The best games presented at the Spiel 2009 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 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.

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Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

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List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'09:

This list was last updated on February 24, 2021. We compared 199 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de
  2. Dominion: Seaside

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

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Dominion: Seaside
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: Europa 1912 and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  4. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  5. Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm

    All details for the board game Kingsburg: To Forge a Realm and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  6. Parade

    All details for the board game Parade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Parade
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Parade

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Parade" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Parade" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. 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!45€ atAmazon.de
  8. Agricola: Farmers of the Moor

    All details for the board game Agricola: Farmers of the Moor and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime100 - 200 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  9. Cyclades

    All details for the board game Cyclades and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Cyclades
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Cyclades

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cyclades" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cyclades" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  10. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!46€ atAmazon.de
  11. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  13. Ghost Stories: White Moon

    All details for the board game Ghost Stories: White Moon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 29% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Ghost Stories: White Moon
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!33€ atAmazon.de
  14. Unanimo

    All details for the board game Unanimo and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Unanimo
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Unanimo

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Unanimo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Unanimo" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  15. Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal

    All details for the board game Power Grid: Brazil/Spain & Portugal and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    💸 Too expensive!30€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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
    🔥 Great price!125€ atAmazon.de
  17. Jambo Expansion 2

    All details for the board game Jambo Expansion 2 and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  18. Ubongo 3D

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

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Ubongo 3D
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Ubongo 3D

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ubongo 3D" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ubongo 3D" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. Endeavor

    All details for the board game Endeavor and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    More details for Endeavor
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price95€ atAmazon.de
  20. Egizia

    All details for the board game Egizia and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Egizia
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  21. 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
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players8 - 18 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  24. Start Player

    All details for the board game Start Player and similar games
    • Players2 - 99 Players
    • Playtime1 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac

    All details for the board game The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  26. Peloponnes

    All details for the board game Peloponnes and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!37€ atAmazon.de
  27. Bananagrams

    All details for the board game Bananagrams and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bananagrams
    • Players1 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. Mr. Jack in New York

    All details for the board game Mr. Jack in New York and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price37€ atAmazon.de
  29. Imperial 2030

    All details for the board game Imperial 2030 and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imperial 2030
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime120 - 180 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Imperial 2030

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial 2030" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Imperial 2030" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  30. Neuroshima Hex! Duel

    All details for the board game Neuroshima Hex! Duel and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Neuroshima Hex! Duel

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Neuroshima Hex! Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Neuroshima Hex! Duel" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache

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