Finchley Games Club

Making Thursday evenings better since 1983

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

20th June 2019 - ‘Twas the Eve of Midsummer

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 10:18:17 by Ian Pearson

April 18th – The Day of the Great San Francisco earthquake

Games Played:

On April 18th 1906 at 05:12, San Francisco suffered a massive 7.9 earthquake. 3,000 people died and 80% of the city was destroyed.

Give the lack of bodies and still standing walls, I believe that nothing like that happened at the FGC while the games were being played.

Unless of course, you know different ….

Posted Tuesday 23rd April 2019 19:38:22 by Ian Pearson

April 11th – Apollo 13th Launch day

Games played:

On this day in 1970 the ill-fated Apollo 13 was launched. Two days later an oxygen tank exploded and the crew; L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Donn F. Eisele, Thomas J. Hanks and Edgar D. Mitchell battled heroically to save themselves and the spacecraft.

As shown in the definitive 1995 film, ‘Apollo 13’. (Well worth a look).

Nothing like that happened at the FGC (that I’m aware of), I’m glad to say and a good turnout was accompanied by the excellent games listed above.

(There WAS a zombie attack, but it was easily beaten back. Hardly worth mentioning really, but I thought I better had for accuracy. – ED)

Posted Thursday 18th April 2019 10:34:11 by Ian Pearson