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.
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Star Wars: Imperial Assault gives you 2 games in one box. For 2 players, there is a tactical skirmish game with missions. For 2-5, one player commands the forces of the Galactic Empire, while the rest are heroes of the Rebel Alliance. 2-5, 12+, 90 mins.
The Rivals for Catan
Each player controls a faction in Catan. They explore and settle new lands, acquire resources and use gold and trade to develop their lands and heroes to defend them. Who will become Prince? 2 players, 11+, 45 minutes to play.
Splendor is a fast-paced, addictive game of chip-collecting and card development. As a Renaissance merchant, you buy gem mines, transportation, shops — all for prestige points. A visit from a noble equals prestige. 2-4 players, 10+, 30 mins.Recommended
Numenera Weird Discoveries
Numenera Weird Discoveries gives you a wealth of material and advice to make setting up and running a game much easier! It includes 10 complete adventures with maps, NPCs and all the details you need. There is also much innovative material to inspire a GM
Talisman: The Harbinger
As dire omens fill the skies, demons roam the countryside, and plagues ravage civilization, the Harbinger wanders throughout the realm of Talisman, prophesying the imminent end of the world. For 2-6 players, ages 9 to adult, 90+ minutes to play.
The Hobbit: Enchanted Gold
In The Hobbit: Enchanted Gold, the players will collect gems through skilful card play along their way towards Smaug's Lair, which will enable them to defeat the foes who seek to waylay them. For 2 players aged 8 to adult, 30 minutes to play.
Arctic Scavengers with Recon Expansion
In Arctic Scavengers, you lead a small tribe of survivors. Resources, tools, medicine, and mercenaries are all scarce as your tribe fight for survival against up to four other tribes. The largest tribe to survive wins. For 1-5 players,10+,30-60 mins
Betrayal at House on the Hill
Betrayal at House on the Hill will be different every time you play it as the enemies and the board set-up will vary. You may even have a traitor in your midst. For 3-6 players, 12+, 60 minutes to play. Semi-Cooperative. Recommended.
Starv Wars X-Wing: Hounds Tooth Exp.
A modified YV-666 light freighter, Hound’s Tooth was the signature vessel of one of the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunters and slavers, the fearsome Trandoshan Bossk. You also get a ship card for the escape vessel, the Nashtah Pup, a Z-95 Headhunter.
Eclipse Phase: Firewall
Firewall, a secret organisation sourcebook, includes Firewall’s history, organization, and ongoing operations, notable people, locations, and internal factions, and rival organisations, and more