The best games presented at the Spiel 1988 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 1988" 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 1988 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'88?

If we have forgotten a game that was presented at Spiel 1988.... 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'88:

Unfortunately, we couldn't find any clear clues as to which games were newly unveiled at Spiel'88. 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 March 2, 2021. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Bausack

    All details for the board game Bausack and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Bausack
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Ligretto

    All details for the board game Ligretto and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    πŸ‘ Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  3. Barbarossa

    All details for the board game Barbarossa and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1988

    More details for Barbarossa
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Monster Mash

    All details for the board game Monster Mash and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monster Mash

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Mash" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Mash" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Schuss und Tor

    All details for the board game Schuss und Tor and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    πŸ˜• Questionable price11€ atAmazon.de
  6. Elixir

    All details for the board game Elixir and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Illuminati

    All details for the board game Illuminati and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    πŸ”₯ Great price!70€ atAmazon.de
  8. Showbiz

    All details for the board game Showbiz and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Entenrallye

    All details for the board game Entenrallye and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Lieber bairisch sterben

    All details for the board game Lieber bairisch sterben and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime210 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  11. Die kecken Recken

    All details for the board game Die kecken Recken and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Who Lives Where?

    All details for the board game Who Lives Where? and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Ramses

    All details for the board game Ramses and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  14. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    All details for the board game Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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