Jerry Slocum Receives the 2006 AGPC Sam Loyd Award

Jerry Slocum, world-renowned mechanical puzzle collector, historian, and writer, received the prestigious Sam Loyd Award on April 1, 2006 at the AGPC’s annual convention in Cambridge, Mass. The Loyd Award is awarded by AGPC to an individual who, as an entrepreneur, has been responsible for the promotion of mechanical puzzles through their design, development, or manufacture. In his acceptance speech, using research to be published in his book, “The 15 Puzzle”, Slocum proved that the 15 Puzzle and its craze preceded Sam Loyd’s own testimony of having been the inventor. Slocum’s new book was published in summer 2006.

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