The best games presented at the Spiel 1988 game fair in Essen, Germany 2022

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 November 28, 2022. We compared 27 board games for this list and selected the top 14. 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
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Ligretto

    All details for the board game Ligretto and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Monster Mash

    All details for the board game Monster Mash and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monster Mash

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster Mash" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Barbarossa

    All details for the board game Barbarossa and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1988

    More details for Barbarossa
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Schuss und Tor

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Elixir

    All details for the board game Elixir and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Entenrallye

    All details for the board game Entenrallye and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Showbiz

    All details for the board game Showbiz and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Illuminati

    All details for the board game Illuminati and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Lieber bairisch sterben

    All details for the board game Lieber bairisch sterben and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 210 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Who Lives Where?

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Die kecken Recken

    All details for the board game Die kecken Recken and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

    All details for the board game Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Ramses

    All details for the board game Ramses and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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