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 October 20, 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Hamsterrolle

    All details for the board game Hamsterrolle and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  3. Monza

    All details for the board game Monza and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monza
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monza" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Blokus

    All details for the board game Blokus and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Blokus
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. 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: 49% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cartagena
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  6. Orchard

    All details for the board game Orchard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Orchard
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Trendy

    All details for the board game Trendy and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Ivanhoe

    All details for the board game Ivanhoe and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Anno Domini: Sport

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Sport and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Career Poker

    All details for the board game Career Poker and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. River Dragons

    All details for the board game River Dragons and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for River Dragons
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for River Dragons

    • YouTube Review for the game "River Dragons" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. RoboRally: Crash and Burn

    All details for the board game RoboRally: Crash and Burn and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  14. Klondike

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Klondike
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. 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: 59% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Zapp Zerapp
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  16. Tally Ho!

    All details for the board game Tally Ho! and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Meuterer

    All details for the board game Meuterer and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Meuterer
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Bongo!

    All details for the board game Bongo! and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  19. 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
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Turbo Taxi

    All details for the board game Turbo Taxi and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. 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
  22. 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: 72% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Lord of the Rings
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Lord of the Rings

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Lord of the Rings" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. Ebbe & Flut

    All details for the board game Ebbe & Flut and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. MotorChamp

    All details for the board game MotorChamp and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Babel

    All details for the board game Babel and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. M

    All details for the board game M and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. 7 Safari

    All details for the board game 7 Safari and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion

    All details for the board game Starfarers of Catan: 5-6 Player Expansion and similar games
    • 5 - 6 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Java

    All details for the board game Java and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Roads & Boats

    All details for the board game Roads & Boats and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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