Upcoming Sales and Events at Here Be Books & Games
February 5, 2015
Our Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play is a casual event, not a tournament. We just want to get Marvel Dice Masters fans together for some fun and interesting play utilizing the marvelous theme potential of MDM. Participants will each receive a limited-edition Marvel Dice Masters OP Promo Card and have a chance to win another - we'll roll for it! So there's no reason to bring some uber-powered team of Super Rares to crush your opponents with. That's no fun for anyone. Instead, think about experimenting and exploring new combinations. Play those characters that never seem to get any love. Of course with the new Uncanny X-Men, there's lots of new characters to play! And lots of the new dice are shiny!
To participate in our Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play event, put together two teams (before you arrive). You can choose which to play at the event or play both of them (one at a time, of course). For more thematic play, try to come up with a reason for why these particular team members are working together. Maybe it's game night with the girls against the guys or the X-Men and the Avengers are vying over who's gonna pay for dinner at their favorite burger joint. It can be as mundane or supernatural as you desire, but you need to prepare two teams of up to 8 Characters each with up to 20 corresponding dice amongst them (more specifics below).
Please build your teams according to the following specifications:
- 2 different Basic Action cards (with Basic Action Dice).
- Up to 8 Character/Action cards with up to 20 corresponding dice.
- Players may bring any mix of Characters/Actions, but the Team combination should make sense thematically.
- As per standard rules, players may not have more than one Character/Action card with the same title on it, even if the cards have different subtitles.
- Players may not have more dice on a card than its listed MAX value.
- Players may create a team with less than 8 cards/20 dice if they choose, however each card on a Team must have at least one die assigned to it.
- Each player starts with 20 life.
For this event, please complete two Team Lists before the event, which list your cards and how many dice are paired to each. You can download the form from our web site or pick one up at the store. There's also a place for you to list your Mastermind name. For example: Tina's WebWoman, Tim's The Collector, and Roz's is The Ambassador. (Judges Tim & Tina reserve the right to ask you to make modifications to your team lineups.)
Remember, this is not a tournament, just a chance for MDM fans to get together and play Marvel Dice Masters! In the case of rule disputes, please consult your judges. They will have the final say without argument. This is not a hard-core tournament folks, it's just an organized play session - for fun - after which you get goodies for attending. We'll roll andomly draw for the special Character Card.
Please drop by the store or call (843) 695-1498 to sign up now. Admission is $5 or Free with Purchase of 10 Booster Packs at the Event (if available). [download Team Sheet]
The second edition of Viticulture: The Strategic Game of Winemaking is now available and Tuscany: Expand the World of Viticulture has arrived as well, along with some lovely metal coins. So, we can now schedule our long-awaited and anticipated Viticulture Tournament for Saturday, February 21, 6 p.m. Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games has graciously donated the Grand Prize: a set of the Custom Metal Lira Coins created especially for the new Tuscany expansion. This beautiful set of 72 metal coins is perfect for any Italian/Roman-themed game like Viticulture, 7 Wonders, Tribune and more. The winner will also receive a Here Be Books & Games Gift Certificate; the denomination of which will be determined by the number of participants.
This will be a two-round tournament. In Round 1, players will play one game of Viticulture. The top players will then go on to Round 2 and play a 6-player game of Viticulture using the Tuscany Extended Board and all Tier 1 expansions.
Participants should already be familiar with Viticulture. We’ll explain the new rules for the Tuscany Extended Board before beginning Round 2. If you're not familiar with Viticulture, you need only read further into this newsletter to find a more detailed description of the game and its expansion, Tuscany on The Glass Meeple, Tina's new Game Review Blog. If you’d like to learn to play Viticulture, give us a call so we can schedule a time to teach you.
Registration is now open. Cost $10. Sign up now in the store or right here online.
Old-world Tuscany awaits your winemaking skill and strategic cunning. Will you be the one to plant vines, harvest grapes, make wines, and fill orders most efficiently and prove yourself the greatest winemaker in Italy?
Currently Reading: Earth Abides by George Stewart
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)
- Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Pamela Smith Hill (Stacey)
- something by Naomi Novik or Steve Berry (Brandie)
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!
Books Previously Read & Discussed by the Book Club (most recent to earliest)
- Earth Abides by George Stewart (Jonathan)
- Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Tina)
- Mad Amos by Alan Dean Foster (Diane)
- Replay by Ken Grimwood (Tim)
- The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (Jason)
- The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fford (Stacey)
- The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (Allen)
- Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin (Tim)
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Tina)
- At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft (Josie)
- Wool by Hugh Howey (Josie)
- Bloodlist by P. N. Elrod (Tina)
- Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Leigh)
- Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (Brandie)
- Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (Bill)
- Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein (Allen)
- A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller (Jonathan)
- The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust (Jason)
- Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett (Tim)
- Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (Jim)
Come learn to play Smash Up and the latest, prettiest expansion for it yet!
Pretty Pretty Smash Up brings the sweetest factions ever to the vicious fight for victory! Kitty Cats use their incredible cuteness to take control of enemy minions. Princesses ply their royalty, beauty and even their love to get their way. Fairies' fickle tricks give you options like never before, while the herds of Mythic Horses work together for dominance. Get ready - your opponents will never know what hit them!
Drop by the store during the day, Saturday, March 21 and we’ll teach you how to play! Participants will receive a pretty, pretty prize.
Mutant monsters, gigantic robots, and strange aliens destroying Tokyo and whacking each other in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. Do you have what it takes? This March, you’ll get your chance to prove yourself in a monstrous showdown!
The winner will receive a limited edition Space Penguin promotional character for King of Tokyo, and all participants will receive a King of Tokyo Promo Pack of 11 new Power cards. Registration is now open.
Join 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:
- 12 Days (TableTop Episode #S02E16)
- Alhambra (TableTop Episode #S01E17)
- Betrayal at House on the Hill (Part 1: TableTop Episode #S02E12, Part 2: TableTop Episode #S02E13)
- Carcassonne (TableTop Episode #S02E17)
- Castle Panic (TableTop Episode #S01E06)
- Chez Geek (TableTop Episode #S01E18)
- Dixit (TableTop Episode #S01E12)
- Elder Sign (TableTop Episode #S01E11)
- Forbidden Island (TableTop Episode #S02E05)
- Formula D (TableTop Episode #S02E01)
- Get Bit! (TableTop Episode #S01E03)
- Gloom (TableTop Episode #S01E07)
- King of Tokyo (TableTop Episode #S02E04)
- Last Night on Earth (TableTop Episode #S01E15)
- Lords of Vegas (TableTop Episode #S02E21)
- Lords of Waterdeep (TableTop Episode #S02E10)
- Munchkin Deluxe (TableTop Episode #S01E05)
- Pandemic (TableTop Episode #S01E14)
- Qwirkle (TableTop Episode #S02E16)
- Say Anything (TableTop Episode #S01E09)
- Settlers of Catan (TableTop Episode #S01E02)
- Shadows Over Camelot (TableTop Episode #S02E11)
- Small World (TableTop Episode #S01E01)
- Smash Up (TableTop Episode #S02E06)
- Star Fluxx (TableTop Episode #S01E16)
- Takenoko (TableTop Episode #S02E14)
- The Resistance (TableTop Episode #S02E02)
- Ticket to Ride (TableTop Episode #S01E04)
- Ticket to Ride: Europe (TableTop Episode #S02E19)
- Tsuro (TableTop Episode #S01E03)
- Tsuro of the Seas (TableTop Episode #S02E18)
- Wits & Wagers (TableTop Episode #S01E13)
- Zombie Dice (TableTop Episode #S01E03)
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!
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!
Thousand of BOOKS on SALE for $1 each. All Categories!
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.
$1 Book Sale Details
Sale Dates & Hours:
- Thursday, - 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, - 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday, - 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Don't miss this incredible sale! It only happens twice a year!
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.
To 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)!
The 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!)
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.
At 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
Join 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.)
Everyone 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]
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What if I get the game that I brought in?
If you draw a game that you brought, you can redraw.
If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, etc. give Tina a call at (843) 695-1498.
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