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 July 13, 2021. We compared 241 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

    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. 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
  3. 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
  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
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de

    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. 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!30€ atAmazon.de
  6. 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

    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
  7. 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
    👍 Good price!36€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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!19€ 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
  11. Pit

    All details for the board game Pit and similar games
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
  13. 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
    🔥 Great price!150€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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
  15. Friday the 13th

    All details for the board game Friday the 13th and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Friday the 13th
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. 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
  17. Curli Kuller

    All details for the board game Curli Kuller and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Curli Kuller
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  18. Formula Dé

    All details for the board game Formula Dé and similar games
    • Players2 - 10 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Start Player

    All details for the board game Start Player and similar games
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime1 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Sushizock im Gockelwok

    All details for the board game Sushizock im Gockelwok and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!45€ atAmazon.de
  23. Pack & Stack

    All details for the board game Pack & Stack and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pack & Stack
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. 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
  25. Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game

    All details for the board game Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  26. 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
  27. Micro Mutants: Evolution

    All details for the board game Micro Mutants: Evolution and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. The Red Dragon Inn

    All details for the board game The Red Dragon Inn and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Money!

    All details for the board game Money! and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. 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

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