Welcome to Hoyle's!

If you can't find what you're looking for, please do get in touch and we'll do our best to help you track it down! We may well have exactly what you're looking for on one of our shop shelves - or we can do our best to order it in for you.

Recently added vintage games

About us

An independent, family-run business, we've been based on Oxford's High Street since 1997. We're a father and daughter team (though we rope in the rest of the family from time to time too!) and we're passionate about what we do. Find out more here.

Inside our shop

Visit us in Oxford

Find us at 71 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BA - click on the Google Maps icon in the bottom left of the screen for directions.

We're open Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 6:00 and Sunday 11:30 - 6:00

Sustainability and doing our bit

We want to do well by our team, community and the environment. You can read more about what we're doing here. Let us know if you have any suggestions about how we can make further improvements!

Hear from our happy customers!

Interesting traditional game shop, specialising in chess, board games, playing cards, international games, and vintage games. The shop stocks a large range of chess sets, mah Jong, go, backgammon, magic tricks, jigsaw puzzles, children's board games, trivia, fantasy role-playing, stem, metal puzzles, playing cards, vintage toys and games. It's a real treasure trove of interesting stuff that will interest young and old. It's quite refreshing to see this kind of shop, instead of the usual over priced lego, blind bags, funko pop, LOL, Ryan's world, etc., that other toy shops seem to only stock these days. Highly recommended.

EdGoogle My Business

I absolutely love this shop ever since I came across it a couple of years ago. Their selection of traditional games such as Mahjong and Go are great and of a very high standard, and they've literally had every single game that I've been in to search for, and the service has been lovely every time. I've recently found that they're offering delivery on all of their online stock which is incredibly well priced, arrived quickly and was well packaged. I'd highly recommend this lovely little shop for any of your gaming needs!

LeeGoogle My Business

I’ve been after an accurate Bladerunner chess set for years. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Hoyles we’re releasing a new set - and simply had to get one. I spoke with Emily on the phone and she couldn’t have been more helpful. The set arrived on my birthday a few days later, safely packed along with a birthday card. Not only were they gracious and accommodating - they genuinely shared in my excitement - but the whole experience from enquiry to purchase should set the standard on customer service. Absolutely superb. The pieces themselves are exquisitely crafted, heirloom grade - made with a care and expertise rarely seen these days. No question - this is one of the best customer experiences I have ever had. AAAAAA++++++++

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