The best games presented at the Spiel 2006 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 2006" 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 2006 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'06:

This list was last updated on January 12, 2022. We compared 115 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ticket to Ride: USA 1910

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: USA 1910 and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: USA 1910

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride: USA 1910" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Ave Caesar

    All details for the board game Ave Caesar and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ave Caesar
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Taluva

    All details for the board game Taluva and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Taluva
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!39€ atAmazon.de
  4. Mr. Jack

    All details for the board game Mr. Jack and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Mr. Jack
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  5. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: New Moon

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: New Moon and similar games
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Verflixxt nochmal

    All details for the board game Verflixxt nochmal and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 35 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Benelux/Central Europe and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Yspahan

    All details for the board game Yspahan and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Yspahan
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Notre Dame

    All details for the board game Notre Dame and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Notre Dame
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  10. Lifeboats

    All details for the board game Lifeboats and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Traders of Osaka

    All details for the board game Traders of Osaka and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Traders of Osaka
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  12. BattleLore

    All details for the board game BattleLore and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for BattleLore
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Cartagena 2. The Pirate's Nest

    All details for the board game Cartagena 2. The Pirate's Nest and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. The Pillars of the Earth

    All details for the board game The Pillars of the Earth and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for The Pillars of the Earth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  15. Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League

    All details for the board game Perry Rhodan: The Cosmic League and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Santy Anno

    All details for the board game Santy Anno and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Santy Anno
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Quietville

    All details for the board game Quietville and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Quietville
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. The Princes of Florence

    All details for the board game The Princes of Florence and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for The Princes of Florence
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  19. Claim It!

    All details for the board game Claim It! and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Gambit Royale

    All details for the board game Gambit Royale and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Gambit Royale
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. 12 Thieves

    All details for the board game 12 Thieves and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for 12 Thieves
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  22. Shogun

    All details for the board game Shogun and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Shogun
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Shogun

    • YouTube Review for the game "Shogun" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  23. Relikt

    All details for the board game Relikt and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. On the Underground

    All details for the board game On the Underground and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. Take It to the Limit!

    All details for the board game Take It to the Limit! and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. The Castle of the Devil

    All details for the board game The Castle of the Devil and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. If Wishes Were Fishes!

    All details for the board game If Wishes Were Fishes! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for If Wishes Were Fishes!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Arkadia

    All details for the board game Arkadia and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Arkadia
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  29. Alhambra: The Dice Game

    All details for the board game Alhambra: The Dice Game and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. Factory Fun

    All details for the board game Factory Fun and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Factory Fun
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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