Making Thursday evenings better since 1983
Looking through the records it’s been FIVE YEARS since we held a Silly Games Night.
For far too long, COVID, unsure finances and the Old Finchleians Flood event conspired to prevent the annual end of year FGC final fun filled frolic festival.
(I make NO apologies for the six word alliteration in that last sentence. It’s not often one gets the chance.)
Anyway, SGN is back!
The event is free (we treat it like an EGM), though all must still sign in.
There will be events with LG vouchers as prizes. *
There will be a £200 raffle, with LG vouchers broken down into various amounts for those who are present and stay until the raffle is drawn. (If you are not there, you don’t get anything if your number appears.) *
You are encouraged to bring ‘silly’ games, or one-shot RPG scenarios. We don’t twist arms of course, so the definition of ‘silly’ is up top you.
You are encouraged to brings cakes, Christmas snacks, chocolate and anything else you want to share.
(Prizes, sadly, are only available to full FGC members, though there is nothing preventing you from joining on the night.)
The proposed events are:
Five minute games of furious action. Limit of 20 people.
£2 or £3 entry fee (depending on how expensive the chocolate proves to be)
Standard Texas Holdem Poker Rules. Chocolate chips!
Limit of seven. (One table. Two tables WILL take the whole evening if people are seriously interested.)
Knock out your opponents coloured farmyard animals, with spring loaded dart guns. (This is SGN after all!) Four rounds, count how many you have left each time, added, gives your score.
Ties force a play-off.
Unlimited players (subject to time constraints)
(Subject to getting a working copy. It’s been out of supply for decades now and our (three?) copies haven’t been used for 5 years!)
Subject to getting all the elements working in time.
( NOTE: All LG vouchers still have the 10% discount available to FGC members. This is not normally the case, but we pay for it when we buy them. )
If you want to book into an event, please post here, or let me or another committee member know and I’ll keeps the lists updated.
OK, it's no go/go decision time for the 6th August FGC ALL DAY SUNDAY GAMING
Please respond with Yes or No
For the Smart Alecks among you - that is the word 'Yes' or the word 'No' - NOT 'Yes or No'.
After the 'goat debacle' I'm taking no chances.
I'll collate on the Bank Holiday.Posted Friday 26th May 2023 12:04:48 by Ian Pearson
Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The Finchley Games Club Annual General Meeting,
We have to have one of these as the members own the club and it’s the place to make suggestions as to how the club is run and the direction it will take.
There will be reports from the Executive, elections to the committee, a discussion of the club finances including a conversation regarding membership and session attendance fees and then any other motions for discussion.
Finally followed by the (in?)famous ‘Any Other Business’ where the floor is open to any (sensible) topics.
Unless there are many things to discuss, it’s not usually a lengthy affair, leaving plenty of time to play games.
If you wish to stand for a position, please give your name to a member of the committee.
If you have a topic for discussion, then please pass it on to a committee member.
NOTE: FGC membership runs AGM to AGM and lapses at the end of the meeting, so you will need to renew.
Minutes From the previous meeting.
Statement from the Chair.
Statement from the Treasurer.
Statement from the Secretary.
Elections to the Senior Committee.
Elections to the ordinary Committee members.
Motions for Discussion.
Any Other Business.
If you wish to speak, please raise your hand.
The meeting Chair will then indicate when it is your time to speak.
All comments must be addressed through the Chair.
Please be as brief as possible, there may be many people who want to speak on a topic and while everyone WILL be heard, we are at the club to play board games, not administrative ones. At some point, if required, a vote may be called and the question settled by a simple majority, on a show of hands. (NOTE: Votes to change the FGC rules, need to be quorate, that is to say that there must be 2/3 of the members present to participate.)
NOTE: It is the right of the Chair to ask a member to stop speaking. This will be performed with good grace and it is expected that the member will reciprocate.
Of course, these rules are often interpreted broadly and the Chair will allow this to a point, so as to facilitate discussion. However, it is the right of the Chair to restore good order, if the general conduct has got ‘a bit rowdy’.Posted Wednesday 26th April 2023 11:08:23 by Ian Pearson
On Sunday the 7th of May the FGC will be holding all day event, from 12 noon to 22:00 hours.
More than enough time so as to dust of that large, long game that never gets played because there is never enough time.
Perhaps 10 hours of that intense role playing session that does not need to have the tension broken by the fact that the lights have just been turned off as everyone else has headed home. Or just lots and lots of games in general.
The attendance fee will be double that of normal Thursday evenings, for more than double the number of hours.
We haven’t done an ‘All Day Sunday’ for a number of years now, so lets make it enough of a success so we can start holding them regularly.
£10 members, £12 non-members, £5 concession.Posted Wednesday 19th April 2023 13:56:40 by Ian Pearson
I have been given two dates the main hall is available.
They are both currently temporarily ‘reserved’ for us, so I’d like some quick feedback please.
The dates are:
Personally, I think 4th June is too far away, but the 7th May is the day after the Coronation of Charles III and the Monday following is a Bank Holiday (which may of course make it ideal).
Bookings are apparently arriving rapidly at the Old Finchleians, so please comment as soon as possible.
I have promised to indicate one of the two in the next few days.Posted Sunday 5th March 2023 17:32:00 by Ian Pearson