Essen Spiel, the world’s biggest board game fair, has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a record post-Covid attendance of 193,000 - up more than 30% compared to its 2022 event.
Essen Spiel’s new head on how the world’s biggest board game fair is reinventing itself for its 40th year and beyond
Carol Rapp, a long-time Asmodee and Kosmos senior marketing executive, only joined the Essen Spiel team in November last year - and quickly found herself in charge of managing its biggest event yet.
The organisers of Essen Spiel, the world's biggest board game fair, have made the surprise move of bringing forward sweeping changes to how the event's halls are structured - leaving some publishers worrying attendees will find it harder to discover their games.
Voting is open for the Deutsche Spiele Preis, Germany's biggest board gaming award, with winners set to be announced at the Essen Game Fair in October.