The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database or IPSND collects serial numbers of pinball machines and publishes a database of these on the Internet. Our goal is to make available a registration of all pinball machines in existence and allow tools for slicing, dicing and visualization of the data.

Games: 6,138  Serials: 44,124  Visitors: 21,000,046  Members: 4,214  Photos: 21,572  Lat/Lng: 21,838  Masks: 3,151(51.34 %)  Traits: 472  Nudges: 109,913  Backglasses: 1,852
  Most Serials: Twilight Zone(929)  Most Submissions: Rod McLarge(2,973)  Most Points: Rod McLarge(25,428)  Highest Quality: EM-fan(9.14)  Most Nudges: King of Pinball(14,669)
Did you know??? A small run of Williams games in the 80's began with the leters 'XP' and were a seperate numbering system. It possibly stood for 'Experimental' or 'Expo' in reference to the AMOA Expo.
Search for Games/Serials:

Announcements: (past announcements)

Bally Games and Production Date
After talking with Jay and Wolf at the IPDB, I found that I was using an incorrect date on Bally games which had both a 'Project Date' and a 'Date of Manufacture' stored in the IPDB, it turns out I was loading the 'Project Date' which was earlier by more than a year sometimes and it was throwing off things in the Manufacturer listings that seemed odd to me. Anyway, a quick code fix and a resync and we should be good to go. 
-posted by Jess Askey on 11/18/2017
Silverball Mania or Six Million Dollar Man... who's your daddy?
I spent some time reconciling serial numbers which start with the 'ESM' prefix. Both Silverball Mania and Six Million Dollar Man use this same prefix so it can make game part assignments a little tougher. I found that most Bally PCB's have a datecode on them and in this particular instance I found several pics with a datecode of '11-79' or just plain '80'.... so all of those mystery ESM serial numbers were clearly Silverball Mania serials since Six Million Dollar Man was released in October of 1978. 
-posted by Jess Askey on 11/15/2017
44,000 Submissions... Woo Hoo!
Fun House submitted the 44,000th serial number today. Thanks for everyone's support... Keep the serial numbers coming!
-posted by SerialBot on 11/11/2017
Back Online!
I had a RAID Controller issue (I thought) but it seems that something went wrong with my other datastore in VMWARE so I ended up just doing a fresh install of VMWARE 6.5 and got rid of a bunch of old disks. Either way, site is back, no data lost... so all good. Fingers crossed! Thanks Y'all.
-posted by Jess Askey on 11/6/2017
20,000,000 visitors since we started!
Thanks for your support everyone. Cheers!
-posted by SerialBot on 6/20/2017
Dick Lineberry is a Nudge-Master!
5000 nudges and counting... Congratulations!
-posted by SerialBot on 5/29/2017
42,000 Submissions... Woo Hoo!
Fun House submitted the 42,000th serial number today. Thanks for everyone's support... Keep the serial numbers coming!
-posted by SerialBot on 5/3/2017
Ice Storm Downtime...
It was pretty exciting here in Northern Colorado this morning... windy and icy... with that also was the first time we lost power for an extended period (3 hours) in about 7 years. The site was down most of the day after my VMWARE box finally drained the last power from the UPS batteries. 
-posted by Jess Askey on 2/23/2017

Supported Browsers
Back 5 | Random | Forward 5 | List ]