The best games presented at the Spiel 2004 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 2004" 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 2004 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'04:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 88 board games for this list and selected the top 26. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. No Thanks!

    All details for the board game No Thanks! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. The Downfall of Pompeii

    All details for the board game The Downfall of Pompeii and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for The Downfall of Pompeii
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!70€ atAmazon.de
  3. Wie ich die Welt sehe...

    All details for the board game Wie ich die Welt sehe... and similar games
    • Players2 - 15 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Citadels: The Dark City

    All details for the board game Citadels: The Dark City and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Carcassonne: The City

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The City and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The City

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The City" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The City" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  6. Flix Mix

    All details for the board game Flix Mix and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  7. Akaba

    All details for the board game Akaba and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Akaba
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. Piranha Pedro

    All details for the board game Piranha Pedro and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Piranha Pedro
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Razzia!

    All details for the board game Razzia! and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Niagara

    All details for the board game Niagara and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Niagara
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  11. Alhambra: The City Gates

    All details for the board game Alhambra: The City Gates and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Alhambra: The City Gates
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  12. Team Work Original

    All details for the board game Team Work Original and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Team Work Original
    • Players4 - 16 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Geister & Gespenster

    All details for the board game Geister & Gespenster and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Geister & Gespenster

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Geister & Gespenster" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Geister & Gespenster" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. PeaceBowl

    All details for the board game PeaceBowl and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Moby Pick

    All details for the board game Moby Pick and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. The Princess and the Pea

    All details for the board game The Princess and the Pea and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Jupiter

    All details for the board game Jupiter and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Friedrich

    All details for the board game Friedrich and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Friedrich
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime210 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Caribbean

    All details for the board game Caribbean and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Caribbean
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  20. Pirates of the Spanish Main

    All details for the board game Pirates of the Spanish Main and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Pirates of the Spanish Main
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Dicke Dämonen

    All details for the board game Dicke Dämonen and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Struggle of Empires

    All details for the board game Struggle of Empires and similar games
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!47€ atAmazon.de
  23. Reef Encounter

    All details for the board game Reef Encounter and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Reef Encounter
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  24. Submarine

    All details for the board game Submarine and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. The Scepter of Zavandor

    All details for the board game The Scepter of Zavandor and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!38€ atAmazon.de
  26. Heart of Africa

    All details for the board game Heart of Africa and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

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