In terms of general definition, Mind Sports are a sport or game that relies on a participant's mental ability as opposed to their physical strengths. We believe Mind Sports are much more than this, they couple mental dexterity with the ability to constantly improve, regardless of a person's mental ability. With persistence, an amateur can become a professional, a professional can become elite and everyone improves as they climb the ladder from where they are, to wherever they want to be. Mind Sports are an exercise for the mind and the proving ground for the intellectually elite.
With regard to the actual games that are presented at the festivals and Mind Sports Academy Live Events, the four Mind Sport cornerstones that appear consistently at each event are: