SPIEL in Essen means: Four days of fun, meeting friends, playing and testing thousands of games and novelties together with gamers from all over the world. Make up your own mind about the quality of the international gaming market and feel free to buy your favourite ones!
SPIEL ’19 – the world’s biggest consumer fair for gaming – offers its visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see, sample and test the complete international games program. In 2018 more than 1,150 exhibitors from 50 nations made this show so unique. Each year gamers from all over the world join the largest meeting of the gaming scene. Publishers, authors, manufacturers, and devoted players gather here to share their experiences, check out the latest developments and introduce new products to the wider public.
On more than 80,000 square meters of exhibition space, all kinds of games are on display, ranging from family, adult, children and parlour games to strategy, mail, adventure, fantasy and science fiction games to video and computer games. Naturally, game classics such as Chess, Go, Backgammon and Bridge won’t be missing.
SPIEL provides an extensive range of fringe events: All exhibitors invite you to join in the action at their tables – just try the unknown, enter one of the numerous competitions, or watch exciting demonstrations!
Families will find a world of adventure for their kids. A huge variety of high-quality toys just waits to be explored – and a special hall is being turned into a playground with climbing areas, juggling, an XXL tabletop kicker, a bouncy castle, and much more.