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 March 4, 2021. We compared 83 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
    💸 Too expensive!29€ atAmazon.de

    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
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  3. Blokus

    All details for the board game Blokus and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Blokus
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  4. 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
    😕 Questionable price15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Dream Factory

    All details for the board game Dream Factory and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dream Factory
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. 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
  7. 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: 61% 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
  8. Orchard

    All details for the board game Orchard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Orchard
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  9. 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!11€ atAmazon.de
  10. Ivanhoe

    All details for the board game Ivanhoe and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Career Poker

    All details for the board game Career Poker and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!12€ atAmazon.de
  12. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. 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
    😕 Questionable price11€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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
  15. Trendy

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

    All details for the board game Zitternix and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Zitternix

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zitternix" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zitternix" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. 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
  18. 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

    More details for The Lord of the Rings
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    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
  19. High Bohn

    All details for the board game High Bohn and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. 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!14€ atAmazon.de
  21. 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

    More details for Zapp Zerapp
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Babel

    All details for the board game Babel and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. 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
  24. MotorChamp

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

    All details for the board game Lord of the Fries and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Ebbe & Flut

    All details for the board game Ebbe & Flut and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Bongo!

    All details for the board game Bongo! and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!13€ atAmazon.de
  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. Turbo Taxi

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