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Newsletters for industry, consumers, social media influencers and educators cover many aspects of play and

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Business of Play News

Industry News - interviews, news, information about get-togethers we're hosting and more.

Importance of Play News

For consumers and anyone interested in toys and games and 

meeting the people behind the the products.


Legends and Legacies Profiles

There are many great stories and then there are those which are EPIC! 

ChiTAG White Papers

Interested in getting into the toy and game industry?

Our Inventor & Innovation Conferences Experts weigh in on industry topics. 

Interview with Vivian Greene on Learning to Dance in the Rain and More

Why and how did you get into the Toy and Game industry? My chubby little Kisses characters began as a line of greeting cards which evolved into a syndicated comic strip and practically everything you'd see Mickey Mouse or Snoopy adorn. The cards were even in a chain of 55 salons. I was getting my nails polished (I don't wear the fake ones) and the manicurist was trying her best to hold back tears. She did not speak English, but I understood enough Spanish to learn her 4 year old son was in the hospital. They had been in an accident that day. She wanted to know how to take the bus. I said I'd drive her. Her boss said if she left, not to come back. She had appointments scheduled to the evening

Interview with Keith Gardner, Designer of 2017 CHITAG NYC Collector Card Deck!

Why and how did you get into the Toy and Game industry? By chance. I had always liked board games and have many memories from playing them as a kid. But it was from a freelance design job. I was working at an ad agency and a gentleman actually walked in and asked the receptionist at the front desk if he could buy some “advertising” for his board game. Puzzled she called the agency art buying department and asked for help on what to do. Luckily I was actually in the room when that call came in, and that was that! lol. What trends do you see in toys or games that excite or worry you? Digital is still strong, I feel the “APP” craze has spiked and is on the decline for detracting from board game

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Play in Education News

For educators, librarians, homeschooling families and parents

who are interested in using play to aid learning.

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