What is the best part of the quickly approaching holiday season? The toys, of course! If you’re looking to see the latest and greatest conceptual toys and games along with some good old kid’s favorites, check out the Chicago Toy and Game Fair at Navy Pier.
Activities range from a Star Wars Breakfast to a Young Inventor Challenge and even Play with a Purpose educational conference. Oh and did we forget, so many awesome toys that you won’t be able to resist the kid in you for very long. Unless you are a kid, in which case, what are you waiting for?
Star Wars Breakfast: Meet and Eat with your favorite Star Wars Characters!
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 19
Festival Hall B
One of ChiTAG’s most popular events! Download the registration form and email, fax or mail it to The Chicago Toy & Game Group today (only 200 seats available).
Cost: $30 per child (age 12 and under), $36 per adult. Includes photo opportunities with characters from the Star Wars 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist, a one day Fair admission ticket (value $10/adult; $5/child), special prizes and giveaways (courtesy of Hasbro and Top Trumps) and a delicious breakfast buffet which includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and juice.
Preview, play and purchase hot new toys and games as well as favorite classics, and meet their inventors at America’s largest toy and game fair open to the public.
Young Inventor Challenge!
Saturday, November 19
Calling all kid inventors! The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) brings together imagination, play and inventive thinking with their fifth annual Young Inventor Challenge (YIC), to be held at the Fair on Saturday, November 19 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 18, participants create their own original toy or game inventions to be judged by popular vote by the Fair’s 20,000+ attendees. Besides great prizes to be won, top toy and game industry representatives will be on hand to provide advice, recognition and encouragement to all young inventors to dream big and discover the possibilities of play!
As always, there is no fee to participate in the Young Inventor Challenge. Participants and their immediate families are invited to be our guests with complimentary admission to ChiTAG for the whole weekend!
Play with Purpose Conference
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 19
The Games in Education conference is an inspiring day of workshops to help teachers develop their students’ cognitive abilities and inject energy into the learning process through applying games as part of their curriculum.