The International Spieltage SPIEL, also known as Essen Spiel, is a major annual trade fair for board games and card games held in Essen, Germany. The event is organized by Friedhelm Merz Verlag, a publishing company that specializes in board games.
The SPIEL fair is considered the world’s largest board game trade fair, with exhibitors from all over the world showcasing their latest games and innovations. The fair attracts tens of thousands of visitors, including board game enthusiasts, industry professionals, and retailers.
The event features a vast exhibition hall filled with booths displaying new and upcoming board games, as well as classic games and accessories. Attendees can also participate in game demos, tournaments, and other events, as well as meet and interact with game designers and publishers.
Last year’s edition was a great success with exhibitors from 56 countries presenting a wide range of over 1800 new games.
Main products group: children’s, board, family and adult games as well as strategy, adventure, fantasy, science fiction and computer games. Of course, Spieltage Essen also offers classic games such as Skat, Chess, Bridge, Go, Backgammon, etc
Exhibitions halls: 7
Area: 86.000 qm