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
The Gameskeeper
105 Cowley Road
United Kingdom

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.


Games (941)

Roleplaying Games (759)

Accessories (51)

Fiction (41)

Featured Products

Last Will

Last Will

The players compete to become the sole heir to their late rich uncle. Each is given a large amount of money to spend, and whoever can spend it first will become the heir! For 2-5 players, 12 to adult, 60 minutes to play.



In Zooloretto, each player collects small, large, wild, and exotic animals and their young to attract as many visitors as possible to their zoo. For 2* to 5 players aged 8 to adult, 45 minutes. Recommended. A classic family game

Tales of the Arabian Nights

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Tales of the Arabian Nights

Tales of the Arabian Nights is a game of storytelling in the world of Sinbad and Aladdin. The players travel the world encountering all manner of adventures and rewards. For 1-6 players aged 12 to adult,2 hours to play. Best for 2,3,4.

The Last Banquet

The Last  Banquet

In The Last Banquet, each player is a guest at the feast and needs use his abilities to help his faction reach its goal to ensure that this will truly be the king's last banquet. Only one faction will succeed. 6-25 players, 10+, 45 mins+

Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers v. X-Men Starter Set

Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers v. X-Men Starter Set

Marvel Dice Masters Avengers v. X-Men, has two teams of super Heroes represented by 44 custom-tooled dice. Each player chooses character cards with special abilities for his super heroes, their 15 dice & 2 action cards for battle. 2, 10+, 15 minutes.

Magic 2015 Intro Packs

Magic 2015 Intro Packs

The Magic the Gathering M15 Intro Packs contain a pre-made 60 card deck, 1 premium card, 2 booster packs, a strategy insert and ‘How to Play‘ guide. These 2-colour decks with their 2 booster packs give you a chance to "tune" your deck.

Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa Map Vol. 3

Ticket to Ride: The Heart of Africa Map Vol. 3

The Heart of Africa for Ticket to Ride is a single-sided expansion map that focuses on the central and southern heart of the continent displayed in a vertical format.

Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces Expansion Pack

Star Wars X-Wing: Rebel Aces Expansion Pack

Featuring one A-wing miniature and one B-wing miniature – both of which boast bold, alternative paint schemes – the Rebel Aces Expansion Pack adds tremendous speed and versatility to your Rebel fleet!



In Istanbul, you lead a group of one merchant and four assistants through 16 locations in the bazaar, at each of which you can carry out a specific action, taking care to retrieve assistants so you are never without. 2-5, 10+, 50 minutes. Recommended.

Lost Legacy 1: The Starship

Lost Legacy is a game of risk, deduction and luck,featuring simple rules that create exciting player interactions and dynamic card combinations. In The Starship, the players attempt to locate the ancient starship. 2-4, 10+, 10 minutes.

The gameskeeper.co.uk website is © 2009 The Gameskeeper. All games & images © their respective owners.
The Gameskeeper, 105 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HU, UK. Shop hours are 10:30 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday.
Telephone: (01865) 721348