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B&B: Bunco & Bowling with X-Box

Let's have some cheap fun together at the Center.  Crazy Bunco players convene from 7-9 and X-Box bowling from 9-11 or later if we want.  This is a members only drop in evening so come and go as you like. Be sure to get on the waiting list because there are always cancellations. It is important that you cancel if you can't make it because I know there will be a waiting list.

For those of you that are not familiar, the X-Box Kinect is a virtual game that does not use a handheld remote or controller. You just stand in front of the huge TV and bowl into space. It is so sensitive that it actually takes skill!  Depending on the number of players, we can do individual games, teams and/or a tournament.  After playing a few weeks ago, I think it is as much fun as the real thing and a whole lot cheaper!

What is Bunco you might ask... Read the description below. Rumor has it, it is a total hoot and involves rolling dice and getting up and switching tables throughout the game. 

We will have some fun prizes for the highest and lowest scores. If anyone has experience and is willing to lead the Bunco portion of the party, please post a comment below.

Doors open at 6:30 to meet & greet

7-9pm Bunco

9-11 X-Box bowling

Pizza ordered at 7:30- $3/slice

IF you want pizza but won't be there in time to place your order, text me and (7let me know what you want. I'm at (707)[masked]

The Center can be tricky to find.  If you are coming from the 5 or 55, turn left on Spurgeon which is just west of the 5. It is two stories, next to the corner on the left and has parking through the gates where you are welcome to park. We will be in the room at the top of the stairs

BYOB and a snack to share if you want. Some dessert would rock (hint hint wink).

History

Bunco was originally a confidence game similar to three card monte.[1][2] It originated from 19th-century England where it was known as "eight dice cloth".[3] It was imported to San Francisco as a gambling activity in 1855, where it gave its name to gambling parlors, or "Bunco parlors", and more generally to any swindle. After the Civil War the game evolved to a popular parlor game. During the 1920s and Prohibition, Bunco was re-popularized as a gambling game, often associated with a speakeasy. Law-enforcement groups raiding these parlors came to be known as "Bunco squads". Bunco as a family game saw a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s.[4]

Rules

Standards widely recognized are: There are six rounds, progressing in order from one to six, where the number of the round serves as the target for that round's rolls. Within a round, players alternate turns rolling three dice, aiming to obtain the target number. Players gain one point for each die matching the target. If the player gets three-of-a-kind of the target number (a Bunco), they get 21 points. The round stops when a player at a head table obtains 21 points. Whoever wins the most rounds is the overall winner.

Renewed popularity

According to the World Bunco Association the game had seen a resurgence in popularity in the United States in the early 21st century. In 2006, it was claimed that during the previous year (in the USA) "over 59 million women have played Bunco and over 27 million play regularly".[5]

As it is played today, bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made),[6] scoring and a simple set of rules. Members of a Bunco club take turns hosting, providing snacks, refreshments and the tables to set up the games. The host/hostess may also provide a door prize. Small amounts of money can be involved as well. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. The winners get prizes (provided by the host/hostess or pooled from the club resources) for accomplishments such as the highest score, the lowest score, or the most buncos. Prizes frequently center on themes associated with the game such as fancy dice, dice embedded in soap, t-shirts featuring illustrations of dice, etc.

Bunco fundraisers have become increasingly popular over the years, earning large sums for a wide variety of charities. Large groups of bunco players have come together to support their favorite charities by paying an entry fee into the game, holding silent auctions, and by selling raffle tickets; with all proceeds from the event donated to the cause.[7]

According to the Washington Post, Bunco is sometimes referred to as the housewife's drinking game.[6]


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  • Susan P.

    It was an awesome time! Bunco, bowling and fireball! Who knew?!

    May 4, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Don't forget the Blue Moon and Fireball!

      May 4, 2014

  • Savelina M.

    I had a blast first time to this wonderful group!! Although i had.never played bunco b4 but turn out i enjoyed it much even tho my partner n I had the most lost hahahaha love it!! First time bowl on Xbox n i had fun! Thank you all u lovely ladies for an awsome night and mostlsy Thank you Jody*-*

    1 · May 3, 2014

    • Savelina M.

      Hahahahahha oh yeah n we won bowling at last;-) was fun.

      May 3, 2014

  • Susan B

    It was great crazy fun! Thanks Jody and fellow bunconeers! A great time was had by one and all!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Joan Van W.

    Great fun! Lot of ladies with fast hands tonight...grabbing and throwing dice! Bowling was fantastic. I noticed we all got better as the night wore on. Maybe that was due to being properly hydrated! Another rousing success, Jody. Thanks also to Margaret for getting us going on Bunco.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Raquel T.

    Ive never been there. This is new to me. I don't have any lesbian friends. Im like the only lesbian in Lake Forest.

    May 1, 2014

    • ana m.

      Rachel, hit me up on fb

      1 · May 1, 2014

    • Raquel T.

      Oh alright, cool. Sorry, I just saw your message. Let me look you up. Thanks!

      May 3, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Awesomeness!!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Balinda

    I had a great time. Really enjoyed the games. Especially bowling. Thank you Jody. Great event.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Brenda

    Bunco!!!! n Bowling. What a fun night. An easy breezy night with a great group of ladies. Thanks for hosting Jody! You're the best!!!

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Natalie

    Sorry i missed you all tonight . Have a great time :-)

    May 2, 2014

  • Stacy M.

    Sorry I missed you all tonight, just needed some extra rest. Have a great time!!

    May 2, 2014

  • ana m.

    Runing late stuck in traffic

    May 2, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Tsssssss!!!! Hurry mija!!

      May 2, 2014

  • Nidia M.

    Susan & I running late...will be there by 7 :)

    May 2, 2014

  • Elizabeth C

    Can't make it tonight. Have fun without me.. Smiles giggles and hugs...

    May 2, 2014

  • Jody

    Try to be there by 7 ladies!!

    May 2, 2014

  • Teresa

    Sorry I can't go ... Something has come up.

    April 30, 2014

    • Elizabeth C

      Awww sad face. Looking forward to seeing you at another event.

      May 2, 2014

  • Di y T.

    Sorry Ladies can't make it, heading to San Diego to root my son for his waterpolo tourney this wknd! I hope u do another bunco meetup sounds exciting. Have a blessed wknd ladies! :)

    May 2, 2014

  • Susan P.

    There are all kinds of lesbians in Lake Forest. Just go to Our Place bar and bistro.

    2 · May 1, 2014

  • barbara

    Darn, I have to fly to DC on Friday instead of Sat, so I can no longer attend. Whoever gets my spot, have fun!

    April 22, 2014

  • Balinda

    I never played bunco. Sounds like fun.

    April 26, 2014

  • Kelly M

    Thank for planning Jody, do you need help with dice and score sheets for Bunco? i can bring them :)

    April 13, 2014

    • Kelly M

      and if you like, Teresa and I can help with Bunco!

      April 13, 2014

    • Jody

      yes, yes and yes!! I don't know what I need so I was waiting for someone to step up. Is it one big game or do we split into smaller groups?? Thanks for stepping up you two. I love to have help and feel your support

      April 23, 2014

  • shari

    Im bummed I'll miss this one...sounds like a blast tho!!!

    April 14, 2014

  • barbara

    Count me in! I have a lot of colleagues who play bunco and they always have a blast! X-Box bowling sound fun....I'll give it a try :-)

    April 13, 2014

  • Nidia M.

    Can't wait....sounds fun !

    April 13, 2014

  • Nidia M.

    Can't wait....sounds fun !

    April 13, 2014

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