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Monday: 4pm–10pm Tuesday: 12pm–10pm Wednesday: 12pm–10pm Thursday: 12pm–10pm Friday: 3pm–10pm Saturday: 10am–10pm Sunday: 2pm-10pm

Welcome to Bloomington-Normal’s premiere game store! We’re proud to be your gaming experts. Our friendly and helpful staff are all gamers themselves, and bring that passion with them. We will help you find the game you’re looking for, even when you don’t know what game that is!

We carry a huge selection of all types of games:

Collectible Card Games

Gryfalia’s is home to some of Bloomington-Normal’s favorite Collectible Card Games.  We love Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Cardfight: Vangard, Weiss Swartz, Pokemon, and My Little Pony.  We also have a full line of sleeves, deckboxes, playmats, and other card accessories to protect your hobby.

Check our Events Calendar for our nightly tournaments (We play Magic every day we’re open!) , and don’t forget to ask us about our Magic League!


Build your army, paint them, and march them to battle! We have very dedicated followings for HeroClix, Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Malifaux, and War Machine.  Weekly events and bigger special events are all played on our tournament legal tables, and we carry a full line of paints and tools for your favorite modeling hobby!

Roleplaying Games

Have you ever wanted to be a wizard, a druid, or an archer?  How about a space cowboy meaning to misbehave?  Jedi Knight?  Time Lord?   Or do you just want to play the fighter character?  Gryfalia’s has a full line of roleplaying systems in stock for you, including the new 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, the Pathfinder Adventure System, Star Wars Age of Rebellions, the Doctor Who RPG, or the Firefly RPG.  Everything you need to bring your friends together and create new worlds of adventure.  And dice!  We have so many dice for you to choose from!

Check our Events Calendar for our weekly D&D Encounters sessions, or our monthly Pathfinder Society and D&D Expeditions schedules!  Maybe you have your own group and just need a table to play on?  Give us a call and we’ll help you reserve space for your group!

Party Games

How do you get a group of people to put away their phones and spend time having fun with each other?  Party Games!  You want them, and we have them.  Concept won 2nd place in the 2014 Game of the Year Awards, and we have that and so many more!  Cranium, Cards Against Humanity, Werewolf, Wits & Wagers, Scattegories, Superfight, Resistance – come tell us about your group and we’ll help you find the perfect game!

Board Games / Tabletop Games

One phrase we hear all the time from first time customers is “I never knew so many games existed!”, and it’s usually because of our board game wall.  Gryfalia’s is home to central Illinois’ largest board game selection – we have everything from the classics of Monopoly, Scrabble, and Clue, to some of the best selling and award winning board games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, and Splendor.  We have cooperative games, family games, train games, sci-fi games, puzzle games, and so many more.

Every Wednesday night is open board game night, where you can come, make new friends, or bring your own friends, and play a game.  Bring one of yours, or grab one out of our huge game library and give it a spin!  If you’re worried about the rules, try out one of our Tabletop 101 Mondays where we teach you to play some of our favorite games!


Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Tabletop 101 – DC Comics Deck-bu... @ Gryfalia's Aerie
Tabletop 101 – DC Comics Deck-bu... @ Gryfalia's Aerie
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tabletop 101 - DC Comics Deck-building Game @ Gryfalia's Aerie | Bloomington | Illinois | United States
Batman! Superman! Wonder Woman! Aquaman! The Flash! Green Lantern! Cyborg! The Justice League of America is ready for action – are you? Fight the never-ending battle for truth, justice, and peace in the DC Comics[...]
6:30 pm Magic: Pauper
Magic: Pauper
Dec 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Magic: Pauper
6:30 pm Magic: Standard
Magic: Standard
Dec 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Magic: Standard
Our (almost) nightly Magic Standard event.  $6 and you get a free pack with entry!
5:00 pm Vangard @ Gryfalia's Aerie
Vangard @ Gryfalia's Aerie
Dec 23 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
6:00 pm Living Card Games group
Living Card Games group
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Living Card Games group
The LCG group plays Netrunner and Game of Thrones weekly at Gryfalia’s
6:30 pm Magic: Standard
Magic: Standard
Dec 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Magic: Standard
Our (almost) nightly Magic Standard event.  $6 and you get a free pack with entry!
7:00 pm Magic: Legacy Proxy
Magic: Legacy Proxy
Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Magic: Legacy Proxy @ Bloomington | Illinois | United States
Our weekly Thursday Legacy Proxy tournament kicks off at 700pm. $6. Up to 10 proxies allowed.
6:00 pm Board Game Night!
Board Game Night!
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Board Game Night!
Come join the fun! Each Wednesday night we host Board Game Night! Free to all, come in, find a group and join their game, grab a game out of our demo library and learn to[...]
6:00 pm Warmachine / Malifaux
Warmachine / Malifaux
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Warmachine / Malifaux
Our local Warmachine / Hordes / Malifaux group meets in the back room weekly on Wednesdays at 600pm. No experience and no purchases are necessary – they group will happily tech you how to play[...]
6:30 pm D&D 5e Encounters
D&D 5e Encounters
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
D&D 5e Encounters @ Bloomington | Illinois | United States
Dungeons and Dragons is back with 5th Edition and all new D&D Encounters play. Each weekly encounter is designed to be roughly 2 hours long. You can create a new character, bring one of your[...]
6:30 pm Magic: Modern Proxy
Magic: Modern Proxy
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Magic:  Modern Proxy
Modern Proxy tournament @ 6:30pm. $6 entry fee. Up to 10 proxies allowed – additional proxies may be purchased.
6:30 pm Magic: Standard Win-a-Pack
Magic: Standard Win-a-Pack
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Magic: Standard Win-a-Pack @ Bloomington | Illinois | United States
Each Wednesday we play Standard with Win-a-Pack as prizes. Each round you win, you get a pack of boosters. $6
4:00 pm Magic: League Night!
Magic: League Night!
Dec 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Magic: League Night! @ Bloomington | Illinois | United States
You can play League matches any day of the week, but if you play at least 1 match on League Night you are entered into a drawing for a free pack!  
6:00 pm HeroClix @ Gryfalia's Aerie
HeroClix @ Gryfalia's Aerie
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
HeroClix @ Gryfalia's Aerie | Bloomington | Illinois | United States
6:00 pm Yu Gi Oh Weekly
Yu Gi Oh Weekly
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Each Thursday the YuGiOh crowd rolls into Gryfalia’s for some great tournament play. Come join in on the action!

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