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, gift items and miniature supplies.
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.
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.
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
The Griffon boasts one of the oldest continuously running dedicated game rooms in the country. For 33 years the
Griffon Game Room has hosted countless RPG games, card games, miniatures games, and board games. The rooms can
accommodate over 50 players.
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.
When looking for an out of print game or for a missing piece to an existing game, contact the Griffon by email
at or call us any day but Sunday between 10 am and 6pm
at 574-287-5533 and ask Ken or Sarah or Penny to give you a hand.
We accept PayPal in addition to providing our own credit card
we ship anywhere in the world!