The first Academic Games National Tournament took place in the spring of 1966. Organized local leagues began in the 1966-67 school year. Each year since that time, players and coaches from various locations in the nation have congregated to compete against each other. Academic Games Leagues of America, Inc. (AGLOA) was incorporated in 1992 and has hosted a National Tournament each year since then. Over 20,000 players have competed nationally since 1966. Over 100,000 players have participated in local Academic Games matches.
The alumni list of former Academic Games players and champions includes major business leaders, outstanding educators, and professionals of all types. Our alumni have grown to become leaders in their communities and their work lives.