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4650 Ladson Rd.
Summerville, SC

(843) 695-1498

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Last update: November 20, 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: 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.


Book SaleFriday & Saturday, November 20 & 21, 2015 : Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale - TWO DAYS ONLY!

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

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

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

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

Current customers with existing trade credit, can pay 100% of their clearance-sale book purchases with their 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.) 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!


Saturdays, December 5 & 12, 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. : Dice City Demo Day - Learn to play!

Dice CityLearn to play the brand new dice-crafting game Dice City! Drop by Here Be Books & Games Saturday, December 5 or 12 and we'll teach you how to play the latest, hottest game from AEG. RSVP recommended if you want us to save you a place, but not required. Otherwise it's first come, first seated to learn to play.

Dice City boards and bitsAbout Dice City

The Kingdom of Rolldovia is in turmoil. Her royal highness the Queen, has decreed that there will be a new capital, after the old one was sacked by hordes of barbarians and bandits from the south. As leaders of one of the country’s influential noble families, players vie with each other to establish their provincial city as the best home for Rolldovia’s new capital.

Dice City is a dice-crafting game, where the locations in your city act as the changing faces of your dice each turn. Use tactics and strategy to press your claim! You have several ways to promote your city, create strong armies, construct wondrous buildings, and open up trade routes. The secret is to manage your city and its natural resources carefully to make the best of your fortunes.

Dice City supports 1-4 players, ages 14 and up - yep, it includes rules for solitaire play! Playtime is about 45 minutes.


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 night 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 $40 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.


Friday, December 18, 6:00 p.m. : Book Club Meeting

Currently Reading: Legend by David Gemmell (Jonathan) 

About the Book Club

The Book Club reads fantasy and sci fi titles. Urban Fantasy, alternate history, etc. also fit this book club's theme. All attending members get to put a book selection on the reading list. We pick one to read each month until they’re all read then we start a new list. We usually meet on a Friday evening at 6 p.m. at Here Be Books & Games.

Upcoming Titles (subject to change)

We've started a new list of books to read with submissions from all attending members. Note: you have to be attending meetings for your book selection to be eligible as the next reading choice. Here’s the list:

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:

Books Previously Read & Discussed by the Book Club (most recent listed first)

  1. Legend by David Gemmell (Jonathan)
  2. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (Jason)
  3. Phule’s Company by Robert Asprin (Diane)
  4. Daughter of the Empire by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts (Tina)
  5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Tim)
  6. The Undesired Princess & The Enchanted Bunny by L. Sprague DeCamp & David Drake (Brandie)
  7. Gnome Man's Land by Ester Friesner (Stacey)
  8. The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry (Brandie)
  9. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (Tina)
  10. Earth Abides by George Stewart (Jonathan)
  11. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Tina)
  12. Mad Amos by Alan Dean Foster (Diane)
  13. Replay by Ken Grimwood (Tim)
  14. The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (Jason)
  15. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fford (Stacey)
  16. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (Allen)
  17. Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (Tim)
  18. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Tina)
  19. At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft (Josie)
  20. Wool by Hugh Howey (Josie)
  21. Bloodlist by P. N. Elrod (Tina)
  22. Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Leigh)
  23. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (Brandie)
  24. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (Bill)
  25. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (Allen)
  26. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller (Jonathan)
  27. The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust (Jason)
  28. Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Tim)
  29. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Jim)

7 Wonders

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 6 p.m. : 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.

The official AsmOPlay Kit includes exclusive promotional items that will be on the wish list of gamers across the continent, such as:

• A new promotional version of the Palace card with new artwork by Miguel Colimbra.

• A stunning Art Pack that features alternative artwork for seven of the original Wonder boards with both A and B sides to them.

• 7 Wonders Play Kit7 Wonders Playmat that will help structure the play area and set-up of the game.

We'll play this Tournament style, which at Here Be Books & Games is still very casual and stress free. 

Registrant Name(s):
Phone Number:

The first 20 gamers who sign up will receive the new Palace card. 
1st Prize: 7 Wonders Playmat and Art Pack (7 wonder boards depicting exciting new artwork).
2nd Prize: 7 Wonders Art Pack (7 wonder boards depicting exciting new artwork).

Admission is $10 per person. The first 20 gamers who sign up will receive the new Palace card. Register now at Here Be Books & Games or online via our web site.



Cash 'n Guns Second Edition

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 6pm : 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.


Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11am to after midnight : 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!


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.



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