Gatherings

Monthly Gathering -- general info -- next gathering -- Please note: Monthly Gatherings will no longer be held at hotel.
8:00 PM, 2nd Friday of each month
location varies
Regional Gathering (RG)
Snowball XLIV
CNJM's Regional Gathering
March 2-4, 2018
Iselin, New Jersey
Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
  • the nation's longest-running RG
  • 24-hour hospitality
  • interesting speakers - Friday night and all day Saturday
  • new, larger games room open all weekend
  • karaoke - Friday night
  • craft session - Saturday afternoon
  • dj dance - Saturday night
  • multi-media swap - Sunday morning
  • very close to Metropark train station
  • hotel has well-equipped fitness center and indoor pool
  • free parking
  • register online or by mail
  • day rates available
Register Now!!
Annual Gathering (AG)
2017 Annual Gathering
Yay for Hollywood...Florida
July 5-9, 2017
The Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida

National Events

Colloquium 2017
Medicine and Technology
July 5, 2017
(Due to the holiday, this year's Colloquium, though still a separate event, will take place on Wednesday, July 5, concurrent with the first day of the Annual Gathering.)
Hollywood, Florida
Mind Games 2017
American Mensans get together to play and rate the latest board and card games over one spring weekend.
April 21-23 2017
Herndon, VA
Looking Ahead
Future Annual Gatherings
  • 2018 AG -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2019 AG -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2020 AG -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2021 AG -- Houston, Texas
Future Mind Games
  • 2018-- Denver, Colorado

Nearby Regional Gatherings

Snowball XLIII
Central New Jersey Mensa
March 2-4, 2018
Iselin, NJ -- Garden State Parkway, Northbound Exit 131A and Southbound 131
RechaRGe
Mensa of Northeastern New York
September 1-4, 2017
Albany, NY
Wicked Good!
Boston Mensa
October 27-29 2017
Fitchburg, MA
Liberty RG
Delaware Valley Mensa
November 3-5, 2017
Runnemede, NJ
Winter Solstice RG -- yet to be confirmed
Central Pennsylvania Mensa
December 2017
Bird-in-Hand, PA
Greater New York RG -- yet to be confirmed
2017

Monthly Gathering

CNJM holds a gathering each month on a variety of eclectic topics that have included: guitar-making, military police dog demonstration, NJ tombstone markings, revolutionary war mutinies, and quantum physics proving love (to name a few). These presentations are usually held on the 2nd Friday at various locations.

Members, guests, and potential members are all welcomed. Admission is now free.

Next gathering: New Time and Location!

Friday, May 12 at 8:00 PM (board meeting at 7pm, talk at 8pm) -- Eatontown, NJ

Designing Games by Diane Sauer

Diane Sauer has been playing strategy board games since the late 1970's. She is a lifelong resident of Hamilton Square, N.J. and has had her share of careers from video producer/ director, computer systems manager (shout out to anyone who remembers VMS/VAX), and corporate manager, to her current job as owner and sole employee of Shoot Again Pinball which specializes in classic arcade pinball machine repairs, restorations, and sales.

In 2014, Diane and her husband Nick decided to form Shoot Again Games to try their hand at formally creating and publishing games. Over the years, Diane has written several games, including coauthoring a roleplaying system, a board game simulation of the movie Night of the Living Dead, Legends and Lies, a card game about cryptozoology (her first published game, 2014), Conspiracy!, a game where players get to play conspiracy theorists trying to prove their various theories (pub. 2016), and Pinball Showdown, where players play pinballs in a pinball machine during multiball (pub. 2017). Her next game, coauthored by Nick, is titled Bigfoot vs. Yeti. It will launch in October 2017.

Diane will talk about designing games, how she got started in the pinball industry, and pinball-machine repair.

This year, Conspiracy!, was entered into Mensa Mind Games.

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