Welcome to the Gameskeeper and our web site!
The Gameskeeper is a true specialist games shop which we established in Oxford in 1981. Our range contains a wide variety of games to suit different tastes. Our experience of playing and selling games allows us to help our customers find games they will enjoy playing. Within our ranges you will find a number of award-winning games which can be enjoyed by a wide audience. We try to choose only games that play well for inclusion in our shop.
Our site does not have shopping baskets currently, but we are happy to take mail orders by telephone, e-mail and post which we have done successfully for many years.
Stock levels of 1 or more are current stock, 0 is former stock also recommended. Most restocks and orders take only 3 to 5 days.
The Gameskeeper is owned and run by husband and wife team, John and Carol Benney. We hope you will find us helpful and friendly.
Our shop is located in Oxford, England, but we also supply games by mail order both in the U.K. and abroad. Our contact details are:
John & Carol Benney
105 Cowley Road
Telephone: (01865) 721348
We offer a reservation service for our customers. You may telephone or e-mail us to reserve particular games so that you can be sure they will be available when you visit. We will do our best to oblige you.
Shop hours are 10:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday. Other times by appointment. Closed on Bank Holidays. The shop will be OPEN Easter Saturday. It will be CLOSED both Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
Our telephone number, (01865) 721348, is also answered outside shop hours and we have voice mail. We welcome both telephone and e-mail enquiries.
Limited parking can be found opposite with additional parking at the top of Rectory Road, Union Street car park, and St Clements car park. We are on the 5 bus route (Rail Station), 1 & 5 (St. Aldates) and convenient to Headington and Iffley buses.
In Concordia, your dynasty will colonise cities in Roman provinces producing bricks, food, tools, wine, and cloth. You will develop a trade network and guide your dynasty to greatness with the help of the Gods. For 2-5 players, 12+, 100 minutes. 2 boards.
Mensa Brain Bogglers
Can you solve all three puzzles? Very few can! Three classic wooden puzzles, a must for anyone who enjoys testing their logical thought processes to their limits!
Numenera: The Devils Spine
The Devil's Spine presents a series of three adventures which may be run as a campaign, or as stand-alone adventures. It introduces new territories not covered in the core book and offers new creatures, new characters and new items for use.
Descent: Shadow of Nerekhall
In Shadow of Nerekhall, an expansion for Descent: Journeys in the Dark, players enter the city of Nerekhall – a thriving town with an evil reputation. Heroes travel through the city, while demonic creatures enter it from the Black Realm.
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill will be different every time you play it as the enemies and the board set-up will vary. You may even have a traitor in your midst. For 3-6 players, 12+, 60 minutes to play. Recommended.
In Terra Mystica, transform the landscape in your favour in order to build your structures: dwellings, trading houses, strongholds and temples - all of which will improve your faction's skills and ability to expand and rule. 2-5,12+,100 mins. Recommended
Village Inn, Village Expansion
In Village, the Village Inn has just opened, and life has just got more interesting! Make a name for yourself by rubbing elbows and sharing a drink at the inn! Meet the movers and the shakers in the Village, and maybe brew some beer!
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation
Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation is a tense, 2 player game of strategy and combat in the clash between the Fellowship of the Ring and the forces of Mordor as they struggle for dominion over Middle-earth. 2 players, 10+, 30 minutes. Recommended.
In the Eldritch Horror, you are an investigator working with others to solve mysteries and gather clues in order to protect the world from a powerful Ancient One (alien) intent on its destruction. for 1-8 players, 12+, 3 hours to play.
Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on Cursed Island
In Robinson Crusoe, Adventure on Cursed Island, you are survivors of a shipwreck needing to build shelter, find food, make tools and explore the island. Will you discover the island's secrets? Recommended, 1-4, 8-10, 75 minutes.