• Messe Essen
  • 14. - 17. Oct. 2021

After we unfortunately had to cancel SPIEL in Essen for this year, we would like to offer all publishers and gamers a useful alternative.

Therefore, we will be holding SPIEL.digital from October 22nd to 25th 2020, an online trade fair at which publishers can present their new products to a wide audience shortly before Christmas. In addition, sales will be possible. A large supporting programme with panels, livestreams and many other attractions is also planned. Interested exhibitors are welcome to send us an email to info@merz-verlag.com.

Participation in SPIEL.digital is free of charge for all visitors. But in order to use some specific functions, such as an individual bookmark list, visitors must first register on the SPIEL.digital website. This will be possible from 20.10.2020 on. Interested visitors will find detailed  information and a list of FAQs in our newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you!


We are currently receiving many inquiries about how a possible threat from COVID-19 will affect SPIEL. You will find current information here.


with hall plans, list of new releases, program highlights and further useful information about SPIEL ’19.


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