The best games presented at the Spiel 2002 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 2002" 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 2002 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'02:

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 24 board games for this list and selected the top 20. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime35 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  2. BANG!

    All details for the board game BANG! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for BANG!
    • Players4 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 - 40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Odin's Ravens

    All details for the board game Odin's Ravens and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. O Zoo le Mio

    All details for the board game O Zoo le Mio and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for O Zoo le Mio
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  5. War & Sheep

    All details for the board game War & Sheep and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Age of Steam

    All details for the board game Age of Steam and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Age of Steam
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  7. Keythedral

    All details for the board game Keythedral and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Keythedral
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Canal Grande

    All details for the board game Canal Grande and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Tony & Tino

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Tony & Tino
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. The Settlers of the Stone Age

    All details for the board game The Settlers of the Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 73% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Settlers of the Stone Age
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de
  11. Trias

    All details for the board game Trias and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Drake & Drake

    All details for the board game Drake & Drake and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Monkeys on the Moon

    All details for the board game Monkeys on the Moon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Fische Fluppen Frikadellen

    All details for the board game Fische Fluppen Frikadellen and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. Bayon

    All details for the board game Bayon and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Street Illegal

    All details for the board game Street Illegal and similar games
    • Players1 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Kanaloa

    All details for the board game Kanaloa and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Im Schatten des Sonnenkönigs

    All details for the board game Im Schatten des Sonnenkönigs and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!4€ atAmazon.de
  19. Bean Trader

    All details for the board game Bean Trader and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. Cannes: Stars, Scripts and Screens

    All details for the board game Cannes: Stars, Scripts and Screens and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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