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( 6 October 2022 - 9 October 2022 )
Venue: Messe Essen
Location: Germany , Essen

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Covid-19 Event Update

SPIEL 2022 will occur as a live event between the 6th of October 2022 and the 9th of October 2022. The trade fair will be held at the Messe Essen in Essen, Germany. The hosting venue will feature the latest Covid-19 prevention measures, including the 3G entry policy. Participants will be required to show documents such as negative test results less than 48 hours old before entry. They must also maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres at all times. Due to the implemented travel restrictions, participants must show a 3G entry document when arriving at German territory. They may also be required to quarantine for a set amount of time depending on their departure country. 

SPIEL – A Brief Introduction

SPIEL has almost 40 years under its belt and within that time has risen to be a defining moment for players in the board game business, which in recent years has been in a state of revival. The international fair is based in Essen, Germany and occurs every October for four days. Edition after edition, SPIEL has not stopped growing. The edition in 2019 registered its highest-yet attendance – more than 1200 international exhibitors and 209,000 visitors in total at the modern exhibition halls of Messe Essen. That’s more than a reason enough to head on over to SPIEL.

An Industry Profile

Board games have long since evolved beyond being a simple children’s toy. Today the market is a multi-million-dollar industry with games targeting the whole family, casual players and serious gamers who want to be challenged. SPIEL reflects these tastes in its variety of product groups that include board, card, movement, children's, adult, interactive, skill, computer and digital games. They also include comic and action books, as well as original comic artwork. Attendees can also examine action figurines. The audience is definitely varied, but it is safe to say the majority consists of end consumers.

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As soon as you get your tickets for SPIEL, it’s time to plan your business trip to Essen, Germany – hotel prices only go up the closer you get to October. Act fast and decisively before you’re out of options. Hire Travel 2 Fairs ltd to discover the best deals at the best prices close to Messe Essen. You combine a quick commute with low prices and great comfort. A personal travel assistant works on your case so you get results within a single day. The size of your group is also no challenge – Travel 2 Fairs is good with three-four up to over twenty people!

Past Editions


The 2021 edition of SPIEL took place as a hybrid event. The trade fair consisted of a face-to-face exposition and a complimentary digital platform. The edition featured around 600 exhibitors who presented more than 1000 new products. The strict Covid-19 prevention measures that were put in place at Messe Essen included social distancing regulations. 

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