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chicago-toy-and-game-fair-20111-587x311Christmas is right around the corner, and kids’ toys possibilities are endless. Will they want what they see on TV, or will they want what their friends have? How will they choose?! Well, we have the perfect solution. Bring your family to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) and let your little ones play, ride, build, and climb with the hottest new toys and games of the season—just before you shop for Black Friday deals!

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair, taking place November 23and 24, showcases all the best toys and games from around the globe. Play with everything that is “hot for the holidays,” meet the inventors, take pictures with Star Wars characters, play in tournaments, and so much more!

This fair will have your little one in toy heaven and may even spark some imagination as they can showcase their own unique and original toy and game inventions at the Young Inventor Challenge.

Educators and librarians also have the chance to organize their own Young Inventor Challenge Workshop for their classroom. The Inventor Workbook is a great guide to help kids imagine, design, and create their own toys or games inside and outside the classroom!

Think the Chicago Toy and Game Fair is just for kids? Think again.

Mayfair Games will be hosting a Catan Worldwide Championship (CWC) USA Pre-Qualifier at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! Players, 18+, will compete on Saturday by playing three games of Settlers of Catan. The players are then ranked, and the top 16 (based on attendance) will be invited back on Sunday to compete in the final rounds. The winner will be sponsored by Mayfair Games to travel to GenCon 2014 to compete for the chance to represent the USA in the 2014 World Championship.  Interested? Get regulation, registration, and prize info right on the site!

Tickets are also available to attend the Star Wars Character Lunch on Saturday, Nov. 23. This is one of ChiTAG’s most popular events. You and your kids will have the opportunity to take photos with Star Wars characters and have a chance to win special prizes and giveaways.

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair will be held at Navy Pier Festival Hall A on Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission is offered to educators and librarians, scouts in uniform, retail and industry professionals, firefighters, police, and active military and military veterans.

Come out, let your inner child loose, and play! We hope to see you here!

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