Finchley Games Club

Making Thursday evenings better since 1983

Latest Covid Update

As per the government's announcement today we will not be reopening on the 24th of June as originally planned. We are now aiming to open on the 22nd of July. We'll update you all with more information nearer the time.

Posted Monday 14th June 2021 21:21:12 by Graham Charlton


In this Age of Heroes; Capt. Tom Moore and Monsters, President Donald J Trump, the FGC will continue it’s suspension until further notice.

This will come as no surprise to anyone, given the recent statements from the Government and the current world situation. Disappointment, yes, but there can be no doubt it is the correct course to take.

When the initial suspension was announced four weeks ago no decision had been made regarding the AGM, normally held in the first half of May. It has now become clear that this meeting will need to be postponed until the FGC has resumed normal operations.

The FGC AGM will now be held on the third week following the recommencement of regular club meetings, whenever that may be. All current memberships will continue to be valid up until that time, when, as normal, they cease to be valid and will need to be renewed.

(Remember, FGC members get an extra 6% (above the current 10%) on all on-line orders from Leisure Games.)

Once we have restart date, we will seek to replace the cancelled Sunday meeting with another as soon as possible, obviously subject to the calendar commitments of the Old Finchleians.

AS stated in the previous post, this page will still be active and monitored if people have questions or just want to check in.

Stay safe. Stay sane. Stay indoors.

Posted Thursday 16th April 2020 13:30:53 by Ian Pearson


It is with sadness that we announce that for the first time in its 37-year history the FGC has been forced to suspend operations for the foreseeable future.

Give the extraordinary events we are experiencing this is the only course of action we can take. Especially given the nature of the actions we perform in sharing game markers and cards etc., in proximity, for 3-4 hours at a time.

We also have more than a few members who are in the ‘at risk’ category.

Safety is paramount.

Rest assured, the FGC will still exist when we emerge from our bunkers as we have sufficient funds to weather the storm. This is also true of our excellent hosts, the Old Finchleians, who have confirmed that the Thursday evening slot will be kept open until we return.

As to when that return will be, we simply do not know.

The FGC will be closed for at least the next 4 weeks. This includes the ‘All Day Sunday’ event planned for the 22nd of this month.

After that we will review as appropriate and announce the restart date as early as is prudent.

This page will still be active and monitored if people have questions or want to check in.

Stay safe. Stay sane.

Posted Tuesday 17th March 2020 10:53:00 by Ian Pearson

12th March

Games Played:

A good crop of games, with a good number of new attendees as well.

Normally, at this point, I’d say, long may it last. But it hasn’t, through no fault of our own.

I just hope a pray that everyone gets through the current Pandemic and we all meet up at the Great Finchley Games Club Restoration party.

Take care everyone and we will see you on the flip-side.

Posted Tuesday 17th March 2020 10:52:02 by Ian Pearson

5th March, the day Stalin died

Games Played:

On this day in 1953, Joseph Stalin died. As did John Adams in 1829, the last surviving HMS Bounty mutineer 1829. As to the games, quite a good crop and again we had some potential new members. I hope we made you feel welcome and that you will return.

After all the FGC keeps a lot of us sane.


While no-one should panic, we have to be sensible. Here are the NHS guidelines to avoid catching or spreading the virus.


wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
always wash your hands when you get home or into work
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell


do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. 

(This is surprisingly difficult.)


Until further notice, this even is still going ahead.

10 hours of fun on Sunday March 22nd.

Starting at 12 noon.

The event is now posted on Facebook, so please let us know if you plan to attend.

Posted Wednesday 11th March 2020 22:57:04 by Ian Pearson