SPIEL 2019 will be staged on 24 - 27 October at Messe Essen. In the 36 years since its first edition, the trade show is gaining wider popularity among authors, manufacturers, publishers and games enthusiasts. The next SPIEL will have close to 1200 exhibitors displaying their game suggestions. More than 190,000 gaming professionals and gamers from Germany and abroad will join them to discover what's new and exciting in the world of children's games, fantasy, role-playing, classic, card and board games, computer and video games.
What is new for SPIEL 2019
The recently debuted InnoSPIEL award will continue to recognise innovative game concepts well into SPIEL Essen 2019. It met with wide approval during the previous edition.
The latest SPIEL featured some changes. The new hall 6 accommodated comics, miniature games, LARP and fantasy games. There were more structural alterations, which is why the organisers provided a SPIEL guide. It was available online and at the entrances. Inside, participants found information on the hall plans and programme highlights. SPIEL 2019 is under way and some of these changes will probably be kept.