Monday, November 17, 2014

Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) {GIVEAWAY #2}

You can read all about the first giveaway here

This is GIVEAWAY #2

Let's cut to the chase and focus on the details, shall we?

Founded in 2003 by the Chicago Toy & Game Group, the ChiTAG Fair commemorates the toy and game industry as the global hub for consumers, inventors, trade, and media to preview, play, and purchase the hottest new toys and games, while rediscovering the classics and meeting the inventors behind the ingenuity of play.
Come out and play at the 12th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), arriving in the Windy City on Saturday, November, 22, 2014 and Sunday, November 23, 2014. As the only fair of its kind in the United States open to the public, ChiTAG Fair returns to Navy Pier in Chicago, the world’s top city for toy and game inventors, for a weekend of fun-filled discovery, interactive events, and of course, play.
For $10 per adult ticket and $5 per children’s ticket, fair attendees can explore the booths of more than 150 toy and game exhibitors, participate in engaging contests and tournaments, enjoy live stage entertainment, and much more. 
The Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc. is a family of toy industry initiatives designed to encourage and promote the power of play and invention in social, educational, and professional environments.
Here are some highlights that I think are cool and should be pointed out -
{Saturday, November 22}
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.mOfficial Illinois State Yo-Yo Contest on ChiTAG Stage- Perfect your technique with a dynamic performance competition featuring hands-on tips for all skill levels. The immensely entertaining contest is open to all ages with the longest standing yo-yo participant taking home the title of champion.
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Legoland Discovery Center Girl Scout Program- Make your own scene using LEGO® bricks and mini figures and snap photos for each frame of your comic. Edit each photo to make your visua
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.mStar Wars Character Luncheon in the Lakeview Terrace Room- Meet and eat with your favorites from Star Wars 501st Legion: Vader’s First. Registration required. | Cost: $30 per child, $36 per adult | Tournament for children ages 6 to 14.


{Sunday, November 23}
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grandparents Day- ChiTAG celebrates fun at all ages and on Sunday grandparents get in for free! Bring your grandchildren along and enjoy the fun together.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Legoland Discovery Center Girl Scout Program- Make your own scene using LEGO® bricks and mini figures and snap photos for each frame of your comic. Edit each photo to make your visual story come to life.
TBD Mayfair Games Boy Scout Badge Design- Join Mayfair Games for a special workshop on Game Design. Participants will receive a special design kit from Mayfair containing components.

For a full list of event, click here.

Also, Mayfair Games is offering FREE admission to all Boy & Girl Scouts who attend in uniform 

I love companies who support Scouting!  

AND - Educators with ID are FREE as well.  That includes all of you homeschooling parents who happen to have Educator ID's *wink*

Okay, for the giveaway - comment on this post and tell me what your favorite board game is. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm on TUESDAY, November 18th and I will randomly draw a winner at 7am on WEDNESDAY, November 19th.  The winning comment will receive a Free Weekend Family Pass to attend ChiTAG with no limit on the number of family members.  The pass is good for both Saturday and/or Sunday.
Oh, but wait - if you don't win the giveaway I do have this to offer you.  Click on the photo below to print and receive $2 off your admission.

Good Luck!!


  1. my favorite board game is The game of life!!! i know its outdated but love to play with the grandkids. !!!!

    1. Oh my goodness! LIFE! The game that lasted days in my home growing up and would ultimately end in a
      Good luck Kathy!


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