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: 6,165  Serials: 45,062  Visitors: 21,988,626  Members: 3,364  Photos: 22,434  Lat/Lng: 22,479  Masks: 45,062(730.93 %)  Traits: 482  Nudges: 114,301  Backglasses: 1,854
  Most Serials: Twilight Zone(948)  Most Submissions: Rod McLarge(3,053)  Most Points: Rod McLarge(26,141)  Highest Quality: EM-fan(9.10)  Most Nudges: King of Pinball(15,326)
Did you know??? Gottlieb System I games had serial numbers printed on the game PCBs that included the game ROM letter A through S. This allows us to assign a game ID to these parts.
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45,000 Submissions...Awesome!
Terry Conn submitted the 45,000th serial number today. Thanks for everyone's support... Keep the serial numbers coming!
-posted by SerialBot on 2/19/2018
Browser Compatibility Notes
With all these changes recently I have made a pretty large effort to upgrade many of the backend libraries and utilities. One thing I just did tonight was to remove a directive in the site headers that told the various web browsers to run in 'Internet Explorer 9' mode. I put this in there originally because when IE 10 and IE11 came out, they didn't like some of the Javascript (specifically the image hover+zoom script). I just tested the site in IE11, Chrome 64.0.3282.140 and Edge and they all seemed to work without the 'backwards compatibility' thang turned on. So, Im taking it out, this should let your various browsers work the best they can and hopefully nothing breaks. On that note. Email Me if something is broken for you and let me know your browser and version please. thanks.
-posted by Jess Askey on 2/6/2018
Charts Upgraded...
All of the charts on the site have been upgraded at this point. The old .jpg based charts while pretty, were not very functional as far as hyperlinking etc and they were also server-based. The new reports use Chart.js and are asynchronous, animated and eventually will have the ability to link to the context you hover on... so users, games, etc. More to come soon!!!
-posted by Jess Askey on 2/6/2018
Bug Squashing and New Charts
It has been quite a bit harder to find all the bugs associated with switching security platforms but I think I have them all fixed now for the most part. Also, on the Game Pages, the 3 little charts that show the Country, Condition and GamePart PIE charts have been moved over to using chartjs which are more flexible and also interactive. I will be slowly moving all charts over to this platform and then introducing some other cool charts as I get more time. Keep on Keepin On!
-posted by Jess Askey on 1/31/2018
Nudging Fixed
Sorry, I broke nudging tonight after upgrading the login changes. Just got it fixed. Nudge away!!!
-posted by Jess Askey on 1/17/2018
Login System Updated....
Okay, step one of the 2018 starting goals is complete. The backend tables and security on the sites login has been updated. It *should* be transparent and all logins should work us usual. The big difference is that we now store all passwords in a non-reversible hash instead of an encrypted password. What this means is that you can't get your password sent to you anymore because I can't decrypt it and email it to you anymore, what you can do is like most other sites, is that if you forget, you can get a password reset link emailed to the email on your account and you will have the ability to reset the password using that secret link and embedded code. 

I will be doing a few more things on this in the background over the coming weeks. Also trying to get the site to be a little snappier on the cloud platform. More on that coming soon!
-posted by Jess Askey on 1/17/2018
King of Pinball is a Nudge-Master!
15000 nudges and counting... Congratulations!
-posted by SerialBot on 1/7/2018
2018 Plans...
With the migration up to the Cloud, there are a number of other things that Im planning on spending time on in the coming months... if you have any dire request, email me via the contact page.

1. Rebuilding the entire login system - This will improve the security model so none of the passwords on the site can be reversed decrypted using a site private key. It will mean if you forget your password, I won't email it to you, but rather you will get an email with a password reset link. Whew 21st century stuff right there!
2. Charts - Im going to move away from the old .jpg based charts and graphs and use a Javascript library charting package (probably charts.js). This will make the charts more interactive and will get me away from the old Google Analytic Flash animations that show the maps.
3. Making Game Trait data easier to administer - This is for Jay who does't most of the Trait monitoring and cleanup. We need an easier way for him to add and edit the photos that show the different traits. 
-posted by Jess Askey on 1/2/2018

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