• Messe Essen
  • 06. - 09. Oct. 2022



Since 2017 Friedhelm Merz Verlag, together with the city of Essen, awards the innoSPIEL prize for a particularly innovative game idea.


With hall plans, list of new releases, program highlights and further useful information about SPIEL.


The gallery of SPIEL can be found here.

In 2020 the first virtual edition of SPIEL – SPIEL.digital – has exceeded all expectations.

With more than 400 exhibitors from 41 nations, SPIEL.digital brought hundreds of thousands of people together to play and has also succeeded in providing a massive international stage for board games.

This year, SPIEL.digital will again be available as a supporting online platform for exhibitors at SPIEL ’21, offering visitors additional highlights and orientation opportunities.