SPIEL Essen

03. - 06. October 2024 | International games days with comic action

The SPIEL in Essen, established in 1983, is regarded as the world's largest public trade fair for games and toys. It represents an unparalleled gathering for game enthusiasts, providing a unique opportunity to gain deep insights into the entire national and international gaming landscape. It's the place where the entire gaming community converges in full scope..

Visitors can acquaint themselves with the latest game products, identify trends, and engage deeply with fellow gaming aficionados. Numerous exhibitors invite attendees to their booths to try out various games firsthand. Animators are on hand to demonstrate how new games function and to answer any queries. The range of offerings spans from chess and classic card games to children's and strategy games, and even extends to skill-based and computer games.

However, SPIEL is not just an experience for avid gamers. For children, it presents a special highlight. They can choose from a vast array of high-quality toys to test on-site. Additional attractions, such as a Bobbycar and roller-skating course, a bouncy castle, and a movement and family garden, add to the fun.

A standout section of the fair is the "Comic Action". This segment is a haven for every comic enthusiast, offering a comprehensive overview of the domestic and international comic market. Offerings range from comics, artwork, and posters to art prints, t-shirts, and action figures. For collectors of rare comics, there's a dedicated comic antiquarian section for browsing and discovery.

A pinnacle of the event is the awarding of the German Game Prize. It not only honors the best games in various categories, such as children's, family, and adult games, but also bestows a special award for outstanding achievements in the gaming sector.

In summary, the SPIEL in Essen is a remarkable fair that attracts thousands of game lovers from around the globe every year, providing a comprehensive view of the current gaming landscape. It's not merely a fair, but an experience for both young and old.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 06. October to 09. October 2022, about 980 exhibitors from 56 countries and 147000 visitors from 100 countries on the SPIEL in Essen.

The SPIEL will take place on 4 days from Thursday, 03. October to Sunday, 06. October 2024 in Essen.

In 132 days
Date:
03.10.2024 - 06.10.2024*
Thursday - Sunday, 4 days
Trade Show Contact
Display e-mail address
www.spiel-messe.com

Audience:
publicly accessible

Cycle:
annually

Year of foundation:
1983

Local time:
15:13 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Fair organizer
Friedhelm Merz Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Bismarckallee 8
53173 Bonn, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)228 342273
Fax: +49 (0)228 856312
Display e-mail address
www.merz-verlag.com
Past editions:
  • 05. - 08. October 2023
    Essen
  • 06. - 09. October 2022
    Essen
    • 980 exhibitors from 56 countries
    • 147000 visitors
  • 14. - 17. October 2021
    Essen
    • 620 exhibitors from 41 countries
  • 22. - 25. October 2020
    Online
  • 24. - 27. October 2019
    Essen
    • 1200 exhibitors from 53 countries
  • 25. - 28. October 2018
    Essen
    • 1150 exhibitors from 50 countries
    • 190000 visitors
  • 26. - 29. October 2017
    Essen
    • 1100 exhibitors
    • 182000 visitors
  • 13. - 16. October 2016
    Essen
    • 1021 exhibitors
    • 174000 visitors
  • 08. - 11. October 2015
    Essen
    • 910 exhibitors from 41 countries
    • 162000 visitors
  • 16. - 19. October 2014
    Essen
    • 832 exhibitors
Holidays during the trade show:
German Unity Day (03.10.2024)

Fair location:

Messe Essen,
Norbertstr., 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Product groups: action figures, adult games, adventure games, animation games, art prints, baby toys, backgammon, board game, board games, card games, chess, children's games, children's toys, comic poster, comics, computer games, computer games, family games, fantasy games, games of skill, interactive games, movement games, original comic artwork, post games, science fiction games, strategy games, t-shirts, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.

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FAQ

Where does the SPIEL taking place?
The SPIEL fair takes place in Essen, at the Messe Essen.

When is the SPIEL taking place?
Visit the SPIEL from 03. - 06. October 2024.

How often does the SPIEL take place?
The SPIEL takes place annually.

What kind of fair is the SPIEL?
The SPIEL is an exhibition for Toys, Comics and Playthings.