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.
Carcassonne: The Princess & The Dragon Exp.
In The Princess & the Dragon, a dragon is making life difficult for followers. In the city, the Princess seeks help from the knights, and farmers build secret passages to move about the countryside unseen by the dragon. 2-6, 10+, 60 mins.
Gloom! Card Game 2nd Edition
Gloom is an unusual card game in which each player controls a family of misfits upon whom they visit terrible mishaps before their untimely tragic deaths whilst giving their opponents' misfits happy events. For 2-4 players aged 10+, 60 minutes.
TIME Stories: Under the Mask
Enter the Valley of the Kings and unravel a pharaoh's secret in Under the Mask, the 3rd expansion for TIME Stories, a cooperative time travel game where the players are sent to an alternate time to undo the circumstances behind an anomaly. 2-4, 10+,90 min
Valley of the Kings: Last Rites
In Valley of the Kings: Last Rites, you'll hire artisans, builders, and priests to prepare your tomb for the afterlife. The game uses a crumbling pyramid to bring cards into play. The goal is to get the most valuable items into your tomb before your death
Costa Rica: Reveal the Rainforest
Different sets of exotic animals, different terrains, and the omnipresent danger of mosquitos await in the jungle of Costa Rica. Collect sets of rare and exotic animals to rescue them from poachers as you explore the jungle. 2-5, 8+, 30-45 mins.
Crafters, builders and carriers — your help is needed to harvest and exploit our many resources, open paths through the mists, and help our settlers build new structures. Work to create paths and share goods but go your own way, 2-4, 8+, 45-60 mins.
Star Wars Card Game Core Set
Star Wars: The Card Game is a two-player card game that puts one player in command of the Rebels (the Light side, with the factions Jedi, Rebel Alliance, and Smugglers And Spies), and one player in command of the Empire (the Dark side, with the factions S
Magic: Kaladesh Booster Box
You Save: £45.89
Buying a booster box of a new set will get you a good spread of the new cards in the set at 36 packs of 15 cards each. For the new Kaladesh set, we have a Buy-A-Box Promo card, "Skyship Stalker", to give away with each purchase of a booster box.
Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. Collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbours. 2-4 players, 8+, 30 minutes. Recommended.
Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar
In Tzolk'in the Mayan Calendar, the calendar is at the centre of the board, portrayed as a great toothed wheel connected to four smaller cogs. Your workers will ride the wheel to reach areas of action on the cogs. The game ends after one turn of the wheel