Spielwarenmesse acquires the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL event! | Source: Spielwaremesse

Spielwarenmesse eG recently announced that it will take over the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL event in Essen. Despite the change in ownership, the event will continue on as it has in the past. As in previous years, SPIEL will be held at the Essen exhibition center and will be organized by the director of Bonn, Dominique Metzler. Florian Hess, member of the executive board of Spielwarenmesse, will serve as an additional director. 

“It was important to me to retain the unique profile of SPIEL for the future,” says Metzler. “I am very pleased to have found in Spielwarenmesse eG — with its experience in world-beating fairs — a partner that can continue and further develop the success of this fair on my model for the coming decades as well.” 

Related: Spielwarenmesse Highlights Special Interest Areas for 2022 Event

Similar to Spielwarenmesse’s recent acquisition of the Internationale Spieleerfindermesse — Game Finders Convention, the Nuremberg organizers plan to integrate the SPIEL games fair into the Spielwarenmesse. However, to maintain the format of the original board game fair, the SPIEL games fair will take place on a separate day. 

This year’s Spielwarenmesse will take place Feb. 2-6, in Nuremberg, Germany. 

About the author

Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks was an editorial assistant at The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book. An avid reader, her first love is late Victorian literature paired with a huge plate of dumplings. When she’s not reading, she loves to attend concerts, cook elaborate dinners, and snuggle up with her two cats, Oscar and Percy.