Friday, September 9, 2011

Store Owners Increase Awareness of Designer Board Games
12 Games Will Be Given Away to Lucky Participants

Summerville, SC - September 9, 2011                   

Here Be Books & Games in Summerville today announced their intention to educate the community about modern designer board games. They’re called Designer Games for acknowledging the name of the game designer on the cover, like the author of a book.

Thousands of new Designer Games are published every year in the United States and Europe, but few Americans are even aware that they exist. To increase awareness, the store owners, Tina & Tim McDuffie of Goose Creek, will teach visitors to the store a different award-winning Designer Game each week until the end of 2011.

Games to be featured in these weekly events include award-winning: Tsuro, Got 'Em, Dixit Odyssey, Thunderstone, Ticket to Ride, Pirate Fluxx, Carcassonne, The Settlers of Catan, Telestrations, Forbidden Island, Zombies!!!, Quiddler, SET and SET Cubed, and a variety of children's games by HABA.

The Game of the Week will be set up on a table in the front of the store so visitors can watch a demo, learn how to play, or even sit down and actually play the game. Tournaments will be held during the store’s monthly Game Nights on October 1, November 5 and December 3. To encourage participation, the McDuffies will be giving away one game a week to a lucky participant of each week's gaming lessons.

About Designer Games
Designer Games have a definite theme: a lot of attention is paid to the artwork and other components, which are more often made of wood than plastic.  The games tend to emphasize player interaction or cooperation so players are engaged all the time rather than just waiting for their turn. 
In a Designer Game, players are rarely eliminated and any randomness or luck from dice rolls or card draws, are mitigated by having the player decide what to do after a random event happens, rather than before. Players can make more interesting decisions, utilizing strategy and tactics, usually involving competition over resources or points. There are often multiple paths to victory. Designer Games have been created for all age groups, with a variety of playing times, and supporting different numbers of players. The themes run the gamut.

About Here Be Books & Games
Tina & Tim McDuffie are the sole traders of Designer Games in Summerville, SC. Their book and game store, Here Be Books & Games, at 4650 Ladson Road, Suite I is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Founded in 2005, the store has been hosting monthly Game Nights since 2007. 

Contact: Tina McDuffie | (843) 695-1498 | 4650 Ladson Road, Suite I | Summerville, SC 29485-8535

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