Mark Your Calendars! AGPI Convention May 16-19 2019
This spring, the AGPI convention will be held in Denver, Colorado. The program, registration form, and attendance fees are being developed and the information will be available soon. Dates are set for May 16-19. There will be plenty of opportunities for gaming and puzzling as well as our regular sales, educational, sharing, swapping, and other activities. From Denver International Airport (DIA), the hotel can be reached via the light rail from the airport with a free pickup by the hotel bus at the Central Park station. This year's convention will include a VIP tour of Liberty Puzzles and a visit to the studio of puzzle designer Kagen Sound.
The 2019 AGPI Convention is at the Double Tree by Hilton in Denver, at 3203 Quebec Street, Denver CO 80207. DoubleTree Hotel reservations can be made by calling 303-321-3333. Single/Double rooms have been reserved for attendees at a rate of $134/night, not including taxes which includes breakfast. This rate applies from Wednesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 19. Mention the Group Block Code: PUZ. Although the room block is available until April 16th, it is recommended that members make their reservations early..
DoubleTree by Hilton
3203 Quebec Street
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Great News! AGPI announces free public access to over 130 AGPI publications
The AGPI has released its 30+ years of publications to the public on their website. This includes the Quarterly, On the Table newsletter, Game and Puzzle Collectors Quarterly, Game Researchers' Notes, and Game Times. Over 130 publication are now available in Flip Book format. The AGPI publications are devoted to the collection and preservation of games, jigsaw puzzles, and mechanical puzzles, and to the research on the people and companies that invented, designed, manufactured, and/or distributed them.
The 10 most recent issues of the AGPI Quarterly magazine are only available to AGPI members. Become an AGPI member today and get access to the entire archive.
Welcome to the AGPI
The Association for Games & Puzzles International (AGPI), founded in 1985 by Bruce Whitehill, is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of games and puzzles.
As an international, nonprofit association, the AGPI is chartered to conduct research and explore the history of games and puzzles from ancient times up to the present, and to disseminate information about games and puzzles to the broadest audience possible, including the general public, the media, libraries, museums, scholars, and others. Games and puzzles offer a remarkable view of our cultural past and future!
AGPI members’ interests encompass all types of games, jigsaw puzzles, and mechanical puzzles, from all eras and from all around the world. Some of our members specialize in other pastimes and collect related playthings, from toys to tops, and from marbles to architectural blocks. Our membership includes a broad spectrum of individuals and expertise, from interested enthusiasts to novice collectors to some of the world’s most renowned historians, authors, and designers of game & puzzles. Many companies and institutions hold membership in the organization.
Originally known as the American Game Collectors Association (AGCA), the organization’s name was changed to the Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors in 1999 to reflect the broadened scope of its mission and its international nature.
Our New Name!
Our members have voted to change the name of our organization to the Association for Games & Puzzles International.
Our international membership now includes collectors, game players, puzzle enthusiasts, game and puzzle makers, inventors and designers, historians, authors, researchers, and people interested in related playthings and popular culture.
Watch this video to gain an understanding of the features and membership profiles available to AGPI members. Click on the YouTube logo to view the video in full screen mode.