• Pamela Brill

ChiTAG hosts Rummikub Championship During Toy and Game Week Fair

chitagCHICAGO – Later this month, fans of Rummikub, the tile-based game that combines elements of rummy, mahjong and dominoes, will be given a special treat. Thanks to a partnership between the manufacturer, Goliath Games, and the Chicago Public Library, the U.S. National Rummikub Championship, which takes place every three years, will be held for the second time during the Chicago Toy and Game Week (ChiTAG) Fair. The event will take place on Chicago’s Navy Pier from November 18-19.

Rummikub fans can prepare for the tournament through events at select Chicago Public Library locations throughout the month of November. On Sunday, November 12, the library will host a multi-generational gameplay event at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago. The next day, six library locations (to be announced) will host afterschool gameplay events designed for kids. Event participants will receive complimentary admission to the ChiTAG Fair in addition to being entered to win prizes. As part of the partnership, Goliath Games will donate a brand new Rummikub set to each of the Chicago Public Library's 79 locations.

Rummikub will also be celebrated in grand fashion at the 2017 TAGIE (Toy and Game Innovation) Awards, held annually in conjunction with Chicago Toy and Game Week. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Adi Golad, founder Chairman of Goliath, which sells Rummikub in North America.

To register for the U.S. National Rummikub Tournament being held on Sunday, November 19 from 1:30-5:30 p.m., visit ChiTAG.com or go directly to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-us-national-rummikub-championship-tickets-37747049441.

Pamela BrillPamela Brill | Editor-at-Large, Gifts and Decorative Accessories

Pamela Brill, the proud mother of two young daughters, has been writing about parenting and children's products for over a decade. Before she began her freelance writing career, she served at the helm of two industry publications: Small World, which specialized in baby products, and Playthings, which is now part of Gifts & Decorative Accessories. She is currently an Editor-at-Large for Gifts & Decorative Accessories. Her previous blog postings can be viewed at www.talkingwalnut.com

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