The best games presented at the Spiel 2011 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 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.

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Spiel-Messe Essen from other years

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List with the top100 new releases of Spiel'11:

This list was last updated on March 3, 2021. We compared 253 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for The Castles of Burgundy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Castles of Burgundy" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Castles of Burgundy" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  2. Dominion: Hinterlands

    All details for the board game Dominion: Hinterlands and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  3. Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan

    All details for the board game Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  4. Pictomania

    All details for the board game Pictomania and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Pictomania
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!70€ atAmazon.de
  5. Can't Stop

    All details for the board game Can't Stop and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Dominion: Cornucopia

    All details for the board game Dominion: Cornucopia and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Takenoko

    All details for the board game Takenoko and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 6.

    More details for Takenoko
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Takenoko

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Takenoko" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  8. Summoner Wars: Master Set

    All details for the board game Summoner Wars: Master Set and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age9+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  9. Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game

    All details for the board game Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Cyclades: Hades

    All details for the board game Cyclades: Hades and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    💸 Too expensive!45€ atAmazon.de
  11. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    All details for the board game Flash Point: Fire Rescue and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Flash Point: Fire Rescue

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flash Point: Fire Rescue" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flash Point: Fire Rescue" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  13. Claustrophobia: De Profundis

    All details for the board game Claustrophobia: De Profundis and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!140€ atAmazon.de
  14. Friday

    All details for the board game Friday and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Friday
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  15. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age11+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Frigiti

    All details for the board game Frigiti and similar games
    • Players4 - 6 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. 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
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Risk Legacy

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Risk Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Risk Legacy" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Chaos in the Old World: The Horned Rat Expansion

    All details for the board game Chaos in the Old World: The Horned Rat Expansion and similar games
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  19. Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion

    All details for the board game Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  20. Panic on Wall Street!

    All details for the board game Panic on Wall Street! and similar games
    • Players3 - 11 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Eclipse

    All details for the board game Eclipse and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    More details for Eclipse
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    🔥 Great price!120€ atAmazon.de
  22. Village

    All details for the board game Village and similar games

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Village" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. The Red Dragon Inn 3

    All details for the board game The Red Dragon Inn 3 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  24. Dungeon Fighter

    All details for the board game Dungeon Fighter and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Dungeon Fighter
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  25. Stone Age: The Expansion

    All details for the board game Stone Age: The Expansion and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  26. 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!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Omen: A Reign of War

    All details for the board game Omen: A Reign of War and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  28. K2: Broad Peak

    All details for the board game K2: Broad Peak and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  29. Gears of War: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Gears of War: The Board Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 180 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Gears of War: The Board Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Gears of War: The Board Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  30. Trajan

    All details for the board game Trajan and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trajan
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Trajan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trajan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Trajan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache

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