Spiel

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For the composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen, see Spiel (Stockhausen).

Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, often called Essen after the city where it is held, is an annual four-day game trade fair which is also open to the public held in October[1] (Thursday to the following Sunday) at the Messe Essen (de) exhibition centre in Essen. With 910 exhibitors from 41 nations (in 2015) SPIEL is the worldwide biggest fair for boardgames. Many German-style board games are released at the fair.

The fair begun in 1983.[2]

year attendance source
2012 149 000 [3]
2013 156 000 [4]
2014 158 000 [5]
2015 162 000 [6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Not twilight, but sunrise. Table-top games are booming in the video-game age". The Economist. 2015-10-03. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  2. ^ Stewart Woods (16 August 2012). Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games. McFarland. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7864-6797-6. 
  3. ^ "149 000 Besucher kamen zur Spielemesse Spiel 12 nach Essen". WAZ. 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Spiel '13: Con Report". Big Shiny Robot. 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2015-10-29. 
  5. ^ Friedhelm, Merz Verlag. "Exhibitor information". Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  6. ^ Markus, Böhm. "Spiel 15: Das sind die Neuheiten der Spielemesse". Spiegel online (in German). Retrieved 2015-10-29. 

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Coordinates: 51°25′41″N 6°59′39″E / 51.4280°N 6.9942°E / 51.4280; 6.9942