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Posted 13 hours ago

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The books are back!
OK not all of them, but we are in the process of bringing in most of our Science Fiction and Fantasy books. Stop by and check it out in the Dragon room.
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The books are back!
OK not all of them, but we are in the process of bringing in most of our Science Fiction and Fantasy books. Stop by and check it out in the Dragon room.

Posted 3 days ago

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Get your haunt on with these games from HBB&G: (I have sorted the games from easiest to most complex)

Scooby-Doo Betrayal at Mystery Mansion: Playing as one of the members of Mystery Inc., you explore Mystery Mansion and its grounds, uncover clues, encounter strange occurrences, and maybe even catch sight of a creepy creature!

Horrified: The village is under attack! Dracula, The Mummy, Frankenstein’s Monster, his Bride, and more are on the rampage, and your team of heroes must defeat them.

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Explore a hanunted house. Face your terror as it builds - tile by tile.

Last Night on Earth - The Zombie Game: a survival horror board game that pits small-town Heroes head-to-head against a limitless horde of Zombies.

Mysterium: A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it's up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it.

Hako Onna: In this game of horror hide-and-seek, one player plays the "Hako Onna" (the woman in the box), and the rest are "Visitors", who are trying to escape from the mansion. As Visitors, you'll try not to make noise as you search the shadowy rooms of the mansion.

Arkham Noir: Case #2 – Called Forth By Thunder: Arkham Noir is a solitaire card game inspired by the interconnected stories of H. P. Lovecraft and other authors, re-imagined as noir detective stories.

Ghost Stories: Wu-Feng, Lord of the Nine Hells approaches. His hordes are already marching on your small Middle Empire village. You are the final bastion of the world of the living. Unite your forces to protect the village and prevent the return of the Damned with a Thousand Faces!

Mansions of Madness: The grimy alleys and looming mansions of Arkham harbor eldritch forces, terrifying secrets and unspeakable monsters. Within these ancient buildings, gibbering madmen and cultists call upon the Ancient Ones, and beasts unknown to mortal scholars stir beneath the gibbous moon.

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game: You are survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters.

Arkham Horror: A dark shadow grows in the city of Arkham. Alien entities known as Ancient Ones lurk in the emptiness beyond space and time, writhing at the thresholds between worlds. Occult rituals must be stopped and alien creatures destroyed before the Ancient Ones make our world their ruined dominion.

Nemesis: The crew wakes up from hibernation. The damage report states that there is a critical system failure and the ship cannot continue its cruise. The problem: One crew member is dead. Somebody ripped open his hibernation pod and pulled his body out.
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Posted 4 days ago

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New items this week at HBB&G: Arkham Noir: Case #2 – Called Forth By Thunder, Draftosaurus, Nemesis, Sushi Roll, Tang Garden, Targi the expansion, Tiny Epic Dinosaurs. ... See MoreSee Less

New items this week at HBB&G: Arkham Noir: Case #2 – Called Forth By Thunder, Draftosaurus, Nemesis, Sushi Roll, Tang Garden, Targi the expansion, Tiny Epic Dinosaurs.

Posted 4 days ago

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Hurry in! Today is the Last Day of our Buy 2, Get 1 Free Sale!
Choose from 15 Asmodee Top 40 games!
When you buy two of the games on the list at our regular discounted prices, you'll get one FREE!

Eligible games:
• 7 Wonders, New Edition
• Arkham Horror, 3rd Ed
• Carcassonne
• Catan
• Cosmic Encounter
• Dead of Winter
• Dixit
• Mille Bornes
• Mysterium
• Pandemic
• Rory's Story Cubes (Box)
• Small World
• Splendor
• Spot It! Classic (Box)
• Ticket to Ride

This offer available in-store only at Here Be Books & Games and other authorized Asmodee brick and mortar hobby stores.

Store Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am to 6pm
#BoardgameSale #GameSale #HereBeBooksAndGames #Asmodee
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Hurry in! Today is the Last Day of our Buy 2, Get 1 Free Sale!
Choose from 15 Asmodee Top 40 games! 
When you buy two of the games on the list at our regular discounted prices, youll get one FREE! 

Eligible games:
• 7 Wonders, New Edition
• Arkham Horror, 3rd Ed
• Carcassonne
• Catan
• Cosmic Encounter
• Dead of Winter
• Dixit
• Mille Bornes
• Mysterium
• Pandemic
• Rorys Story Cubes (Box)
• Small World
• Splendor
• Spot It! Classic (Box)
• Ticket to Ride

This offer available in-store only at Here Be Books & Games and other authorized Asmodee brick and mortar hobby stores.

Store Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am to 6pm
#BoardgameSale #GameSale #HereBeBooksAndGames #Asmodee

Posted 5 days ago

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How well do you know dinosaur games? Test your skills by matching each box description below to one of the pictured games. We'll post the answers on Tuesday.

A, You are Dino Ranchers, running large-scale operations on a remote tropical island.

B. You are running a dinosaur zoo.

C. You are a rancher whose specialty is wranglin' dinosaurs.

D. Each player takes on the role of a park manager.

Hint: you can check the game boxes at Here Be Books & Games.

#DinosaurIsland #DinoDudeRanch #TinyEpicDinosaurs #Draftasaurus
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Posted 5 days ago

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Just 2 Days Left to Buy 2, Get 1 FREE on 15 select Asmodee Top 40 games. Choose from:
• 7 Wonders, New Edition
• Arkham Horror, 3rd Ed
• Carcassonne
• Catan
• Cosmic Encounter
• Dead of Winter
• Dixit
• Mille Bornes
• Mysterium
• Pandemic
• Rory's Story Cubes (Box)
• Small World
• Splendor
• Spot It! Classic (Box)
• Ticket to Ride
Sale ends Saturday, October 17, 2020. This offer available in-store only at Here Be Books & Games and other authorized Asmodee brick and mortar hobby stores.

Store Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am to 6pm

#BoardgameSale #GameSale #HereBeBooksAndGames #Asmodee
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Just 2 Days Left to Buy 2, Get 1 FREE on 15 select Asmodee Top 40 games. Choose from:
• 7 Wonders, New Edition
• Arkham Horror, 3rd Ed
• Carcassonne
• Catan
• Cosmic Encounter
• Dead of Winter
• Dixit
• Mille Bornes
• Mysterium
• Pandemic
• Rorys Story Cubes (Box)
• Small World
• Splendor
• Spot It! Classic (Box)
• Ticket to Ride
Sale ends Saturday, October 17, 2020. This offer available in-store only at Here Be Books & Games and other authorized Asmodee brick and mortar hobby stores.

Store Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am to 6pm

#BoardgameSale #GameSale #HereBeBooksAndGames #Asmodee

Posted 6 days ago

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You can bring any games you want to sell at our next auction now. The sooner you bring them in, the more people will see them in our Facebook posts and the more interest they're likely to generate. ... See MoreSee Less

Posted 2 weeks ago

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New items in this week at HBB&G: 7 Wonders (new edition), Legends of Andor Part III: The Last Hope, Marvel Champions: The Once and Future Kang, Project: ELITE, Splendor: Marvel ... See MoreSee Less

New items in this week at HBB&G: 7 Wonders (new edition), Legends of Andor Part III: The Last Hope, Marvel Champions: The Once and Future Kang, Project: ELITE, Splendor: Marvel

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun - Four millennia ago on the eastern bank of the Nile the foundation of the Temple of Amun-Ra was laid. Over the course of the next two thousand years, the temple complex expanded and became widely known as "The Most Select of Places" (Ipet-Isut), boasting the largest religious building in the world. Today, the site is known as Karnak, located at Luxor in modern-day Egypt.

In Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun, you can join ancient Pharaohs in creating and growing one of the most impressive sites the world has ever seen, honoring the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. You must also carefully manage the balance of your actions in preparation for a reckoning with the goddess Maat.

The game board in Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian god: Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. In the center stands an impressive obelisk - Tekhenu - that casts its shadow onto different parts of the board. As a result, the area around the obelisk is divided into sunny, shaded, and dark sections.

Tekhenu is played over multiple rounds. During setup, randomly pull and place three dice in each of the six sections. There are five dice colors: white, yellow, black, brown, and gray. As the game progresses, the sun's rotation alters which sections are sunny, shaded, or dark (simulated by rotating the wheel around the obelisk). The number of dice in each section changes, too. Each die is considered Pure, Tainted, or Forbidden according to its color and position around the obelisk. While you may never draft Forbidden dice, you are free to draft any other die, whether Pure or Tainted.

On your turn, draft a die and place it on your player board according to whether it’s Pure or Tainted. Then perform an action according to the die’s value and the section from which you drafted it. The sections/actions include:

Horus - Taking the Horus god action allows you to build statues, either in honor of one of the gods or for the people. Building a statue in honor of a god grants you benefits when other players perform actions associated with that god. Building a statue for the people grants you favorable benefits during scoring.
Ra - When taking the Ra god action, add a pillar to the Amun-Ra temple grid, scoring victory points and gaining resources and possibly powerful bonus actions.
Hathor - The Hathor god action lets you construct buildings around the Amun-Ra temple complex, providing rich resources and considerable influence during scoring. This action also increases your population.
Bastet - When you take a Bastet god action, a festival ensues, increasing the happiness of your people. However, your happiness marker may never overtake your population marker. Keeping your people happy unlocks powerful one-time benefits, as well as bonus victory points during scoring and more card options when taking the Thoth god action.
Thoth - Taking the Thoth god action allows you to gain one or more cards: blessings, technologies, and/or decrees. Which cards you can choose from is determined by your people’s happiness: the happier they are the greater your selection.
Osiris - Taking the Osiris god action allows you to construct workshops and quarries, each of which increases your production of one of the four resources: papyrus, bread, limestone, or granite. During scoring, you are rewarded for having the most workshops and/or quarries of each type.
Production - Instead of taking one of the above six god actions, you can choose to produce: generating resources based on the color of the die (yellow = papyrus, brown = bread, white = limestone, black = granite) and the current production value of that resource.

Whenever you draft a die, you must consider not only the general availability of dice - if no dice are available in a given section, then you cannot readily perform the action associated with that section - but also which value die to draft and how your chosen die will affect your balance when the reckoning with Maat phase occurs. An imbalance in favor of Purity carries no negative outcome, whereas a Tainted imbalance may result in the loss of victory points. A perfect balance between Pure and Tainted dice results in a more favorable turn order.

During each scoring, you are rewarded victory points for:
• Having the most workshops or quarries of each type.
• Buildings you constructed near the Amun-Ra temple complex.
• The number of statues you constructed.
• Your people’s happiness.
• Constructing a large number of buildings (whether near the temple complex or as workshops or quarries).
• Achieving maximum production.

You must also have a healthy amount of resources to sustain your population or suffer negative consequences. Additionally, after the second and final scoring, you can earn bonus victory points from various decrees you collected during the game.

Designed by Daniele Tascini and Dávid Turczi, the creators of Teotihuacan, Tekhenu can be played solo or with up to 4 players, ages 14 and up, in 60 to 90 minutes. In stock now at Here Be Books & Games.

#TekhenuObeliskOfTheSun #boardgames #gaming #HereBeBooksAndGames
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Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun - Four millennia ago on the eastern bank of the Nile the foundation of the Temple of Amun-Ra was laid. Over the course of the next two thousand years, the temple complex expanded and became widely known as The Most Select of Places (Ipet-Isut), boasting the largest religious building in the world. Today, the site is known as Karnak, located at Luxor in modern-day Egypt.

In Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun, you can join ancient Pharaohs in creating and growing one of the most impressive sites the world has ever seen, honoring the Egyptian gods Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. You must also carefully manage the balance of your actions in preparation for a reckoning with the goddess Maat.

The game board in Tekhenu: Obelisk of the Sun is divided into six sections, each associated with an Egyptian god: Horus, Ra, Hathor, Bastet, Thoth, and Osiris. In the center stands an impressive obelisk - Tekhenu - that casts its shadow onto different parts of the board. As a result, the area around the obelisk is divided into sunny, shaded, and dark sections. 

Tekhenu is played over multiple rounds. During setup, randomly pull and place three dice in each of the six sections. There are five dice colors: white, yellow, black, brown, and gray. As the game progresses, the suns rotation alters which sections are sunny, shaded, or dark (simulated by rotating the wheel around the obelisk). The number of dice in each section changes, too. Each die is considered Pure, Tainted, or Forbidden according to its color and position around the obelisk. While you may never draft Forbidden dice, you are free to draft any other die, whether Pure or Tainted.

On your turn, draft a die and place it on your player board according to whether it’s Pure or Tainted. Then perform an action according to the die’s value and the section from which you drafted it. The sections/actions include:

Horus - Taking the Horus god action allows you to build statues, either in honor of one of the gods or for the people. Building a statue in honor of a god grants you benefits when other players perform actions associated with that god. Building a statue for the people grants you favorable benefits during scoring.
Ra - When taking the Ra god action, add a pillar to the Amun-Ra temple grid, scoring victory points and gaining resources and possibly powerful bonus actions.
Hathor - The Hathor god action lets you construct buildings around the Amun-Ra temple complex, providing rich resources and considerable influence during scoring. This action also increases your population.
Bastet - When you take a Bastet god action, a festival ensues, increasing the happiness of your people. However, your happiness marker may never overtake your population marker. Keeping your people happy unlocks powerful one-time benefits, as well as bonus victory points during scoring and more card options when taking the Thoth god action.
Thoth - Taking the Thoth god action allows you to gain one or more cards: blessings, technologies, and/or decrees. Which cards you can choose from is determined by your people’s happiness: the happier they are the greater your selection.
Osiris - Taking the Osiris god action allows you to construct workshops and quarries, each of which increases your production of one of the four resources: papyrus, bread, limestone, or granite. During scoring, you are rewarded for having the most workshops and/or quarries of each type.
Production - Instead of taking one of the above six god actions, you can choose to produce: generating resources based on the color of the die (yellow = papyrus, brown = bread, white = limestone, black = granite) and the current production value of that resource.

Whenever you draft a die, you must consider not only the general availability of dice - if no dice are available in a given section, then you cannot readily perform the action associated with that section - but also which value die to draft and how your chosen die will affect your balance when the reckoning with Maat phase occurs. An imbalance in favor of Purity carries no negative outcome, whereas a Tainted imbalance may result in the loss of victory points. A perfect balance between Pure and Tainted dice results in a more favorable turn order. 

During each scoring, you are rewarded victory points for:
• Having the most workshops or quarries of each type.
• Buildings you constructed near the Amun-Ra temple complex.
• The number of statues you constructed.
• Your people’s happiness.
• Constructing a large number of buildings (whether near the temple complex or as workshops or quarries).
• Achieving maximum production.

You must also have a healthy amount of resources to sustain your population or suffer negative consequences. Additionally, after the second and final scoring, you can earn bonus victory points from various decrees you collected during the game.

Designed by Daniele Tascini and Dávid Turczi, the creators of Teotihuacan, Tekhenu can be played solo or with up to 4 players, ages 14 and up, in 60 to 90 minutes. In stock now at Here Be Books & Games.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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Small World of Warcraft - In Small World of Warcraft, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate everyone.

Small World of Warcraft is set on the fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde - including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen - clash in a world-consuming conflict. In the game, choose among combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. Occupy legendary terrains and take control of powerful artifacts in your fight for dominance. However, all empires must eventually fall, so you need to be prepared to put an overextended race into a state of decline and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.

On your first turn, choose one of the face-up race/power combinations to play. There are 16 races and 20 powers that can be paired randomly each game. Then use the tiles of your chosen fantasy race to occupy adjacent territories, possibly defeating weaker enemy races along the way.

On future turns you can either place tiles to occupy adjacent territories again or put your race into decline. To designate a race as in decline, flip the tiles to their black-and-white side - at the beginning of your next turn you can choose a new race/power combination.

At the end of your turn, score one coin for each territory your races occupy. You may have one active race and one race in decline on the board at the same time. Your occupation total will vary depending on your races’ special abilities and the territories they occupy. The player with the most coins at the end of the final round is the victor.

Small World of Warcraft supports 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, with a 40 to 80-minute playtime. In stock now at Here Be Books & Games.

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Small World of Warcraft - In Small World of Warcraft, players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate everyone.

Small World of Warcraft is set on the fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde - including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen - clash in a world-consuming conflict. In the game, choose among combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. Occupy legendary terrains and take control of powerful artifacts in your fight for dominance. However, all empires must eventually fall, so you need to be prepared to put an overextended race into a state of decline and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.

On your first turn, choose one of the face-up race/power combinations to play. There are 16 races and 20 powers that can be paired randomly each game. Then use the tiles of your chosen fantasy race to occupy adjacent territories, possibly defeating weaker enemy races along the way. 

On future turns you can either place tiles to occupy adjacent territories again or put your race into decline. To designate a race as in decline, flip the tiles to their black-and-white side - at the beginning of your next turn you can choose a new race/power combination.

At the end of your turn, score one coin for each territory your races occupy. You may have one active race and one race in decline on the board at the same time. Your occupation total will vary depending on your races’ special abilities and the territories they occupy. The player with the most coins at the end of the final round is the victor.

Small World of Warcraft supports 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, with a 40 to 80-minute playtime. In stock now at Here Be Books & Games.

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Posted 3 weeks ago

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New items in this week at HBB&G: Chakra, Dino Dude Ranch, The Godfather: Corleone's Empire, My City, On the Origin of Species, Red Dragon Inn Smorgasbox ... See MoreSee Less

New items in this week at HBB&G: Chakra, Dino Dude Ranch, The Godfather: Corleones Empire, My City, On the Origin of Species, Red Dragon Inn Smorgasbox
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