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.
Star Wars Armada: Imperial Fighter Squadrons
By adding these TIE advanced, TIE interceptor, TIE bomber, and TIE fighter squadrons to your fleet, you'll be able to swarm your foes, protect your capital ships, and send the Rebellion’s hopes down in flames. For 2 players aged 10-12+, 2 hours.
In Jaipur, the players are merchants, who may buy, exchange or sell goods, but can only sell one type at a time. They must also keep any eye on their camel herds, needed for trading. For 2 players, 8+, 30 minutes to play. Recommended
8 Minute Empire: Legends
In 8 Minute Empire: Legends, you will build an empire and conquer the land in around 16-32 minutes! It is a Civilisation/Exploration game with area control in a quick card-drafting, set-collection strategy game, 8+, 2-5, 16-3 minutes. Recommended.
Magic: Zendikar vs Eldrazi
It is now Battle for Zendikar and the immense Eldrazi are bearing down on all of us. But there's help coming as well. Zendikar. The plane and its inhabitants aren't the type to take things lying down. They stand up and battle!
Star Wars: Imperial Assault
Star Wars: Imperial Assault gives you 2 games in one box. For 2 players, there is a tactical skirmish game with missions. For 2-5, one player commands the forces of the Galactic Empire, while the rest are heroes of the Rebel Alliance. 2-5, 12+, 90 mins.
The Rivals for Catan
Each player controls a faction in Catan. They explore and settle new lands, acquire resources and use gold and trade to develop their lands and heroes to defend them. Who will become Prince? 2 players, 11+, 45 minutes to play.
In Patchwork, 2 players vie to build the most aesthetic and high-scoring patchwork quilt on a personal 9x9 game board. You purchase patches with buttons, which are earned, and spent, counting them up at the end. 2 players, 6-8+, 15 minutes. Recommended.
Pathfinder: Occult Adventures
Pathfinder Occult Adventures takes a fresh look at psionics for the D20 System, featuring an all-new psychic magic system with over 100 new psychic magic spells and six new occult base classes. You will also find new types of magic items an much advice on
The Great War boardgame
The Great War, the latest adaptation of Richard Borg's Command & Colours system, brings the epic battles of World War 1 to the gaming table, allowing players to portray important engagements throughout WWI history. 2 players, 10+,
Smash Up: Pretty Pretty
The Pretty Pretty expansion for Smssh Up smothers you with sweetness: Kitty Cats, Princesses, Fairies, and herds of Mythic Horses, each trading on their cutenes/beauty/tricks/herd mentality will bamboozle your opponents. 2-4, 8+, 45 mins.