Choose from Three Options
- $6 for one adult ticket for ages 13 and older to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair ($10 value)
- $7 for one adult ticket and one child ticket to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair ($15 value)
- $13 for two adult tickets and two child tickets to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair ($30 value)
The two-day Chicago Toy & Game Fair takes place at Navy Pier and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 22. It presents attendees with toys and games from around the world.
This year’s events include a Settlers of Catan tournament, a Star Wars lunch, and giant bubbles. A Young Inventor challenge lets kids ages 6 to 18 exhibit their own toy and game creations to industry professionals. Educators and librarians, scouts in uniform, and active or retired service members get in free. Children younger than 3 also get in free.
Chicago Toy & Game Fair
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.