The best games presented at the Spiel 1986 game fair in Essen, Germany 2021

Are you looking for a good new game? We have compared all the games presented at the game fair "Spiel 1986" in Essen and listed the top100.

Game fair in the German city of Essen

The International Game Days "SPIEL", often called the Essen Game Fair or Essen 1986 after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day board game fair that is also open to the public. Many new games are released at the fair each year, especially (but not exclusively) European-style board games.

More info about game fair "Spiel" is available on official game website.

Did we forget a game that was presented at Spiel'86?

If we have forgotten a game that was presented at Spiel 1986.... please write us at tibi+brettspiele@cephea.de. Then we will add it to the list.

Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

The Essen Game Fair has been held since 1983, we have listed for you both across all game years and listed separately by year at the bottom of the page.

List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'86:

Unfortunately, we couldn't find any clear clues as to which games were newly introduced at Spiel'86. If you have any tips for us, we would be very happy to receive a list with the games presented at the game fair:

tibi+brettspiele@cephea.de

This list was last updated on February 24, 2021. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Spiel

    All details for the board game Spiel and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1980

    More details for Spiel
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Spiel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spiel" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Spiel" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Die Macher

    All details for the board game Die Macher and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Die Macher
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  3. Arbora

    All details for the board game Arbora and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Arbora

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Arbora" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Arbora" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Chicago

    All details for the board game Chicago and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Wildwechsel

    All details for the board game Wildwechsel and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Jade KΓΆnig

    All details for the board game Jade KΓΆnig and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  7. Pirate Inc.

    All details for the board game Pirate Inc. and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Corda

    All details for the board game Corda and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Dame 2000

    All details for the board game Dame 2000 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Via Bavaria

    All details for the board game Via Bavaria and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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