Bunco game night at Dana's

  • August 20, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Sorry, but I've got to get this off my chest before I write the description...

PLEASE keep your RSVP current and DO NOT sign up for this event unless you're SURE you can come. We are all big girls here... it's not hard to commit and stick to it- THANK YOU! ;) Last month we had some people who signed up and didn't show up, which caused other ladies to miss a chance to play, and this really PISSED ME OFF.  PLEASE BE MORE COURTEOUS THAN THAT LADIES!!!!  UPDATE YOUR RSVPS!

Ok, that being said, we really are a friendly group :). Please feel free to join us!

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 M has 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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  • Susan F.

    Had a great time meeting everyone

    August 23

  • Mary M

    Thank you Dana for opening your home to us all and thank you once again Party Chicks for your friendship, food and fun

    3 · August 21

  • Susan F.

    Had a great time....Thanks for hosting Dana.

    2 · August 21

  • Danielle

    Sept Bunco will be on the 9th so mark your calendars. The event should be posted in the next few days.

    3 · August 21

  • Susan F.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone...I will bring some Chocolate Brownie Cookies.

    1 · August 20

    • Michele M

      Those cookies were delicious!

      August 21

  • Belinda

    Hope you ladies have fun tonite! Welcome to all the newbies! :). I look forward to meeting y'all soon. Thanks for hosting, Dana! :)

    2 · August 20

    • Dana Hire S.

      Thanks Belinda! We had a great time! :)

      August 20

    • Michele M

      I needed the laughs and there were lots of them. The newbies jumped right in. It was a great meetup. We missed you Belinda!

      2 · August 21

  • Dana Hire S.

    Thank you all so much for coming tonight!! I had such a great time talking, laughing, playing and of course eating all the delicious goodies! :) You guys are awesome!!! :)

    2 · August 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm running late but will be there in 20

    August 20

  • Dana Hire S.

    Not sure what the temp is gonna be by 6:30 but hoping we can use the deck. Does anyone have a card table they can bring?

    August 20

    • Gay

      I was planning on bringing my table/4 chairs also. Do you still need them?

      1 · August 20

    • Dana Hire S.

      Yes if we have to move inside then I will definitely need them. Thank you!!!!

      August 20

  • Mary M

    I'll bring something sweet for the sweet

    2 · August 19

  • Michele M

    Posting for Kara Shumaker: She is bringing 2 cans of black olives and Mexican rice. Her +1 is bringing tortillas and taco shells.

    1 · August 19

  • Danielle

    Chips and Dip, not sure which kind yet

    August 18

    • Danielle

      Whoops, I will bring guacamole and blue corn chips.

      2 · August 19

    • Michele M

      Yum. I love blue chips!

      August 19

  • michele

    my + 1 friend is Barbara. She is going to bring a home made dessert.

    2 · August 18

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi new to the group, I thought my post went through but I'll be bringing cup cakes if that's ok. Looking forward to meeting you all.

    3 · August 18

  • Gay

    I'll bring shredded lettuce, jalapenos and sour cream for sure (an I may bring something else also).

    1 · August 18

  • Michele M

    My +1 is Ms. Eljay Elia (new) and she is bringing Refried Beans.

    1 · August 18

  • Dana Hire S.

    Almost there! :) Don't forget to post what you're bringing so I'll know if I need to do a last minute run and so we don't get duplicates. I also don't really drink so if you want any wine etc you'll probably have to bring it with ya. ;)

    August 18

  • Michele M

    Dana: I will bring tomatoes and shredded cheese. Will that work?

    1 · August 16

  • Missy S.

    I have been wanting to get in on this action for a long time but nephew-sitting has kept me at home on Wednesdays. What time is the night usually over? Would love to learn this game and meet you ladies for the first time.

    2 · August 18

    • Michele M

      Missy - we are usually finished between 9:15/9:30. It is a fun time and always good food and fellowship. I look forward to meeting you!

      August 18

  • michele

    I see that there are 14 players and 2 spots left. However the game states 12 players. What happens to the remaining people that show up. Are you doing 4 tables of 4?

    August 15

    • Dana Hire S.

      We can play 4 tables of 4 and if we have an odd number we can play ghost players.

      August 15

  • michele

    Have not played in a while. Looking forward to seeing everyone. I will bring chips and salsa.

    3 · August 14

  • Dana Hire S.

    Hi everyone! It's T-minus 6 days to food, fun and dice throwing madness. ;) I'm excited to be hosting this month and looking forward to a great night and getting to know everyone better.
    Thought we might throw out some ideas for food before the weekend in case you're like me and do your shopping on the weekends. Michele had a great idea to do a theme night and we thought Mexican sounded easy and delicious. I have a triple crock pot so I was thinking I could do taco meat and maybe a queso dip. Let me know what you guys think and any ideas you have.
    Also if you need directions to the house just let me know. I live at the end of the Walton Ferry/Sanders Ferry peninsula and it's super easy to find. :)

    1 · August 14

  • Jen D.

    I'm a bunco newbie, but I'll bring wine. I know how to do that!

    5 · August 7

  • Sheena

    Hey ladies! I'm waiting to RSVP for this one until closer to time. Baby boy isn't due until 9.9, but they're talking about taking him early, keeping an eye on his size for now. I'll let you all know more when I know more :)

    4 · July 31

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