Two-day fair to play with toys and games from around world, meet inventors, enjoy interactive exhibits and stage events.
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- November 18–19: Admission to Chicago Toy and Game Fair for Two Children
- November 18–19: Admission to Chicago Toy and Game Fair for One Adult and One Child
- November 18–19: Admission to Chicago Toy and Game Fair for Two Adults
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 18, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 19. It presents attendees with toys and games from around the world.
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About 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 make appearances. Attendees can enjoy giant toys and games, interactive exhibits, STEM activities, tournaments, costumed characters, stage events, a Young Inventor Challenge, National Rummikub Tournament, Yo-Yo State Championship, and more.