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Game & Puzzle Company Catalogs

The AGPI has an online collection of Game and Puzzle Company Catalogs.  These catalogs can be viewed in flip book format.

AGPI Archives Games Catalog Database

The AGPI Archives Game Catalog currently includes information on the following:

  • 18424 games
  • 3461 game publishers
  • 1936 game publisher addresses
  • 1630 instructions for games
  • 777 external web links
  • 1769 images of games
  • 1476 game copyright listings
  • 101 game patent listings
  • 10 game trademark listings

The AGPI Archives Game Catalog includes game information, used with permission, from the following sources:

  • AGPI‘s original printed version of The Game Catalog:  U.S. games through 1950, 8th edition, October 1998, edited by Rick Tucker and based on major contributions by its prior editor, Anne Williams, and its original editor, Bill Alexander. The Game Catalog was developed with substantial contributions over the years by AGCA/AGPC members.
  • Bill Trent’s Big Book of Games:  Games from 1950 through 1999.
  • The Spear’s Games Archive: Games from many of their catalogues from 1893 through 1938.
  • Rick Tucker’s Tiddlywinks games and U.S. Copyright Office research on games in general.
  • Anki Toner’s Cycling Board Games.
  • Don Milne’s information on games produced by the Ed-U-Cards Company.
  • … and others!

AGPI Games Catalog

In 2016, Sy Epstein and Charlie Gross of the AGPC published the ninth edition of The Game Catalog with American games before 1951, with added and revised content.  The Ninth Edition of the AGPC Game Catalog, published in 2016, lists more than 9,000 games from 1850 manufacturers between the 1800s and 1950. This Edition includes known variations, later editions and game details.  The 9th Edition of the Games Catalog is available from Sy Epstein at a cost of $14 + $3 shipping.  Contact Sy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here are sample issues of the AGPI Quarterly and the On The Table newsletter.  Join the AGPI as a platinum member; and you'll have access to 4 issues of AGPI Quarterly and 6 issues of On The Table plus our extensive archive of past publications.

  • Corner - First Computerized Stock Market Game
  • The Story of Adverteasing
  • Picture Puzzle Mart
  • Par Puzzles
  • Introducing Mechanical Puzzles
  • Political Games
  • Reflections of a First Time Convention Attendee
  • The Puzzle Game Challenge
  • Kegan Schaefer Puzzles
  • History of Rook
  • Essen by Bruce Whitehill

The AGPI Quarterly is published four times a year.  The AGPI is a non-profit organization. For more than thirty years, the AGPI's distinguished "Quarterly" print publication has presented the results of member studies into the history, cultural impact, and collecting of the world's most intriguing games and puzzles. The AGPI offers members online access to "flipbooks" of back issues and provide a forum for fans who wish to discuss their favorite games, puzzles, and memories, with the aim of further enriching the AGPI's storehouse of knowledge. AGPI members come from all walks of life, and are of all ages.

Click here to access a sample issue of the AGPI Quarterly.

On The Table

The AGPI (Association for Games & Puzzles International), the world's foremost organization dedicated to the preservation, study, and enjoyment of games and puzzles, announces the premier of its new online magazine On the Table.  

Since 1985, the Association for Games & Puzzles International, a non-profit organization, has promoted games and puzzles to the public, the media, museums, and more. Our membership includes enthusiasts to novice collectors to some of the world’s most renowned historians, authors, and designers of game & puzzles.

 The AGPI online newsletter On The Table is published several times a year.

Click here to access a sample issue of On The Table newsletter.

Publications

The AGPI publishes two publications throughout the year, the AGPI Quarterly and On The Table.

Four times a year we publish the AGPI Quarterly. The AGPI Quarterly includes a broad range of articles on games, jigsaw puzzles, mechanical puzzles, and the companies and makers of them… plus book reviews, new product reviews, announcements of events, member advertisements, and many other topics.  The Quarterly is professionally published in full color.

Our latest publication is On the Table newsletter.  Each issue includes fascinating insights into the history, design, and collection of games and puzzles. Once you peruse its pages, you may even be interested in contributing articles as well!

Click here to access a sample issue of On The Table newsletter and a sample issue of the AGPI Quarterly.

Click here to access an Index of AGPI Publcations.

Click here to access Covers of AGPI Publcations.

Click here for access to the AGPI Online Publications (Platinum Level members only).

Click here for access to the AGPI Online Publications (Gold Level members only).

Click here for access to the AGPI Online Publications (Silver Level members only).