The best games presented at the Spiel 1997 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 1997" 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 1997 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.

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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'97:

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 20 board games for this list and selected the top 14. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Bohnanza Erweiterungs-Set

    All details for the board game Bohnanza Erweiterungs-Set and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Slapshot

    All details for the board game Slapshot and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Metro

    All details for the board game Metro and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Metro
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    πŸ”₯ Great price!30€ atAmazon.de
  4. Canyon

    All details for the board game Canyon and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. MARK

    All details for the board game MARK and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. GIPF

    All details for the board game GIPF and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for GIPF
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    πŸ‘ Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  7. Primordial Soup

    All details for the board game Primordial Soup and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Primordial Soup
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Sauerbaum

    All details for the board game Sauerbaum and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1988

    More details for Sauerbaum
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Kismet

    All details for the board game Kismet and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Halunken & Spelunken

    All details for the board game Halunken & Spelunken and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    πŸ‘ Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  11. Make 5

    All details for the board game Make 5 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Hyle

    All details for the board game Hyle and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. Dream Team

    All details for the board game Dream Team and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Dream Team

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dream Team" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dream Team" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. Sea-Life

    All details for the board game Sea-Life and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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