The best games presented at the Spiel 2003 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 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 January 12, 2022. 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
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. High Society

    All details for the board game High Society and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hey, That's My Fish!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Hey, That's My Fish!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Coyote

    All details for the board game Coyote and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coyote
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. 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
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Castle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: The Castle" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. YINSH

    All details for the board game YINSH and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for YINSH
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  7. King Up!

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for King Up!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. 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
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Attribute

    All details for the board game Attribute and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Attribute
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. BANG! High Noon

    All details for the board game BANG! High Noon and similar games
    • 4 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. 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
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Sluff Off!

    All details for the board game Sluff Off! and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!6€ atAmazon.de
  14. Hossa!

    All details for the board game Hossa! and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Mücke mit Tücke

    All details for the board game Mücke mit Tücke and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. The Bottle Imp

    All details for the board game The Bottle Imp and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Carcassonne: King & Scout

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: King & Scout and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: King & Scout

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: King & Scout" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. Top Speed

    All details for the board game Top Speed and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Attika

    All details for the board game Attika and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Attika
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Santiago

    All details for the board game Santiago and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Santiago
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. 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
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Pirate's Cove

    All details for the board game Pirate's Cove and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Pirate's Cove
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Formula Dé Mini

    All details for the board game Formula Dé Mini and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. O Zoo le Mio

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

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for O Zoo le Mio
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  25. Schrille Stille

    All details for the board game Schrille Stille and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Maka Bana

    All details for the board game Maka Bana and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Maka Bana
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. 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
  28. Die Fugger

    All details for the board game Die Fugger and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Armadöra

    All details for the board game Armadöra and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Munchkin

    All details for the board game Munchkin and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Munchkin
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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