Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, or otherwise known as the Essen game fair is talking place from 26th - 29th October, and gamers from all over the world are getting ready to see what this year's show has to offer... including us!
So...what is it? The event is held in Essen, Germany and it's the world's biggest consumer fair for gaming. People travel far and wide for the event, which is held over 8 different halls. (If you've ever been to the UK Games Expo, think of that, but eight times as big!) As you can guess, it's always a very popular event and is also very beneficial for gamers and companies in the field.
Four days of fun, meeting friends, playing and testing thousands of games and novelties together with gamers from all over the world.
As fun and awe-inspiring as the event is, we don't just sit around for four days playing games, (although we do try out a fair few!) The main reason for us being there is the chance to catch up with our favourite companies and to see what exciting projects they're working hard on and in turn, what new games and activites we can bring to you in schools and in the many events we run each year. It's also a great way for us to know about new games for our Imagination Gaming Awards held each year.
Our schedule is filling up nicely, meeting up with the likes of:
- Lucrum Games (Red7)
- Gigamic (Katamino, Imagidice, Quoridor)
- Lifestyle Boardgames (Macroscope)
- Mosigra (MindMaze, Nightmarium)
Plus many more!
So, a very exciting time for us! We'll have more information to splash about after the event, so watch this space!