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Published the first Saturday of every month, Here Be Books & Games’ monthly newsletter features:

  • Game Reviews
  • Upcoming Events
  • Recent Arrivals & Upcoming Games
  • New Additions to Our Game Library
  • and more…

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Local small business, Here Be Books & Games Forced to Close

PRESS RELEASE On Saturday, September 30, 2017 Here Be Books & Games in Oakbrook Plaza shopping center is closing the doors of its brick and mortar store. The owners, Tim and Tina McDuffie are now in the process of selling off their existing inventory and store fixtures. Until Saturday, September 30th all books are $1.00 […]

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Closing Brick & Mortar Store – Update

September 16, 2017 Special Issue covers the closing of Here Be Books & Games’ brick & mortar store. Newsletter Features: FAQ regarding closing of store. All Books on Sale: 50% OFF or $1. Then use your trade credit to pay half. Board Games on Sale: 10% to 50% OFF! Valued Game Customer (rewards program) discount […]

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Closing Brick & Mortar Store

September 12, 2017 Special Issue covers the closing of Here Be Books & Games’ brick & mortar store. Features: FAQ regarding closing of store. All Books on Sale: 50% OFF or $1. Then use your trade credit to pay half. Board Games on Sale: 10% to 50% OFF! Valued Game Customer (rewards program) discount stacks. […]

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Issue 54 September 2017 HBB&G News

Features: Here Be Books & Games Is Moving to Downtown Summerville! No Trades Until After We Move Great Deals on Books! Save 50% on 1000s of Books. Buy More for $1 each! Get Notified When We Move! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – The Thread That Binds the Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (Tim) […]

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Issue 53 August 2017 HBB&G News

Features: Here Be Books & Games Celebrates 12 Years in Business! Board Game Auction FAQ Books On Sale for $1 and 50% OFF! 7 Wonders: Duel Tournament Results Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein Munchkin Swag New Arrival & Coming Soon! Lovecraft Letter Concordia […]

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Issue 52 July 2017 HBB&G News

Features: We’re Moving! Board Game Auction – Turn Your Old, Unwanted Games Into New! Loads of Books On Sale! 7 Wonders: Duel Tournament July 15. Play Qualifier Games by July 7! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Munchkin Super Play Day New Arrival Previews Agents of SMERSH Century: Spice […]

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Issue 51 June 2017 HBB&G News

Features: 7 Wonders: Duel Tourney July 15. Play Qualifier Games Now! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan Spring Sidewalk Book Sale Recap Here Be Books & Games Featured on Man vs. Meeple Century: Spice Road Game Review Great Western Trail Game Review Railroad Revolution Game Review La Granja: No […]

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Issue 50 May 2017 HBB&G News

Features: Spring Sidewalk Book Sale Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20 – All sale books $1 each! 7 Wonders: Duel Tourney July 15. Play Qualifier Games Now! International TableTop Day Recap Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold Here Be Books & Games Featured on Man vs. Meeple […]

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Issue 49 April 2017 HBB&G News

Features: International TableTop Day Saturday, April 29 11am to 1am – Play Games ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT! 7 Wonders: Duel Tourney in June. Play Qualifier Games Now! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – Moon Called by Patricia Briggs $1 Book Sale Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20 6 Fun Games that Fit […]

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Issue 48 March 2017 HBB&G News

Features: 7 Wonders: Duel Tournament Coming in June. Qualifiers start now! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – Another Fine MYTH by Robert Asprin International TableTop Day Grand Austria Hotel Game Review Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock Used Games for Sale

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Issue 47 February 2017 HBB&G News

Features: Game CLEARANCE SALE – Save up to 50% on Board Games, Card Games and Expansions 7 Wonders: Duel Tournament Coming in June Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – Star Tide Rising by David Brin Robo Rally Reboot Game Review Acquire 2016 Game Review Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock Used Games […]

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Issue 46 January 2017 HBB&G News

Features: Learn to Play Colt Express and get a free promo! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club – Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Game Gift Exchange Recap Games of Auld Lang Syne: 7 Classic Games That Never Grow Old Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock Used Games for Sale

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Advent Christmas Gaming Challenge 2016

It’s so easy during the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, decorating, and so forth to forget what it’s all for: spending precious time with our loved ones in celebration. To help get you more focused on love and laughter amidst all the chaos, try this Advent Christmas Gaming Challenge. Your mission, should you choose […]

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Issue 45 December 2016 – HBB&G News

Features: Red & White Holiday Sale! Game Gift Bundles and Book Gift Bags Advent Christmas Gaming Challenge Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club 2 Out of 3 Suspects Were Caught in Mysterium Organized Play New & Upcoming Games in December Give Santa a Hand: Post Your Christmas Wish List at HBB&G Gift Certificates Available All […]

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Issue 44 November 2016 HBB&G News

Features: Special Game Night and Mysterium Organized Play December Game Night & Game Gift Exchange – New Rules This Year!!! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club New Games in November Codenames: Pictures Promo Tiles Have Arrived El Gaucho Game Review 3 Games Perfect for a Relaxing Thanksgiving Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock!

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Issue 43 October 2016 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale, Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22 Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Star Realms Tournament Results New & Upcoming Games 19 Themed Games for Your Halloween Game Night Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu Game Review Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock!

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Issue 42 September 2016 HBB&G News

Features: Star Realms Tournament Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club New & Upcoming Games Pokémon Go Game Review Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock!

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Issue 41 August 2016 HBB&G News

Features: HBB&G Celebrates 11 Years! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Smash Up: Cease & Desist Demo Day Guildhall Fantasy: Coalition Demo Day New & Upcoming Games Istanbul Game Review Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock! Used Games for Sale

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Issue 40 July 2016 – HBB&G News

Features: 11-Year Anniversary Celebration, Game Giveaway and More at August Game Night Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club King of Tokyo 2016 Demo Day Star Realms Tournament Results New & Upcoming Games HBB&G’s Game Library P.I. Game Review Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock! Used Games for Sale

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Issue 39 June 2016 HBB&G News

Features: Star Realms Tournament Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Marketing Q & A and Book Signing – Marketing from the Trenches New Web Site Coming Soon Agricola Revised Edition Game Review HBB&G’s Game Library Game Night at HBB&G Bookmarks Get Reminders Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock! Used Games for Sale

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Issue 38 May 2016 HBB&G News

Features: $1 Sidewalk Book Sale Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Marketing Q & A and Book Signing – Marketing from the Trenches TableTop Day Recap Las Vegas Game Review Las Vegas Boulevard Game Review Qwixx oops! Rule Correction New Face at HBB&G Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock! Used Games for Sale

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Issue 37 April 2016 HBB&G News

Features: International TableTop Day – Saturday, April 30 Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Earn Geek Gold at HBB&G $1 Sidewalk Book Sale Stone Age Game Review Qwixx Game Review Games Seen on TableTop you can play at HBB&G Game Library Additions New Arrivals! Back in Stock! Used Games for Sale

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Issue 36 March 2016 HBB&G News

Features: Cash ‘n Guns Organized Play and Special Game Night Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Learn to Play or Teach Us to Play an Unplayed Game and Earn Geek Gold! International TableTop Day – Saturday, April 30 Keltis – An Emerald Green Game for St. Paddy’s Day Unexploded Cow – A Promising Business Venture […]

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Issue 35 February 2016 HBB&G News

Features: 7 Wonders Tournament Cash ‘n Guns Organized Play Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club It Takes Two: 7 Games We Love to Play as a Couple Jaipur – Send Your Camels to Trade Aton – One of My Favorite Two-Player Games Lost Cities – An Expedition for Two Star Realms – Fast-Paced Outer Space […]

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Issue 34 January 2016 HBB&G News

Features: Happy New Year! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club 7 Wonders Tournament Cash ‘n Guns Organized Play Continued Coverage of Small, Inexpensive Games Keltis Card, Dice and Stones Games Mamma Mia! Qwixx Red7 Pairs Sushi Draft Hanabi New Arrivals! Used Games for Sale Back in Stock! Game Library Additions

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Issue 33 December 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Merry Christmas Dice City Demo Days Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Grab Bag of Games Fall $1 Book Sale Recap 24 Days of Gaming Stocking Stuffers (Game Reviews) 6 nimmt! Age of War BraveRats, aka R The Builders Fluxx Get Bit! Card Sleeves Incan Gold Hive Pocket Love Letter We Didn’t Playtest This […]

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Issue 32 November 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale – Friday & Saturday, November 20 & 21 December Game Night Gift Exchange & Holiday Treats Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Star Wars: Imperial Assault Game Days Recap Discoveries: The Journals of Lewis & Clark Game Review 6+ Games for Fun & Interactive Thanksgiving Gatherings Game Reviews We Didn’t […]

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Issue 31 October 2015 HBB&G News

Features: 7 Wonders Tournament – Saturday, October 24, 2015 Star Wars: Imperial Assault Game Day – Saturdays, October 24 & 31, 2015 Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale – Friday & Saturday, November 20 & 21 Firefly: The Game Play Day Recap 8 Zombie- Games for Halloween Game Reviews Last Night […]

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Issue 30 September 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Celebrating 10 Years in Business! Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club King of New York Tournament Recap Firefly Game Day – Saturday, September 19, 2015 Star Wars: Imperial Assault Game Day – Saturday, October 24, 2015 Pandemic: Legacy – Game Preview Pandemic Game Review New Arrivals! Used Games For Sale Game Library Additions Back […]

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Issue 29 August 2015 HBB&G News

Features: King of New York Game Night Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Coal Baron Game Review Dimension Game Review Game Reviews and Run-Throughs at The Glass Meeple New Arrivals! Used Games For Sale Game Library Additions Back in Stock!

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Issue 28 July 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Carcassonne Challenge & Second July Game Night, July 18 King of New York Tournament & Casual Play Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Splendor Tournamet Results Storm-Con Recap DC Comics DBG Tournament at Storm Con Results Abracada…what? – A Spell-Casting Deduction Game for the Whole Family Bohnanza: Pirates Have you checked out The Glass […]

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Issue 27 June 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Bohnanza Play Day Splendor Game Night The Storm Is Brewing: Storm-Con Hits Charleston June 26 thru June 28 DC Comics DBG Tournament at Storm Con Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club New Play Area at Here Be Books & Games Elysium – Review Update Splendor – Easy-to-Learn Quick-Playing Fun Have you checked out The […]

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Issue 26 May 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual $1 Sidewalk Book Sale, Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16 Be Among the First to Learn to Play Elysium at Its Pre-Release Saturday, May 16 Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Club Meeting: Friday, May 8, 6 pm; Reading: The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry Game-o-Rama, May 21 thru 25 5-Minute Fun Play […]

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Issue 25 April 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Never Miss Another Event at Here Be Books & Games International TableTop Day, Saturday, April 11 Semi-Annual $1 Sidewalk Book Sale, Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16 King of Tokyo Tournament Results About Here Be Books & Games Game Library New Play Area at Here Be Books & Games Games Seen on TableTop […]

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Issue 24 March 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Join Our Board Gaming and/or Book Club Meetups King of Tokyo Tournament, Saturday, March 21, 2015 6 pm Pretty Pretty Smash Up Demo Day, Saturday, March 21, 2015 11am to 5 pm Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Wednesday, March 11, 5:30 pm to 8 pm International TableTop Day, Saturday, April 11 Viticulture Tournament Results […]

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Issue 23 February 2015 HBB&G News

Features: The Glass Meeple – A New Gaming Blog by Yours Truly Upcoming Tournaments and Organized Play Events Viticulture Tournament, Saturday, February 21, 2015, 6 pm Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Wednesday, February 11, 5:30 pm to 8 pm DC Comics Deck-building Game Crisis Expansion League Play King of Tokyo Tournament, Saturday, March 21, 2015 […]

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Issue 22 January 2015 HBB&G News

Features: Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, January 8, 5:30 pm to 8 pm DC Comics Deck-building Game Tournament, Saturday, January 17 31 DC Comics Deck-building Game Series Overview – Super Frenemies of America! Book Club Meeting: Friday, January 9, 6 pm; Reading: Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracey Hickman Bookmarks Back […]

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Issue 21 December 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Give Santa a Hand: Post Your Christmas Wish List at Here Be Books & Games 6 Kids’ Games You Can Stuff in a Stocking 3 Dice Games You Can Stuff in a Stocking Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, January 8, 5:30 pm to 8 pm DC Comics Deck-building Game Tournament, Saturday, January 17 […]

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Issue 20 November 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual $1 Sidewalk Book Sale, Thursday, November 20 thru Sunday, November 23 December Game Night Gift Exchange & Holiday Sweets Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, November 6, 5:30 pm to 8 pm Games for Thanksgiving and Holiday Gatherings Sushi Go! – A Fresh, Light, Quick Snack Splendor – Splendidly Addicting Book Club Meeting: […]

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Issue 19 October 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual $1 Sidewalk Book Sale, Thursday, November 20 thru Sunday, November 23 Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, October 9, 5:30 pm to 8 pm December Game Night to Feature Gift Exchange & Holiday Sweets Tina Talks: Wok Star Tina Talks: Five Tribes Book Club Meeting: Friday, October 17, 6 pm; Reading: The Warrior’s […]

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Issue 18 September 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, September 11, 5:30 pm to 8 pm DC Comics Deck-building Game Tournament, Saturday, September 20, 6 pm Record-Breaking Attendance at August Game Night Book Club Meeting German Games You Really Should Try: 6 nimmt! Family of Games and Bohnanza Family of Games Bookmarks Game Library Additions New Game […]

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Issue 17 August 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Happy Anniversary, Here Be Books & Games! Celebrating 9 Years in Business! Small World Tournament Results Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, August 14, 5pm to 8pm Game Review: Carcassonne: Hills & Sheep Bookmarks Game Library Additions New Game Arrivals, Back in Stock & Used Game Spotlight

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Issue 16 July 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Small World Tournament Saturday, July 19, 6:30 to 10 pm Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, July 24, 5pm to 8pm Storm Hits the Charleston Area Friday, June 20 thru Sunday, June 22 Game Review: Carcassonne Game Reviews: Carcassonne Mini Expansions 1 thru 6, plus Crop Circles and Phantom Bookmarks ParaNatural Book Club Reading […]

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Issue 15 June 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Thursday, June 12, 5pm to 8pm July Game Night Postponed One Week The Storm Is Brewing: Storm-Con Hits the Charleston Area Friday, June 20 thru Sunday, June 22 Ward Batty’s Game-O-Rama in Atlanta – Incredible Fun! Game Review: The Builders: The Middle Ages Game Review: Lewis & Clark: The […]

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Issue 14 May 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual $1 Sidewalk Book Sale Marvel Dice Masters: The New Super Hero of Collectible Games? Marvel Dice Masters Organized Play Coming in June Huge Turnout for TableTop Day Game Review: Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Game Review: Cash-A-Catch ParaNatural Book Club Reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell Game Library Additions

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Issue 13 April 2014 HBB&G News

Features: International TableTop Day Saturday, April 5th Shoplifters Steal Over $500 in Games Game Library Additions Upcoming Changes to Game Night Tzolk’in The Mayan Calendar – Time & 3-D Thinking ParaNatural Book Club Reading Fire in the Mist by Holly Lisle

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Issue 12 March 2014 HBB&G News

Features: How to Get Your Family Unplugged and Engaged Family Game Night at Spann Elementary 5 Cooperative Games for Fun & Bonding: Pandemic, Forbidden Island, Castle Panic, Flash Point: Fire Rescue, Hanabi International TableTop Day, April 5 Game Library Additions Card Sleeves – You Asked for Them, We’ve Got ‘Em! ParaNatural Book Club Reading Winter’s […]

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Issue 11 February 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Ticket to Ride Tournament Results International TableTop Day – April 5, 2014 Bookmark: American and European History, plus Young Adult ParaNatural Book Club Reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman Atlanta Game Fest and Giant Orders Glass Road – Lighter Strategy Fare by Agricola’s Designer How to Save 10% to 15% on Games Game […]

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Issue 10 January 2014 HBB&G News

Features: Ticket to Ride Tournament, Sunday, January 19, 2014 iPad Tips & Tricks Class January 9 and 12, 2014 Bookmark: Restocks of Jim Butcher, Robert B. Parker and Janet Evanovitch Carcassonne South Seas – First Stop Around the World 2013 Gaming Stats and Top Played Games February Game Night Postponed a Week ParaNatural Book Club […]

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Issue 9 December 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Trimming Down Our Demo Game Library: Gently Used Games For Sale Give Santa a Hand: Post Your Christmas Wish List at Here Be Books & Games iPad Tips & Tricks Class January 9 and 12, 2014 Rise of Augustus, Ave Ceasar and All That Jazz or Euro Game Meets Bingo and It Works! Bookmark: […]

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Issue 8 November 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual $1 Sidewalk Book Sale Thursday, November 21 thru Sunday, November 24 December’s Game Night to Include a Game Gift Exchange New Game Reviews Section on Our Facebook Page Bookmark: Book Sale Costumed Game Night to Celebrate Halloween was a Treat! Game Review: Firefly: The Game ParaNatural Book Club Reading Bloodlist by P. N. […]

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Issue 7 October 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Join Us for a Very Special Costumed Game Night to Celebrate Halloween Our Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale in November Will Be Huge!!!!! ParaNatural Book Club Reading Storm Front by Jim Butcher New Game Reviews Section on Our Facebook Page Game Reviews: Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game, The Walking Dead Card Game, Zombie […]

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Issue 6 September 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Books Already Piling Up for Semi-Annual $1 Book Sale in November Game Reviews: Forbidden Desert: Thirst for Survival and Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island ParaNatural Book Club Reading Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb Bookmarks: British History, American History and World War I books

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Issue 5 August 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Celebrating Here Be Books & Games 8th year in business Storm-Con recap Game Reviews: Viticulture and Dino Hunt Dice Bookmarks: Stamp Collecting books, loads of Children’s Books

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Issue 4 July 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Upcoming Game Con in Summerville: Storm-Con Game Reviews: Flash!, Urbania, Spot it! educational games, Elder Sign: Unseen Forces Bookmarks: British history books, Children’s books

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Issue 3 June 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Atlanta Game Fest Book Sale followup Game Reviews: Cloud 9, Cinque Terre, Get Bit! Deluxe Tin Edition, Edo Bookmarks: Sci Fi & Fantasy

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Issue 2 May 2013 HBB&G News

Features: Semi-Annual Book Sale New Game Sections Game Review: Valdora Bookmark: books on Bridge

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Issue 1 April 2013 HBB&G News

Features: International Table Top Day ParaNatural Book Club Introduction Semi-Annual Book Sale Snacks for Game Night Our Online Store Bookmarks: Charles Dickens first editions

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