The best games presented at the Spiel 2004 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 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 May 24, 2022. We compared 98 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!
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Wie ich die Welt sehe...

    All details for the board game Wie ich die Welt sehe... and similar games
    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Attribut 2

    All details for the board game Attribut 2 and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Jambo

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Jambo
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Fairy Tale

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Fairy Tale
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Geistertreppe: Flaschengeist

    All details for the board game Geistertreppe: Flaschengeist and similar games
    • 5 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Citadels: The Dark City

    All details for the board game Citadels: The Dark City and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Carcassonne: The City

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The City and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The City

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: The City" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Flix Mix

    All details for the board game Flix Mix and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Tanz der Hornochsen!

    All details for the board game Tanz der Hornochsen! and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Razzia!

    All details for the board game Razzia! and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 50 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Around the World in 80 Days

    • YouTube Review for the game "Around the World in 80 Days" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. Niagara

    All details for the board game Niagara and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2005

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  17. Alhambra: The City Gates

    All details for the board game Alhambra: The City Gates and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. 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
    • 4 - 16 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Sole Mio!

    All details for the board game Sole Mio! and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Geister & Gespenster

    All details for the board game Geister & Gespenster and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Geister & Gespenster

    • YouTube Review for the game "Geister & Gespenster" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. PeaceBowl

    All details for the board game PeaceBowl and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Moby Pick

    All details for the board game Moby Pick and similar games
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Jupiter

    All details for the board game Jupiter and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. The Princess and the Pea

    All details for the board game The Princess and the Pea and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Friedrich

    All details for the board game Friedrich and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Friedrich
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 210 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  26. Caribbean

    All details for the board game Caribbean and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Caribbean
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Oceania

    All details for the board game Oceania and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 10 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. 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
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Cellar des Triplettes 醉佳拍檔

    All details for the board game Cellar des Triplettes 醉佳拍檔 and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Dicke Dämonen

    All details for the board game Dicke Dämonen and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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