Internationale Spieltage SPIEL
Internationale Spieltage SPIEL (called the Essen Game Fair too) is an four-day boardgame trade fair. This event always takes place in Essen (Germany) in October and brings together publishers and board game lovers not only from Europe, but also from all over the world.
The story driven escape game
During this annual event many board games premieres take place, also those related to escape rooms. For several years Escape Tales series games published by Polish publisher Board & Dice have been shown during the fair. The authors of the series are the creators of Polish marketplace Lockme, which creates a database of escape rooms from many countries. Together with the publishing house they have created a new category of board games - story driven escape games. Their premiere at Internationale Spieltage SPIEL has become a kind of a tradition.
Titles related to escape rooms, which had their premiere during this fair in Essen:
- Escape Tales: The Awakening
- Escape Tales: Low Memory
- Escape Tales: Children of Wyrmwoods
This year's Spiel, which lasted 4 days, took place on October 5-8. The event was attended by 193,000 visitors from 85 nations and 935 exhibitors from 56 countries. The next edition was announced for October 3-6, 2024.
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