The best games presented at the Spiel 2001 game fair in Essen, Germany 2022

Are you looking for a good new game? We have compared all the games presented at the game fair "Spiel 2001" 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 2001 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.

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Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

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List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'01:

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 43 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pick Picknic

    All details for the board game Pick Picknic and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Villa Paletti

    All details for the board game Villa Paletti and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Villa Paletti
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Stick 'Em

    All details for the board game Stick 'Em and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Stick 'Em
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Stick 'Em

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stick 'Em" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Kupferkessel Co.

    All details for the board game Kupferkessel Co. and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Kupferkessel Co.
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Heimlich & Co.

    All details for the board game Heimlich & Co. and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1986

    More details for Heimlich & Co.
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  6. Ka-Ching!

    All details for the board game Ka-Ching! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Eynsteyn

    All details for the board game Eynsteyn and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Eynsteyn
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Atlantic Star

    All details for the board game Atlantic Star and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Bus

    All details for the board game Bus and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. High Bohn

    All details for the board game High Bohn and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Vabanque

    All details for the board game Vabanque and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Starship Catan

    All details for the board game Starship Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Starship Catan
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Schuss und Tor

    All details for the board game Schuss und Tor and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65

    All details for the board game A House Divided: War Between the States 1861-65 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Shark

    All details for the board game Shark and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Save Doctor Lucky

    All details for the board game Save Doctor Lucky and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. The Gnumies

    All details for the board game The Gnumies and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. The Great Brain Robbery

    All details for the board game The Great Brain Robbery and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for The Great Brain Robbery
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Gargon

    All details for the board game Gargon and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Ein Arsch kommt selten allein

    All details for the board game Ein Arsch kommt selten allein and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Draco & Co

    All details for the board game Draco & Co and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Industrial Waste

    All details for the board game Industrial Waste and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Industrial Waste
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  23. Ben Hurt

    All details for the board game Ben Hurt and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Liberté

    All details for the board game Liberté and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Liberté
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Liberté

    • YouTube Review for the game "Liberté" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten – Das Kartenspiel

    All details for the board game Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten – Das Kartenspiel and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Urland

    All details for the board game Urland and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Urland
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  27. Frachtexpress

    All details for the board game Frachtexpress and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. The Yeti Slalom

    All details for the board game The Yeti Slalom and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for The Yeti Slalom
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Auweier

    All details for the board game Auweier and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Funkenschlag

    All details for the board game Funkenschlag and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Funkenschlag
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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