The best games presented at the Spiel 2011 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 2011" 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 2011 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'11:

This list was last updated on November 28, 2022. We compared 264 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Can't Stop

    All details for the board game Can't Stop and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Can't Stop
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Pictomania

    All details for the board game Pictomania and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Pictomania
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. The Castles of Burgundy

    All details for the board game The Castles of Burgundy and similar games

    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
  4. Dominion: Hinterlands

    All details for the board game Dominion: Hinterlands and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Takenoko
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review for the game "Takenoko" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Terror in Meeple City

    All details for the board game Terror in Meeple City and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Terror in Meeple City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Dominion: Cornucopia

    All details for the board game Dominion: Cornucopia and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 180 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Frigiti

    All details for the board game Frigiti and similar games
    • 4 - 6 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game

    All details for the board game Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    All details for the board game Flash Point: Fire Rescue and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    • YouTube Review for the game "Flash Point: Fire Rescue" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  12. Summoner Wars: Master Set

    All details for the board game Summoner Wars: Master Set and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Friday

    All details for the board game Friday and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Friday
    • 1 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Discworld: Ankh-Morpork

    All details for the board game Discworld: Ankh-Morpork and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Discworld: Ankh-Morpork
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 11+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Schnappt Hubi!

    All details for the board game Schnappt Hubi! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Schnappt Hubi!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!36€ atAmazon.de
  16. Dungeon Fighter

    All details for the board game Dungeon Fighter and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dungeon Fighter
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  17. Panic on Wall Street!

    All details for the board game Panic on Wall Street! and similar games
    • 3 - 11 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. The Red Dragon Inn 3

    All details for the board game The Red Dragon Inn 3 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Cyclades: Hades

    All details for the board game Cyclades: Hades and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Lupus in Tabula: Lady Werewolf's Revenge

    All details for the board game Lupus in Tabula: Lady Werewolf's Revenge and similar games
    • 4 - 30 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. The Dwarf King

    All details for the board game The Dwarf King and similar games
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Gary Gouda

    All details for the board game Gary Gouda and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Risk Legacy

    All details for the board game Risk Legacy and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Risk Legacy
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Risk Legacy

    • YouTube Review for the game "Risk Legacy" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Claustrophobia: De Profundis

    All details for the board game Claustrophobia: De Profundis and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    🔥 Great price!140€ atAmazon.de
  25. Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts

    All details for the board game Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts and similar games
    • 5 - 40 Players
    • 30 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Ultimate Werewolf: Artifacts" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  26. The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus

    All details for the board game The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  27. Quarriors!

    All details for the board game Quarriors! and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Quarriors!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Rumble in the House

    All details for the board game Rumble in the House and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. The City

    All details for the board game The City and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for The City
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The City

    • YouTube Review for the game "The City" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "The City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Caveman Curling

    All details for the board game Caveman Curling and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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