Mark Your Calendars! AGPI Mid-Atlantic Event November 4 2017
MID-ATLANTIC CHAPTER REGIONAL EVENT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017
ALLENTOWN PARK HOTEL(Formerly Hampton Inn of Allentown)
7471 Keebler Way, Allentown, PA
On Saturday, November 4th . The theme this year will be COMICS AND CARTOONS.
There will be door prizes, party games, show and tell, a live auction, table selling of games and puzzles and, as always, a few surprises. And we’ll be again having dinner in a private room at the nearby Starlight Café where we can order off the menu. Everybody seemed to enjoy the dinner last year and suggested we do it again.
The Event will be at the Allentown Park Hotel which was the Hampton Inn on Keebler Road off Route 100. Registration will begin at 4:30 PM, activities will begin at 5:00 and dinner will be at 6:15. The Saturday date works well for those wishing to go to the nearby Allentown Toy Show held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM that day and for the great Sunday antiquing in Adamstown.
A block of rooms has been set aside at the Allentown Park Hotel for the nights of November 3rd and 4th at the same $84.00 rate, including breakfast. To receive this special rate reservations must be made by October 15. Space is limited so call the Hotel at 610-391-1500 and ask for the AGPI block.
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.
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.