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.
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 Kemet, help your Egyptian tribe to prosper, its armies to destroy their enemies, the gods' mystical powers to aid them to conquer rich new territories and surpass the accomplishments of their rivals. For 2-5 players, 10+, 90 minutes to play.
In Concordia, your dynasty will colonise cities in Roman provinces producing bricks, food, tools, wine, and cloth. You will develop a trade network and guide your dynasty to greatness with the help of the Gods. For 2-5 players, 12+, 100 minutes. 2 boards.
Call of Cthulhu, 7th edition Keepers Rulebook
WELCOME TO CALL OF CTHULHU! If you have ever been enthralled by a ghost story or spellbound at a horror movie, you are in for a treat. Part the veil that separates frail humanity from the terror that lurks beyond space and time. These are the core rules.
Catan: Cities & Knights
Cities & Knights adds several new aspects to Catan: creating knights to protect the land from invaders and building city improvements by trading in coin, paper and cloth, creating a Metropolis. For 3 or 4 players aged 10 to Adult, 60 to 90 minutes.
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride is an engaging family board game you will enjoy playing again and again. For 2 to 5 players aged 8 to adult, about an hour to play. Recommended.
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival uses tile-placement and hand management in the beautiful world of Imperial China. The harvest is in, and now it’s time to celebrate! Decorate the palace lake with floating lanterns to become most honoured artisan! 2-4,8+,30m
Star Wars X-Wing: Imperial Manoeuvre Dial Upgrade Kit
The Imperial Maneuver Dial Upgrade Kit for X-Wing includes three detailed plastic protectors for your ships’ maneuver dials plus dial ID tokens to easily identify which dials match your ships in the heat of battle.
Mystery of the Abbey
Mystery of the Abbey is set in the abbey of the Name of the Rose. It is an engaging mystery as to who has committed murder within the holy confines of the Abbey. You keep to the abbey's Rule while you try to find out whodunnit. 3-6, 8+, 2 hours to play.
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.