Steve is the owner of Griffons Lair
Game Shop, LLC. He is a long time
miniatures player and loves historical
miniature games especially.
Rocco is our sales guru and painting
teacher. He is an avid rules collector
and gamer of many genres.
Stephen takes the lead on Star Wars
related games, as well as other sci-fi
and fantasy games, such as
Conquest and Age of Sigmar.
GTO is our audio talent and
proofreader, as well as being
involved in our upcoming podcasts.
Crystal runs the 1651 location and
publishes our Erie newsletter and
manages Discord channel.
James “Lemon” Kuhn
The Empire Strikes Back!
The Griffons Lair is a tabletop game shop offering RPGs, miniatures games, board games and
card games. We have semi-private game rooms and plenty of play space between our three
locations. Come on down and check us out!
The owner, Steve, previosuly was part owner of a game shop in Las Vegas (Empire Comics
and Games, LLC) that was initially established in 2014. A rather successful and very enjoyable
endeavor built the business over several years. As it sometimes happens, disagreements
over business practices led to discontent and Steve departed from Empire Games in late
2016 and moved to Erie, PA.
After some time, the decision was made to dive back into the industry and The Griffons Lair
Game Shop, LLC was born. Finding a quaint little space which offered desired amenities and
strategically located next to Virgil’s Pizza (game stores and pizza go hand in hand), the die was
cast and Griffons Lair was opened in November of 2017.
The original shop featured 1200 sq. ft. of space including a main retail area with gaming
space as well as two semi-private rooms for RPGs, board games, card games and miniatures.
After a year of growth which exceeded expectations, plus a rapidly filling space for new
product, Griffons Lair moved to our current location on West 26th.
The new location had an expanded retail area, room for more tables and a semi-private
gaming area as well. After two years there, it was apparent that the community was growing
and Griffons Lair was once more running out of room. More customers and more games
meant more space would be needed. CoVid-19 intruded on plans and delayed our
expansion, but in the end it worked out as it gave the business an opportunity to acquire
space on the opposite corner of the same block,
Our expansion at 1645 West 26th Street is still ongoing as we continue to make
improvements and opened for business April 30th, 2021. We have 12 tables available for
events at the dedicated miniatures location. Meanwhile 1651 has been able to dedicate
more space to our Heroclix community and expand further into board games, card games
and RPGs. We now have signed up as a WPN store and will be offering Magic: the Gathering
Our miniatures tables come in 4x4 and 4x6 and are combinable to make 4x8 and 6x8 tables.
Griffons Lair offers free open game play space and regularly hosts Organized Play events,
leagues, escalation events, and tournaments. If there’s something we don’t have, let us know
and we will get on it!
Griffons Lair Game Shop, LLC
1645 and 1651 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508
© Gryphon Enterprises, LLC - 2017-2022
Welcome to the Griffons Lair
The Griffons Lair Game Shop is dedicated to supplying and promoting tabletop gaming,
including especially miniatures games at our new 1645 West 26th locations, and also new
growth in board games, role-playing games, card games and collectible card games.
Product is available at either of our Erie, PA stores or online here at our website.
And now we have another location in Pittsburgh. There is over 1000 square feet of retail space and a large game room, which will have
more than 20 tables available for play, painting and more. Griffons Lair offers a unique membership program for customers, excluding
snacks (we have a special deal for those too, don’t worry). Contact the store for details.
Griffons Lair regularly vends at great game conventions like LVO, Adepticon, Little Wars, Cold Wars, Nova Open, Historicon and Fall In.
We have even started up our own local conventions. InfernoCon NE was launched in 2022 and in 2023 we are adding two more
conventions for the Erie, PA area.
The Griffons Lair is a game store for gamers - by gamers. We strive to make the store into what you, the customer, desires. The Griffons
Lair will work with the local community to bring the best in gaming, events and fun. After all, what else is a game store supposed to be
but fun. “The Empire Strikes Back” in a new form, but with the same old dedication to strong principles. We hope you enjoy the
Griffons Lair Pittsburgh, LLC
2014-C Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15209