The best games presented at the Spiel 2005 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 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.

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Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

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List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'05:

This list was last updated on January 12, 2022. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Fairy Tale

    All details for the board game Fairy Tale and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Railways of the World

    All details for the board game Railways of the World and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  4. Wings of War: Burning Drachens

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Burning Drachens and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. CATAN 3D Collector's Edition

    All details for the board game CATAN 3D Collector's Edition and similar games
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!1500€ atAmazon.de
  6. Aton

    All details for the board game Aton and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Mission: Red Planet

    All details for the board game Mission: Red Planet and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Power Grid: France/Italy

    All details for the board game Power Grid: France/Italy and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Carcassonne: The Discovery

    All details for the board game Carcassonne: The Discovery and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne: The Discovery

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne: The Discovery" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  11. Die Insel

    All details for the board game Die Insel and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Key Largo

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Hacienda

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hacienda
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!65€ atAmazon.de
  14. Caylus

    All details for the board game Caylus and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2006

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  15. Antike

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  16. Shear Panic

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Shear Panic
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Oltre Mare

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  18. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  20. Beowulf: The Legend

    All details for the board game Beowulf: The Legend and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Angkor

    All details for the board game Angkor and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Robber Knights

    All details for the board game Robber Knights and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  23. Indonesia

    All details for the board game Indonesia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 180 - 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  24. Mesopotamia

    All details for the board game Mesopotamia and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  25. Ark

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. The End of the Triumvirate

    All details for the board game The End of the Triumvirate and similar games
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  27. PÜNCT

    All details for the board game PÜNCT and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for PÜNCT
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  28. Freya's Folly

    All details for the board game Freya's Folly and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Street Illegal

    All details for the board game Street Illegal and similar games
    • 1 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Timbuktu

    All details for the board game Timbuktu and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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