About Us

Our History- What do scrabble, Pictionary, trivial pursuit, connect four, monopoly and our store all have in common? We’ve been all been around since the 80s! We were inspired 40 years ago by a love of all those classic and well-loved games to open our store and have been up and running ever since but have never lost that initial love for games which caused us to open our store in the first place. Sadly, we lost one of the founders of our company, John Benney a few years ago but we wanted to keep the store alive, in homage to his love of games. Since his passing, we have tried to keep the same classic feel that John always loved but have attempted to renovate and modernise our store for a 21st-century feel. This is reflected in the games that we play and sell in our stores, as we sell many classic games with a modern twist on them. We are proud to say that we have become Oxford’s only independent retailer of board games and roleplaying games, alongside being the city’s only Games Workshop and Warlord Games retailer.

What we do-

We sell a variety of different board games, wargames and roleplaying games, so you are bound to find something to suit any game lover! Whether you are a family who wants to introduce some classic games to their children, an adult wanting to reminisce and play some beloved games from their childhood or a student or young couple who wants to find like-minded people to play with, then his is the place for you. We also have a few gaming tables set up for those who want to play as a group. As well as this, we put on a few roleplaying and other events for those who enjoy a more interactive, fantasy experience.


We are very proud of the experience we provide here at The Gameskeeper and are so appreciative of all our amazing staff, who seek to make your experience the best it can possibly be. All of our staff are as enthusiastic about games as we are and are friendly and fun. But don’t just take our word for it! We have a 4.7 out of 5-star rating on Google, from just over 50 reviews. These are just some of the things that our wonderful customers have said about us:

Ali- “The Gameskeeper is one of the best board game and card shops in Oxfordshire. The staff and owner are amazingly friendly and make you feel welcome the moment you walk through the door if you need help advice and recommendations are always at hand. I came to the store to start playing Magic: The Gathering and I was given a welcome pack and advice to start playing! Highly recommend!”

Matthew- “Great owners. Staff are always willing to help. Good variety and they have a real passion for gaming.”

Gregor- “Had a great time playing magic the gathering here. The staff were funny friendly and helpful would defiantly recommend to everyone.”

Contact details and store information-

Please feel free to contact us or come into our store if you have any inquiries and we will try to help you in any way we can.

Address: 105 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1HU

Opening Times:
Monday- Friday: 11am-7pm
Saturday- 10am-6pm
Sunday- 11am- 5pm.

Phone Number: 01865 721348