Finchley Games Club

Making Thursday evenings better since 1983

7th November

Games Played:

On this day in 1805 Lewis and Clarke first sight the mouth of the Columbia River and thus the Pacific Ocean.

Also, in 1800 it becomes illegal for women in Paris to wear trousers without a Police permit. (This was only repealed in 2013! Way to go France! NOT!)

Back to the FGC. An excellent turnout with a good number of games played. Quite a few new titles (blame Essen) of which some are extremely good.


Who is going?

Posted Wednesday 13th November 2019 11:21:21 by Ian Pearson

31st November - All Hallows' Eve

Games Played:

On this day in history two events should be noted.

In 1648, King Charles I was captured by Parliamentary forces during the English Civil War.

More importantly, in 1487, the first ‘Beer Purity Law’ was instigated in Munich stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops.

At the FGC in London, nothing spooky happened at all, not even the games were ‘spooky’,‘Arkham Horror’ is WAY beyond ‘spooky’, so that does not count.

Needless to say, but everyone seemed to be having fun and I must give a call out the new people: ‘I hope you all had a great time and that we will see you again’

After all, after 28 years of being at the same venue, we aren’t going anywhere.

SILLY GAMES NIGHT – 19th December

I can confirm that the FGC SGN will be on the 19th December, 1 week after we know who our new Masters will be. [Shouldn’t that be ‘Employees’? – ED]

Despite that, there will be the usual fun and games: a member raffle, Air Hockey and Quack Shot tournaments with the usual Leisure Games Vouchers.

However, we need ideas for the third tournament. Currently it’s going to be ‘Klask’ if no-one has an alternative.

Members usually bring cakes and chocolate in quantity and people are encouraged (but not forced) to bring ‘Silly’ games to play. What constitutes ‘Silly’ is up to you.

I’m assuming the 3’ snow drifts predicted by the Express and Sun newspapers will not materialise. Even if they do, I expect you all to make the effort travelling. 😉

Attendance is free to all members as this evening will be designated an ‘Emergency General Meeting’. (‘Emergency’ as by this point in the Christmas shopping cycle, everyone needs a good dose of festive jollity.)

Posted Sunday 3rd November 2019 16:27:54 by Ian Pearson


OK, I know. Corny as Hell! but it got your attention, right?

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 12:00 Noon ‘till 22:00.

Old Finchleians Sports Ground (20 Southover, North Finchley, London, N12 7)

10 hours of fun and games by the Finchley Games Club, for the price of a normal evening.

You all know the drill by now.

Turn up, play some (lots) of games, or maybe the one game you don’t normally have quite enough time to complete – there aren’t that many board games that take longer than 10 hours.

Of course, you could just indulge in a mammoth RPG session. A ‘one off’ or the climax to the scenario you have been building to for a while.

Then also there is the complex challenge of the inevitable large food order around tea time. Fun for all, with possibly pizza as the prize.

ALL ARE WELCOME. For first timers it’s free.


(This has to stop - [ED])

Posted Saturday 14th September 2019 07:31:25 by Ian Pearson

27th June – The founding day of Republic of Ragusa

Games played:

On this day, in 1358 Republic of Ragusa was founded - an aristocratic maritime republic centred on the city of Dubrovnik and lasted until 1808 until annexed by the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy in 1808.

There, a history lesson. Who knew the FGC Facebook page could be so educational.

As to the quotes about repeating the past, I note quite a few games are seeing a repeated outing and it’s good to see a return on the ‘OM’ saga.

Don’t forget Sunday 22 September – 10 hours of table top delight

Posted Thursday 4th July 2019 09:53:18 by Ian Pearson

20th June 2019 - ‘Twas the Eve of Midsummer

Games Played:

‘Twas the Eve of Midsummer
When all through the house,
Nothing was stirring, except perhaps a mouse
A little mouse with clogs on …..

Bzztt! Out of cheese error. Rebooting.

Reality will be restored in 3… 2….1

… and here we are again. Normal.

Well, what passes for normality these days anyway.

Nothing abnormal about the solid list of games this week, though I must be getting rusty as I don’t know a number of these games.

I blame the heat. Take care tomorrow people.

Don’t forget the FGC Sunday event (12-10) on 22nd September.

Posted Thursday 27th June 2019 10:20:24 by Ian Pearson