Bunco! Game night at Gay's house!

  • June 11, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Back by popular demand...
The girls had so much fun at the last Bunco night that it sounds like it's gonna become a regular gig...! Hope you can make it!  Please make sure if you RSVP that you're gonna show up...as these slots fill up quickly and we don't anyone to miss a chance to plan to be there.

It's ok if you don't know how to play Bunco. You can come and learn!

Please bring a food dish/drink to share. Please comment on what you will be bringing so we don't have too much of anything, but still have enough.

What you'll need for Bunco: 
$10 buy-in to play 
(please bring exact $ - if we don't have $5 and $10 we can't give out the prize money)

Michele has also provided game rules so you can read over them if you're unfamiliar with the game:

The following are the rules we use:

1) Bunco games are typically comprised of 12 players. We do have ways to include others if the numbers aren't divisible by 4 at game time. We divide the group into tables, with four people at each table. People across from each other are teammates. However, keep in mind that this will change every round.

2) Each team will have a scorekeeper. This person will also play the game, but will be in charge of keeping track of points. Each table will have what they need to play: paper to write the scores down, 3 dice, and a pencil for each of the four people at the table.

3) Begin round one of the game. One person at the table will take the three dice and roll them. They will want to get as many 1s as possible, as this is Round 1. For each 1 that they roll, they get one point, unless they roll three 1s, which would be a 21 (the highest amount of points possible). This is called a "bunco", hence the name of the game. When a player gets a bunco, they should yell "Bunco!" If the player rolls three of a kind, but they're not 1s, they still get five points... this is called a Baby Bunco.

4) Let that player continue rolling until they can't score any more points (for instance, if they roll a 3, a 4, and a 6... as none of those are a 1, that player's turn would be over). After the first player at the table finishes rolling, they will pass the dice to the person to their left. Play continues until the head table (a.k.a. Table #1) gets 21 points.

5) Next will be round two, where everyone will be going for 2s, round 3, and so on up to round 6. After each round, the people with the highest scores go up to the next table, and the people who lost at the head table go back down to the lowest table (aka "the basement"). Keep scores by team (you and the person you're facing) and individually (how many buncos and baby buncos you've gotten). Playing all the way to round 6 completes one hand of the game. We will play 3 hands, with a break after hand two.

6) After all three hands are complete, each player adds up their individual wins, losses, baby buncos ,and buncos.  Prize money is doled out to four winners, in order of amount: Most Wins, Most Losses, Most Buncos, and Most Baby Buncos. Score cards from players who did not win ANY prize money will be put together and additional prize winners will be drawn from the score cards.


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  • Danielle

    Great time! Thanks to Gay for hosting!

    1 · June 12

  • Sheryl K.

    GREAT NIGHT AS ALWAYS!

    1 · June 11

  • Tonya G.

    Sorry can't make it tonight kids are fixing to have a fist fight

    June 11

    • Gay

      Sorry you won't be able to come. I've updated your RSVP. Maybe next month.

      June 11

  • Sandra D

    I just received a call from one of my best friend's her Dad passed away and I need to go be with her tonight. Sorry for last minute however it can not be helped. Please pray for the family as he was not sick, he just was walking and fell over did not have any indication this was going to happen, very very sad !!

    June 11

    • Gay

      Sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I updated your RSVP. Hope to see you next month.

      June 11

  • helen p.

    Shop just called and have a outlet smoking...must see about get this repaired. Asap...dang. see yall next time,have fun¦

    June 11

  • Sherry L A.

    Sorry to cancel last minute but I awoke to a tummy virus and don't want to spread the love. See you next time!

    June 11

  • Michele M

    Food-wise, I had to switch gears. I am bringing a shrimp cocktail ring from Kroger. It is thawing now.

    June 11

  • Michele M

    I think Diane (+1) is riding with me. Sheryl: is Michelle available tonight?

    June 11

  • Jeannie

    It's looking like I may have to cancel. Been a crazy work week and not sure when I will leave the office tonight. Sorry to miss the fun!

    June 11

  • Tammy H.

    What are baby buncos? I have never played with them. Do you do the traveling bear when you play?

    May 31

    • Michele M

      Baby buncos are 3 of the same dice rolled but not bunco because not 3 of the same on that actual round. i.e. roll 3 4s on round 6. Bunco would be 3 6s. Baby bunco would be 3 4s. We have a traveling stuffed animal; not always a bear.

      June 1

    • Tammy H.

      Oh, ok. We have always done that with 2's.

      June 11

  • Sheryl K.

    I might be a little late that's my husbands night to worn late ~ Gay~ i'll text you when I'm on my way!!!

    June 10

  • Melissa

    Hi girls! I've been missing all of you. I have to have foot surgery in July so hopefully I'll be back with you guys in August... can't get around too good right now.

    June 9

    • Michele M

      Melissa - miss you girl! Hope you have a quick and easy recovery!

      1 · June 10

    • Belinda

      Hey chick! We've missed you too! Hope you can get back in the groove quickly. Do you need any help?

      2 · June 10

  • Michele M

    Let's talk food, shall we? What is everyone bringing? I am bringing baked zucchini chips and also hot crackers.

    1 · June 10

    • Belinda

      That sounds delicious! I hope you bring that for another gathering since I won't be there for bunco! ha ha

      2 · June 10

  • Tonya G.

    Potato chips

    June 10

  • Danielle

    Cheese and Meat Tray with Crackers

    June 10

  • Gay

    I'm going to make a peanut butter fruit dip (new recipe) and some fruit.

    June 10

  • Sandra D

    I have never played but should be interesting to say the least ..... looking forward to it !!

    1 · June 4

  • Lydia K

    Sorry I'll miss it. On vacation that week

    May 23

  • Chantele

    1st game was on my daughters 16th birthday. This game-Ill be in Cancun! Maybe Ill make it to the 3rd one!

    May 15

  • Gay

    I'll have wine, tea and sodas but feel free to bring other adult beverage if you'd like. Who knows what else I'll make????

    3 · May 15

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