My family and I attend the Toy & Game Fair every year, and we love it. Where else do you get to try out the newest and best games on the market before you buy them? Nacy Pier is the the place to be this weekend for this great event. Here is just a sampling of the funtabulous things to see and do at the fair:
Featured Exhibits – They have robots, Rainbow Loom, dinosaurs, Star Wars characters,a truck filled with video games, carts… and so much more! Check out the Featured Exhibitor Page: http://www.chitagfair.com/
Zoomer Dino presents Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE! – (Saturday 11/22) – To quote Jurassic Park, “We have a T-Rex”. One of the spectacular life-size dinosaur puppets will be making limited showings at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair on Saturday!
Young Inventor Challenge, presented by Spin Master(11/22 10a – 2p) – A fantastic opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their own original toy & game inventions to toy & game industry professionals, members of media and the general public. We have a new workbook full of inspirations and exercises for you, and an even bigger prize package! Registration for the Young Inventor Challenge is at http://chitagfair.com/young-
Rummikub National Championship! (11/22) – The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is hosting the Rummikub National Championship! The winner of the tournament receives round trip airfare and a travel stipend to compete in the World Championship next year in Germany! More details coming soon – http://www.chitagfair.com/
Illinois State Yo-Yo Championship (11/22 10a – 4p) – A dynamic performance competition (featuring ladder climbs). Hands-on tips for all skill levels; online and day-of registration available. This immensely entertaining contest will feature multiple divisions in both the Sport and Pro categories. Contest entry is open to all ages!
Catan National Championship, US Qualifier (11/22 10:30am) – This event is already full, and a wait list has started. Mayfair is considering adding additional seats. Open to ages 18+. For more information and wait list sign up, visit http://www.chitagfair.com/
Star Wars Luncheon (11/22, 12p-1p) – Meet & eat with your favorite Star Wars characters! Plus free Star Wars Action figures! Sponsored by Hasbro. http://chitagfair.com/star-
Adventure Sandwich LIVE! – Adventure Sandwich has an area filled with cardboard for you to create your own funtastic creations, and on Sunday they will take the stage with their own unique and lively performance.
Special Programming for Scouts (11/23) – Scouts in uniform receive free admission to the fair thanks to Mayfair Games, publishers of the hit board games “The Settlers of Catan” and “Catan Junior”. Mayfair Games will be providing a special workshopfor boy scouts working towards their game design badge. Legoland Discovery Center will be providing a workshop for Girl Scouts on creating their own LEGO Comic Book. For more information, visit http://chitagfair.com/girl-
Meet the Inventors (11/22 & 23) – Leslie Scott, inventor of the worldwide tower stacking sensation Jenga, will be giving copies of her book “About Jenga” to the first 1000 attendees at the fair. She will be available for signings 12-2 each day. You can also meet the inventors of Rainbow Loom, Zoomer the Robot Puppy and more! http://www.chitagfair.com/
Ticket Information – $10/adult, $5/child ages 3-13. More information, including a $2 off coupon and complimentary admission guidelines, can be found on their ticket page: http://chitagfair.com/tickets-
Hope to see you there!