Board games can be anything you want: relaxing, engaging, hilarious or brain burning. Board gaming lets you unplug from technology and engage with others, often making new friends while enjoying social interactions.
Tim & Tina, the owners of Here Be Books & Games, are both enthusiastic gamers. They are also very adept at teaching games. Hence their moto: We'll teach you how to play.
There are two ways you can usually participate in the fun: in-store gaming and virtual gaming.
Saturdays 1pm to 6pm
Currently suspended due to high COVID infection rates.
We'll resume when infection rates fall to 5% or below.
In the meantime, you're welcome to join us for Virtual Gaming.
We maintain an extensive Demo Game Library at Here Be Books & Games because we LOVE to PLAY GAMES! Of course, our library also provides a great resource for in-store gaming, as well as game demos - so we can teach you how to play - and game rentals.
Before the pandemic, we hosted weekly in-store gaming Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and a 10-hour gaming event - Game Night - the first Saturday of every month. Now the rise and fall of infection rates dictates when we can offer in-store gaming.
The best way to stay informed, so you can join us for in-store gaming, is to follow us on Facebook and/or Meetup and subscribe to our text messages.
Saturdays 1pm to 7pm or later
When the pandemic started, we wanted to find a way to keep gaming together safely. We tried a variety of methods, but Discord and Board Game Arena proved the best combination for us. We can even teach you how to play!
While we've resumed in-store gaming when infection rates are low, we've continued to game virtually as well. So you can choose to play whichever way is most convenient and comfortable for you.
Over the last few years Board Game Arena has added a ton of new games. Maybe not as many as are in our Game Library, but we still have lots of games to choose from and we occasionally play on other sites as well.
Check out the collection below for a list of games we play virtually. It's by no means an exhaustive list, but it'll give you an idea of the wide variety of games we can and do play virtually. If you're not familiar with them, no worries. We'll teach you how to play!
How to Join Us for Virtual Gaming
To join us for virtual gaming, you'll need to join our Discord server: URL: https://discord.gg/nDhv9EJ
On game day, just login to our Discord server, join our Looking for Game voice channel and say “Hey.” We’ll help you from there.
There’s no charge to join us for Virtual Gaming. We’d of course appreciate it if you bought games from us, though. Our online store is open 24/7 and our brick-and-mortar store hours are: Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am to 6pm.
Questions? Give us a call!