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.
Jane Austens Matchmaker
Matchmaker, a sociable card game for 3 to 6 players, features characters from the works of Jane Austen. In this beautiful deck of cards you'll meet heroes and heroines, scoundrels and schemers, and a few hopeless cases, who need help to make a match.
Monty Python Fluxx
In Monty Python Fluxx, you get all the usual: the changing Rules, the changing Goals, the quirky Actions, but now you also get - Coconuts! and other silliness. For 2-6 players, 8 to adult (but not to serious). 30-40 minutes to play. Recommended.
In Barony, you are an influential baron prospering on the edge of the empire. Raise armies of knights to expand into more prosperous lands. Protect your borders by building cities and fortresses. Build your reputation and nobility. 2-4, 10+, 45 min.
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.
Star Wars: Rebellion
In Rebellion, you control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance. Command starships, account for troop movements, and rally systems to your cause. The Empire and Rebel Alliance have different win conditions and abilities. 2 or 4, 14+,
In Saboteur, each player will have a role as either a dwarven miner or saboteur, but the other players will not know for sure what that role is in this path-laying card game for 3-10 players aged 8 to adult. Playing time 30 minutes. Recommended.
A Game of Thrones LCG: True Steel Chapter Pack
In the aftermath of King Robert’s death, Eddard Stark makes his move to unveil the true lineage of Cersei Lannister’s children—and in the process, he sets in motion the events that will drown the Seven Kingdoms in blood. 2-4, 12+, 60 mins.
Isle of Trains
In Isle of Trains, players are train operators, building trains with the right mix of freight cars needed to complete delivery contracts before your opponents. Cards can be used as trains, buildings, cash or cargo. A big game in a small box! 2-4, 10+, 45
Android Netrunner: Business First Data Pack
The issue of clone rights rises to prominence during the Indian Union's national elections. Business First explores the tensions and conflicts within a tumultuous environment with cards that leak horror stories about Jinteki's treatment of its clones.
The Red Dragon Inn
You and your friends are heroic adventurers, just back from a successful dungeon crawl who decide to unwind at the Red Dragon Inn. The person sober enough and shrewd enough to keep hold of his gold wins! 3-4, 12+, 45 mins.