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.
Talisman: The Nether Realm Exp.
The Nether Realm offers three new Alternative Endings for Talisman, along with new Nether cards, which are used with the Pandora's Box Alternatvie Ending, as well as with The Hunt and The Gauntlet. For 2-6 players, 10+, 90+ minutes to play.
Eclipse: Ship Pack 1
Eclipse: Ship Pack One includes six unique sets of plastic ship models – Interceptors, Cruisers, Dreadnoughts and Starbases – for the alien species in the Eclipse base game, a Terran/Magellan player board, and some other new components. 2-6, 12+, 2 hours.
The Castles Of Burgundy
Build settlements and castles in your princedom, choosing your actions wisely as some may trigger additional actions giving you an edge. An excellent game for 2 players. 2-4 players, 30-90 min. Recommended.
Descent: The Trollfens Expansion
The Trollfens, an expansion for Descent, introduces new heroes, monsters, classes, quests, and more. Heroes can discover and investigate secret rooms and rumours while the overlord spreads infection and brings a powerful lieutenant Troll into play.2-5,12
In Alhambra, each player builds his own board. Players will score points for building the most of a particular building type, and for the length of their Alhambra's wall. For 2-6 players aged 8 to adult, 1 hour to play. Recommended.
Android Netrunner: Fear and Loathing Data Pack
Fear and Loathing is the fifth Data Pack in the Spin Cycle for Android: Netrunner, and its sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty individual cards) translate the vertiginous divide between the game's richest megacorps and the multitude who live in p
In Space Cadets, the players are newly qualified members of the Star Patrol manning the bridge of a Starship on a mission. Each officer has a specific task to accomplish in order for the team to complete their mission. 3-6 players, 10+, 90 minutes.
Space Alert is a cooperative survival game where the players are the crew of a survey ship, their mission to defend the ship during a 10 minute scan. For 1-5 players, 12+, 30 minutes to play. Recommended.
The storyteller gives a cryptic clue to his image. The players each choose an image and pass them to the storyteller, who combines them then lays them out. The players guess which was the storyteller's. Recommended. 3-6 players, 8+, 30 minutes.