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. The shop will be open on Sunday 21st December from Noon until 4.30. It will be open normal hours 22nd and 23rd. On 24th December we we be closing at 5.00. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open Saturday 27th December.
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.
Medina, 2nd Edition
Medina is a classic 3-D building game by Stephan Dorra in which players must place 2 pieces each round, which places an obligation upon each of them - it is not always convenient! An aesthetic game to play. 2-4, 10+, 60 minutes. Recommended.
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.
Magic: Khans of Tarkir Boosters
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Tarkir is the homeland of Planeswalker Sarkhan Vol. Tarkir is a plane scourged by war,
controlled by battling warlords,
who had a tradition of slaying
dragons for sport and glory, driving them to extinction. 2+, 10+, 45 mins.
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+
Power Grid Deluxe
Power Grid Deluxe has a huge double-sided game board Europe/North America, new wooden parts, a new deck of power plants (some use natural gas) and an exciting new 2 player scenario, “Against the Trust”. 2-6 players,12+, 2 hours.
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG
In Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, you are a warlord, leading your armies into battle against your opponent in a bid for glorious victory. You plan for the future, establishing a presence on planets before the tide of war consumes them. 2, 12+, 45 min.
Embark on an epic quest to build your mythical nation into the greatest empire known to mankind. Capture land, defeat monsters, and discover new technologies on the rise to greatness. For 2-6 players, 10+, 90 minutes to play.
7 Wonders: Babel Expansion
The Babel expansion for 7 Wonders contains 2 modules to vary play of the 7 Wonders base game only OR in combination with any combination of other expansions. Each module involves quarter-circle tiles of laws which can come into force in play.
Poo The Card Game
In Poo, the players are monkeys having a poo-flinging fight. Throw poo, clean yourself off, defend yourself, foil an attack - the cards are humorous - no poo is shown. Hilarious fun for 2-8 players, 6-8+, 5-15 minutes to play. Recommended.
Abyss, a card game with its own mythology, features breathtaking art in a magical kingdom. Players will be focussing on development. combination and collection plus timing in order to prevail as ruler of the Abyss. 2-4, 12+, 45 minutes.