Mary Couzin, CEO and founder of the Chicago Toy and Game Group reveals what this year's Chicago Toy & Game Fair has up its sleeve.

What to expect from this year’s Chicago Toy & Game Fair

The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is now in our 13th year and North America’s biggest toy and game fair open to kids of all ages. It was the first of our events.

The core of all our events is to promote play, whether through consumer events, conferences, awards, inventors and even fashion shows!

Our Fair engages over 30,000 influential bloggers, media, consumers and the trade just before Black Friday – right when you want to connect with them.

New for this year is an expansion of our ever popular Media and Blogger Breakfast Preview event attended by hundreds of bloggers and their families to partner with 5 top media superstars in the blogging and vlogging world with a combined reach of 60 million alone to talk about our events, inventors, sponsors and exhibitors.

You can read more about them here. Members of the trade and their families are free and welcomed to the Fair with quick registration here. No lines, no cost, simple.

The trade will see families joining in the celebration of play and entertainment, engaging and connecting with brands and just having a hands on good time experiencing and interacting with everything at the Fair. These families are influencers. If they take the time to visit the Fair, spend money to park and attend, they care about playthings and they will talk to their friends and neighbors about them.

 What is new to see this year?

Spin Master is going all out! Among the many brands they are showcasing, kids can meet Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol and see the Paw Patroller!

They can also experience lifesize Meccano Meccanoid Robot and Tonka Truck, Shopkins swap meet, giant Jenga, Settlers of Catan tournament, Little Live Pets zoo, Star Wars lunch, GameTruck, stage events, magic, giant bubbles, Qixels craft center, contests, giveaways, maker stuff, mascots, Laser Tag, ride-on vehicles, Adventure Sandwich, characters, ChronoBomb, electronic Petting Zoo, robotics, the Young Inventor Challenge and so much more!

 And we have the world’s biggest unboxing event. It’s not to be missed!

So many events – come to one or come to all!

And, we’d love to work with you, too. Just type us a note or give us a call!

Mary Couzin can be contacted at or 847-677-8277.

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