Bunco Game Night at Danielle's House

  • September 9, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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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! ;)

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

We are going to have a potato and salad bar. In your comment, list the item(s) that you are bringing, options below.
Butter, Cheese, Sour cream, bacon, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, salad dressing, peppers or anything else that you would like on your salad or potato. I will provide potatoes, water and tea. I do have some wine but feel free to bring your own alcohol as well.

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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  • Belinda

    All these positive comments make me HAPPY! :) I'm so glad yall had fun. I WILL make it to Bunco one of these days! :)

    3 · September 10

    • Sheryl K.

      I hope so!!!! We LOVE it!!!

      2 · September 10

  • Susan F.

    So fun

    2 · September 10

  • Susan F.

    Had a great time....look forward to more meetups with this fun group of ladies
    Thanks Danielle for hosting

    3 · September 10

  • Amy

    had a great time it was fun I felt very welcome by the group.

    4 · September 10

  • Mary M

    Thank you Danielle for being such a wonderful host and thank you crazy party chicks for your great food, friendship and laughs

    5 · September 10

  • Angel

    Had so much fun. Thanks to Danielle for hosting!

    6 · September 10

  • Danielle

    All 13 RSVPs came. WooHoo!

    4 · September 9

    • L J

      Thanks, Danielle, for hosting! Had a great time!

      5 · September 9

  • Michele M

    Great time as always!! Soooo many laughs. Thanks to Angel for hosting October bunco!

    4 · September 9

    • Michele M

      And thanks to Danielle for hosting tonight and opening your home to us!

      2 · September 9

  • Sheryl K.

    As always~ LOVE LIVEIVE OUR GROUP!!!!

    1 · September 9

  • Sheryl K.

    As always~ LOVE LIVEIVE OUR GROUP!!!!

    3 · September 9

  • Sheryl K.

    i haven't committed to bring anything yet~ whats left and i'll grab it on my way tonight!?!?!

    September 9

  • Dana Hire S.

    I'm so sorry guys. I have two meetings Tuesday that I would not normally have to go to but both involve Finance related items and my boss cannot be at both meetings so I have to pick up the 7:00 one. :-/ I would much rather hang with you guys!! :( Good luck and have fun!! Lord knows you'll be having more fun than I will. lol I was supposed to bring dressing and butter so if someone could pick that up it would be greatly appreciated!

    September 7

  • Angel

    Look forward to meeting you all. I'll bring a dessert.

    1 · September 8

  • Amy

    I can bring veggies for salad cucumbers. maybe croutons I don't know how to play but I'm a fast learner

    2 · August 30

    • Michele M

      It is quick to pick up - looking forward to it!

      September 8

  • Tracie A.

    Looking forward to meeting you all. I'll bring 2 heads of lettuce. Thanks!

    1 · August 25

    • Tracie A.

      probably easier if I bring bagged lettuce so we don't have to chop and wash etc when I arrive. I'm leaving straight from work/downtown Nashville and headed that was at 5pm so I'm not late! I'm thinking 5-6 bags of lettuce. Looking forward to meeting you all. I need a change of scenery BAD!!! I see that we have 2 spots available...ive asked a coworker/friend if she would like to join and I'll let you know if she does...not sure if that is even ok? have a great Monday

      1 · September 8

    • Michele M

      Sure - Tracie - that is fine. If she decides to come, you just change your RSVP on the Meetup site or app to +1 so it will keep a proper headcount of players. We need a minimum of 12 to play but can accommodate 16 players. Looking forward to meeting you!

      September 8

  • Danielle

    I will provide butter and some salad dressing. Will someone else bring salad dressing as well?

    September 8

    • Michele M

      I will bring Italian dressing.

      September 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry. I just got my new schedule and I have to work until 7 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    September 8

    • Gay

      I can bring a lite balsamic vinaigrette. But we need a ranch probably.

      September 8

    • Michele M

      Miss you already!

      September 8

  • Gay

    Looks like we've got the essentials covered. So I'll bring some diet soda, wine, some cherry tomatoes from garden and some crackers.

    1 · September 7

  • Michele M

    I have a Dr. Pepper Ten 2-liter that I have from a Kroger freebie that I will also bring to add to the beverages.

    1 · September 5

  • Mary M

    Looks like we might need some more sweets. I will bring some famous Australian chocolate biscuits (cookies) - Tim Tams. Has anyone ever tasted them before?

    3 · September 3

    • Michele M

      No, but they sound lovely!

      September 5

  • Gay

    Danielle, I'm waiting until last minute to post item to bring so that I can fill any 'holes' should more RSVP's change. Just FYI.

    3 · September 3

    • A former member
      A former member

      That was my plan lol. Not really I just forgot.

      1 · September 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring feta cheese and mushrooms...I'll have my plus one bring something too

    2 · September 3

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring butter and salad dressing

    August 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to come after all. Kids have something that eve. Sorry!

    September 3

    • Danielle

      Hope you can make the next one.

      September 3

  • Susan F.

    I plan on bringing some type of dessert

    1 · September 2

  • Danielle

    We still need veggies for the salad.

    August 28

    • Sherry L A.

      I can bring carrots, tomatoes, boiled egg for the salad and black olives for the potatoes.

      2 · August 29

  • michele

    My friend Barbara will bring broccoli

    1 · August 26

  • L J

    Thanks for the invitation! I had so much fun when my friend Michele M invited me to Bunco last week that I wanted to join the group. Looking forward to making new friends and enjoying lots of adventures...

    I'll bring the lite sour cream for the potatoes.

    1 · August 24

    • Michele M

      Ok this cracked me up. lol

      1 · August 26

    • L J

      IKR.

      August 26

  • Michele M

    I will bring shredded cheese and chopped ham pieces.

    1 · August 26

  • michele

    I will bring real bacon bits for the potatoes and salad

    1 · August 25

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