Chicago Toy and Game Fair

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600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago Directions
+18476778277
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Report | 4 months ago
Nice time out with kids. They got to see lot of variety !
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Report | 6 months ago
It was like being at a huge science fair to see new inventions of toys that were available for purchase before the general public. Super Boring!!!
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Report | 7 months ago
Good time!
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Report | 7 months ago
Great place to take kids
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Report | 7 months ago
Get a locker to hold coats and gloves, etc. so you can enjoy all the game activities and to see all the new games & toys. There's also picture taking and an interactive stage for the kids.
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Report | 8 months ago
The kids would have a ball make sure you attend next year
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Report | 8 months ago
kids have a blast
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Report | 8 months ago
Take public transportation
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Report | 8 months ago
This is only for kids 3-12 It was a lackluster event I walked through the booths, around the perimeter twice, and left
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Report | 8 months ago
Have visited the toy & game fair the past couple years and this one was very disappointing Not as many venders, many closed early, no live attractions last year they did a yoyo tournament, girl scouts had a guest speaker of a game, and there were many more creators of games Did not have as much fun as the past years
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When game creator Mary Couzin attended the Essen Game Fair in Germany in 2001, she was moved to see the reverence with which European crowds greeted their toy and game designers. Two years later, she'd founded the first Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier.

In the city where beloved playthings including Beanie Babies and Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots were created, Couzin continues to throw a annual two-day extravaganza the weekend before Thanksgiving. Along with international guests, inventors of classics such as Meccano, Operation, and Jenga gather to sign copies of their famous creations. Giant toys and games grace the festival hall, tournaments challenge competitors to prove their Settlers of Catan strategies, and Star Wars fans gather for lunch in costume. Throughout the event, various costumed characters will also be present, wandering amid the exhibits.

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