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 to 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.
Munchkin, the cult card game, now with full colour cards, is a humorous take on a classic dungeon crawl, except that it's every man for himself! For 3 to 6 players aged 10 to adult, 60 to 90 minutes to play.
7 Wonders: Duel
7 Wonders: Duel resembles 7 Wonders in that over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military or scientific development in order to develop a civilization and complete wonders. For 2 players, 10+, 30 minutes. Recommend
Magic: Origins Deck Builders Toolkit
Jump-start your collection with 285 battle-tested cards, perfect for building several different decks! The Deck Builder's Toolkit includes a guide with duelling tips and expert advice on building the deadliest and most effective decks.
The Rivals for Catan
Each player controls a faction in Catan. They explore and settle new lands, acquire resources and use gold and trade to develop their lands and heroes to defend them. Who will become Prince? 2 players, 11+, 45 minutes to play. Recommended.
In 6 Nimmt!, or Take 6, a clever little card game, you want to score as few points as possible. To play the game, you shuffle the 104 number cards, lay out four cards face-up to start the four rows, then deal ten cards to each player...3-10,8+,45mins.
Twilight Struggle - Deluxe Edition
Twilight Struggle is a quick-playing, low complexity, card driven political wargame in which the players move units on a map of the period and exert influence attempting to gain allies and control for their superpower. 2 players, 12+, 3 hours. Recommende
Specter Ops is a sci-fi, stealth ops game of hidden movement similar to Scotland Yard. Players are trying to locate/capture a mysterious agent, who keeps track of their sneaking via a private map. The agent has 3 objectives to complete.2-5, 10+, 60-90 min
In Forbidden Stars, you and up to three other players take command of a mighty fighting force: the Ultramarines Space Marines, the Eldar of Craftworld Iyanden, the Evil Sunz Ork clan, or the World Eaters Warband of the Chaos Space Marines.2-4,10+,2-3hrs.
Star Realms Card Game
Star Realms is a fun, fast-paced deck-building card game of outer space combat with the interactivity of Trading Card Game-style combat. Trade to acquire new ships and bases, which will allow you more Trade OR Combat. 2+, 8+, 20 minutes. Recommended.
Carcassonne is a simple tactical game that offers a unique experience - a majestic way to discover a new world! One of the most popular games we stock, it is great for 2 players or with more and can be expanded 2-5, 8+, 45-60 min. Recommended.