The best games presented at the Spiel 2005 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 2005" 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 2005 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'05:

This list was last updated on March 3, 2021. We compared 65 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Winner's Circle

    All details for the board game Winner's Circle and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Winner's Circle
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  2. Railways of the World

    All details for the board game Railways of the World and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  3. CATAN 3D Collector's Edition

    All details for the board game CATAN 3D Collector's Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Power Grid: France/Italy

    All details for the board game Power Grid: France/Italy and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price8€ atAmazon.de
  5. 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
  6. Wings of War: Burning Drachens

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Burning Drachens and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Caylus

    All details for the board game Caylus and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Caylus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  8. Aton

    All details for the board game Aton and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Aton
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  9. Mission: Red Planet

    All details for the board game Mission: Red Planet and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. War of the Ring: Battles of the Third Age

    All details for the board game War of the Ring: Battles of the Third Age and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  11. Indonesia

    All details for the board game Indonesia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Indonesia
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime180 - 240 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  12. Hacienda

    All details for the board game Hacienda and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hacienda
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!65€ atAmazon.de
  13. Carcassonne: The Discovery

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The Discovery and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!50€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Discovery

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Discovery" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne: The Discovery" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. Antike

    All details for the board game Antike and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Antike
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  15. Die Insel

    All details for the board game Die Insel and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Key Largo

    All details for the board game Key Largo and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Techno Witches

    All details for the board game Techno Witches and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Techno Witches
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. 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
  19. Shear Panic

    All details for the board game Shear Panic and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Shear Panic
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!70€ atAmazon.de
  20. The End of the Triumvirate

    All details for the board game The End of the Triumvirate and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price30€ atAmazon.de
  21. PÜNCT

    All details for the board game PÜNCT and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for PÜNCT
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  22. Beowulf: The Legend

    All details for the board game Beowulf: The Legend and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Aqua Romana

    All details for the board game Aqua Romana and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Aqua Romana
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!40€ atAmazon.de
  24. Mesopotamia

    All details for the board game Mesopotamia and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  25. 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
  26. Timbuktu

    All details for the board game Timbuktu and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  27. Robber Knights

    All details for the board game Robber Knights and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    😕 Questionable price20€ atAmazon.de
  28. Freya's Folly

    All details for the board game Freya's Folly and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime50 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Ark

    All details for the board game Ark and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Angkor

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

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