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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Featured Products

The Red Dragon Inn

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.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen

The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a storytelling game that invites you and your stout companions to share the tales of your adventures and exploits around the world. When all the tales have been told, a winner will be chosen.

Elder Sign: Omens of the Deep

Elder Sign: Omens of the Deep

The murky depths of the Pacific ocean conceal untold horrors in Omens of the Deep. Players can now venture forth beyond the museum and board The Ultima Thule to combat the Ancient Ones that have begun to stir in the depths of the Pacific. 1-5,12+,90 mins

Letters from Whitechapel

Letters from Whitechapel

In Whitechapel, Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of Whitechapel committing horrible murder, while police detectives use deduction and number to trap him before he kills again. For 2 to 6 players, 12+, 90 to 150 minutes to play. Very good with 2.

Tokaido Deluxe

Tokaido Deluxe

Travel the Tokaido, the road that connects Kyoto witgh Edo. May you find enlightenment in its beauty and variety. Tokaido offers players a peaceful zen mood in its play as you view its marvels, taste its delights and find souvenirs. 2-5, 8+, 45 min.

Sheriff of Nottingham

Sheriff of Nottingham

In Sheriff of Nottingham, players are merchants seeking to sell their goods in Nottingham's market when King John visits. Will you try to smuggle in illicit goods to make your fortune or be content with ordinary profit? 3-5, 8+, 60 mins. Recommended.

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

Dead of  Winter: A Crossroads Game

In Dead of Winter, the players are survivors who must cooperate to survive the coming severe winter in a small, weakened colony in a post-apocalyptic world. There are group and inividual goals that each must fulfil to "win". 2-5,12+,100 mins.



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

Pathfinder: Horror Adventures

Pathfinder: Horror Adventures

There are things that dwell in the dark places of the world, in long-abandoned crypts or musty attics—terrible things that can destroy your body and shatter your mind. Pathfinder RPG Horror Adventureswill allow you to bring these nightmares to life.

Tsuro, the Game of the Path

Tsuro, the Game of the Path

Build your own Path without your opponents steering you in the wrong direction - or off the board! Tsuro is a quick game for anywhere from 2 to 8 players, 8+, 15 minutes to play. Recommended.

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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