9 other tabletop games with the coveted Mensa Select award.
Awarded annually by a judging panel of Mensa members, the Mensa Select seal indicates that a game is distinctive, challenging, and thoughtfully designed. Additional criteria include good value for the price, easy to comprehend and play, and fun factor.
“We developed Gridopolis to push the boundaries of what tabletop strategy games can be,” said Dave Schultze, Founder and CEO of Gridopolis Games. “We’re honored to earn the coveted Mensa Select seal and for being recognized as a well designed, challenging tabletop experience.”
Gridopolis is an innovative 3D tabletop game for 1 to 4 players, ages 8 and up. With familiar rules from checkers, chess, and tic-tac-toe, Gridopolis is fast and easy to learn, and setup takes just minutes. Players move, jump, and build their way to victory -- all in three dimensions!
The modularity of the Gridopolis system promotes key STEM / STEAM skills, from planning to creativity to abstract thinking to cooperation and analysis. Gridopolis challenges players to think outside the bounds of traditional, flat games and encourages free exploration through custom, step-by-step game design.
Other winners of the 2021 Mensa Select seal are:
Gridopolis Games is an educational game company founded by Dave Schultze. Schultze has a degree in Architecture, an Architect’s License, and a Masters of Industrial Design from the ArtCenter College of Art + Design in Pasadena, CA. A passionate educator, Schultze is a LinkedIn Learning author and teaches 3D Visualization at OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA.
American Mensa is an organization open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent on an accepted standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 50,000 members in the United States and more than 140,000 members globally.
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