Spiel Essen

International games days with comic action

The international game days "Spiel" is the world's largest trade fair for toys and games and offers the unique opportunity to receive full and detailed information on the complete national and international games offer. Nowhere else the whole game scene is represented as extensively as here. At this fair experiences are shared, new products are introduced on the market and new ideas and games trends are gained. The exhibitors invite you at many tables to test and play along. Entertainers show, how the games works and explain the unknown. From chess to the classic card games to children, strategy, skill and computer games everything can be found here. Even for small children, the game days are a very special experience. A wide range of high quality toys are just waiting to be tested and recorded. A bobby car and a skate obstacle course, a bouncy castle and an exercise and family garden invite you to participate and experience. A special highlight of the game is the Comic Action - a must for any comic book fan. It gives a great overview of the domestic and foreign comic market, from comics about artwork, posters, art prints to t-shirts and action figures. Comic book collectors provides the used comic store a space to browse, to exchange and to discover. The most important highlight of the show is the award of the German Game Award for the best children's, family and adult games but also for exemplary rules. In addition, a special award for outstanding personal or institutional services in gaming will be awarded.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 24. October to 27. October 2019, about 1200 exhibitors from 53 countries on the Spiel in Essen.

The Spiel takes place annually, and therefore for the 38th time previsibly in October 2022 in Essen.

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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
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Past editions:
  • 14. - 17. October 2021
  • 22. - 25. October 2020
  • 24. - 27. October 2019
    • 1200 exhibitors from 53 countries
  • 25. - 28. October 2018
    • 1150 exhibitors from 50 countries
    • 190000 visitors
  • 26. - 29. October 2017
    • 1100 exhibitors
    • 182000 visitors
  • 13. - 16. October 2016
    • 1021 exhibitors
    • 174000 visitors
  • 08. - 11. October 2015
    • 910 exhibitors from 41 countries
    • 162000 visitors
  • 16. - 19. October 2014
    • 832 exhibitors

Fair location:

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


for trade fair date in Essen

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, …

Industry sectors: Comics, Comics, Playthings, Toys, Toys, Toys, Video Games, …

Fairs of these Sectors: Fair for comicsFair for comicsTrade Shows for PlaythingsTrade Shows for Toys & GamesTrade Shows for Toys & GamesTrade Shows for Toys & GamesVideo Games Trade Shows

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