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.
Embark on an epic quest to build your mythical nation into the greatest empire known to mankind. Capture land, defeat monsters, and discover new technologies on the rise to greatness. For 2-6 players, 10+, 90 minutes to play.
In Ghost Stories set in ancient China, the players must work together to banish invading spirits before they haunt a town. Each taoist priest has different special powers to aid in the fight. 1-4 players, 10+, 60 minutes. Recommended.
Camel Up/Camel Cup
Camel Up is a wacky Camel race round a pyramid for 5 camels, with up to eight players betting on which camels will place first and second. The earlier you place your bet, the more you could win,, if you guess correctly... 2-8, 8+, 30 minutes. Recommended
Boss Monster 2: The Next Level
Boss Monster 2: The Next Level can be played as a stand-alone game, or used as an expansion to the original game. The Next Level contains more bosses, new unique cards and more ways to kill hapless heroes. Contains some over-powered cards! 2-4, 10+, 30 mi
The Strange: Worlds Numberless and Strange
Worlds Numberless and Strange includes: Nearly 70 new recursions
Plots, and NPCs of Ardeyn and Ruk,
New artifacts, adventure hooks,
The Implausible Geographical Society, New creatures, and New character options...
Legends of Andor
In Legends of Andor, you are a band of heroes defending the realm from invading hordes. There are also dangerous quests that await the heroes, and together you create a unique story as you encounter new legends in the scenarios. 2-4, 8-10+, 75 minutes.
8 Minute Empire: Legends
In 8 Minute Empire: Legends, you will build an empire and conquer the land in around 16-32 minutes! It is a Civilisation/Exploration game with area control in a quick card-drafting, set-collection strategy game, 8+, 2-5, 16-3 minutes. Recommended.
Saint Petersburg, 2nd edition
In Saint Petersburg, you'll buy different types of cards: workers, buildings, aristocrats, trading cards and market cards. Workers bring in money, allowing you to build various buildings. But you will need Nobles' support to flourish. 2-5, 10+, 45 min. Re
In Primordial Soup, each player's group of amoebas compete for nutrients. A player may purchase gene cards to give his amoebas new abilities in the quest for food. Those who do best overall will win. For 3 to 4 players, 12+, 2 hours to play. Recommended.
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small has been designed as a quick, solely 2-player game, with the focus on animal husbandry. You will breed horses, cows, sheep and pigs, making the most of your pastures for their nurture. 2 players, 10+, 30 min. Recommen