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. The shop will be OPEN Easter Saturday. It will be CLOSED both Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
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.
Magic: Commander Decks (2013)
The 2013 Commander decks contains 5 all-new colour wedges. Each deck is constructed of single cards (apart from standard lands) in the wedge colours, including 3 Commanders, totalling 100 cards. *Mind Seize and Eternal Bargain are £40 each.
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.
Star Trek Attack Wing: IRW Gal Grath’thong
The I.R.W. Gal Gath’thong will be a terror on the battlefield thanks to its ability to fire Plasma Torpedoes without needing a target lock. The elusive Romulan Bird-of-Prey will get the drop on your opponent thanks to the amazing ability of its Commander.
Axis & Allies 1941
Axis & Allies 1941 is designed to be set up and played more quickly than any previous A&A game, making it the ideal introduction. The mechanics have been somewhat simplified and there are new sculpts for the playing pieces. 2-5 players, 12+ 1.5-2 hours.
Android Netrunner: Fear and Loathing Data Pack
Fear and Loathing is the fifth Data Pack in the Spin Cycle for Android: Netrunner, and its sixty new cards (three copies each of twenty individual cards) translate the vertiginous divide between the game's richest megacorps and the multitude who live in p
Legend of the Five Rings: The Book of Water
The Book of Water is the latest Elemental sourcebook for the Legend of the Five Rings. The Book of Water examines the influence of Water on Rokugan, in every aspect from war to politics to the natural world.
Once Upon A Time, 3rd Edition
Once Upon A Time is an award-winning storytelling card game that
encourages creativity and collaborative play. The storyteller begins the story using elements from her cards; others take up the story when possible . 2-6 players, 8+, 30 min.
Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck, for 2–4 players. Get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while keeping other players’ letters away. This game is simple but elegant. Recommended. 8+, 2-4 players, 15 to 20 minutes to play.
Android Netrunner: Double Time Data Pack
Double Time, the final data pack in the Spin Cycle, contains a number of Double events and operations, thirsty for your investment of actions, high-risk gambles in a game of bluff and counter-bluff but, if successful, very rewarding.
In Fleet, an exciting, strategic card game with in-depth decisions, you'll acquire licenses, launch ships, and reap the rich bounty of the sea. Build up the strongest fleet and lead your crews to victory! For 2-4 players, 8-10+,
30 minutes to play