The best games presented at the Spiel 2009 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 2009" 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 2009 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'09:

This list was last updated on July 28, 2022. We compared 200 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Jaipur

    All details for the board game Jaipur and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Jaipur
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Dominion: Seaside

    All details for the board game Dominion: Seaside and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Dominion: Seaside
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  4. Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912 and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Parade

    All details for the board game Parade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Parade
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Parade

    • YouTube Review for the game "Parade" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm

    All details for the board game Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Unanimo

    All details for the board game Unanimo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review for the game "Unanimo" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Chicken Cha Cha Cha

    All details for the board game Chicken Cha Cha Cha and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1998

    More details for Chicken Cha Cha Cha
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  9. Tobago

    All details for the board game Tobago and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Tobago
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  10. Loco Motive

    All details for the board game Loco Motive and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Loco Motive
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Start Player

    All details for the board game Start Player and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 1 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Bananagrams

    All details for the board game Bananagrams and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bananagrams
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Cyclades

    All details for the board game Cyclades and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 9% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cyclades
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!46€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Cyclades

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cyclades" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  14. Ugg-Tect

    All details for the board game Ugg-Tect and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Ugg-Tect
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac

    All details for the board game The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Hansa Teutonica

    All details for the board game Hansa Teutonica and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Hansa Teutonica
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  17. Ubongo 3D

    All details for the board game Ubongo 3D and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Ubongo 3D
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!37€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ubongo 3D

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ubongo 3D" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Orchard: Memo Game

    All details for the board game Orchard: Memo Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Duck, Duck, Bruce

    All details for the board game Duck, Duck, Bruce and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Polizei-Alarm!

    All details for the board game Polizei-Alarm! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Vampires of the Night

    All details for the board game Vampires of the Night and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Vampires of the Night
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: The Village

    All details for the board game The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: The Village and similar games
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Arena: Roma II

    All details for the board game Arena: Roma II and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Arena: Roma II
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Beer & Pretzels

    All details for the board game Beer & Pretzels and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Jambo Expansion 2

    All details for the board game Jambo Expansion 2 and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. 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
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  27. Agricola: Farmers of the Moor

    All details for the board game Agricola: Farmers of the Moor and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 100 - 200 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  28. Mystery Rummy: Murders in the Rue Morgue

    All details for the board game Mystery Rummy: Murders in the Rue Morgue and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Ghost Stories: White Moon

    All details for the board game Ghost Stories: White Moon and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  30. Endeavor

    All details for the board game Endeavor and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

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

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