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 July 13, 2021. We compared 62 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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
    🔥 Great price!1500€ atAmazon.de
  6. 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!10€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

    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
  11. 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
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de
  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
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de
  13. Key Largo

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

    All details for the board game Die Insel and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Angkor

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

    All details for the board game Robber Knights and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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!25€ atAmazon.de
  25. 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
  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. Street Illegal

    All details for the board game Street Illegal and similar games
    • Players1 - 7 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Tempus

    All details for the board game Tempus and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Tempus
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  29. Das Amulett

    All details for the board game Das Amulett and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Das Amulett
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  30. Dungeonville

    All details for the board game Dungeonville and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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