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Local game designer awarded Mensa Select 2012

Published on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 (10:15 a.m.)

Looking for a game that is easy to learn but strategic in play? Look no further! MINE SHIFT - The Maze Game of Shifting Strategy

Game Creations LLC has designed such a game. A local Las Vegas game designer named John A. Forte Jr., says “It has a few simple rules but strategic in play and the directions will have you playing the game in 3-4 minutes”.

It comes with 27 different tiles and 10 are randomly selected for each game to make up the game board which makes each game different, “so it’s possible you’ll never play the same game twice” says John.

Since its showing at the New York Toy Fair in 2011, Mine Shift has been honored with several prestigious awards.

* Tilliwigs Top Fun Award,
“We’ve encountered few games that get the wheels in your brain turning as quickly as Mine Shift does, while generating a massive dose of fun.”
*Major Fun Award,
“Mine Shift uses transformations to create a game that is strategic, easy to learn, and fun, Very fun, Major fun.”
*Parents’ Choice Gold Award,
“This is an addictive game that test strategic thinking.”
*Mensa Select 2012
John adds “It’s a game of forward thinking and I’m very proud of this game and the fact that 300 Mensa members played 68 different games before selecting Mine Shift as one of their top 5 based on originality, play appeal, play value, aesthetics, and instructions.

Mine Shift was introduced in October of 2011 by Mindware of Roseville, Minnesota (, along with another one of John’s creations called ScramBlitz-The Pattern Game with a Flip Side.

John says to look for a few of his other games coming out this year, such as Crazy Cakes by Fat Brain Toys (Elkhorn, Nebraska), and iTrax by Learning Resources (Vernon Hills, Illinois).

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