The International Puzzle Party (commonly known as "IPP") is an annual meeting of mechanical puzzle enthusiasts to discuss, share, and trade mechanical puzzles. The IPP was founded by Jerry Slocum who hosted the first meeting on April 1, 1978 in the living room of his home in Beverly Hills, California. The IPP has since evolved into a by-invitation-only event attended by over one hundred enthusiasts each year. The location of the IPPs rotate between North America, Europe, and Japan.
IPPs feature a puzzle exchange between qualified registrants in which attendees bring original, high-quality and non-commercialized puzzles for trading. Since 2001, IPPs have also included a puzzle design competition, known since 2005 as the Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition, after renowned puzzler Nob Yoshigahara.
As many puzzle enthusiasts are also fans of magic, International Puzzle Parties usually feature some magic component, often involving performances by magicians.
- IPP1 (April 1978 - Beverly Hills)
- IPP2 (May 1979 - Beverly Hills)
- IPP3 (April 1980 - Beverly Hills)
- IPP4 (April 1981 - Beverly Hills)
- IPP5 (April 1982 - Beverly Hills)
- IPP6 (April 1983 - Beverly Hills)
- IPP7 (April 1984 - Beverly Hills)
- IPP8 (December 1986 - Los Angeles)
- IPP9 (May 1988 - Tokyo)
- IPP10 (August 1989 - London)
- IPP11 (March 1991 - London)
- IPP12 (August 1992 - Tokyo)
- IPP13 (August 1993 - Breukelen)
- IPP14 (August 1994 - Seattle)
- IPP15 (August 1995 - Tokyo)
- IPP16 (August 1996 - Luxembourg)
- IPP17 (August 1997 - San Francisco)
- IPP18 (August 1998 - Tokyo)
- IPP19 (August 1999 - London)
- IPP20 (2000 - Los Angeles)
- IPP21 (2001 - Tokyo)
- IPP22 (August 2002 - Antwerp)
- IPP23 (August 2003 - Chicago)
- IPP24 (2004 - Tokyo)
- IPP25 (July 2005 - Helsinki)
- IPP26 (July 2006 - Boston)
- IPP27 (August 2007 - Gold Coast)
- IPP28 (August 2008 - Prague)
- IPP29 (August 2009 - San Francisco)
- IPP30 (July 2010 - Osaka)
- IPP31 (August 2011 - Berlin)
- IPP32 (August 2012 - Washington, DC)
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