Board Game Store and Gaming Salon

established 2 August 2005

COVID-19 Update

We’re OPEN for IN-STORE SHOPPING Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 6 pm and Online Shopping 24/7. Contactless Curb-Side Pickup and Local Delivery Available to Summerville, Goose Creek and Ladson ($35 minimum). Call us for other areas.

Please observe these precautions when shopping in our store:

  • Maximum of 2 customers shopping at a time.
  • Please wear a mask. Required effective July 2020.
  • Wash your hands when you enter. (Hand sanitizer provided.)

We’re happy to assist you and chat, but we’ll be keeping our distance to keep you and us safe.

Virtual Gaming

Join us for Virtual Gaming Wednesdays 5 to 8:00pm and Saturdays from 1 to 7pm or later. See our Gaming Stuff page for details and our Upcoming Events page, Facebook Page and Meetup Group for schedule and reminders.

Please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to gaming with you again in person when it’s safe to do so.

– Tim & Tina

Interior of Here Be Books & Games
Interior of Here Be Books & Games

Here Be Books & Games is your best local source for board games in the greater Charleston area. Located in Summerville, South Carolina, this customer-service-oriented retail board game shop and gaming salon is now in its 15th year in business!

Services

Modern Board Games and Card Games

Treasure Room filled with boardgames and RPGs for sale
Treasure Room filled with games for sale

We stock a large variety of modern designer boardgames and card games for all ages, player types and number of players, and some used games, too. Categories include:

New arrivals and featured games
New arrivals and featured games. 2-player games on the left.

Our evergreens – games we always stock – include all 40 Asmodee Bestsellers, Catan plus its expansions and offshoots, Carcassonne and expansions, Ticket to Ride in all its versions, Pandemic and other cooperative games, and Munchkin along with its expansions and popular thematic base sets. You’ll also find titles you’re sure to recognize like: Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble and Risk.

Jigsaw Puzzles & Accessories

We’ve stocked an entire wall with jigsaw puzzles in the Dragon Room at Here Be Books & Games! Whether you prefer puzzles that feature scenic landscapes, animals, fantasy images, collages, flowers, whimsical or delightful things, we’ve got something for you. You can choose from a variety of piece-counts, shaped puzzles, mini puzzles and two-sided puzzles. If you’re looking for a challenge, check out the puzzles in our Wickedly Hard category.

As for publishers, we currently stock puzzles by Cobble Hill, Galison, Springbok and SunsOut. We plan to add puzzles by Ravensburger, Eurographics, White Mountain and other publishers soon.

Roleplaying Games, Dice & Accessories

We regularly stock the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set and basic D & D books at all times. When you’re in the store shopping for RPGs, take a peek in the drawers in the bottom of the Roleplaying Game bookcase, too. They contain lots of new and ancient treasures. You never know what you’ll find. Have a question? Ask Tim, he’s been an avid RPG collector for decades.

So whether you love Euro strategy games, thematic Ameritrash, social party games, old school D & D or something else, we’ve got you covered.

Demo Game Library

Tim teaching a game
We’ll teach you how to play! (Tim explaining the rules for Mansions of Madness.)

Looking for something new and fun to play? We’d be happy to recommend a game based on your preferred game types, themes, player ages, and number of players.

Our large demo game library of board games and card games allows you to try before you buy. We’ll even teach you how to play. Just ask us anytime.

Gaming in the Gate Room
Gaming in the Gate Room

Some of the games we’ve taught and demoed the most include:

In-Store Gaming

Victory at Pandemic: Fall of Rome at Game Night
Victory at Pandemic: Fall of Rome at Game Night

Join us for Game Night, the first Saturday of every month from 1 pm until afternoon midnight.* Admission is $7.50. It’s a great deal: over ten hours of fun and entertainment for less than the cost of a movie ticket or a cup of joe!

Ian teaching Blood Rage in the Dragon Room
Ian teaching Blood Rage in the Dragon Room

We also host Learn to Play events* and Free Open Gaming* every Saturday, plus periodic Organized Play events and tournaments. See our Events page for a list of all upcoming events at Here Be Books & Games.

*Due to the pandemic we have temporarily suspended all in-store gaming. Please join us for virtual gaming on our Discord server every Wednesday and Saturday.

Looking for a game? Let us help.

If we don’t a have particular board game or card game you want in stock, we can usually find and special order it for you. Searches are free and there’s no obligation to buy. We usually require pre-payment on special orders and preorders.

Board Game Publishers

Our games and gaming accessories are by all the best game publishers, including:

For more details, visit our online store.