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
The Gameskeeper
105 Cowley Road
United Kingdom

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.


Games (943)

Roleplaying Games (762)

Accessories (51)

Fiction (41)

Featured Products

Magic 2015 Deck Builder's Toolkit

Magic 2015  Deck Builder's Toolkit

The Deck Builder's Toolkit Will give a player a selection of cards to construct a number of decks: 100 lands, 125 useful cards, common and uncommon, for building decks drawn from a larger card pool, 4 recent booster packs and a deck building guide.

Bunny Bunny Moose Moose

Bunny Bunny Moose Moose

In this merry game, players take on the roles of rabbits and moose. While the hunter strolls through the forest, players are trying to look like an animal the hunter won’t shoot by making various shapes of rabbit ears or moose antlers. 3-6,9+, 20 mins.



In Archipelago, you play a Renaissance European power exploring, building and developing a Caribbean archipelago alongside other such powers, each with a secret objective. Develop resources for local & export markets. 2-5 players, 12+, 90 minutes to play.

Magic 2015 Clash Pack

Magic 2015 Clash Pack

The Clash Pack serves 2 purposes. It gives you 2 ready-to-play decks to battle with a friend. Then, you can create a single deck from Fate (green/blue) and Fury (red/green), choosing the cards you fancy.

Magic: Khans of Tarkir Event Deck

Magic: Khans of Tarkir Event Deck

On Tarkir, home plane of Sarkhan Vol, five warrior clans vie for dominance on the fields of battle, each wielding its own unique blend of fierce battle magic. The Event Deck is perfect for Friday Night Magic, a constructed 60-card deck & 15-card sideboard

Camel Up/Camel Cup

Camel Up/Camel Cup

Camel Up is a wacky Camel race round a pyramid for 5 camels, with up to eight players betting on which camels will place first and second. The earlier you place your bet, the more you could win,, if you guess correctly... 2-8, 8+, 30 minutes. Recommended

Last Will

Last Will

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.

A Song of Ice & Fire RPG: A Game of Thrones Edition

A Song of Ice & Fire RPG: A Game of Thrones Edition

A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones Edition is revised and updated to make it even easier to play in George R Martin's world of Westeros. It includes the adventure Peril at King's Landing to get you started as members of a noble house.

Lost Legacy 1: The Starship

Lost Legacy is a game of risk, deduction and luck,featuring simple rules that create exciting player interactions and dynamic card combinations. In The Starship, the players attempt to locate the ancient starship. 2-4, 10+, 10 minutes.

Magic: Khans of Tarkir Boosters

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Magic: Khans of Tarkir Boosters

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 gameskeeper.co.uk website is © 2009 The Gameskeeper. All games & images © their respective owners.
The Gameskeeper, 105 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HU, UK. Shop hours are 10:30 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday.
Telephone: (01865) 721348