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 to 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.
Carcassonne is a simple tactical game that offers a unique experience - a majestic way to discover a new world! One of the most popular games we stock, it is great for 2 players or with more and can be expanded 2-5, 8+, 45-60 min. Recommended.
The Iron Throne: HBO Game of Thrones
In Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne, , the Players each command one of the Great Houses of Westeros, pitting their characters against each other in epic battles and schemes - negotiate, bluff, forge alliances, threaten rivals. 3-5 players, 18+, 60 minutes
Red November, 2nd edition
On the gnomish Sub, Red November, you are the crew trying to cope with everything going wrong at once - fires, leaks, the reactor overheating. Help is on the way, can you hold out that long? For 3-8 players (1-2 option, too), 10+, an hour to play.
Android Netrunner: Intervention Data Pack:
Intervention, 4th Data Pack in the Flashpoint cycle, in the streets of New Angeles in the wake of the 23 Seconds incident. The economy is in free fall not just in New Angeles, but worldswide. For days the city lurches deeper into chaos. 2, 12+, 45 mins.
Lords Of Waterdeep: Scoundrels Of Skullport
Scoundrels of Skullport adds brand new content for the award-winning, bestselling board game, Lords of Waterdeep. It’s not one, but two, complete expansions; the sprawling dungeon of Undermountain and the criminal haven of Skullport.
Each thrilling loc
In Munchkin Zombies, you are a Zombie and your mission is to Eat Brains! Kill the Living! Eat their Brains! Braaiiinns! It's amazing how long it has taken for this Munchkin to appear... For 3-6 players, 10+ 90 minutes to play.
Agricola, Revised Edition
The Agricola farming game, a revised edition of the celebrated classic, features improved all-wood components and a card selection from the base game as well as its expansions, revised and updated for this edition. 1-4 players, 1-4, 10+, 30-120 minutes.
Escape from Colditz: 75th Anniversary Edition
Colditz is the iconic game of careful planning and nerves of steel.
Become Allied escape officers - assemble your equipment, plot your escape routes, and coordinate your efforts to avoid the guards (another player) 2*-6 players, 12+, 3 hours.
7 Wonders: Duel - Pantheon
A pantheon from several civilizations — including Greek, Egyptian, and Middle-Eastern — gets added to 7 Wonders: Duel in Pantheon, with each god having its own power to help you or hinder your opponent. 2 players, 10+, 30 minutes.
Agricola: Family Edition
Agricola Family Edition is an introductory version of the celebrated classic. The game features no cards and simplified rules, making it a perfect for younger players, or those who simply want more casual play. 1-4, 8+, 45 min.