Here Be Books & Games, used bookstore and game store in Summerville, SC as seen from the parking lot
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Front door of Here Be Books & Games, a books & boardgames store in Summerville, SC

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Tue 10am to 6pm
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Fri 10am to 6pm
Sat 10am to 6pm
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We buy, sell, & trade.

4650 Ladson Rd.
Summerville, SC

(843) 695-1498


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Last update: April 18, 2015

Game Night | Upcoming Events | Past Events

Never Miss An Upcoming Gaming Event: Join Our Board Game Meetup

You can join our Board Game Meetup at: www.meetup.com/Here-Be-Books-and-Games-Board-Game-Meetup. Joining Meetup is free. Get Game Night reminders by text and/or email - your choice. Plus, reminders for other upcoming gaming events at HBB&G.

Friday, May 8, 6:00 p.m. : Book Club Meeting

Currently Reading: The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry

About the Book Club

The Book Club reads fantasy and sci fi titles. Each member of the group contributes a title to the pool from which we choose one each month. We usually meet on a Friday evening at 6 p.m. at Here Be Books & Games.

Upcoming Titles (subject to change)

The person who chose the book we're currently reading usually has some discussion questions prepared to help keep us on track and focus our discussions - somewhat. Nevertheless, discussions are usually lively and geeky. We often talk about related books, movies and tv shows during our discussion of the current book.

How To Join the Book Club

Joining is easy: just read the book we're currently reading and show up for the next meeting. Newcomers are welcome!

You can also join our Book Club Meetup Group to get reminders by text and/or email at: www.meetup.com/Here-Be-Books-and-Games-Book-Club.

Books Previously Read & Discussed by the Book Club (most recent to earliest)

 

Saturday, April 18 & 25, 11am to 5pm : Bohnanza Demo Day - (Prep for Play Day in June)

BohnanzaLearn to play Bohnanza the fun and interactive bean trading game. We'll be teaching people how to play all day long in preparation for our upcoming Bohnanza Play Day in June. In June, we'll host a whole day or evening of Bohnanza play utilizing all of the expansions and stand-alone games in the Bohnanza family. You can learn more about this exciting classic game at The Glass Meeple. Tina's written two reviews on Bohnanza and games in the Bohnanza family:

So join us for a fun day of bean-growing and trading fun!

 

Book SaleFriday & Saturday, May 15 & 16, 2015 : Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale - TWO DAYS ONLY!

Thousand of BOOKS on SALE for $1 each. All Categories!

It's Spring and time for our Semi-Annual $1 Sidewalk Book Sale! Stock up on your summer reading or try a new author. With thousands of books to choose from, you're sure to find something good to read!

Note: We will NOT be accepting any trades during the sale.

Use Your Trade Credit to Pay 100% of Your Book Sale Purchases

Sale-goers can pay 100% of their clearance-sale book purchases with existing trade credit. (Please don't try to trade in a bunch of books during the sale: it's a very busy time and we won't be able to process trades. Instead, plan ahead: trade in your books now, so you'll have plenty of trade credit to spend at the sale in November.) Please note: this special applies only to customers with existing trade credit at the beginning of the sale.

Sign Up to Receive Reminders of Our Semi-Annual Sales

If you would like to receive a reminder by email about this and future semi-annual sales, please call us or let us know next time you visit our store. We'll put you on our call list and/or newsletter email list, whichever you prefer. You should also Like Us on Facebook.

Sale Dates & Hours - TWO DAYS ONLY!

Don't miss this incredible sale! It only happens twice a year!

 

Elysium Pre-Release

Saturday, May 16, 11am to 5pm : Elysium Pre-Release

Be one of the first to try out the newest game by the publishers of Splendor! Elysium looks to be as addicting as Splendor with more options for strategic play and the oodles of combinations to explore reminescent of 7 Wonders. The stunning artwork will certainly remind you of 7 Wonders and Cyclades. Simple game play mechanisms get you playing in no time, while interesting choices and numerous card combinations keep the game interesting and fresh as well as very replayable.

With the purchase of each game in this special pre-release, customers will receive a free pack of exclusive promo cards consisting of one alternate artwork card for each of the eight factions. Preorder your copy now to ensure you get in on this special deal available only while supplies last. (Only 4 copies available.)

Elysium - sample cardsWe'll be demoing Elysium from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, April 18, so you can try before you buy. Elysium won't be released to online and non-participating retailers until May 28, 2015, but you can get your hands on it - and the exclusive promo cards - two full weeks in advance at Here Be Books & Games!

More About Elysium

Elysium - game setupSet in ancient Greece, Elysium is a game of set collecting and combinations in which players recruit cards representing heroes, items, powers and gods. These cards have many different powers and you can create powerful combinations to earn gold (the help of the gods) and victory points (the favor of the gods). Each card belongs to one of the eight Olympians gods (a family), and shows a level (1 to 3).

During the five turns of the game, players will try to transfer their cards to the Elysium and write their own Legends, which are series of cards from the same family or from different families of the same level. The more epic the Legends, the more favor from the gods they’ll earn. However, when your cards enter the Elysium, they lose their power, making for lots of agonizing choices!

Elysium is a game of balance and tactics with simple action, but constant dilemmas and complex strategies.

Pre-order your copy now by calling or dropping by Here Be Books & Games.

 

Splendor

Q2 2015 : Splendor Organized Play or Tournament

Splendor Play KitSplendor is a game all about setting up a thriving international gem business. A Spiel des Jahres nominee, Splendor blew everyone away in 2014 with its simple game play and heavy gem tokens.

While we haven't yet decided on the play format for this event (tell us how you'd like us to do it), our play kit will include:

Admission will be $10 per person. The first 15 gamers who sign up will receive a set of the New Noble Tiles. We haven't yet determined how we'll award the other prizes - Playmat and Gem Tokens. It depends on the feedback we receive from you as to whether we'll randomly award them (all participants will have a chance) or make them the Grand Prize if we do a tournament.

We'll announce a date as soon as we have one. Would you prefer a Saturday evening or Sunday daytime event? What format would you prefer: casual play, organized play or tournament?

 

Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Storm Con : DC Comics Deck-building Game Tournament

DC Comics Deck-building Game

If you want to learn to play DC Comics Deck-building Game or participate in a DC Comics DBG tournament, please call or drop by the store. We'll teach you how to play!

Batman! Superman! Wonder Woman! and Super-Friends! The Justice League of America is ready for action – are you? Fight the never-ending battle for truth, justice, and peace in the DC Comics Deck-building Game Tournament at Here Be Books & Games. The Champion will be awarded an official full-color DC Comics Deck-building Game Play Mat.

Participants will each receive the limited edition Felix Faust Super Villain Promo Card. Registration is Free (another benefit of your Storm Con registration).

DC Comics Deck-building Game is a competitive card game where players take the role of a famous DC Superhero such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, or The Flash; recruit companions like Catwoman and Supergirl; add equipmment such as the Batmobile and Lasso of Truth; acquire locations like the Fortress of Solitude; and take down the villains like Poison Ivy and Super-Villains like Lex Luthor. Think Super-Frenemies.

To start the game, you’ll choose one of seven over-sized Hero cards, each with its own special power, and a deck of 10 starter cards. Beginning each turn with a hand of five cards, you can acquire or conquer the five types of cards in the game: Heroes, Equipment, Super Powers, Locations, and Villains and Super-Villains.

Felix Faust - DC Comics Deck-building Game Limited Edition Promo Card - prize for all tournament participantsTo defeat Villains, you’ll need to have Power. When a Super-Villain is defeated, a new one comes into play, attacking all the heroes in the process. Make sure you’ve acquired good defenses like Superspeed or Bulletproof powers, or the Batsuit equipment to protect yourself from harm. Craft your Hero Deck into a well-oiled machine to take on the most vile villains in the DC Universe in your quest for Victory (Points)!

DC Comics Deck-building Game Play Mat - prize for Tournament WinnerThe DC Comics Deck-building Game Tournament will be a two-round event in which four or five players per table compete to achieve the highest score. All participants will play one game of DC Comics DBG Base Set. The top four or five players (depends on the number of participants) will then play DC Comics DBG: Heroes Unite for the final round. The winner will be awarded the coveted Game Mat.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Participants should already be familiar with DC Comics Deck-building Game or DC Comics Deck-building Game: Heroes Unite. (Drop by the store any day before the tournament and we'll teach you how to play!)

 

7 Wonders

Q3 2015 : 7 Wonders Organized Play or Tournament

7 Wonders has been enthralling gamers since its release in 2010 and has also won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres in 2011.

7 Wonders Play KitWhile we haven't yet decided on the play format for this event (tell us how you'd like us to do it), our play kit will include exclusive promotional items that will be on the wish list of gamers across the continent:

Admission will be $10 per person. The first 24 gamers who sign up will receive the new Palace card. We haven't yet determined how we'll award the other prizes - Playmat and Art Packs. It depends on the feedback we receive from you as to whether we'll randomly award them (all participants will have a chance) or make them the prizes for tournament winners if we do a tournament.

We'll announce a date as soon as we have one. Would you prefer a Saturday evening or Sunday daytime event? What format would you prefer: casual play, organized play or tournament?

 

Cash 'n Guns Second Edition

Q4 2015 : Cash 'n Guns Organized Play or Tournament

Cash 'n Guns Play KitCash 'n Guns - Second Edition is a loot-splitting party game that meets widespread fan approval as an updated classic. It's a hilarious game that hooks people in the first time they take hold of a foam pistol.

While we haven't yet decided on the play format for this event (tell us how you'd like us to do it), our play kit will include exclusive promotional items you won't want to split with anyone:

Admission will be $10 per person. The first 30 gamers who sign up will receive a Giant Cthulhu. We haven't yet determined how we'll award the foam Uzis. It depends on the feedback we receive from you as to whether we'll randomly award them (all participants will have a chance) or make them the prizes for tournament winners if we do a tournament.

We'll announce a date as soon as we have one. Would you prefer a Saturday evening or Sunday daytime event? What format would you prefer: casual play, organized play or tournament?

 

Coming Soon : Ticket to Ride Tournament

Ticket to Ride Tournament - January 19, 2014 at Here Be Books & Games Here Be Books & Games will be hosting another Ticket to Ride tournament soon. The Champion will be awarded an official Ticket to Ride Tournament Medal (metal coin) and a complete set (all five colors) of Limited Edition Translucent Plastic Trains. The other four finalists will each receive one set of a single color of Limited Edition Translucent Plastic Trains.

Registration is $10.

Games begin at 1:00 p.m. and will consist of two rounds: a Preliminary Round in which participants will play both Ticket to Ride: USA 1910 and Ticket to Ride: Europe; and a Championship Round of a surprise Ticket to Ride game.

Ticket To Ride Tournament Champion MedalAt the end of each preliminary game, we’ll record your finishing position (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th) and points scored. After all Preliminary games are played and scored, the five players with the lowest Ranking Score will move on to the Championship Round. A player’s Ranking Score is the sum of his final position in the two preliminary games.

For example: Kayla finishes 2nd and 1st in her preliminary games. Her Ranking Score is 3 (2 + 1). Penelope finishes 3rd and 2nd. Her Ranking Score is 5 (3 + 2). Kayla is ranked ahead of Penelope, 3 vs. 5.

In the event of two or more players tying for the last qualifying position(s), tie-breakers will be applied in the following order to determine who moves on to the Championship Round.

  1. Total number of wins in the preliminary rounds. Among the tied players, the player(s) with the most wins qualifies. If players are still tied, then...
  2. If the number of players in the preliminary games that the tied players played in is different, the player who defeated the most opponents in the preliminary rounds qualifies. If players are still tied then...
  3. The player(s) with the highest total number of points scored (in all games) qualifies.

The final game, for the Championship Round, is a surprise. I can tell you that it won’t be either of the Ticket to Ride games played in the preliminary round. There are so many great Ticket to Ride maps available now, it’s going to be hard to choose.

All hail the victor: the winner of the final game will be awarded an official Ticket to Ride Tournament Medal and a complete set of translucent plastic trains in all five colors. The other four finalists will each receive a single set of translucent plastic trains, choosing colors in order of placement (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th).

Registration is now open, but space is limited. Cost: $10. Sign up now using the Pay Now Registration form above or drop by Here Be Books & Games.

Participants should already be familiar with Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride: Europe. The special rules of the final game will be explained before the game begins.

Saturday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. : Game Night & Game Gift Exchange

Christmas Gifts for Game Gift ExchangeJoin us for December's Game Night featuring a Game Gift Exchange to celebrate the holidays. In addition to the usual 6+ hours of board gaming, it'll be a game of gift-giving: Games, that is! Plus, everyone will be bringing baked goods, snacks and sweets to share so you're guaranteed to get a sugar high as well!

To participate in the Game Gift Exchange, bring one or more gift-wrapped games (new or gently used). Each game will be assigned a number. Then about 9 p.m., participants (who brought games) will draw a number and receive the game with that number. If it's one you brought, you can draw again. If you already have or don't like the game you received, feel free to trade it with another participant or for one of the unwrapped games Tina & Tim provide. (More details below.)

Please bring some Baked Goodies to shareEveryone who brought a game will take one home. Any games left over after the intial drawing will be given away, too: to the remaining attendees (who didn't bring a gift).

Please bring a baked goodie to share (cookies, candy, brownies, Chex Mix, etc.) nothing too messy. As usual, bring folding chairs if you have them, maybe even a card table. Drinks are available for purchase at the store. [more info on Game Night]

Game Gift Exchange FAQ

  1. Do I HAVE to bring a game?
    No. Participation in the Game Gift Exchange is optional. If you bring a game, you're guaranteed to receive a game.
  2. What kind of games should I bring?
    Any new or gently used Designer Games are welcome, as long as they're complete and playable. Euro games, Ameritrash, casual games, boardgames, card games, dice games, etc. Good gift candidates, if you don't want to buy a new game, are games that aren't getting the loving plays they deserve at your house (for whatever reason). They might get more plays with someone else. You're welcome to combine several small games into a bundle to give as one gift. Just wrap or tie them together so we know not to separate them. Brand New Games are of course welcome, too! Please DO NOT bring puzzles, video games or rolepalying games (RPGs).
  3. What price-range should I shoot for when selecting a game to bring?
    It's hard for us to set a particular price-range since the values of used games vary so widely. As a guide only - not a rule - let's say a game whose original MSRP was at least $35 or a combination of small games worth at least the same.
  4. If I bring more than one game, do I get more than one game?
    No. The Game Gift Exchange is more about giving than receiving. We're hoping there will be enough extra games that all attendees will get to take home a game for the holidays. All participants who bring a game are guaranteed to receive a game.
  5. What if I don’t want the game that I received?
    Hopefully this will not happen, but with so many people with different gaming tastes, it might. Feel free to exchange with other people. If you can’t find anyone willing to trade, you can trade for one of the unwrapped games Tina & Tim provide. You can always donate it back to the pile; maybe someone else will enjoy it more.
  6. What if I get the game that I brought in?
    If you draw a game that you brought, you can redraw.

Saturday, April 2016 : International TableTop Day

International TableTop DayJoin us for International TableTop Day at Here Be Books & Games! International TableTop Day is a celebration for all the fans of tabletop gaming. A single day where the whole world is brought together in a common purpose of spending time together and having fun.

Here's how we're celebrating: During the day (11am to 6pm), drop by for a game demo or learn to play a new game. Then from 6pm until after midnight, join us for a special Game Night.

We have copies of almost all of the board and card games that have appeared in episodes of the popular web show TableTop by Geek & Sundry, hosted by Wil Wheaton.

Games Seen on TableTop

Last International TableTop Day, over 3,123 events were held worldwide across 7 continents, 64 countries and every state and province in North America. Here Be Books & Games was one of them! We taught 9 games during the day. Then during our special TableTop Day Game Night, which 22 people attended, we played 19 games. Let’s smash through those records this year!

Bring yourself and bring your friends so we can play more games on International TableTop Day at Here Be Books & Games!

 

 

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, etc. give Tina a call at (843) 695-1498.