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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Accessories (60)

Fiction (41)

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Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Friends Like These

Star Wars Age of Rebellion: Friends Like These

In Friends Like These, set in the Mandalorian sector, the players will have just 2 days to set up a defence and gather allies in the region to protect an important and secret shipyard under threat from Imperial forces nearby.

Black Fleet

Black Fleet

The governor’s daughter is held captive, and it’s up to you to save her. Employ merchants to trade goods, or use your pirates to sink your enemies and steal their treasures. Barter or blast your way to victory! 3-4, 10+, 60 minutes.



Splendor is a fast-paced, addictive game of chip-collecting and card development. As a Renaissance merchant, you buy gem mines, transportation, shops — all for prestige points. A visit from a noble equals prestige. 2-4 players, 10+, 30 mins.Recommended

Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

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Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game

In Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, two players take on the role of one of the seven Great Clans of Rokugan, vying for military and political control of the land while maintaining Rokugan society’s strict code of honour. 2 players, 12+~, 45-90 min

Magic: Explorers of Ixalan

Magic: Explorers of Ixalan

Explorers of Ixalan is an out-of-the-box multiplayer Magic experience. Defeat your opponents as you search for the lost city.Play as one one of four rival tribes: Vampires, Pirates, Merfolk, or Dinosaurs. Defend the City and rule. 2-4, 10+, 30 mins.

Dixit 8: Harmonies

Dixit 8: Harmonies

Dixit Hharmonies is a brand new expansion for the wonderful party game Dixit. All the images in this expansion were created by the artist responsible for last year's expansion, Revelations. Contains 84 new image cards for use with Dixit.



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.

Caverna: Cave vs Cave

Caverna: Cave vs  Cave

Caverna: Cave vs Cave, s a worker placement game for 1/2 players, is based on Caverna: The Cave Farmers. Your player board starts with a random assortment of building/room tiles. Delve the mountain for living space and gold. 1/2, 10+, 20-40 mins.

Eldritch Horror

Eldritch Horror

In the Eldritch Horror, you are an investigator working with others to solve mysteries and gather clues in order to protect the world from a powerful Ancient One (alien) intent on its destruction. for 1-8 players, 12+, 3 hours to play.

Neuroshima Hex 3.0

Neuroshima Hex 3.0

Neuroshima Hex is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the survivors shelter in cities in small groups, gangs and armies. Conflict between groups results in armed battles in this game of tactics. For 1-4 players, 10+, 60 minutes to play.

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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