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.

More info about game fair "Spiel" is available on official game website.

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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 October 20, 2021. We compared 175 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
    🔥 Great price!10€ 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
    • 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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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!29€ atAmazon.de
  8. Start Player

    All details for the board game Start Player and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 1 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Cyclades

    All details for the board game Cyclades and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Cyclades
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Cyclades

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cyclades" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Duck, Duck, Bruce

    All details for the board game Duck, Duck, Bruce and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de
  13. 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

    Video reviews for Ubongo 3D

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ubongo 3D" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Polizei-Alarm!

    All details for the board game Polizei-Alarm! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. 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

    🔥 Deal: 66% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Vampires of the Night
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  18. 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

    🔥 Deal: 59% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: The Village
    • 8 - 18 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!39€ atAmazon.de
  19. 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
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  20. Beer & Pretzels

    All details for the board game Beer & Pretzels and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. 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
  22. Agricola: Farmers of the Moor

    All details for the board game Agricola: Farmers of the Moor and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 19% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Agricola: Farmers of the Moor
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 100 - 200 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!75€ atAmazon.de
  23. Endeavor

    All details for the board game Endeavor and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 43% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Endeavor
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!40€ atAmazon.de
  24. Ghost Stories: White Moon

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Ghost Stories: White Moon
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!39€ atAmazon.de
  25. Egizia

    All details for the board game Egizia and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Egizia
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!85€ atAmazon.de
  26. 7 Ate 9

    All details for the board game 7 Ate 9 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Peloponnes

    All details for the board game Peloponnes and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Diego Drachenzahn

    All details for the board game Diego Drachenzahn and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Diego Drachenzahn
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Halli Galli

    All details for the board game Halli Galli and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Halli Galli
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Halli Galli

    • YouTube Review for the game "Halli Galli" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Chronicle

    All details for the board game Chronicle and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Chronicle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Chronicle" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English

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