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 February 24, 2021. We compared 63 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
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  2. Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Tikal

    All details for the board game Tikal and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Tikal
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price32€ atAmazon.de
  4. TurfMaster

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    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. RoboRally

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for RoboRally
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for RoboRally

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "RoboRally" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "RoboRally" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Mamma Mia!

    All details for the board game Mamma Mia! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Mamma Mia!
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!14€ atAmazon.de
  7. Frank's Zoo

    All details for the board game Frank's Zoo and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. 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

    More details for Union Pacific
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Arbos

    All details for the board game Arbos and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Arbos
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. 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
  11. Anno Domini: Frauen

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Frauen and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Taj Mahal

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Taj Mahal
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 - 100 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. Kayanak

    All details for the board game Kayanak and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Kayanak
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  14. Elk Fest

    All details for the board game Elk Fest and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  16. Kahuna

    All details for the board game Kahuna and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Torres

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Torres" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Torres" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Nicht die Bohne!

    All details for the board game Nicht die Bohne! and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Bargain Hunter

    All details for the board game Bargain Hunter and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Vinci

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Vinci
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. 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
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Nichts als Ärger!

    All details for the board game Nichts als Ärger! and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Kippit

    All details for the board game Kippit and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. The Starfarers of Catan

    All details for the board game The Starfarers of Catan and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  25. Schrille Stille

    All details for the board game Schrille Stille and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Space Beans

    All details for the board game Space Beans and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Die Mauer

    All details for the board game Die Mauer and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Roads & Boats

    All details for the board game Roads & Boats and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  29. Klunker

    All details for the board game Klunker and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Matschig

    All details for the board game Matschig and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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