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.

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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 February 24, 2021. We compared 20 board games for this list and selected the top 19. 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. Tigris & Euphrates

    All details for the board game Tigris & Euphrates and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tigris & Euphrates
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard

    Video reviews for Tigris & Euphrates

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tigris & Euphrates" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tigris & Euphrates" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  3. The Rose King

    All details for the board game The Rose King and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. Slapshot

    All details for the board game Slapshot and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. 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
  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”₯ Great price!24€ 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
    πŸ˜• Questionable price45€ atAmazon.de
  8. Caesar & Cleopatra

    All details for the board game Caesar & Cleopatra and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Caesar & Cleopatra
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Canyon

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

    All details for the board game MARK and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. 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
  12. El Grande: Grossinquisitor und Kolonien

    All details for the board game El Grande: Grossinquisitor und Kolonien and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. 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
  14. Hyle

    All details for the board game Hyle and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. Halunken & Spelunken

    All details for the board game Halunken & Spelunken and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Kismet

    All details for the board game Kismet and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Make 5

    All details for the board game Make 5 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. 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
  19. 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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