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.
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.
Big Bang Theory Party Game
In The Big Bang Theory Party Game, you take it in turns to be Referee. You play a Category Card. The players choose a card or two from their hand that best fits it. The referee then awards the best a point. 3-7 players, 15+, 30 min.
In Castle Panic, the castle is under attack from an army of monsters and it is up to you, the players, to defend the walls from the various attacks. For 1 to 6 players, 10 to adult, an hour to play.
Power Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland
Power Grid: Northern Europe/United Kingdom & Ireland gives you 2 quite different challenges for Power Grid, the Northern Europe map using a new set of power plants.
For 2-6 players, 12+, 2 hours to play.
Munchkin, the cult card game, now with full colour cards, is a humourous 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.
Star Wars X-Wing: Slave 1
Slave I comes with a detailed miniature, four pilot cards, thirteen upgrades, and all requisite tokens. New rules and a new mission further expand your games of X-Wing!
A Game of Thrones the Board Game 2nd Edition
In the 2nd edition of A Game of Thrones the Board Game, three to six players take on the roles of the great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, as they vie for control of the Iron Throne through the use of diplomacy and warfare. 3-6, 14+, 3 hours.
Merchant of Venus, Second Edition
In Merchant of Venus you are space traders racing through the galaxy on a wild dash for cash, locating and establishing vital trade lines to pick up goods from planets where they're common and take them where they are scarce. 1-4, 12+, 3 hours.
Mansions of Madness: Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild is the second major expansion for Mansions of Madness, with 5 new scenarios, 11 double-sided map tiles, 295 new cards and 4 adventurer and 11 monster figures. For 2-5 players, aged 12+, 2-3 hours to play
In Jaipur, the players are merchants, who may buy, exchange or sell goods, but can only sell one type at a time. They must also keep any eye on their camel herds, needed for trading. For 2 players, 8+, 30 minutes to play. Recommended
Dixit Odyssey continues the adventure in new worlds that will enchant and delight. Discover 84 new illustrations in Dixit Odyssey. This stand-alone game includes a new scoreboard, voting pads, and new rabbit tokens. For 3 to 10 players, aged 8+, 30 minute