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 11:00 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Friday and until 6:00 pm on 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 (1024)

Roleplaying Games (700)

Accessories (55)

Fiction (42)

Upper Deck (5)

Featured Products

Pathfinder Villain Codex, hardback

The Villain Codex contains a wide variety of foes ready to challenge characters of any level. These villains come equipped with a host of new rules elements to give them the edge against players and fit into nearly any campaign.

Formula D

Formula D

Enter the high-octane world of Formula D racing! Players race their cars hoping to cross the finish line first, shifting down for the corners, up for the straight. For 2-10 players, 8+, 60 minutes. Recommended.

Ingenious: Travel Edition

Ingenious: Travel Edition

In Ingenious, the players will place their double-ended tiles to form blocks of colour, keeping score of the points earned for each colour separately - because at the end of the game, your poorest score is your pverall score! 2 players, 8+, 30 minutes.

Beyond Baker Street

Beyond Baker Street

In Beyond Baker Street the players are detectives attempting to prove that their suspect is guilty of a terrible crime, with means, motive and opportunity. Each of you holds a number of clues, but you can only see those of your fellow players. 2-4, 10+

Star Wars Destiny: Spirit of Rebellion booster

Star Wars Destiny: Spirit of Rebellion booster

With the new Spirit of Rebellion Booster Packs, 160 brand-new cards enter the game with a special focus on Rogue One. Jyn Erso, Chirrut Îmwe, Mon Mothma, and Director Krennic feature in the set with many other characters from the saga. 2 players,10+,30min

Magic: Amonkhet Planeswalker Decks

Magic: Amonkhet Planeswalker Decks

The two new Planeswalker decks for Amonkhet are Liliana, Death Wielder (black/green) and Gideon, Martial Paragon (white/red). Each ready-to-play deck contains 5 exclusive cards numbered above 269 within their 60 cards. 2 players, 10+, 45 mins.

A Game of Thrones the Board Game 2nd Edition

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.

Power Grid: The First Sparks

Power Grid: The First Sparks

Your goal as stone age clan leader is to lead your clan to develop better hunting and cooking skills/technology to enable your clan to prosper and spread to new and richer hunting grounds. All your decisions matter. For 2-6 players, 12+ 60-90 minutes.

Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island

In Forbidden Island, the players are a team of explorers who must search the island for 4 treasures which they must recover before the island sinks beneath the waves.For 2-4 players, 8+, 30 minutes to play. Recommended.

Dixit 2: Quest

Dixit 2: Quest

Have even more fun with your Dixit game with the addition of Dixit Quest! Dixit Quest gives you a fresh 84 images by Marie Cardouat, the artist who created the original Dixit images. For 3-6 players, aged 6-8+, 30 Minutes to play. Recommended.

The 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