Million Minute Family Challenge Surpasses Goal

At a time when so many people are entertained by tablet computers and mobile phones, is it possible for people to play enough games to log one million minutes of game play in a four-month span? Game enthusiasts across the United States once again proved it is, logging a total of 1,060,940 minutes during the 12th year of the Million Minute Family Challenge. [Read more...]

Chicago Toy and Game Fair, Girl Scouts Hope to Earn Guinness World Record Patch

Top Trumps to Sponsor Girl Scouts of America; Quest for Most People Playing Cards at Same Time

Calling all Girl Scouts. Just when you thought you had sampled all of your favorites, the Chicago Toy and Game Group (ChiTAG) is proud to announce they will add another “sweet spot” in addition to all other events at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair, to be held on November 17 and 18 at Navy Pier. The Girl Scouts of America and Top Trumps at ChiTAG will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for “Most People Playing a Card Game Simultaneously in the Same City.” The game is scheduled for November 17 at 3 p.m.

The current record was set in 2010 while 2,292 people played the popular Spanish card game, Mus. Mus in El Correo, Spain. The Girl Scouts card game of choice will be Top Trumps

Each Girl Scout member to participate will receive an exclusive “Top Trumps Moshi Monsters Participation” patch. ChiTAG will offer free admission to the Fair to all uniformed Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders, as well as Girl Scout Family discount passes.

Top Trumps has selected Moshi Monsters as the featured licensed brand while sponsoring the Girl Scouts of America this fall. Both Top Trumps and Moshi Monsters will exhibit at ChiTAG in November. For more inquiries regarding ChiTAG, visit www.chitag.com.

This post was originally written by Sierra McCleary-Harris and published by ToyBook.com. For more news, visit www.toybook.com, follow The Toy Book on Twitter, and like The Toy Book on Facebook. The Toy Book is a bimonthly trade magazine covering the toy industry, published by Adventure Publishing Group.