The best games presented at the Spiel 1999 game fair in Essen, Germany 2021

Are you looking for a good new game? We have compared all games presented at the game fair "Spiel 1999" 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 1999 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.

Game fair Essen from other years

Essen game fair is held since 1983, we have for you both across all game years and listed separately by year bottom of the page.

List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'99:

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 59 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Bohnanza

    All details for the board game Bohnanza and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bohnanza
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Mamma Mia!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Arbos

    All details for the board game Arbos and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2000

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Frank's Zoo

    All details for the board game Frank's Zoo and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  6. Elk Fest

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    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Kayanak

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1999

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. TurfMaster

    All details for the board game TurfMaster and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. RoboRally

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for RoboRally
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for RoboRally

    • YouTube Review for the game "RoboRally" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Tikal

    All details for the board game Tikal and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1999

    🔥 Deal: 21% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Tikal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!30€ atAmazon.de
  11. Anno Domini: Frauen

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Nicht die Bohne!

    All details for the board game Nicht die Bohne! and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Kippit

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Union Pacific

    All details for the board game Union Pacific and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 1999

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Kahuna

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Bargain Hunter

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Space Beans

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Die Mauer

    All details for the board game Die Mauer and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Matschig

    All details for the board game Matschig and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Schrille Stille

    All details for the board game Schrille Stille and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Torres

    All details for the board game Torres and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Torres
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Torres

    • YouTube Review for the game "Torres" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Aladdin's Dragons

    All details for the board game Aladdin's Dragons and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Aladdin's Dragons
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Lifetime

    All details for the board game Lifetime and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!80€ atAmazon.de
  25. Vinci

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Maskenball Venezia

    All details for the board game Maskenball Venezia and similar games
    • 5 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. The Starfarers of Catan

    All details for the board game The Starfarers of Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 53% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Starfarers of Catan
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  28. Klunker

    All details for the board game Klunker and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Pisa

    All details for the board game Pisa and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Dolce Vita

    All details for the board game Dolce Vita and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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