Board Game Store and Gaming Salon

established 2 August 2005

COVID-19 Update

Our online store is open 24/7 and we’re happy to provide curb-side pick up during normal business hours for orders placed on our online store. We also offer $2 Local Delivery to Summerville, Goose Creek and Ladson ($35 minimum) and are maintaining regular store hours.

Should you have any questions or want game recommendations or assistance with rules or game play, please give us a call. We’re happy to help. You can reach us by phone from 11am to 7pm, 7 days a week at (843) 695-1498.

Please stay safe and healthy. We look forward to gaming again with you when the crisis has passed.

– Tim & Tina

What’s New!

  • Online Store Open 24/7.
  • Free Curb-side pickup during regular store hours. Choose pickup at Here Be Books & Games as your shipping option.
  • We’re working on a local delivery option.
  • All Events Canceled Until Further Notice.
  • Check out our March Newsletter for mini reviews of:
    • Ticket to Ride: Japan & Italy
    • Stone Age
    • Taverns of Tiefenthal
    • Bohnanza
    • Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar (full review)
    • Cottage Garden
  • Store Hours 
    • Tuesdays & Wednesdays…….. 1 pm to 7 pm
    • Fridays & Saturdays……………. 11 am to 7 pm
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 14th year in business!


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.

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 2 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.

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.

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