The Gameskeeper has entered a new era recently with the arrival of Toby Silversone as the new owner. Toby has plans to update the shop and its range of games, having already added  the Bolt Action WWII Miniatures game from Warlord Games as well as their acrylic paints, brushes. glues and accessories. Other Warlord products available to order.
Toby is eager to continue to help families and the wider community find new games they can enjoy together.

Although the web site is not at present an e-commerce site,  this is planned for 2018.

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:

Toby Silverstone
The Gameskeeper
105 Cowley Road
United Kingdom

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.
Christmas and New Year shop hours:
Closed Sunday 31st through Tuesday 2nd January. Otherwise open 11 - 6 weekdays (28th, 29th December and 3rd, 4th, 5th January)  and 10 - 6 Saturdays (30th December and 6th January).
Shop hours are 11 am to 7 pm Tuesday to Friday and from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Our telephone number, (01865) 721348, may also be answered outside shop hours and we have voice mail.  We welcome both telephone and facebook 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.


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Spirit Island

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Magic: Amonkhet Booster Box

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The Gameskeeper, 105 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HU, UK. Shop hours are 10:30 - 5:30 Monday through Saturday.
Telephone: (01865) 721348