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.
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.
Lost Legacy Second Chronicle: Vorpal Sword and Whitegold Spire
Long ago, a starship from far away appeared in the sky. The craft broke apart and lines of fire raced across the horizon. The falling stars crashed to the surface and became enshrined in legend as the Lost Legacy. Find it and win the game! 2-68, 8-10+ 10
Small World: :Royal Bonus Exp.
Royal Bonus is a mini-expansion for Small World that contains three Races (Fauns, Igors and Shrubmen) and three Special Powers (Aquatic, Behemoth and Fireball). A small but perfectly-formed expansion for 2-5 players, 8+, 80 minutes
Android Netrunner: Breaker Bay Data Pack
Breaker Bay, in the SanSan cycle's setting of the Californias, is the site of the University of the Californias with its tens of thousands of students, some of the brightest, who the world's megacorps wish to recruit. 2,12+, 45 mins.
Star Wars X-Wing: M3-A Interceptor
The M3-A "Scyk" Interceptor, the lightest starfighter from Mandal Motors, featured a weapon mount capable of handling nearly any weapon and a low price tag, so the Hutt Cartel and Car'das smugglers and made it a mainstay of their fleets. 2+, 10+, 60 mins.
Ticket To Ride - Marklin Edition
Ticket to Ride Marklin Edition is played on a map of Germany and introduces Passengers and Freight to the Ticket to Ride gameplay. For 2 to 5 players aged 8 to adult, 60 minutes to play. Recommended.
Settlers of Catan 5-6 Player Expansion
This expansion for The Settlers of Catan will enable you to play the basic game with 5 or six players. For 5 or 6 players, aged 12 to adult, about 2 hours. Recommended.
Concept is a game that offers a new way of communication. Identify the main concept and other features by putting cubes on the icons that correspond, the others should be able to guess your word, but who will guess it first? 4-12, 10+, 40 minutes.
Coup (The Resistance): Reformation exp
The Reformation, although an expansion for the original edition of Coup, can be played with Coup (The Resistance) with little difficulty. It will allow team play in the earlier rounds and expands the game to up to 10 players. Recommended.
In Blokus, each player takes a colour of interestingly-shaped pieces. Place your own pieces by joining them touching only at a corner. Thwart your opponent(s) by blocking their corners. Play more of your own pieces to win! 2-4, 7+,
Smash Up: Pretty Pretty
The Pretty Pretty expansion for Smssh Up smothers you with sweetness: Kitty Cats, Princesses, Fairies, and herds of Mythic Horses, each trading on their cutenes/beauty/tricks/herd mentality will bamboozle your opponents. 2-4, 8+, 45 mins.