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4650 Ladson Rd.
Summerville, SC

(843) 695-1498

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Last update: April 11, 2014

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Saturday, April 5, 2014 : 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, including:

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!

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

Currently Reading: Fire in the Mist by Holly Lisle

About the ParaNatural Book Club

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

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 ParaNatural Book Club

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

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

May 2014 : Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale

Here Be Books & Games will be holding their Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale in May.

Thousand of BOOKS on SALE for 50¢ to $1.

Tthe usual miscellaneous covering all categories.

At these prices, you can try all sorts of authors you've never read before! It's a great time to stock up on reading material for the summer.

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.

$1 Book Sale Details

Sale Hours:

Sale Dates:

Look for extra special deals the last day of the sale!

Don't miss this incredible sale! It only happens twice a year. You're sure to find something good!


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 this year. 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. Best of luck in this first of several tournaments and special gaming events we plan to hold in 2014.

Summer : Summer Afternoon Games at Here Be Books & Games

What better way to while away the hot afternoon hours than playing board games in air conditioned comfort? So, to help you have fun and stay cool this summer, we’re hosting Summer Afternoon Games at Here Be Books & Games - now in its fifth year! Adults and kids* 10 and up are welcome. (*Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.) You don’t have know the games in order to join in on the fun. We’ll teach you how to play!

Admission is FREE, but space is limited. So, please call Tina at (843) 695-1498 to register. See schedule of games below.

Important Rules:

What to Bring

If you have any folding chairs, please bring them along. While we have about 15 chairs, we often run out. Drinks will be available for purchase at the store.


Dates and times to be determined. Summer Games usually run on a weekday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Here Be Books & Games
4650 Ladson Road
Summerville, SC
(843) 695-1498

Each Week a Different Theme

Potential Themes for Summer Games - Tell us which ones you want to play, on Facebook

3-Dimensional Games
We've got Niagara, with treasure seekers paddling their canoes down the river collecting gems and occasionally paddling up river to steal gems from their fellow treasure hunters. In Cleopatra and the Society of Architects, you're an architect building a temple for Cleopatra in ancient Egypt. For Mord im Arosa, Murder in the Arosa, you'll need to put on your listening cap to discover the culprit in the hotel tower. All of these games have one thing in common: a 3-Dimensional gaming surface.
Cooperative Operative
It's all for one and one for all during the Cooperative Operative. In cooperative games, all players work together against the board. In cooperative games all players work together against the board. You all win or lose - together. Learn to play: Castle Panic, Forbidden Island, Pandemic, Red November, Ghost Stories or Shadows Over Camelot. Space is limited, so advance registration required. Call (843) 695-1498.
I Am Legend
Explore the world of semi-cooperative games in which one player plays against the rest. Now at first glance, one against many may seem unfair, but when that one has a legion of zombies, the Cardinal's men, Cylons or a haunted house at his disposal, that certainly tips the balance. It's especially true when there's a traitor among you. Learn to play: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game, The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Pendants, Battlestar Gallactica, Betrayal at House on the Hill or Shadows Over Camelot.
Day of the Living Dead
Zombies, vampires, and ghosts have taken over the world. So send them back from whence they came! Learn to play: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game, Zombies!!!, Zombie Dice, Zombie Fluxx, The Stars Are Right, Cutthroat Caverns, Thunderstone, Ghost Stories, Witch of Salem, Shadow Hunters and more.
The Lands of Catan & Carcassonne
Learn to play the most famous Euro games of them all: The Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. We'll also teach you how to play Catan's many offshoots, including: Catan Geographies: Germany, Settlers of the Stone Age, Catan Histories: Struggle for Rome, and Catan: The Dice Game. We'll also introduce you to the famous tile-laying game, Carcassonne, some of its numerous expansions, and a few offshoots, New World, Carcassonne: The Dice Game, and Carcassonne: The City.
Lost in Space
Explore the far reaches of the galaxy, colonize planets, and fight off invaders from outer space! Learn to play: Galaxy Trucker, Ad Astra, Invaders from Outer Space: The Martian Game, Conquest of Planet Earth: The Space Alien Game, Star Trek: Expeditions, Mission: Red Planet, Space Beans, and Doom: The Boardgame.
Ancient History
Build one of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, a temple for Cleopatra or simple huts in the Stone Age. Produce a grand spectacle in the Roman Colosseum for Ceasar. It's all ancient history. Learn to play: 7 Wonders, Cleopatra, Stone Age, Egizia, Colosseum, Ra, Ra: The Dice Game, Roll Through the Ages, Nanuk, Beowulf: The Legend, Tribune, Primordial Soup, Catan Histories: Struggle for Rome, and Settlers of the Stone Age.
Roll the Dice
I'll bet most of the games you grew up with included two six-sided dice. That's nice. Dice add randomness and chance, which is why they are often absent from most designer games. Luckily for those of us who like to roll the dice, there are designer games that make good use of dice - though they may not be the dice you're used to playing with. Here are a few of the games we have slotted for Roll the Dice: Lords of Vegas, Dice Town, Ra: The Dice Game, Roll Through the Ages, Zombie Dice, Catan: The Dice Game, Carcassonne: The Dice Game, Ticket to Ride with the Dice Expansion, Stone Age, SET Cubed, and old-fashioned Six-Dice.
Life's a Party
Learn more about your friends and acquaintances, laugh over your drawing skills or lack thereof, and giggle all day long. Learn to play: Truth Be Told, Telestrations, Dixit and Dixit 2, Cyrano, Time's Up, 6 nimmt!, 11 nimmt! and Good Question!
It's a Mystery
Crack the code, put your detective skills to work and figure out whodunit, and please expose the traitor. Learn to play: Telepathy, Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper, Bang!, Saboteur, Code 777, Shadows Over Camelot, Shadow Hunters, Mystery of the Abbey, Mystery Express, Mr. Jack, Mr. Jack in New York, and Fury of Dracula.
Life's a Puzzle
Rearrange the stars in the sky to summon an Old One, make words out of a jumble of letters, deduce your opponent's code before she guesses yours. Learn to play: Stars Are Right, Bananagrams, Telepathy, SET, Quiddler, Shear Panic, Qwirkle, SET Cubed, Code 777, Mr. Jack, and more.
Farmer in the Dell
Think of all the critters you can find on a farm... and the crops you can raise! Learn to play: Animal Upon Animal, Zoowaboo, Hey That's My Fish!, Bohananza, If Wishes Were Fishes, Finca, Shear Panic, Filipino Fruit Market, Hive, 6 nimmt!, 11 nimmt!, Pickomino, Gloria Pictoria, Zooloretto, and Frank's Zoo. If you're seeking heftier fare, we'll teach you how to play: Darjeeling, Ladybohn, Puerto Rico, and Agricola.
Dungeon Delve
Take a trip into fantasy: explore musty dungeons, kill the monsters, and take home the treasure. Learn to play: Castle Ravenloft, Cutthroat Caverns, Shadow Hunters, Thunderstone and its many expansions, Claustrophobia, Dungeon Twister, Munchkin, Munchkin Cthulhu, Dungeon Lords, Castle Panic, Bridge Troll, Cave Troll, Prophecy, etc.
Train Game Junction
Train Game Junction, how's that function? We're hooking up routes and making 'em function so this includes trains, planes and automobiles. Learn to play: Airlines Europe, Ticket to Ride and its many spin-offs, TransAmerica, Jet Set, Thurn and Taxis, Express, Tsuro, Settlers of Catan, Golden City, Incan Empire, Keltis, Keltis: The Card Game, and Ticket to Ride: The Card Game.
Flavors of Fluxx
There are almost as many flavors of Fluxx as there are ice cream, including: Pirate Fluxx, Martian Fluxx, Zombie Fluxx, Monty Python Fluxx, Family Fluxx, EcoFluxx and plain old ordinary Fluxx. Fluxx is the hilarious card game of everchanging rules. The game begins with two simple rules - Draw One, Play One - and no way to win. However, as players play their cards, the rules change. Before you know it, you're drawing 5 cards, playing 2 and just when the Goal was in sight, someone changed that, too!
Munchkin Madness
Bring your Munchkin decks and oodles of expansions for a day of Munchkinly mischievous fun! We do have two versions of Munchkin: Munchkin Cthulhu and the original Munchkin. You might be able to con Tina into cracking open a copy of the brand new Munchkin Zombies!

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