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
The Gameskeeper
105 Cowley Road
United Kingdom

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.


Games (1016)

Roleplaying Games (750)

Accessories (52)

Fiction (42)

Upper Deck (2)

Featured Products

Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion

Battlestar Galactica: Pegasus Expansion

Pegasus adds two new supplemental game boards featuring the Battlestar Pegasus and the planet New Caprica, seven new characters, two plastic Basestars, as well as new Destination, Crisis, Loyalty, Quorum, Super Crisis, and Skill cards. 3-7, 10+, 2-3 hours

Red 7 Card Game

Red 7  Card Game

The rules of Red are simple: Highest Card Wins! But Red is just one of seven games you’ll be playing. If you’re not winning the current game at the end of your turn, you’re out! And the last person standing wins the round. 2-4, 8+, 10 minutes

Caverna: The Cave Farmers

Caverna: The Cave Farmers

In Caverna,lead a small dwarf family, develop its cave dwellings and workshops, mine workings, farming and animals. Increase your family and forge weapons for more choices. Agricola 2? 1-7* players, 12+, 2 hours. Recommended



In Anomia, turn over your top card; does its symbol match any other card? Yes! Quick, say something in that other card's category before the other person can say something in yours! Loser gives that card to the winner... 3-6(+), 10+, 20 minutes.



Condottiere is a classic bluffing card game of Renaissance Intrigue and Battle enhanced with new abilities, rules and variants. For 2 to 6 players aged 12 to adult, 30 to 45 minutes to play. Recommended.

La Granja

La Granja

In La Granja, each player has a farm to develop and enlarge over time. The goods each farm produces will earn them VPs when the goods are delivered to the nearby village. Who will earn the title of "La Granja" for their country estate? 1-4, 12+, 90-120 mi



Sylvion is a tower-defense type game using a unique drafting system. Fire elementals attack in waves and your only defense are trees and fountains and animals brave enough to offer aid before scurrying away to safety. For 1 or 2 players aged 8 to adult, 1

Sheriff of Nottingham

Sheriff of Nottingham

In Sheriff of Nottingham, players are merchants seeking to sell their goods in Nottingham's market when King John visits. Will you try to smuggle in illicit goods to make your fortune or be content with ordinary profit? 3-5, 8+, 60 mins. Recommended.

Magic: Duel Decks: Elspeth vs Kiora

Magic: Duel Decks: Elspeth vs  Kiora

What will the battles between the two Planeswalkers, Elspeth and Kiora, be like - vast armies called to fight at Elspeth's command against the creatures of the deepest seas summoned by Kiora? Find out for yourself!

Star Wars X-Wing: Slave 1

Star Wars X-Wing: Slave 1

Slave I comes with a detailed miniature, four pilot cards, thirteen upgrades, and all requisite tokens. New rules and a new mission further expand your games of X-Wing!

The gameskeeper.co.uk website is © 2009 The Gameskeeper. All games & images © their respective owners.
The Gameskeeper, 105 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HU, UK. Shop hours are 10:30 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday.
Telephone: (01865) 721348