Six years ago, my friend Michael from the Spielwiese gaming cafe agreed to help me bring a little bit of SPIEL back from Essen and celebrate in his cafe with all the great new games released there--many of them from Berlin designers.
The photo galleries on my After Essen Party page show some of the fun from the past five years. As you can see, it has been a great mix of games and guests from around the world, and we can even claim that Spiel des Jahres (German Game of the Year) award winner Qwirkle was discovered here!
As always, the 6th Annual After Essen Party is open to the public, athough space is limited and it is best to come early. Visiting designers are welcome to show their newly released games as well (please, no prototypes, however). Feel free to contact me or Michael at the Spielwiese in advance (especially if you are a game designer or publisher). The party is on the Tuesday after SPIEL, beginning at 7 p.m. Hope to see you at SPIEL and at the party in Berlin afterwards!