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 March 3, 2021. We compared 101 board games for this list and selected the top 30. 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
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  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
  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
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  4. Jambo

    All details for the board game Jambo and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Jambo
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ 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
    🔥 Great price!125€ atAmazon.de

    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. 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
    🔥 Great price!75€ atAmazon.de
  7. Fairy Tale

    All details for the board game Fairy Tale and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Fairy Tale
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Attribut 2

    All details for the board game Attribut 2 and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Geistertreppe: Flaschengeist

    All details for the board game Geistertreppe: Flaschengeist and similar games
    • Players5 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!28€ atAmazon.de
  10. Alhambra: The City Gates

    All details for the board game Alhambra: The City Gates and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  11. Razzia!

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

    All details for the board game Tanz der Hornochsen! and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. 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
  14. 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!7€ atAmazon.de
  15. Around the World in 80 Days

    All details for the board game Around the World in 80 Days and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Around the World in 80 Days
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime50 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Around the World in 80 Days

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Around the World in 80 Days" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Around the World in 80 Days" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  16. 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
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Sole Mio!

    All details for the board game Sole Mio! and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!17€ atAmazon.de
  21. PeaceBowl

    All details for the board game PeaceBowl and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. 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
  23. Jupiter

    All details for the board game Jupiter and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. 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
  25. Oltre Mare

    All details for the board game Oltre Mare and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Oltre Mare
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. Ys

    All details for the board game Ys and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Ys
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  27. Dicke Dämonen

    All details for the board game Dicke Dämonen and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Geister & Gespenster

    All details for the board game Geister & Gespenster and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Geister & Gespenster

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Geister & Gespenster" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Geister & Gespenster" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  29. Cellar des Triplettes 醉佳拍檔

    All details for the board game Cellar des Triplettes 醉佳拍檔 and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Moby Pick

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

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