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.
Shop hours are 10:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday. Other times by appointment. Closed on Bank Holidays.
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 Takenoko, your Emperor has a rare Panda which needs several sorts of bamboo, which the players will grow with the help of the Imperial Gardener, good weather and irrigation. Grow the most of the bamboo for the Panda to win. 2-4, 8+, 45 minutes.
In Say Anything, pick a card and choose a random question. Others will answer this question for you. Secretly choose the answer you like best. The others will now bet on which answer you chose. 3-8, 14+, 30 minutes to play. Hilarious!
In Nations, players control the fate of nations from prehistoric times until the beginning of World War I. The nations constantly compete against each other and must balance immediate needs, long-term growth, threats, and opportunities. 1-5, 14+, 2-3 hou
In Forbidden Desert, you must uncover the pieces of a classic plane from beneath the shifting sands, assemble them and locate the landing strip before thirst or sandstorm claims you. 2-5, 10+, 45 min.
Hanabi is a cooperative cardgame in which you hold your cards so they are seen only by the other players. The goal is to lay cards in the correcct order, so players must give each other hints as to the colours or numbers of their cards. 2-5, 8+, 30 min. R
Star Wars Card Game Core Set
Star Wars: The Card Game is a two-player card game that puts one player in command of the Rebels (the Light side, with the factions Jedi, Rebel Alliance, and Smugglers And Spies), and one player in command of the Empire (the Dark side, with the factions S
In Risk Legacy, the outcome of one game may affect that of other subsequent games. As you continue to play, some rules or cards may go out of play forever, with others will be brought into play. For 3*to 5 players, 10+, 30-90 minutes to play.
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
Citadels is a card game of bluffing, diplomacy, and city building. For ages 8 to adult, playable in 20 to 60 minutes, depending upon number of players. Recommended. Very popular.
Rise of Augustus
In Augustus, you will gain renown by completing objectives, beautiful cards showing 2-6 symbols on each, some of which will be easier to complete than others (you may be selective). Complete 7 objectives first to become Consul. 2-6,8+,30 mins. Recommended