Game Night

1st Saturday of every month!
Next Game Night: Saturday, December 3, 6:00 pm
Where: Here Be Books & Games
4650 Ladson Road, Suite I
Summerville, SC [map]
What to Bring: folding chair(s), if you have them
card table, if you can

Join us for Game Night at Here Be Books & Games the first Saturday of every month. Make new friends, socialize and have some fun. You can learn a new game or play an old favorite; either way you’re sure to have a good time.

Here Be Books & Games has been hosting Game Nights the first Saturday of every month, including holidays, since 2007. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs until after midnight. We’ve been known to be here until 4:00 a.m. playing games!

Game Night FAQ

Game Night at Here Be Books & Games
Game Night at Here Be Books & Games – Playing Betrayal at House on the Hill
What kinds of games do you play?
We play a large variety of games, mostly Euros. No two Game Nights are the same. You can view our entire play list at Board Game Geek or see a list of what was played at a particular Game Night via the links in the stats section below. We’ve been tracking our plays on Board Game Geek (an awesome site, by the way) since March 1, 2009. Though we occasionally forget to post our day-to-day plays, we always post Game Night plays. [view stats of Game Nights Past]
May I bring my own games to play?
Certainly. If you have a favorite game you’d like to play, bring it with you. We love to learn new games.
Game Cart - Just a few of the games in our Game Library
Game Cart – Just a few of the games in our Game Library

Do you have games there?

Yes. We have a large selection of demo games. We’ve invested quite a bit of money into our game library, so you can literally Try Before You Buy. We’ll even teach you how to play! [learn more]
What if I don’t know how to play a particular game or just don’t know how to play many games at all?
No problem. We’ll teach you how to play. I usually learn at least one new game every Game Night. There are just so many wonderful games in the world, it’s hard to know how to play them all. Plus, new ones are coming out all the time. The object of Game Night is to have fun. We could all use a little more fun in our lives. Best of all, it’s FREE!
Do you have beverages or should I bring my own?
We always stock a variety of non-alcoholic drinks that you can purchase at the store, including: regular and diet sodas and bottled water. If there’s something in particular you’d like us to carry, let us know. All drinks must be in reclosable containers (like bottles with screw tops) to reduce spills and they may not contain alcohol.
How much is admission?
Admission is FREE your first visit. Thereafter, admission is $5 per person. However, if you’ve spent $25 or more at Here Be Books & Games within the last month (including the previous Game Night), admission is FREE. Members of our Rewards Program, Tier 3 and above, also get Free Admission to Game Night.
Gamers of all ages play games at Here Be Books & Games' Game Night
Gamers of all ages play games at Here Be Books & Games’ Game Night

What ages can attend Game Night?

Most Game Night attendees are ages 15 through adult. Younger children are welcome as long as you supervise them. We have many games designed specifically for the younger set. Just ask Tina for suggestions.
What should I bring?
If you have a folding chair, please bring it with you. While we do have quite a few, on busy Game Nights, we sometimes run out. We can always use an additional card table: we have four as well as several 6′ tables, but another always comes in handy. Don’t forget to bring any games that you particularly want to play. While our demo game library is quite extensive, we don’t have everything.
Do you only play games on the first Saturday of the month?
Oh, no. We play games much more frequently than that. We try to take a break most afternoons, about four o’clock, and try something new or play an old favorite. We love to teach people how to play, too. So if there’s something you want to learn, just ask us. Of course, you’re welcome to drop by just about anytime and see if we’re up for a game.
Any special rules?
Game Night at Here Be Books & Games
Game Night at Here Be Books & Games – Playing 7 Wonders

Yes.

  • Have fun.
  • Handle the games with care. They’re expensive. For example, don’t leave boxes on the floor where they can be stepped on. Try not to bend the cards, put everything back the way you found it… Some of the games you’ll play at Game Night are our personal copies or those of other attendees. Please treat them with care.
  • Sign in and make sure the games your plays are entered in the book. The Guest Book is usually on the counter or floating around. Please sign in as soon as you get here. As you play games, make sure someone from the group you play with, enters the game’s name on the Games Played page for that Game Night. You don’t have to note who played it, just that it was played. If you play a game multiple times, add a x2 or whatever number is appropriate after the game’s name. We track attendance and post our plays on Board Game Geek. We don’t post your name anywhere, it just stays in our Guest Book for our own records.
  • Pick up after yourself. Don’t leave trash on the floor, bookcases, counter, etc. Put games back where you found them.

Game Night Statistics: Attendance and Games Played

Following are some statistics for past Game Night and Special Event gaming including: attendance, number of games played, and list of games played.

Date of Game Night
or Special Event
Number of
Players Attending
Number of
Games Played
Number of
Unique Titles Played
Games Played
November 5, 2016 35 32 29 view list
October 29, 2016
Halloween Game Night
22 25 15 view list
October 1, 2016 42 49 32 view list
September 3, 2016 33 33 24 view list
August 6, 2016 33 24 20 view list
July 2, 2016 33 40 34 view list
June 4, 2016 53 36 30 view list
May 7, 2016 40 42 31 view list
April 30, 2016
International TableTop Day
43 46 32 view list
April 2, 2016 34 32 21 view list
March 5, 2016 23 35 20 view list
February 6, 2016 47 35 25 view list
January 2, 2016 33 31 23 view list
December 5, 2015 43 35 29 view list
November 7, 2015 28 34 19 view list
October 10, 2015 31 33 24 view list
September 5, 2015 33 21 24 view list
August 1, 2015 35 41 33 view list
July 18, 2015 20 18 16 view list
July 4, 2015 19 14 11 view list
June 6, 2015 41 26 24 view list
May 2, 2015 36 41 29 view list
April 11, 2015
International TableTop Day
42 35 28 view list
April 4, 2015 # New play space added! 33 30 24 view list
March 7, 2015 33 30 27 view list
February 7, 2015 29 28 25 view list
January 3, 2015 30 34 26 view list
December 6, 2014 35 31 25 view list
November 1, 2014 43 38 26 view list
October 4, 2014 39 32 27 view list
September 6, 2014 55 42 35 view list
August 2, 2014 * Record Attendance, Games Played, Unique Titles Played! 58* 56* 36* view list
July 12, 2014 35 22 20 view list
June 7, 2014 45 32 25 view list
May 3, 2014 39 35 26 view list
April 5, 2014
International TableTop Day – Games started at 11am
62 52 31 view list
March 1, 2014 25 22 21 view list
February 8, 2014 44 34 27 view list
January 4, 2014 25 18 16 view list
December 7, 2013 36 20 17 view list
November 2, 2013 26 32 23 view list
October 26, 2013
Costumed Game Night
17 12 9 view list
October 5, 2013 39 37 29 view list
September 7, 2013 38 37 28 view list
August 3, 2013 37 24 24 view list
July 6, 2013 41 41 29 view list
June 1, 2013 26 21 19 view list
May 4, 2013 29 33 28 view list
April 6, 2013 41.5 24 27 view list
March 30, 2013
International TableTop Day
21 28 25 view list
March 2, 2013 23 14 13 view list
February 2, 2013 30 23 20 view list
January 5, 2013 24 24 15 view list
December 1, 2012 27 21 15 view list
November 3, 2012 22 12 11 view list
October 6, 2012 28 30 18 view list
September 1, 2012 26 26 20 view list
August 4, 2012 32 37 26 view list
July 7, 2012 35 34 26 view list
June 22, 2012
Summer Afternoon Games: Cooperative Games
5 3 3 view list
June 14, 2012
Summer Afternoon Games: 3-D Games
8 4 3 view list
June 2, 2012 31 29 19 view list
May 5, 2012 33 39 24 view list
April 7, 2012 33 23 19 view list
March 3, 2012 26 32 20 view list
February 4, 1012 26 24 18 view list
January 7, 2012 35 21 20 view list
December 3, 2011 24 27 19 view list
November 5, 2011 32 45 25 view list
October 1, 2011 26 35 18 view list
September 3, 2011 18 19 13 view list
August 25 , 2011
Card Night: Pinochle & Cribbage
13 10 2 view list
August 6, 2011 11 10 10 view list
August 3 , 2011
Summer Afternoon Games: Anything Goes
14 7 6 view list
July 27, 2011
Summer Afternoon Games: Day of the Living Dead
14 4 4 view list
July 20, 2011
Summer Afternoon Games: The Lands of Catan & Carcassonne
14 10 6 view list
July 13, 2011 * Record Summer Games Attendance!
Summer Afternoon Games: Lost in Space
20* 13 7 view list
July 6, 2011
Summer Afternoon Games: Cooperative Operative
19 5 5 view list
July 2, 2011 19 23 16 view list
June 29, 2011
Summer Afternoon Games: Ancient History
5 6 4 view list
June 22, 2011
Summer Afternoon Games: Roll the Dice
11 6 6 view list
June 15, 2011
Summer Afternoon Games: Anything Goes
14 5 4 view list
June 4, 2011 31 28 27 view list
May 7, 2011 29 25 15 view list
April 23, 2011
Charleston Area Gamers Game Day
16 12 11 view list
April 2, 2011 19 18 14 view list
March 5, 2011 28 22 20 view list
February 5, 2011 26 25 20 view list
January 1, 2011 32 32 23 view list
December 4, 2010 19 20 17 view list
November 27, 2010
Charleston Area Gamers Game Day
10 14 12 view list
November 6, 2010 25 18 17 view list
October 2, 2010 21 27 18 view list
September 4, 2010 29 25 18 view list
August 7, 2010
5-Year Anniversary Celebration – Prizes distributed to all attendees. We had cake, too!
31 41 24 view list
July 23, 2010
Summer Afternoon Games: Dungeon Delve
7 4 2 view list
July 9, 2010
Summer Afternoon Games: Famer in the Dell
6 4 4 view list
July 3, 2010 34 26 20 view list
July 2, 2010
Summer Afternoon Games: Night of the Living Dead
11 6 6 view list
June 25, 2010
Summer Afternoon Games: Cooperative Operative
13 8 7 view list
June 18, 2010
Summer Afternoon Games: Flavors of Fluxx
15 21 13 view list
June 11, 2010
Summer Afternoon Games:
Train Game Junction
8 4 4 view list
June 5, 2010 18 22 19 view list
May 1, 2010 33 31 22 view list
April 3, 2010 27 16 12 view list
March 6, 2010 17 16 14 view list
February 23, 2010
Steve Jackson Games visit
14 13 5 view list
February 6, 2010 22 14 13 view list
January 2, 2010 22 23 16 view list
December 5, 2009 25 20 view list
October 3, 2009 16 15 view list
September 5, 2009 16 11 view list
August 1, 2009 20 16 view list
July 4, 2009 11 11 view list
June 6, 2009 19 17 view list
Game Night has been a tradition since 2007. We just didn’t start keeping track of how many people attended, what games were played, etc. until 2009.

 

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