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 Libertalia, as a pirate you try to get most loot from ships over three sailing seasons. Looting is a dangerous activity, as you need to avoid collecting cursed relics. At the end of the game, the richest pirate is the winner! 2*-6 players, 8+, 45 minut
Zombiecide Season 3 Rue Morgue
Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue is a cooperative game set in an action-movie universe. Control teams of survivors as they fight off a zombie horde. Survivors find weapons, battle zombies, and gain experience. For 1-12 players, 14+, 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.
Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game
With the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game you and a friend will take control of two Rebel X-Wings versus an Imperial TIE Fighter in an exciting tactical game of space combat. Predict and counter your opponent's manoeuvres to win! 2, 10+, 30 minutes.
Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition
The Ticket to Ride Tenth Anniversary Edition features a much larger USA map board with thee classic routes, with new illustrations, design and graphics for the board and box. The custom playing pieces have different designs and paint schemes for each play
Fields of Arle
In the worker placement game Fields of Arle, set in the German region of East Frisia, players develop an estate and expand their territory by cutting peat and building dikes. Construct buildings and give your family members tasks. 1-2 players 12+, 1-2 hrs
Magic: Fate Reforged Boosters
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Fate Reforged, the first expansion for Khans of Tarkir, is a 185-card set with some new mechanics and hybrid mana, which may sometimes be found in a booster in place of a basic land. There are 15 cards per booster pack and 36 packs per box.
Pandemic: Contagion game
In Pandemic: Contagion, you compete against other diseases (fellow players) to eliminate humanity. With no cure to be had, he who wipescome the most deadly disease ever known to man, may he rest in peace. 2*-5 players, 10+, 30 mins.
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.
Eclipse: Rise of the Ancients
The Rise of the Ancients expansion provides a number of variations which may be used singly or in combination: Rare Technologies, Developments, Alliances, Ancient Homeworlds and Warp Portals, plus 4 new Aliens and 3 new player boards. 2-9, 14+, 2 hours.