The best games presented at the Spiel 2001 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 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 September 1, 2021. We compared 37 board games for this list and selected the top 26. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Pick Picknic

    All details for the board game Pick Picknic and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Stick 'Em

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stick 'Em" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Stick 'Em" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  4. Kupferkessel Co.

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

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Kupferkessel Co.
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  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.
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Ka-Ching!

    All details for the board game Ka-Ching! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Atlantic Star

    All details for the board game Atlantic Star and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Eynsteyn

    All details for the board game Eynsteyn and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Eynsteyn
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Starship Catan

    All details for the board game Starship Catan and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Starship Catan
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Bus

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

    All details for the board game Vabanque and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Vabanque
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Save Doctor Lucky

    All details for the board game Save Doctor Lucky and similar games
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Shark

    All details for the board game Shark and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. 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
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Gargon

    All details for the board game Gargon and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Gargon
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Ein Arsch kommt selten allein

    All details for the board game Ein Arsch kommt selten allein and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Industrial Waste

    All details for the board game Industrial Waste and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Industrial Waste
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. Ben Hurt

    All details for the board game Ben Hurt and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Liberté

    All details for the board game Liberté and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Liberté
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Liberté

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Liberté" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Liberté" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Urland

    All details for the board game Urland and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Urland
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
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  22. Frachtexpress

    All details for the board game Frachtexpress and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. 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
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Funkenschlag

    All details for the board game Funkenschlag and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Funkenschlag
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  25. Titicaca

    All details for the board game Titicaca and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Die VampirConnection

    All details for the board game Die VampirConnection and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age16+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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