Board Game Shop and Puzzle Store
OPEN for IN-STORE & Online SHOPPING – MASKS REQUIRED IN-STORE
- Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 6 pm
- Online Store Open 24/7. Contactless Curb-Side Pickup and Local Delivery Available to Summerville, Goose Creek and Ladson ($35 minimum). Call us for other areas.
- Please wash your hands when you enter. (Hand sanitizer provided. Masks also available.)
Game with Us Virtually
Join us for Virtual Gaming Saturdays from 1 to 7pm or later. See our Gaming Stuff page for details and our Upcoming Events page, Facebook Page or Meetup Group for schedule and reminders. We’ll even teach you how to play!
In-Store Gaming Suspended Until Infection Rates Decrease Again
While, according to the CDC, vaccines are working exceptionally well to prevent severe illness and death – even with the Omicron variant – they aren’t preventing transmission of COVID-19 very well. So it is with deep regret that we feel we must suspend in-person gaming again until such time as it is safe to resume.
Please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to gaming with you again in person when it’s safe to do so. In the meantime we’d love it if you would join us on our Discord server for virtual board gaming. It’s really fun!
– Tim & Tina
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 17th year in business!
Modern Board Games and Card Games
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:
- Family & Casual Games
- 2-Player, Solo Play and Roll-and-Write Games
- Strategy Games and Thematic Games (superheroes, fantasy, Cthulhu, zombies and more)
- Card Games, including deck builders, but no TCGs or CCGs
- Party Games, Cooperative Games and Escape Room adventures
- Kids Games and Classic Games
- New, Used and Out-of-Print Roleplaying Games (RPGs)
- Card Sleeves, Dice (singles and sets), Dice Bags, and other gaming supplies and accessories
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.
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
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.
Some of the games we’ve taught and demoed the most include:
- Azul, a puzzly tile placement game
- Ticket to Ride and all its myriad versions
- Star Realms, Jaipur and other excellent two-player games
- Lords of Waterdeep, an entry-level worker placement game dripping with theme
- Stone Age, an excellent worker placement strategy game, perfect for introducing you to the genre
- Pandemic and other cooperative games like Forbidden Island
- Concordia, a strategic Euro-style game
- Abyss, a thematic game with gorgeous artwork
- Clank! and Clank! in! Space!, two thematic push-your-luck deckbuilding board games
- Castles of Burgundy, Tina’s personal favorite strategic Euro game
- Carcassonne, a classic tile-laying game with numerous expansions
- Catan, the classic gateway Euro game
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!
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.