Monday, December 06, 2010

Chicago Toy & Game Fair

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win some tickets to the Chicago Toy & Game Fair over at Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy. So we got all ready and headed into the city to go have some fun!


And let me tell you, if you get the chance to go next year, you should , because we had so much fun! There are so many toys and games to try out and get to play with. The kids were constantly dragging us from one spot to another. The girls and I were able to play the new Monopoly game, which, I thought for sure I wouldn't like it with the electronic banker and all that, but I did!


Life-sized Wobble was a big hit - the little man actually put the game on his Christmas list!


My 8 year old had a BLAST doing some challenges and wanted to keep getting more! It was cute.


We met some of the Star Wars characters - which all the kids loved seeing (although the little man only admired them from afar).


I think, though, for our 3 kids, the biggest hit was definitely by far the Geppetto's Toy Box booth, which had tons and tons of Citiblocs. And oh my. I think we could have stayed there for hours building. The kids think these blocks are awesome and amazing.



I can't lie, these are on at least 2 (maybe all 3) of the kids wish lists. These blocks stack super high (we saw several towers over 5 ft.) And they are easy enough for my 4 year old to use, but fun enough that my 11 year old wanted to build with them too! Crazy. And fun. And that makes them perfect!

Anyway, we had a great time, and I think we will do our best to get back there next year! Thanks again Lisa for giving us the chance to go! =)


  1. So glad you guys went and had a good time. I still think my kids would have been frustrated waiting for other people and on each other but this post makes me think that at least my older two would enjoy it next year.
    And those simple but yet clearly they were addicting to everyone who tried them!!

  2. Way fun! My kids would love something like this. Your photos really tell the story.


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