Mark Your Calendars! AGPI Convention July 13-15 2018
This summer, the Puzzle Parley will be hosting separate and shared events with the Association for Games & Puzzles International. The program, registration form, and attendance fees are being developed and the information will be available soon. Dates are set for July 13-15. There will be plenty of opportunities for puzzling as well as our regular sales, educational, sharing, swapping, and other activities. We hope to start earlier than usual (around noon) on Friday with a visit to The Strong National Museum of Play (www.museumofplay.org) so please keep this in mind as you make your travel plans.
DoubleTree Hotel reservations can be made by calling 585-475-1510 or 800-222-TREE. Single/Double rooms have been reserved for attendees at a rate of $119/night, not including taxes. This rate applies from Wednesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 15. Mention the Group Block Code: AGP.
DoubleTree by Hilton
1111 Jefferson Road
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.