Preparing Used Games for Auction, Trade or Sale

Preparing Used Games for Auction, Trade or Sale

Two important things you should do to prepare your used games for auction, trade or sale.

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Take 5 & Take A Number – Two Great Card Games from Germany

Take 5 & Take A Number - Two Great Card Games from Germany

Many awesome games never make it across the water to the United States, despite being in print for 20 years or more in Germany. Now two of them have been bundled together for release in the U.S. under new names.

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5 Activities to Distract Kids on a Rainy Day

5 Activities to Distract Kids on a Rainy Day

When the kids are full of energy, but it’s too wet to go outside, here are five activities they can simulate via board games. The kids can play most of these games by themselves, though you may need to give the young ones a little help to begin with. Defend the Castle The peace of your castle has been destroyed […]

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Concordia Venus – The Goddess of Love brings Team Play to Concordia

Concordia Venus - The Goddess of Love brings Team Play to Concordia

Concordia Venus – The Goddess of Love brings Team Play options to Concordia. A game review by The Glass Meeple.

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Stone Age: Anniversary – What’s New & Different

I love Stone Age. I’ve been looking forward to the new Limited Edition Stone Age: Anniversary for months now and have done quite a bit of research into what’s new and different in it. How could the designer and publishers improve on this classic after 10 years in print? Well, let’s take a look. I’m not going to go into […]

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4 Family-Friendly Games for Thanksgiving

4 Family-Friendly Games for Thanksgiving

After I get the turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving, I like to kick back and relax, visit with my family and friends, play games and otherwise have a good time. Unfortunately not all of my family and friends are as much into games as I am. These 4 games, however, have proven excellent for both gamers and non-gamers alike. […]

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13 Spooky Board Games for Halloween

Zombies, Old Ones and Ghosts, Oh My! 13 Spooky Boardgames for Halloween

Halloween. The time of year when the barriers thin between this world and the next, when all manner of creatures walk the streets in broad daylight and haunt your doorways into the night. A time when we don costumes, watch scary movies and play spooky board games. Yes, play spooky board games. There are a number of modern board games […]

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Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition – An Immersive Lovecraftian Adventure

Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition - An Immersive Lovecraftian Adventure

Lately I can’t get enough of Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition. I love how immersive it is. It’s as close to a D & D (Dungeons & Dragons) experience as a board game has ever come – that I’ve played so far. The app takes the place of a game master: describing rooms; items and monsters you encounter; directing the […]

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It’s All for One and One For All! In Purely Cooperative Games

It's All for One and One for All! in Purely Cooperative Games

One of my favorite types of games to play is the pure co-op. In a pure cooperative game, all players work together against the board. Often you can discuss strategy with your fellow players, though you decide yourself what to do on your turn. The game gets a turn, too, usually at the end of each player’s turn or after […]

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Time’s Up! – Our Favorite Party Game

Time's Up! - Our favorite party game!

Tim and I used to play a lot of party games… and cards when we lived in San Diego. That’s before we were introduced to designer board games. You know, modern board games like Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Castles of Burgundy and a slew of others that have the names of the designers written on the cover like the author […]

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Kingdomino – A Puzzly Tile-Placement Game for the Whole Family

Kingdomino - A Puzzly Tile-Placement Game for the Whole Family

This month we’re hosting a Kingdomino organized play day at Here Be Books & Games. We have some cool promos to give way as prizes to participants, including: Dark Castles, Ice Castles, Princess Castles, Sand Castles and a Tile Tower. So, it seemed a good time to write a review of this quick, puzzly, tile placement, kingdom-building game by Bruno Cathala, published […]

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10 Games for Kids’ Easter Baskets

10 Games for Kids' Easter Baskets

Easter may fall on April Fool’s Day this year, but there’s nothing foolish about filling kids’ Easter Baskets with sugar-free treats like these 10 fun games the whole family can play. All of these games are small enough to fit in a regular-sized Easter Basket. Some even come packaged in sturdy tins that can go anywhere. All ten of these […]

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Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 – A Fresh and Exciting Pandemic Game

Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 - A fresh new Pandemic game

Tim and I are really enjoying Pandemic Legacy: Season 2. We loved Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 so much we played the campaign through twice (total of 34 games): once just the two of us and a second time with two other people. While Season 2 is a sequel – story-wise – to Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 you don’t have to have […]

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New Arrivals – August 2017

We’re still seeing lots of new summer arrivals. Here’s a quick run-down of our new offerings that are in stock now and a few games we’re expecting later this month. Lovecraft Letter It’s the 1920s, and the world is in a state of confusion following WWI. You and your friends find yourselves amidst mysterious events. You are surrounded by strange […]

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