SPIEL 2023

Hobby Games
Oct 5, 2023 - Oct 8, 2023
Messe Essen, Essen, Germany
Norbertstrasse 2
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The SPIEL 2023 dates, 5 - 8 October, will bring to Essen Exhibition Center (Messe Essen) the most prominent game publishers, game authors and other industry professionals. They will be joined by a plethora of avid gamers, board game reviewers and influencers. The previous edition of the largest public fair for card, dice and board games attracted nearly 147,000 visitors. Startups and well-known companies from 56 countries chose SPIEL Essen to showcase their newest creations - 1800 game premieres took place.

The next SPIEL Messe in 2023 will be just as eventful. The exhibition will cover everything from collaborative games to one-person games. New children's games and adult games will be played and ordered.

Like most sectors, the toy and games sector is affected by the ongoing crisis and the related supply chain problems. Although there are challenges to overcome, the enthusiasm for games remains strong and there is much room for growth. The global situation urges the board game industry to adapt, which will prompt innovations and clever solutions that will undoubtedly be demonstrated by some of the new titles at SPIEL 2023. These issues will also be explored at the event's panel discussions. The innoSPIEL award will highlight innovative mechanisms and materials. The Research Day and Educators' Day will present additional opportunities for professionals to connect and discuss trends and changes in the board game world.

Are you looking for a conveniently located hotel in Essen during SPIEL Messe 2023? We at ExpoBeds will provide you with a safe and easy accommodation solution. Our team is partnering with hotels near SPIEL 2023 and the Essen Exhibition Center, the airport and in other popular locations for visiting the venue. This enables us to suggest a wide variety of hotel options, plus discounted room rates. Send us your booking request today and we will select the best SPIEL Essen 2023 hotel offers for your business trip.


Close to 40 years since its first edition, SPIEL (also known as SPIEL Messe) enjoys an immense popularity among authors, manufacturers, publishers and games enthusiasts. The next SPIEL Essen will have around 1000 exhibitors displaying their game suggestions.

More than 150,000 gaming professionals and gamers from Germany and abroad will join them to explore what's new and exciting in the world of children's games, fantasy, role-playing, classic, card and board games, computer and video games.

Past editions

What makes it special

During the four days of SPIEL, Messe Essen is the only place where visitors can discover and purchase rare board games by foreign game publishers, which will be unavailable on the German market afterwards. Over 1500 exclusive game premieres , covering all genres, delight the SPIEL Essen participants at each and every edition.

Aside from information on the hottest trends in the world of classic and modern games, the SPIEL Messe in Essen offers an unparalleled access to live demonstrations, workshops, awards, competitions and tournaments.

Quick info

Organiser:Friedhelm Merz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Also called:SPIEL Essen 2023
Frequency:every year
Next Edition:SPIEL 2024
Sectors: Hobby | Games
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Important facts

  • 950+ SPIEL exhibitors from 50+ nations
  • 80,000+ sq m of exhibition area
  • 1800+ new products
  • 147,000+ visitors from around the world

Next editions

SPIEL 2024

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Messe Essen

Norbertstrasse 2, Essen, Germany
Coordinates: 51.42732 , 6.99417
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