The best games presented at the Spiel 2010 game fair in Essen, Germany 2024

Are you looking for a good new game? We have compared all the games presented at the game fair "Spiel 2010" 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 2010 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'10:

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 453 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Dixit: Quest

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    Dive into the world of artistic storytelling with Dixit: Quest, an expansion that elevates the captivating gameplay of Dixit to new heights. In this imaginative game, players use beautifully illustrated cards to spin enchanting tales and embark on a journey of creative discovery.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dixit: Quest
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  2. Dominion: Prosperity

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    Dominion: Prosperity is the fourth expansion in the acclaimed Dominion series, released in 2010. This expansion enriches the Dominion universe by focusing on the theme of wealth and prosperity.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Dominion: Prosperity
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. King of Tokyo

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    King of Tokyo is a game where players take on the roles of mutant monsters, robots, and aliens, all competing to become the sole King of Tokyo.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  4. The Resistance

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    The Resistance is a dynamic party game focused on social deduction, set against the backdrop of a dystopian empire. It's designed for five to ten players and offers a thrilling experience of intrigue and deception.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for The Resistance
    • 5 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Survive: Escape from Atlantis!

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    Survive: Escape from Atlantis! is a thrilling and competitive board game where players aim to evacuate their pieces from a sinking island. The game is known for its intense gameplay and strategic decisions.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Survive: Escape from Atlantis!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Perudo

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    Perudo, also known as Liar's Dice, Bluff, or Dudo, is a classic South American dice game that combines elements of luck, skill, and bluffing. It's a game where players attempt to outwit each other through bold claims and challenges.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1993

    More details for Perudo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. 7 Wonders

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    In 7 Wonders, you step into the role of a leader of one of the seven great cities of the Ancient World. Your objective is to gather resources, establish commercial routes, and assert your military might. The game is not just about managing resources but also about building an architectural wonder that will stand the test of time.

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Biblios

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    Biblios is a strategic and competitive board game that immerses players in the role of abbots at a medieval monastery. The primary goal is to build the most impressive library of sacred texts, balancing resource management, strategic planning, and a bit of luck.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Biblios
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. The Castles of Burgundy

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    The Castles of Burgundy is set in the medieval Burgundy region of France, where players assume the roles of aristocrats seeking to expand their princedoms. The game revolves around building settlements, constructing castles, engaging in river trade, mining for silver, and utilizing travelers' knowledge.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for The Castles of Burgundy
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Castles of Burgundy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Kariba

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Ghost Blitz

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    Ghost Blitz is a fast-paced and exciting game that tests your reflexes and ability to recognize shapes and colors. The game revolves around Balduin, the house ghost, who has accidentally created a set of puzzling photographs with his enchanted camera, leading to a spirited game of quick thinking and fast grabbing.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ghost Blitz
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  12. Spot it!

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    Spot it!, also known as Dobble, is a fast-paced, fun-filled pattern recognition game. It's a simple yet engaging game where players race to find matching symbols between two cards.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spot it!
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Neue Welten

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Takenoko

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    Takenoko is a charming board game set in the Japanese Imperial court, revolving around the care of a giant panda gifted by the Chinese Emperor. Players, as court members, are tasked with managing a bamboo garden for the panda.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Takenoko
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review for the game "Takenoko" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Small World: Be Not Afraid...

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    Small World: Be Not Afraid... is an exciting expansion to the popular board game Small World, known for its humorous and strategic conquest of a too-small world. This expansion introduces five new races and special powers, adding more depth and variety to the game.

    More details for Small World: Be Not Afraid...
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Hive

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    Hive is a highly strategic two-player game that stands out for its versatility and unique gameplay mechanics, involving a variety of insect-themed pieces.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Hive
    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  18. Memoir '44: Winter Wars

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    The Memoir '44: Winter Wars expansion takes players to the heart of WWII's most chilling battles, offering a wealth of materials to simulate warfare in snow-covered terrains. This expansion is packed with everything needed for engaging in the strategic combat of the cold war environment, particularly focusing on the Battle of the Bulge during the harsh winter of 1944.

    More details for Memoir '44: Winter Wars
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Hive: The Ladybug

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    • 2 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Freeze

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    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Forbidden Island

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    Forbidden Island is a visually captivating cooperative board game that sets itself apart from traditional competitive games. In this thrilling adventure, players must join forces and collaborate to achieve victory instead of competing against each other. The goal is clear: work together as a team to secure a win.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Forbidden Island
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Forbidden Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Forbidden Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Lords of Vegas

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    Lords of Vegas is a dynamic board game where players take on the roles of developers in a growing Nevada city, aiming to build the most profitable casinos along "The Strip." Starting with mere parking lots, players strategize to expand, reorganize, and gamble their way to success, aiming to score the most points by owning the most lucrative casinos and appointing the best bosses.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Lords of Vegas
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Lords of Vegas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lords of Vegas" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  23. Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Photo Party

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    • 6 - 15 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Battle Sheep

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    Battle Sheep, formerly known as Splits, is a light-hearted yet strategic board game where players aim to spread their flock of sheep across the pasture to occupy the most territory. The game is known for its simple rules, quick gameplay, and fun theme, making it a great choice for families and casual gamers.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Battle Sheep
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Memoir '44: Disaster at Dieppe

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    Memoir '44: Disaster at Dieppe marks the final chapter in the first series of Battle Maps for the Memoir '44 game system, bringing new Overlord Scenarios, Standard Scenarios, and miniatures to the forefront. This expansion focuses on the disastrous raid on Dieppe, Operation Jubilee, and the capture of Tobruk, showcasing Rommel's advances in North Africa in 1942. Designed for team play, this set supports up to 8 players and comes with everything needed for immediate action, including pre-printed maps for quick setup.

    More details for Memoir '44: Disaster at Dieppe
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Mr. Jack Pocket

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    Mr. Jack Pocket is a compact and strategic card game adaptation of the well-regarded board game Mr. Jack. Designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, this game transforms the original board game's concept into a more portable format. It involves deduction and strategy, set against the backdrop of a Victorian-era mystery. The game cleverly uses a grid of street cards, with characters like Holmes, Watson, and a dog maneuvering around to catch the elusive Mr. Jack.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Mr. Jack Pocket
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Formula D: Circuits 3 – Singapore & The Docks

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Shadow Hunters

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    Shadow Hunters is an intriguing survival board game set in a mysterious forest filled with devils and supernatural beings. Players find themselves as members of one of three factions: Shadows, supernatural creatures of the night; Hunters, humans intent on destroying these beings; and Neutrals, civilians inadvertently caught in this age-old conflict. The game revolves around identity concealment, strategic alliances, and survival.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Shadow Hunters
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  30. King Up!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for King Up!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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