Demo Games

At Here Be Books & Games you can try games before you buy them. There’s nothing worse than plunking down $50 or more for a game only to discover when you get it home, unwrap it and start reading the rulebook that it’s really not for you.

We take the guess work out of finding the right games for you and your family and friends by maintaining a large and current Demo Game Library. [view list]

5 Random Games from Our Demo Game Library

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How to Try Before You Buy

You can:

  • Browse our Demo Game Library. Open a game and check out the board and bits. Look through the rulebook... (Please put it back the way you found it and only open one game at a time.)
  • Ask for a game demo. We’ll teach you how to play!
  • If you're participating in an in-store gaming event, take it to a table and play.
  • Rent games from our Rental Game Library to play at home.

Ask Us for Recommendations

We know board games. So we can make good recommendations based on your tastes. Think of all the money you can save by trying games before you buy them or by getting advice from someone who’s actually played the game.

What's In Our Game Library

The contents of our Game Library change all the time as we acquire new games. So we use Board Game Geek's collection feature to keep track of them. If you want to know if we have a house copy of a particular game in our Demo Game Library. Just view our collection on Board Game Geek.

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