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.
Hare & Tortoise
Hare & Tortoise is a race game like no other. Carrots are your fuel - the more you spend, the further you move, but you must calculate carefully to cross the finish line with 10 or fewer carrots. For 2* to 6 players aged 8+, 45 minutes to play.
Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on Cursed Island
In Robinson Crusoe, Adventure on Cursed Island, you are survivors of a shipwreck needing to build shelter, find food, make tools and explore the island. Will you discover the island's secrets? Recommended, 1-4, 8-10, 75 minutes.
You play your cards, one at a time, around the table and around again. Tension mounts. Dare you try your luck? Will you raise the stakes or fold with the heat? Dare you bid again for the rose, or hope your foes get stuck with the grinning skull? 4-6, 8+
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.
Hanabi is a cooperative cardgame in which you hold your cards so they are seen only by the other players. The goal is to lay cards in the correcct order, so players must give each other hints as to the colours or numbers of their cards. 2-5, 8+, 30 min. R
Star Wars X-Wing E-Wing
With its E-wing miniature, four ship cards, five upgrade cards, manoeuvre dial, and tokens, the E-Wing Expansion Pack comes with everything you need to pursue entirely new tactics in your X-Wing battles! For 2 or more players, 10+, 30-45 minutes to play.
Magic: Modern Event Deck
The Modern Event Deck is a premium Event Deck filled with rare cards. It is a 60 card pre-constructed deck with a 15 card sideboard, designed to form the basis of a modern format deck for use in Modern format decks. With special premium card sleeves.
Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd Edition
In Descent: Journeys in the Dark, one player is the treacherous overlord while up to 4 players are heroes battling against an ancient evil in this classic dungeon-delving fantasy game with streamlined rules, a class-based hero system and campaign play.
Carcassonne: Hills and Sheep Exp.
With Hills and Sheep, build hills and vineyards by the monastery, bring sheep and shepheds to meadows for points while keeping watch for the wolf that waits to be drawn among the sheep. 2-5 players, 8+, 45-60 minutes to play.
Twilight Struggle - Deluxe Edition
Twilight Struggle is a quick-playing, low complexity, card driven political wargame in which the players move units on a map of the period and exert influence in attempts to gain allies and control for their superpower. 2 players, 12+, 3 hours. Recommend