The best games presented at the Spiel 1998 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 1998" 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 1998 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'98:

This list was last updated on June 16, 2021. We compared 19 board games for this list and selected the top 16. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Catan: Seafarers

    All details for the board game Catan: Seafarers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Catan: Seafarers
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Catan: Seafarers

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Catan: Seafarers" von "BoardGameGeek"
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  2. Take 5!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Take 5!
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Catan: Cities & Knights

    All details for the board game Catan: Cities & Knights and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Kahuna

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    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Café International

    All details for the board game Café International and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1989

    More details for Café International
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Titanic: Der Mythos

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    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Samarkand

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    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Twixt

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    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Dots

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    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Löwendynastie

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    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced

    All details for the board game Primordial Soup: Freshly Spiced and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  12. Die Siedler von Catan: Historische Szenarien

    All details for the board game Die Siedler von Catan: Historische Szenarien and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. La Isla Bohnitâ

    All details for the board game La Isla Bohnitâ and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for La Isla Bohnitâ
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  14. Secret Labyrinth

    All details for the board game Secret Labyrinth and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Europa 1945-2030

    All details for the board game Europa 1945-2030 and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. El Caballero

    All details for the board game El Caballero and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

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