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: 6,141  Serials: 44,384  Visitors: 21,192,466  Members: 4,242  Photos: 21,809  Lat/Lng: 22,010  Masks: 3,153(51.34 %)  Traits: 477  Nudges: 111,125  Backglasses: 1,853
  Most Serials: Twilight Zone(933)  Most Submissions: Rod McLarge(3,002)  Most Points: Rod McLarge(25,697)  Highest Quality: EM-fan(9.11)  Most Nudges: King of Pinball(14,854)

Submitting serial numbers to the IPSND is easy, just follow the steps below...

For Complete Games, Game Backboxes or Game Bodies...
  1. Use the Search Page to find the game you want to submit a serial number for.
  2. Make sure you have found the correct game (hint: verify the manufacturer and date of the game).
  3. Click on the 'Submit Serial Number' or the 'Bulk Submit Serial Numbers' link on the game information page.
  4. Fill in the submission form.
  5. Follow the instructions in the submission email you receive from the site to Verify your serial number.
Individual Game Parts (PCB's and other non-game specific parts)
  1. Use the Game Part Submission Page to submit a serial number for a game part that may not be on it's original factory shipped game.
  2. Fill in the submission form.
  3. Follow the instructions in the submission email you receive from the site to Verify your serial number.

Whats the difference???

The purpost of the IPSND is to accurately track as many serial numbers as possible in order to determine trends among the serial numbers amongst a specific game model. Because of this it is important for us to know if a serial number is specific to a single model by manufacturer. This allows us to see prototype (early) production games vs end of run (later) games. Along the production process, there are many changes that may happen to game artwork and or mechanical parts. Game Parts like a Williams Level 7 CPU board that you have laying in your parts pile are also valuable to us as during the electronic pinball machine era many manufacturers put distinct serial numbers on the game PCB's that matched the actual game serial number. These serial numbers are still valuable to us because they prove the existance of a serial number. Manufacturers often skipped large sequences of serial numbers to confuse the competition. Because Game Parts may now be in a game that was a parts replacement, we don't track game to game part associations. Since a game part may be moved from game to game, the Driver board in your Black Knight 2000 may acutally have a serial number that is from a Riverboat Gambler etc. So, in short that is the difference between registering Identifiable Game Parts (Entire Games, Backboxes or Cabinets) and individual transient Game Parts.


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