Last weekend I got to take my family to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. The kids now look forward to this outing every year. My oldest son, especially, loves going there and trying out the games. This year, though, I was a little disappointed. It seemed like there were less companies that came and we finished the whole floor before lunch time. There seemed to be less games that Buddy could try, so he was a little disappointed. There also seemed to be more of a crowd there, so whatever games there were to try, bigger kids were hogging them and he couldn’t get a chance.
The kids still had fun trying things out. They all want a PlasmaCar now. Monkey and Buddy were both excited to see Speed Stacks there. (It came down to a HUGE kicking and screaming tantrum from Monkey because she wanted some Speed Stack cups. I had to take her to the bathroom until she finished. hello embarrassment!)
One of my favorite companies, USAopoly, who created Telestrations, came out with some really cool Mario games! I want to get Buddy Mario Chess and Little Man Mario Checkers! I did end up buying one game for our family called The Presedential. It’s where you have to run against your opponent to win the Presidential race. It’s supposed to help you understand the electoral college. (After this year’s election, I’d really like to understand it better!)