The best games presented at the Spiel 2008 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 2008" 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 2008 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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List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'08:

This list was last updated on April 3, 2021. We compared 265 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries and similar games
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!64€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Dominion

    All details for the board game Dominion and similar games

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm

    All details for the board game Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Wits & Wagers

    All details for the board game Wits & Wagers and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Wits & Wagers
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  6. Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater

    All details for the board game Memoir '44: Mediterranean Theater and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Galaxy Trucker: The Big Expansion

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker: The Big Expansion and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  8. Fauna

    All details for the board game Fauna and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Fauna
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de
  9. Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition and similar games
    • Players5 - 68 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!11€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  10. PitchCar Extension 4: Stunt Race

    All details for the board game PitchCar Extension 4: Stunt Race and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Chinatown

    All details for the board game Chinatown and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Chinatown
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Chinatown

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chinatown" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Chinatown" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  12. Citadels

    All details for the board game Citadels and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Citadels
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Tales of the Arabian Nights

    All details for the board game Tales of the Arabian Nights and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Tales of the Arabian Nights

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tales of the Arabian Nights" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Tales of the Arabian Nights" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  14. 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
  15. Pyramid of Pengqueen

    All details for the board game Pyramid of Pengqueen and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Hey, That's My Fish!

    All details for the board game Hey, That's My Fish! and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Hey, That's My Fish!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Hey, That's My Fish!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hey, That's My Fish!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Hey, That's My Fish!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Formula D

    All details for the board game Formula D and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Formula D
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Agricola

    All details for the board game Agricola and similar games

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!46€ atAmazon.de
  20. Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

    All details for the board game Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!80€ atAmazon.de
  21. Alhambra

    All details for the board game Alhambra and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    Spiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Alhambra
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  22. Power Grid: China/Korea

    All details for the board game Power Grid: China/Korea and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  23. Formula Dé

    All details for the board game Formula Dé and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Kingsburg

    All details for the board game Kingsburg and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Kingsburg
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Wings of War: Famous Aces

    All details for the board game Wings of War: Famous Aces and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Zooloretto

    All details for the board game Zooloretto and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    Spiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Zooloretto
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!23€ atAmazon.de
  27. Memoir '44: Operation Overlord

    All details for the board game Memoir '44: Operation Overlord and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. Le Havre

    All details for the board game Le Havre and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Le Havre
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  29. Snow Tails

    All details for the board game Snow Tails and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Snow Tails
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. Space Alert

    All details for the board game Space Alert and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Space Alert
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price42€ atAmazon.de

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