Chicago Toy and Game Fair

Arts & Entertainment
600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago Directions
+18476778277
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Report | 3 months ago
fun times! the kids enjoyed themselves. it was fun visiting the different booths and learning about toys/games that are not necessarily mainstream. was surprised by the large amount of board games exhhibited. the physical activity area helped release the kids' energy and the lego setup always helps. was pleasantly surprised to see the tesla vehicles on display, enjoyed sitting in them and checking them out. good times!
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Report | 3 months ago
We will be back next year! The parking lot was full on the first day so we had to go back on the second day. It was great!
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Report | 3 months ago
Dad and son had a wonderful time. I had to text them to come home after 4 hours. They would have stayed until it closed. My only complaint, to play any of the games cost an extra $20 at the gate, so Groupon is for entrance only. Maybe this should be mentioned on the Groupon because if you go with two or three kids, this is a huge expense, in addition to $30 to park.
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Report | 3 months ago
More kid's orientated. Target was there to provide gaming tables, but the focus is not gaming for sure. Still a fun event nonetheless.
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You get to see lots of new games!
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Thought there would be video games and more of older kids games. Felt is was more of an event for toddler children, I also don't think you should have to pay to come to this kind of fair/event because they are trying to sell you their products/merchandise. I wouldn't spend the $ again to attend this after parking in the city and food, spent more than it was worth going.
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Report | 3 months ago
Great experience for my son but the layout of the fair was a disjointed. Would have been improved if there was a guide to distinguish vendors/exhibits from trying out games. Also the jumpy house and play area should have been free--not $20. It was a bit too commercial for our tastes.
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Report | 3 months ago
I took my 9 year old Great Nephew and he loved it. I also liked the time the game reps took in order to explain the games and play with you.
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Report | 3 months ago
Not as many games or booths it seemed like in years past. For the money, it wasn't worth it.
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My grandkids love it But they where so disappointed cause u all change 20.00 for the kids to jump in the bounce house really I understand for big kid or adult But kids really maybe next year u do something more less difference thanks u
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When toy and game inventor Mary Couzin attended Essen Fair in Germany in 2001, she was moved to see families playing together and the excitement European crowds greeted toy and game designers. Two years later, she'd founded the Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier. Chicago is Toy & Game Inventing Capital of the World, where many beloved playthings such as Beanie Babies, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and TMX Elmo were created. Couzin continues to throw an annual two-day extravaganza the weekend before Thanksgiving. Along with international guests, inventors of classics such as Bop It, Operation, Twister, Nerf and Jenga gather to sign copies of their famous creations. Giant toys and games, interactive exhibits, STEM activities, tournaments, costumed characters, stage events, Young Inventor and Young Tech Challenges and costumed Star Wars fans gather for lunch.

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