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.
In Guillotine, the players are rival guillotine operators vying for the best collection of noble heads over three rounds. An irreverent and humorous card game for 2-5 players aged 8 and up, 30 minutes to play. Recommended.
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.
In the solitaire deckbuilding game, Friday, you are the native on the island, Friday, helping Robinson Crusoe survive the hazards of the island and grow in experience and skills so that he will be able to best the pirates that are coming.
Star Wars X-Wing: M3-A Interceptor
The M3-A "Scyk" Interceptor, the lightest starfighter from Mandal Motors, featured a weapon mount capable of handling nearly any weapon and a low price tag, so the Hutt Cartel and Car'das smugglers and made it a mainstay of their fleets. 2+, 10+, 60 mins.
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.
Dungeons & Dragons 5: Dungeon Masters Guide
The Dungeon Master’s Guide provides the you with the inspiration and guidance you need to spark your imagination and create worlds of adventure for your players to explore and enjoy. It gives you optional rules and classic magic items, too.
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
Robinson Crusoe: Voyage of the Beagle exp.
Voyage of the Beagle is based on real events that took place during 1831-36, which led to the Theory of Evolution. During the expedition, Darwin laid the foundations for his breakthrough scientific paper – the paper on the Origin of Species. 1-4, 10+,2 hr
Pandemic: On the Brink Expansion
In this revised expansion you will find seven new roles; eight new special events; and several challenge kits to be added to the basic game play: Virulent Strain, Mutation or Bio-Terrorist challenges. For 2-5 players, 10+, 1 hour to play.
Settlers of Catan
The Settlers of Catan, enduringly popular since winning the Spiel des Jahres in 1995, combines skill with just a little luck making for a superlative gaming experience. For 3 or 4 players aged 10 to adult, about 90 minutes. Recommended.