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 to 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.
Watson & Holmes
In Watson & Holmes, you explore Victorian London inquiring as to the details of one of 13 unpublished cases from Watson's diaries. Will you be the first to decipher the mystery before the others? For 2-7 players, 12+, 45-75 minutes. Recommended.
In Takenoko, your Emperor has a rare Panda which needs several sorts of bamboo, which the players will grow with the help of the Imperial Gardener, good weather and irrigation. Grow the most of the bamboo for the Panda to win. 2-4, 8+, 45 min. Recommended
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.
Legendary: Dark City Expansion
The Dark City Expansion gives you 17 new heroes, 6 new villain groups, 5 new Masterminds, 2 new henchmen groups and new schemes. It also allows solitaire play and a 5th player. For 1-5 playrs, 8-10+, 45 minutes to play.
Grab your gears, put on your top hat, whack the monsters, and grab the treasure . . . with the power of SCIENCE! Munchkin Steampunk brings the zaniness of Munchkin to the pseudo-Victorian steampunk era. Bully! 3-6, 10+, 90 minutes
Star Wars Edge of the Empire Core Rules
The Star Wars universe is at your fingertips with the Star Wars Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook, the heart and soul of your Star Wars campaign. The 448-page Core Rulebook includes everything players and GMs need to begin their Star Wars roleplay campaign
7 Wonders: Duel
7 Wonders: Duel resembles 7 Wonders in that over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military or scientific development in order to develop a civilization and complete wonders. For 2 players, 10+, 30 minutes. Recommend
Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age
Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age lets you build an Iron Age civilization in under an hour! Explore the strategies of Greece, Phoenicia, and Rome as you erect monuments, fend off disasters, and strive to feed your people. 1-4,8+,45-60 mins.
In Forbidden Stars, you and up to three other players take command of a mighty fighting force: the Ultramarines Space Marines, the Eldar of Craftworld Iyanden, the Evil Sunz Ork clan, or the World Eaters Warband of the Chaos Space Marines.2-4,10+,2-3hrs.