Essen SPIEL 2021 - Promos, Specials, Freebies and other Giveaways
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Every year at the Essen SPIEL, there are lots of promos, goodies and other stuff to bling your games, or add additional content.
Some of them are free, others will cost a little bit of money.

This is the list to track all of them! As you come across different things, PLEASE ADD them to the list.
Here is the ideal format to use, when you add things to the list:


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Keep your items updated if you get any further information!

If you have any questions, or if you are unsure how to add things, or just don't want to do it yourself, please send me a personal message and i will take care. Together we try to keep this list as up to date as possible. Thank you for your help, it is very appreciated!

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A big thank you, to all the people who did the list in the previous years:

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1. Board Game Publisher: Portal Games
Video Game Publisher: Portal Games
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What: Promo

Description: Promos for their new games when you pre-order them!

https://form.jotform.com/212413512438346

Publisher: Portal Games
Booth: 3-O118

Conditions: Pre-Order Games (or probably like always, buy the promos for all their games at their booth for a small fee)
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2. Board Game Publisher: Czech Games Edition
Board Game Publisher: Czech Games Edition
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What: Promos

Description: Promos for different games

Publisher: CGE
Booth: 1-D139

Conditions: Pre-Order to get them. Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_l8KcWjG4KhXxZThS...

OR just ask (idk if they sell or give them)

Comment from their homepage:

Our sales team is practicing the most lovely smile ever and grabbing promos for new and classic titles!
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3. Board Game Publisher: EmperorS4
Board Game Publisher: EmperorS4
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What: Mini expansions

Description:
Hanamikoji: Action Tiles Expansion (€3)

Publisher: EmperorS4
Booth: 3O115

Conditions: Buy at the booth.


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4. Board Game Publisher: Sit Down!
Board Game Publisher: Sit Down!
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What: Goodies

Description:
Dive goodies (3 new companions) (€1)
Magic Maze new pawns (€5)
Rush Out! goodies (Familiars) (€1)
Bad Bones Metal Minis (€5)

Publisher: Sit Down!
Booth: 3O120

Conditions: Buy at the booth.


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5. Board Game Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group
Video Game Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group
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What: Mini expansions

Description:
SmashUp FOIL Leaders (€5)
SmashUp Goblins Faction Pack (€5)
SmashUp Knights of the Round Table Faction Pack (€5)

Publisher:Alderac Entertainment Group
Booth: 3K107

Conditions: Buy at the booth.


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6. Board Game Publisher: Plan B Games
Board Game Publisher: Plan B Games
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What: Mini expansions

Description:
Beez - Mini Expansion Goodie (€8)
Camel Up Off Season Goodie (€8)
Azul - The Queens Garden Goodie (no price listed)

Publisher: Plan B games
Booth: 3O119

Conditions: Buy at the booth.


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7. Board Game Publisher: Feuerland Spiele
Board Game Publisher: Feuerland Spiele
If you show us your vaccination certificate when you buy a game at our booth at the fair, you will get 1 random Fields of Arle travel destination from the places that are not officially available until now.

Source : https://www.feuerland-spiele.de/
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8. Board Game Publisher: Frosted Games
Board Game Publisher: Frosted Games
Cooper Island

Mini expansion for the game : https://frostedgames.de/shop/cooper-island-mini-erweiterung-...
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9. Board Game Publisher: HeidelBÄR Games
Board Game Publisher: HeidelBÄR Games
3 mini expansions : https://shop.heidelbaer.de/en/Pickup-SPIEL-2021/

https://shop.heidelbaer.de/en/Pickup-SPIEL-2021/Die-verloren...
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https://shop.heidelbaer.de/en/Pickup-SPIEL-2021/CZ114P3.html
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10. Board Game: The Siege of Runedar [Average Rating:7.31 Overall Rank:5512]
Board Game: The Siege of Runedar
Promo for the base game if you preorder here

https://ludonova.com/preorder2021/
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11. Board Game Publisher: Strohmann Games
Board Game Publisher: Strohmann Games
Promo for preorder for these games

Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard : https://www.strohmann-games.de/shop/fantastische-reiche---de...

Seastead : https://www.strohmann-games.de/shop/seastead-inkl.-8-promoka...

Beyond the Sun : https://www.strohmann-games.de/shop/beyond-the-sun-inkl.-pro...

Fantastic Factories Promo pack 1/2/Faction : https://www.strohmann-games.de/shop/
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12. Board Game: Neko Harbour: The Card Game [Average Rating:7.22 Unranked]
Board Game: Neko Harbour: The Card Game
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https://www.wix.moaideas.net/product-page/neko-harbour-the-c...
Pre-order now to get the Limited Essen Spiel Promo Card for free.
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13. Board Game: Zooloretto: Rainbow Chameleon [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Board Game: Zooloretto: Rainbow Chameleon
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Description: A new animal for the Zooloretto collection
Publisher: ABACUS SPIELE
Booth: 3-E114

Usually if you ask politely you get one or more promos for Zooloretto. Maybe it's the one depicted here ... although it was published last year.
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14. Board Game: Living Forest [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:5151]
Board Game: Living Forest
What: Living Forest: Sanki & Onibi promo cards
Description: 2 promo cards for Living Forest
Publisher: Ludonaute
Booth: H3-M117
Conditions: Pre-ordering worked for sure, but is not available anymore. I expect they will be available for free when you buy the game at the booth.
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15. Board Game Publisher: Capstone Games
Board Game Publisher: Capstone Games
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What: Maracaibo: Founding Spirit Promo Card
Description:
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Founding Spirit is a career card.

It gives you doublons and points based on:
* Number of Quests
* Victory Point Income
* Number of bought cards

Publisher: Capstone Games
Booth: 3H113
Conditions: Free available in German and English
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16. Board Game: Keyflower [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:79]
Board Game: Keyflower
Several of the promos available for 2 euros each.
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17. Board Game: King of Tokyo: Dark Edition [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.82 Unranked]
Board Game: King of Tokyo: Dark Edition
The Space Penguin is available and I think it was some Kitty starting Friday. They cost 10 each.
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18. Board Game: Mini Rogue [Average Rating:7.90 Overall Rank:2903]
Board Game: Mini Rogue
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Two promocards (Wolf and Forge) for € 4.
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19. Board Game: Almadi [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:6743]
Board Game: Almadi
Free promo card when you buy the game at Spiel
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20. Board Game: Everdell [Average Rating:8.09 Overall Rank:29]
Board Game: Everdell
At the booth of Tabletop Tycoon, you get a set of free alternative art cards for Everdell with every buy.
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