The best games presented at the Spiel 2000 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 2000" 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 2000 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'00:

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. We compared 73 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  2. Hamsterrolle

    All details for the board game Hamsterrolle and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Monza

    All details for the board game Monza and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monza
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Cartagena

    All details for the board game Cartagena and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    🔥 Deal: 38% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Cartagena
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  5. Orchard

    All details for the board game Orchard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Orchard
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  6. Trendy

    All details for the board game Trendy and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Ivanhoe

    All details for the board game Ivanhoe and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Anno Domini: Sport

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Sport and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  9. Career Poker

    All details for the board game Career Poker and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. River Dragons

    All details for the board game River Dragons and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for River Dragons
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for River Dragons

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "River Dragons" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "River Dragons" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. RoboRally: Crash and Burn

    All details for the board game RoboRally: Crash and Burn and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  12. Klondike

    All details for the board game Klondike and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Klondike
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Tally Ho!

    All details for the board game Tally Ho! and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  14. Zapp Zerapp

    All details for the board game Zapp Zerapp and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2001

    🔥 Deal: 49% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Zapp Zerapp
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  15. Meuterer

    All details for the board game Meuterer and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Meuterer
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Kill Doctor Lucky

    All details for the board game Kill Doctor Lucky and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Kill Doctor Lucky
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Bongo!

    All details for the board game Bongo! and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  18. Im Märchenwald

    All details for the board game Im Märchenwald and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Im Märchenwald
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Turbo Taxi

    All details for the board game Turbo Taxi and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!84€ atAmazon.de
  21. The Lord of the Rings

    All details for the board game The Lord of the Rings and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 2001

    🔥 Deal: 91% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Lord of the Rings
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!3€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Lord of the Rings" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Ebbe & Flut

    All details for the board game Ebbe & Flut and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!4€ atAmazon.de
  23. Babel

    All details for the board game Babel and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. MotorChamp

    All details for the board game MotorChamp and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Knatsch

    All details for the board game Knatsch and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. M

    All details for the board game M and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. 7 Safari

    All details for the board game 7 Safari and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion

    All details for the board game Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion and similar games
    • Players5 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  29. Java

    All details for the board game Java and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Java
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Roads & Boats

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

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