It’s time to play again at The Chicago Toy & Game Fair! #giveaways

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is coming up and the Fandads will be there again this year playing with all the exciting toys that will be on display.  As with every year, we are giving away family passes and $2 off coupons to our readers, but this year ChiTag is giving away a VIP weekend package to one lucky winner.  

How can you win that one?  Look for the VIP Weekend Giveaway picture on our Facebook page, like it and share it with your friends.  So not only will you attend ChiTag, but you will attend the PlayChic fashion show and the TAGIE awards ceremony too.  It will be a weekend your family will not forget.

Here is a quick run down of the events happening during the Chicago Toy & Game Fair weekend.

Saturday, November 22
10:00 a.m.     ChiTAG Doors Open
The first 1,000 attendees through the doors on Saturday, November 22, will receive a free copy of the acclaimed book, About Jenga, by author and Jenga creator Leslie Scott. Leslie Scott will also be attending the Fair and autographing copies of her book during the Fair.
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.     Young Inventor Challenge (YIC)
Open to boys and girls ages 6 to 18; this showcase exhibits imaginative original toys or games from aspiring inventors. Prize packages are awarded to “Best in Show” in junior and senior categories, along with two runners-up and one “People’s Choice” recipient. Judging will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00p.m., and the winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. | Registration required before November 4, 2014. | Rules & regulations can be found on the ChiTAG website.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Official 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 visual story come to life.
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.     Catan National Championship 
US Qualifier
Take a chance at becoming a Catan Worldwide Champion by competing in the CWC USA Pre-Qualifier a ChiTAG.
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.     Star 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.
 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.     Rummikub USA Championship Presented by Goliath Games
Participate in the first U.S. Rummikub Championship event for the opportunity to win a trip to Germany to attend the 2015 Rummikub World Championship event!
TBD     Dino Zoo Live sponsored by Spin Master
Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking pre-historic tour. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world.
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.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.     Frozen Parade starting at the ChiTAG Stage
Come dressed as your favorite character from Disney’s “Frozen” and receive free admission to the ChiTAG Fair. All ages are invited to participate.
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.     Adventure Sandwich Performance on ChiTAG Stage
Watch Adventure Sandwich perform live action cartoon scenes that combines music, art, & storytelling to encourage the imagination to run wild.
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.
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Remember friends to visit our Facebook page to enter the VIP weekend Giveaway and to print out your $2 off coupon below.
Have fun at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair and we will see you there.
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