SPIEL 2022

Hobby Games
Oct 6, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Messe Essen, Essen, Germany
Norbertstrasse 2
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SPIEL 2022 will run from 6 to 9 October. The latest physical edition of the essential board game convention was held with strict COVID-19 restrictions in place, which made it more compact than before. Close to 600 companies from 41 countries demonstrated their new products to trade professionals and games enthusiasts. It is expected that SPIEL 2022 will mark the event's gradual return to its usual large scale.

During the four days of SPIEL, the Essen exhibition centre (Messe Essen) will be the only place where visitors can experience and purchase rare foreign gems that will not be available on the German market afterwards. Over 1000 exclusive premieres of card, dice and board games of all genres will be celebrated at SPIEL Essen. Some of the particularly sought-after products will include communication games, games with a solo version or expansion, puzzle games and games that involve storytelling.

While the SPIEL 2022 exhibition will highlight the hottest trends in the world of classic and modern games, participants will also have the opportunity to connect through the myriad of workshops, live demonstrations, tournaments and competitions. The prestigious innoSPIEL award will honour games with innovative mechanisms and outstanding gaming principles or even materials. The potential of board games for educational purposes will be the focus of the Educators' Day.

The SPIEL 2022 dates are awaited by an immense international audience, and the high demand for hotels in Essen is only logical. We at ExpoBeds advise you to explore the available SPIEL Essen accommodation options as early as possible. This would give you access to attractive room rates and a wider choice of hotel locations. Our team would be happy to provide you with a tailor-made list of SPIEL 2022 hotel offers at the most competitive prices. Send us your reservation request today or book your hotel near Messe Essen directly on our website.


In the 38 years since its first edition, SPIEL has gained 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.

Past editions

What is new for SPIEL 2022

The recently debuted InnoSPIEL award will continue to recognise innovative game concepts well into SPIEL Essen 2022. It met with wide approval during the previous edition.
The structure of SPIEL was recently changed. 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 2022 is under way and some of these changes will be kept.

Quick info

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

  • 1100+ SPIEL exhibitors from 50+ nations
  • 80,000+ sq m of exhibition area
  • 1400+ new products
  • 180,000+ visitors from around the world

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SPIEL 2023

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Messe Essen

Norbertstrasse 2, Essen, Germany
Coordinates: 51.42732 , 6.99417
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