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 (6:00 PM in
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
STORE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY the 25th
for CHRISTMAS DAY, open SATURDAY JANUARY 1st
Indiana COVID 19 Virus revised policy in effect. The store will be open at 100%
capacity for sales and browsing and anyone who has received their innoculations does not need to
wear a mask inside the store. Our staff will wear face masks if a customer so requests.
We are keeping our normal hours of business
(as listed above).
Game room is also holding normal Friday evening and Saturday afternoon hours but will be closed Friday the 24th
and Saturday the 25th. We will require that everyone attending follow the best social guidelines that we have,
including use of restroom facilities and snack area.
Check out our stock, including new releases
on our Facebook page: Griffon Books and
demand we've returned to our regular discount pricing on
Magic the Gathering products:
36 pack booster boxes standard or mix and match $115.00
Single boosters $3.50
Check out our new branded and engraved dice trays, drink coasters, ceramic trivets, and
custom etched vinyl panels with colored light bases.
We have just added ten new 100-sided dice colors at $9.95
and new colors to the metal dice singles and sets at new lower
New additions to our used board games section.
Also a large selection of worldwide coins dating from the XVIIth, XVIIIth,
XIXth and XXth centuries.
WE HAVE NEW and used
JIGSAW PUZZLES IN STOCK!
WE NEED CLASSIC LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY BOOKS TRADED-IN
Especially works by the Classic Greek and Roman authors in English or
in the original language (not text books)
FREE IN-STORE WI-FI
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 several different styles of chess sets, boards and both analog and digital chess clocks and accessories.
The classic Asian strategy games of Go, Shogi, Chinese Elephant Chess, Mah jong, and Ti-chu are always on hand in a
variety of sizes and styles. We carry various styles of backgammon, cribbage boards and domino sets too.
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; miniature making tools
from Xuron, Xacto, and Zona; ready to make plastic kits from Airfix, Caesar, First to Fight, HAT, IMEX, Italieri,
Lindberg, Mars, Pegasus, Redbox, Revell, Tamiya and Zvezda; a comprehensive line of acrylic paint colors from
Vallejo; 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. Also, check out our bargain basement book racks of assorted books at a cost from 10-cents
to one dollar apiece.
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 and other countries.
The Griffon boasts the oldest continuously running dedicated game rooms in the
country. For 45 years the Griffon Game Room has hosted countless RPG games, card games, miniatures games, chess
tournaments, and board games. The newly remodeled (2016/2018) 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. Ken Peczkowski is a professional appraiser with over 40 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.
If you are interested in pursuing your stamp collecting hobby, we are glad to accept members at all times of the
year. Our club, a member of the national American Philatelic Society, is one of the largest in the area and we
provide many services to stamp collectors of all ages and levels of expertise. The Club is in the process of
re-scheduling its meeting dates as it appears that we will be meeting at the newly built community meeting rooms of
the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend. Call 574-287-5533 for meeting dates.
South Bend - Notre Dame - St. Mary's - IUSB - Bethel - Michiana
So, when in South Bend, Indiana or when visiting the nearby University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary's College, IUSB,
or Bethel College stop in at The Griffon.