Griffon Games and Bookstore
121 W. Colfax Ave.
South Bend, Indiana 46601
Hours of operation
Mondays through Thursdays 10:00 AM to 6:00
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sundays 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fridays 7:00 PM to midnight
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Sundays 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: (574) 287-5533
NOW OPEN SUNDAYS
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
FREE IN-STORE WI-FI
CARD & BOARD GAME SALE
Some titles at 75% off
Selected recent titles at 50% off
and classic or new game titles at 10% off.
Penny's Special Sale Box
Selection of RPG books
Many are out of print
Newly expanded line
Base, layer, texture, wash, metallics, dry
Magic the Gathering: Dragon's Maze,
Gatecrash, 2013 & 2012 core
Return to Ravnica, Scars of Mirrodin,
Dark Ascension, and Avacyn Restored
Everyday sale prices: $3.50 boosters
M13 and Dragon
Maze intro packs $13.95
Fat Packs (when available): $34.95
Box of 36 boosters from various expansions $115.00
(36 all the same or mix and match your own box)
Vintage Magic singles available again!
The Griffon Bookstore and Games
The Griffon Bookstore, founded in 1976 by Sarah Bird
and Ken Peczkowski, is widely acknowledged as a pioneer in the retail gaming industry. The Griffon has over 4,000
square feet of space on 4 levels devoted to an eclectic assortment of books, games, records, audio and video
tapes, gift items, curios and miniature supplies.
Dice Sets & Card Games
The Griffon features a huge selection of gaming dice
in sets, singles, and custom made dice/token bags. Always on hand are many traditional and non-traditional card
games from around the world as well as card supplies such as card shufflers, card shoes, card holders, card trays,
and storage boxes.
A large selection of Tarot cards as well.
For the traditional strategy gamer the Griffon carries in
stock over 30 different styles of chess sets, boards and 6 different styles of chess clocks and accessories. The
classic Asian strategy games of Go, Shogi, Chinese Chess, Mah jong, and Ti-chu are always on hand in a variety of
sizes and styles.
Miniature modelers, gamers, and diorama makers will find a
wide assortment of items in stock. Included are terrain making supplies: flocking, ballast, static grass, tree
flock, glues, water effects, and accessories from manufacturers such as Woodland Scenics; ready made scenery from
Runic Forge; miniature making tools from Xuron, Xacto, and Zona; ready to make plastic kits from HAT, Pegasus,
Lindberg, Zvezda, and Revell; the complete line of acrylic paint colors from Citadel; a wide variety of modeler
paint brushes in sizes ranging from 3 to 25/0; glues of all types from Testor's, Zap-a-Gap, and Tamiya; mini rare
earth magnets for pinning projects; bases and stands for miniatures; 1/72nd scale accent scenery in plastic and
metal; and in-store sample displays.
The Griffon's new and used book selections are specialized to cover the fields of
classical literature and poetry, classic and medieval history, philosophy and theology, foreign languages, science
fiction, mysteries and thrillers, and perhaps one of the largest area sources of military history and reference
arranged by time periods.
One of a kind trinkets, artifacts and souvenirs that only the Griffon
chooses to sell to its customers. Examples of past items: WWII military uniforms and medals, newspapers from the
19th century, books from the 17th century, paper currency and coins from around the world, glass miniatures,
artistic collectible plates, native American arrowheads, fossils, Notre Dame sports memorabilia, American Civil War
artifacts, bullets, & letters, African tribal masks, wood carvings from Poland, author-signed first
edition books, artist-signed paintings and graphics, handpainted metal miniatures,
and curiosities from Russia.
The Griffon boasts one of the oldest continuously running dedicated game rooms in
the country. For 36 years the Griffon Game Room has hosted countless RPG games, card games, miniatures games, chess
tournaments, and board games. The rooms can accommodate over 50 players.
Stamps and Philately
Since 2000, the Griffon has been the connection point for
stamp collectors in the Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan area. The Northern Indiana Philatelic Society
(NIPS), which was founded in 1922, uses the Griffon as its drop off point for the purchasing and appraising of
stamp collections and other related paper items such as old stock certificates, envelopes, post cards, paper money,
autographs, reference books, and official documents. Mr. Peczkowski is a professional appraiser with over 30 years
of experience and references in the book and stamp fields. Small evaluations can be done for free on site at the
book store. Call to make sure that the appraiser is available.
South Bend - Notre Dame - Michiana
So, when in South Bend, Indiana or when visiting the nearby University of Notre Dame or Saint Mary's College, stop
in at The Griffon.