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WELCOME TO THE PRESS AREA OF SPIEL ESSEN.

Here you will find press information about our fair as well as downloads of picture material and logos. You can register for our media mailing list and get accredited for SPIEL. All information about our press conference, the novelties show, services on site and contact persons for all inquiries are also bundled here.

Press Conference and Novelties Show

For accredited media there will be a press conference on Wednesday before the start of the show in the foyer east of Messe Essen.
After the press conference the novelties show will open for media, exhibitors and business ticket holders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASES

HERE YOU FIND PRESS RELEASES OF SPIEL ESSEN

2024


World famous painting competition Golden Demon will hold European leg at SPIEL Essen

26.01.2024

It is with great pride and honour that SPIEL Essen announces that the next European leg of the world’s greatest miniature painting competition – the Golden Demon – will be held at the world’s largest public fair for boardgames, at SPIEL Essen. Painters from all over the world will be able to enter their painted Warhammer miniatures in this long-standing competition and compete for the title in various categories. The competition as well as the award ceremony will be held at the fair from October 3rd to October 6th, 2024, in Essen, Germany.

2023


SPIEL Essen 23 ends as largest event of it history

08.10.2023

Essen is the world capital of games - as the past four days have once again impressively demonstrated. From October 4 to 8, 193,000 game enthusiasts from 85 countries came to SPIEL Essen, the largest international public fair for board games. Thanks to this impressive number and a total area of 62,500 m², the biggest SPIEL ever took place. The variety of more than 1,700 novelties, which were shown at the world's leading fair, proved that board games are more modern and up-to-date than ever.

PLAYFUL MASCOT FOR SPIEL ESSEN

27.06.2023

Well-known illustrator creates cute ambassador for world’s largest boardgame fair

Bonn, Germany 27th June 2023. Everyone who knows SPIEL Essen has memories and emotions connected to it – and from now on a cat also comes to mind. Because from 2023 on, SPIEL will have a mascot to welcome the about 150,000 visitors from all over the world in Essen. Playful, curious, open, and joyful: the orange tabby kitten created by the well-known game illustrator and game designer Michael Menzel combines everything that characterizes the world's largest boardgame fair. Now a name is needed, which the fans of the fair will find together. 

DEUTSCHER SPIELE PREIS 2023 – DIE ABSTIMMUNG IST GESTARTET

15.05.2023

Bonn, 15. Mai 2023. Ab heute können Fans von Brettspielen mit ihren Stimmen bestimmen, welche Spiele beim Deutschen Spiele Preis (DSP) die meisten Siegpunkte einheimsen: Die Abstimmung für den größten Community Award Deutschlands ist gestartet. In den beiden Kategorien ‚Familien- und Erwachsenenspiel‘ sowie ‚Kinderspiel‘ wählt die deutschsprachige Spiele-Welt aus der Vielzahl in diesem Jahrgang erschienener Titel ihre liebsten Spiele. Bis zum 15. August kann über die Website www. spiel-essen.de/dsp abgestimmt werden, auf der SPIEL im Oktober wird der Preis vom Merz Verlag verliehen.

DIE SPIEL IN MODERNEM LOOK – NEUES LOGO UND NEUE WEBSITE DER SPIELEMESSE IN ESSEN

01.05.2023

Bonn, 1. Mai 2023. Die weltweit größte Messe für Brettspiele, die SPIEL Essen, geht mit einem neuen Logo in die Zukunft. Es ist frischer, moderner und bleibt trotzdem seinen Ursprüngen treu. Die Tangram-Form und die bekannte Farbkombination lassen Brettspielfans sofort an die SPIEL, ihre Erlebnisse und die vielen Spieleneuheiten auf der Messe denken. Die neue Dynamik und frischen Farben des Logos stehen für den Weg in die Zukunft, den der Merz Verlag als Ausrichter der SPIEL mit den Fans gehen will. Gleichzeitig ist das neue Logo der SPIEL Essen ein klares Bekenntnis zur Stadt im Ruhrgebiet, in der die Messe seit 40 Jahren stattfindet.


HERE YOU CAN FIND ALL PRESS RELEASES OF PAST YEARS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS MAILING LIST

WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED
IN RECEIVING OUR PRESS-NEWSLETTERS

With this form you can enroll for our press mailing list:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCREDITATION

We are happy that you want to come to SPIEL and report about us.
Under this link you can register for press-tickets for SPIEL Essen 2023:

OUR ACCREDITATION GUIDELINES:

Please note that we can only accredit media representatives who are reporting on SPIEL, events taking place during SPIEL or other content at SPIEL.

UNDER THESE CONDITIONS YOU CAN BE ACCREDITED FOR THE SPIEL:

1. You are a journalist with a valid press card of your country.

2. You are a journalist, photographer, cameraman or in a similar position and have an editorial assignment from a media that you can present to us.

3. You are active in the board game world as a content creator, blogger, YouTuber, Instagramer or publish on other online portals regularly and with a certain reach on the topic of board games.

WE REVIEW ALL ACCREDITATION REQUESTS AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE REQUESTS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWNLOADS

HERE YOU CAN FIND DOWNLOADS OF LOGOS AND IMAGES


LOGOS SPIEL ESSEN


DEUTSCHER SPIELE PREIS


INNOSPIEL


BILDER DER SPIEL


MERZ VERLAG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT

WE ARE HERE FOR ALL PRESS INQUIRIES.

If you have any further questions about SPIEL, need more information about an announcement or would like to contact us in any other way, please feel free to get in touch with our press contact.

ROBIN DE CLEUR

Director Communications
+49 151 74454565