Gaming at Here Be Books & Games

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.

In-Store Gaming
Sundays noon to 6 pm

Gaming at Here Be Books & Games

In-Store  Gaming resumes Sunday, April 2, 2023. Masks are encouraged, but not required. Sign up now online or in the store. Space is limited.

Admission includes:

  • 6 Hours of Gaming
  • Plus, a Snack & a Drink
  • Access to Game Library
  • Access to Puzzle Library

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.

Gaming at Here Be Books & Games

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.

Gaming at Here Be Books & Games

Virtual Gaming
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:

Then sign up for a free account on Board Game ArenaIf you like to play more thinky games, you can also sign up for free accounts on Yucata and Boiteajeux.

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!

For schedule updates and reminders, please subscribe to our text messages, join our Facebook PageFacebook Gaming Group and/or Meetup Group

Games We Play Virtually

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