Earlier this month we put on our pith helmets and flew to Chicago to launch BONE WARS at the Chicago International Toy and Game Fair.
The CHITAG organizers were very helpful and supportive. Mary Couzin and her team of interns did a lot to make our convention enjoyable. The only thing they couldn't control was the weather, and attendance at the show was lower than previous years because lots of Chicagoans were out enjoying a stunningly beautiful Labor Day weekend. Fewer people passing our booth meant we didn’t sell as many games as we’d hoped to, but our demos showed us that people who like BONE WARS like it a LOT and get very excited about it.
We also learned that lots of children make "eww" faces when told they can sign up to win dinosaur droppings. Then they sign up anyway.
We met a lot of nice people showing their own toys and games at the convention. Erik Smith of On The Line was across the aisle from us, and was very helpful and friendly. At times he was joined by his wife and adorable baby.
We didn’t make it to the BodyWorlds exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry because it was sold out for 30 hours straight! So we drowned our sorrows in sushi. You can get a lot of sushi for a very reasonable price in Chicago if you know where to look.