Foundations and Organizations which support different puzzle
activities - research, development, learning, collecting.
National Puzzlers' League
The National Puzzlers' League (NPL) is
considered to be the world's oldest puzzlers' organization,
holding conventions since 1883. It is mainly dedicated to the word
puzzles. Except the puzzles the site includes information on their
monthly magazine The Enigma, on the annual conventions and other
useful info for members. Some areas of the site are restricted to
members only and are password-protected - The NPL invites you to
become their member.
American Mensa (50,000 members): "provides
intelligent individuals an opportunity to meet other smart people at
the local, regional, and national levels." Mensans come from all walks
of life and all levels of society, but to qualify for Mensa, one must
score in the top 2% of the general population on a standardized
Cubism For Fun (CFF) is the newsletter of the Nederlandse Kubus Club (NKC). This newsletter is a bundle of articles written by the members of NKC, and appears three times a year. A board of Editors reviews submitted articles and helps preparing them for CFF.
This association (formerly American
Game Collectors Association) is a nonprofit group dedicated to the
collecting and preservation of old games and puzzles, and to research
on the history of games and puzzles.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is most astonishing artist of the 20th century. His art works fascinate millions of people all over the World. Cordon Art
B.V. is the worldwide, exclusive representative of the M.C. Escher Copyrights.
This organization was founded in 1978 by Hiroshi Noguchi and Philip
Noble to gather, preserve, and distribute string figure knowledge, encourage the invention of new string figures, and enjoy sharing them with one another.
This unique Foundation was established in 1993 to educate the public on puzzles, their history, development, and use in various cultures of the world. The world's biggest puzzle collector Jerry Slocum is its President.