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.
Relic: Halls of Terra
Play deadly games of Imperial politics in Relic: Halls of Terra! The quest to save the Antian Sector from Chaos takes you to mankind’s homeworld in the Sol System, where you must persuade the ruling powers of the Imperium to support to your cause. 2-6, 10
Smart Egg Labyrinth Puzzle
The Smart Egg Labyrinth Puzzle is available in 6 designs, each with a different labyrinth, in 5 levels of difficulty. Each egg has a striking pattern and a series of holes and slots in the "shell" which form the maze, plus a stick to follow it. 6+, 8+
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.
Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 4th edition
The Emerald Empire of Rokugan demands much of its samurai -service to one’s lord, service to one’s Clan, and service to one’s Emperor. Eight Great Clans form the heart of Rokugan’s culture.
In Ghost Stories set in ancient China, the players must work together to banish invading spirits before they haunt a town. Each taoist priest has different special powers to aid in the fight. 1-4 players, 10+, 60 minutes. Recommended.
In Mythic Greece, you are an upstart demigod craving the favour of the Olympians and become a figure of legend yourself. With heroes and powerful artefacts, you may please the gods and write your own epic tale, but only one will stand with Zeus.2-4,12+,60
Tigris & Euphrates
In Tigris & Euphrates, the players each place tiles, building civilizations, competing for land, and striving to strike a balance between commerce, agriculture, housing and religion. 2-4 players, 12+, 90 minutes. Recommended.
Android Netrunner: Chrome City
Chrome City and its cybernetic hardware introduce a volatile mixture of risks and rewards, many of which are centered around protecting or damaging the Runner’s brain in the chromeheads' cybernetic upgrades cum fashion statements.
Ascension: Realms Unraveled
Ascension: Realms Unraveled introduces multi-faction heroes, and these heroes combine with the new "Multi-Unite" game mechanism to deliver huge rewards. It also features the "Transform" mechanism allowing you to transform your cards.
Condottiere is a classic bluffing card game of Renaissance Intrigue and Battle enhanced with new abilities, rules and variants. For 2 to 6 players aged 12 to adult, 30 to 45 minutes to play. Recommended.