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.
Once Upon A Time, 3rd Edition
Once Upon A Time is an award-winning storytelling card game that
encourages creativity and collaborative play. The storyteller begins the story using elements from her cards; others take up the story when possible . 2-6 players, 8+, 30 min.
Dixit 5: Daydreams
With Dixit 5 Daydreams, you will have 84 new images to use with Dixit. Embark upon Franck Dion's amazing world where fringe and fantastic characters live in poetical or revisited everyday life realms. For 3-6(12) players, 8+, 30 minutes.
The storyteller gives a cryptic clue to his image. The players each choose an image and pass them to the storyteller, who combines them then lays them out. The players guess which was the storyteller's. Recommended. 3-6 players, 8+, 30 minutes.
Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham
Gates of Arkham takes the struggle against the Ancient Ones into Arkham, with new Arkham adventures and Mythos decks, where monsters lurk in darkened alleyways and bystanders become the victims of gang rivalries. 1-8, 12+, 90 mins.
In Dominion, you start with a small hand of cards with which you can expand your lands, buying other Kingdom cards from a central pool as you can afford them, seeking to build the best Dominion. For 2-4 players aged 8+, 30 minutes to play. Recommended.
Eldritch Horror: Mountains of Madness Exp.
Mountains of Madness allows you to trace the path of a doomed expedition to Antarctica and enter the City of the Elder Things. What happens there has worldwide freshly-awakened horrors spread across the globe. 1-8 players, 14+, 3 hours.
Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients
The Rise of the Ancients expansion provides a number of variations which may be used singly or in combination: Rare Technologies, Developments, Alliances, Ancient Homeworlds and Warp Portals, plus 4 new Aliens and 3 new player boards. 2-9, 14+, 2 hours.
DungeonQuest Revised Edition
This Edition of DungeonQuest is a revision of the classic dungeon exploration and treasure seeking game. A seriously dangerous dungeon awaits, difficult to survive - get out before sunset! 1-4 players, 12+, 1 hour to play.
You are Buccaneers taking part in The Great Challenge race around Jamaica. Sail as fast as possible around the island, while gathering gold for port taxes, powder for the cannon, and food for the crew. May the fastest and richest win! 2-6, 8+, 30 minutes,