News & Interviews

Over 400 Interviews, Articles and Stories! Over 350 authors! 5 Newsletters!

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

the interesting stories behind the playthings we love! 

Our newest project to celebrate the People of Play to go live soon! Read all about it HERE.  

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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. 

A SURPRISE ENDING WITH THREE YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE WINNERS CAPS OFF CHICAGO TOY AND GAME WEEK 201

A SURPRISE ENDING WITH THREE YOUNG INVENTOR CHALLENGE WINNERS CAPS OFF CHICAGO TOY AND GAME WEEK 2018 AS 30,000 CONSUMERS CELEBRATE PLAY AND INNOVATION ON NAVY PIER CHICAGO, IL (December 18, 2018) - For the first time in its 13 year history, the Young Inventor Challenge (YIC), held annually during Chicago Toy and Game Week (ChiTAG), crowned three grand prize winners for Most Marketable Concept, a category sponsored by Target and Pressman Toy. Cain Guerra, a 4th grader from Palos Park, IL won for Soup It. Lyra Acosta, a 5th grader from Palos Hills, IL won for Hypnodizzy. The team of Lily Brown of Alpine, UT and Tait Hansen of Evanston, IL, both 6th graders, won for Bet You Can’t. Each of the

Frank Alexander Müller – PLAYMOBIL - THROUGH THE EYES OF THE KIDS

Since 1974, PLAYMOBIL has served as a classic in children's bedrooms with its characteristic 7,5cm high plastic figures and unmistakable friendly smile. About 3 billion PLAYMOBIL figures have been produced since then, distributed in approximately 100 countries worldwide, delighting both children, parents and teachers with a huge variety of different play worlds – from pirate ships and fire-breathing dragons to fairy tale woodland scenes. The PLAYMOBIL toy system has always been recognized as representing high-value, quality play, stimulating imagination and creativity, and thus promoting child development. Children can adopt a myriad of different roles, from knights and princesses in histori

2018 TOY AND GAME INNOVATION AWARD (TAGIE) WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2018 TOY AND GAME INNOVATION AWARD (TAGIE) WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT 16th ANNUAL CHICAGO TOY AND GAME WEEK CHICAGO, Ill. (November 20, 2018) – The winners of the 11th annual TAGIE Awards honoring innovation and excellence in the toy and game industry were announced at a gala on Navy Pier in Chicago on Friday night. Attended by industry luminaries and sponsored by heavyweights like Hasbro, Oxford Games, Mattel, The Michael Kohner Corporation and ASTRA. The evening’s events included a keynote address by Nancy Zwiers, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Spin Master, and culminated with Lifetime Achievement Awards being given to industry legends, David Small and Paul Rago of Shoot

Ishkabibbles - Just for Fun!  

Play in Education News

For educators, librarians, homeschooling families and parents

who are interested in using play to aid learning.

ChiTAG Group Media Reach:

​Newsletters Email Subscribers

All Industry 40,000+

Educator 135,0000+

Inventor 15,000+

Consumer 15,000+

Blogger, Social Media Influencer 5,500+ email; 6,500+ handles

Scouts (Boy & Girl) 2,100+

Media List 7,500+

Combined Direct Newsletter Reach 220,000

Newsletter, In-Person and Social Media Reach

Newsletters 217,000

Postal Mail Addresses All Industry 33,000+

Twitter ChiTAGWeek 15,600+

Facebook ChiTAGWeek 6,300+

Facebook Mary Couzin 1,800+

Instagram ChiTAGWeek 1,600+

Pinterest ChiTAGWeek 370+

Pinterest Mary Couzin/Chicago Toy & Game Fair 1,900+

LinkedIn Toy, Game, Play Innovators Group 3,000+

LinkedIn Mary Couzin 18,500+

Events Attendance 35,000+

ChiTAG Group Reach 325,000+