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.
Star Wars X-Wing TIE Phantom
The TIE Phantom Expansion Pack includes one TIE phantom miniature, four ship cards, five upgrades, one manoeuvre dial, reference cards for its new rules, and all the tokens you need to bring your TIE phantom to battle! 2+, 10+, 30-45 minutes.
In Takenoko, your Emperor has a rare Panda which needs several sorts of bamboo, which the players will grow with the help of the Imperial Gardener, good weather and irrigation. Grow the most of the bamboo for the Panda to win. 2-4, 8+, 45 minutes.
Heroes of Normandie
Heroes of Normandie promises a tactical miniatures game, Americans v. Germans, without miniatures; explosive and fast-paced battles; blood and guts. It uses order tokens for initiative and bluff and action cards for spice. 2 players, 10+, 1 hour.
Magic 2015 Clash Pack
The Clash Pack serves 2 purposes. It gives you 2 ready-to-play decks to battle with a friend. Then, you can create a single deck from Fate (green/blue) and Fury (red/green), choosing the cards you fancy.
Black Crusade: The Tome of Decay:
The Tome of Decay, for Black Crusade, is full of information about Nurgle, Chaos god of pesstilence and plague and his devotees, enough to run a plague-filled campaign of your own.
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is everything you need to start playing the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters! Be the Hero!
Hare & Tortoise
Hare & Tortoise is a race game like no other. Carrots are your fuel - the more you spend, the further you move, but you must calculate carefully to cross the finish line with 10 or fewer carrots. For 2* to 6 players aged 8+, 45 minutes to play.
Memoir '44: D-Day Landings
Memoir '44: D-Day Landings commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, with a set of six giant battle maps that can be configured and played on in small, medium and large set-ups. 2, 8+, 60 min
Star Wars X-Wing TIE Defender
The TIE Defender Expansion Pack contains one TIE defender miniature, four ship cards, one manoeuvre dial, all the tokens you need, and five upgrade cards, which include a pair of elite talents for the elite TIE defender pilot. 2+, 10+, 30-45 minutes.
Pathfinder: The Emerald Spire Super Dungeon
The Emerald Spire Super Dungeon will begin with challenges suitable for 1st level characters. But the labyrinths surrounding the emerald spire contain monster-haunted vaults, defiled tombs, arcane laboratories, and worse.