The best games presented at the Spiel 2003 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 2003" 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 2003 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'03:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 89 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. PitchCar

    All details for the board game PitchCar and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1996

    More details for PitchCar
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. Hey, That's My Fish!

    All details for the board game Hey, That's My Fish! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hey, That's My Fish!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Hey, That's My Fish!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hey, That's My Fish!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hey, That's My Fish!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  4. Carcassonne: The Castle

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The Castle and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Carcassonne: The Castle
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!59€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Castle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Castle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Castle" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. YINSH

    All details for the board game YINSH and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for YINSH
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  6. King Up!

    All details for the board game King Up! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for King Up!
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Schatz der Drachen

    All details for the board game Schatz der Drachen and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Schatz der Drachen
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Igloo Pop

    All details for the board game Igloo Pop and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Igloo Pop
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Attribute

    All details for the board game Attribute and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Attribute
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. BANG! High Noon

    All details for the board game BANG! High Noon and similar games
    • Players4 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  11. Fearsome Floors

    All details for the board game Fearsome Floors and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Fearsome Floors
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  12. Sluff Off!

    All details for the board game Sluff Off! and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. The Bottle Imp

    All details for the board game The Bottle Imp and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  14. Carcassonne: King & Scout

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: King & Scout and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: King & Scout

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: King & Scout" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: King & Scout" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  15. Attika

    All details for the board game Attika and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Attika
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Santiago

    All details for the board game Santiago and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Santiago
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime75 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Top Speed

    All details for the board game Top Speed and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Scotland Yard

    All details for the board game Scotland Yard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1983

    More details for Scotland Yard
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  19. Formula Dé Mini

    All details for the board game Formula Dé Mini and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  20. 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
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  21. Schrille Stille

    All details for the board game Schrille Stille and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Maka Bana

    All details for the board game Maka Bana and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. 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
  24. Armadöra

    All details for the board game Armadöra and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Munchkin

    All details for the board game Munchkin and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Munchkin
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Zauberschwert & Drachenei

    All details for the board game Zauberschwert & Drachenei and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  27. Arena Maximus

    All details for the board game Arena Maximus and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Arena Maximus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Lucky Loop

    All details for the board game Lucky Loop and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  29. King Arthur

    All details for the board game King Arthur and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for King Arthur
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Anno 1503

    All details for the board game Anno 1503 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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