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.
The Matsuri Expansion brings 16 new Travellers to the game as well as new cards detailing the traditional Japanese feasts and festivals, the Matsuri, triggered by the arrival of the Travellers at the intermediate Inns, give rise to new and unique events.
Ascension: Deckbuilding Game, 3rd Edition
Ascension is a fast-paced fantasy deck-building game in which the players spend runes to buy more powerful cards for their deck from the top 6 visible cards of a central deck. 2-4 players, 8-10+, 45 minutes to play.
Ticket to Ride Europe
Ticket to Ride Europe builds on the the original award-winning game design, adding stations, tunnels and ferries to the game play and a map with more variety than the USA. For 2 to 5 players, aged 8 to adult, about 1 hour to play. Recommended.
Panic in the Lab! Amoebas have escaped! Roll four special dice that tell you which laboratory the amoeba escaped from and what it looks like. The first player to find the correct amoeba wins a point. Round 'em up! Ages 8+, 2-10 Players, 30 minutes. Fun!
Dark Stories, The Original
50 black stories, 31 crimes, 49 corpses, 11 murders, 12 suicides and one deadly meal. How could that have happened? Try to reconstruct the crime by asking yes or no questions and guessing. Spooky fun for any party. 2-15, 12+ 20 minutes.
Pandemic Legacy, Season 1
In Pandemic Legacy, your disease fighting team must keep 4 deadly diseases at bay for a year. Each month brings surprises, and your actions in each game will affect the next. Will your team be able to keep the viruses at bay for a whole year? 2-4,12+,60mi
Legends of Andor
In Legends of Andor, you are a band of heroes defending the realm from invading hordes. There are also dangerous quests that await the heroes, and together you create a unique story as you encounter new legends in the scenarios. 2-4, 8-10+, 75 minutes.
T.I.M.E Stories is a narrative board game in which players will together live adventures in various worlds, through the eyes of their characters. You will fight, search, discuss, and be convincing to those you meet while on your mission. 2*-4,14+,60-90min
Valley of the Kings
In Valley of the Kings, players are Egyptian nobles preparing for their eventual death and burial in the Valley of the Kings by amassing everything they will need for the afterlife. Whoever makes the best collection of artifacts wins! 2-4, 10+, 45 minutes
Mission: Red Planet
In Mission: Red Planet you head a mining corporation determined to exploit the amazing resources of Mars. You will send an expedition to Mars, mine its minerals and ice, and reap the rewards. But you have competition... 2-6, 10+, 45-90 mins.