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WHAT IS ALL THIS HOOPLA ABOUT BUNCO?
BUNCO is sweeping East Coast, the West Coast and all the states in between ….there is at least one BUNCO group in every state in the United States! It’s in big cities, suburbs, small country towns as well as community centers and social societies. What is all the talk about?
BUNCO is about a get together, a social event, a party, a reason to leave the hubby and kids behind and get with your girlfriends and have a night to unwind, relax, laugh and chat! BUNCO is about eating and drinking until your heart’s content and having a blast! We laugh with and at each other. We build long, lasting friendships…some of us even go into business together to make being the hostess of BUNCO a little bit easier on you!
BUNCO is something we look forward to each month…..If this sounds like something that will be up your alley, start your own BUNCO group and don’t forget where to get all your ideas and goods when you host….
SO HOW DO I GET A BUNCO GROUP STARTED?
Get 12 people together. Since you are beginning the group, you will most likely host the first BUNCO . Agree on which night you will have your games monthly (ours is the 1st Friday of each month). Make a list of the player’s name and phone number and which month they will be hosting. Set up the monthly hostess for the remainder of the year and in November’s BUNCO, pick your month of hostesses for the following year. Since you will probably have more friends that want to join than 12, put the other interested friends on a “sub” list. When one of the players cannot make it, have them call a sub to replace them for the evening. If you cannot find a sub for a missing player, you can play with a ghost. A ghost is an invisible player that travels from table to table just like a regular player would….Now that you have the players, a host for each month, all you need is to visit
to get your theme, paper products, score sheets/tally sheets, pencils and dice and let the fun begin!!
Once you have your group set, you can get started one of two ways.
The founder has a get together at her house to explain the game. She collects the ante at that time and is the hostess for the first BUNCO that takes place next month. This money is used for the prizes.
The first time your group gets together the hostess will have to collect a double ante. (1/2 for the prizes of that night’s BUNCO and the other ½ will go to the next hostess so she can begin her planning and purchasing of gifts) Different BUNCO groups have different ante’s and different prizes. Below are two different ideas to get you started. Your group should all agree on the ante and criteria for the prizes.
HOW DO YOU PLAY?
Every person that we have surveyed on the rules of BUNCO, seems to play a different way, so we have outlined the two different ways. Feel free to use one of these sets of rules or adapt some of the fun into your game. One game starts with 1’s and you roll up to 6’s and the other way is to begin with 6’s androlldown to 1’s. Whichever way you decide to play, your group will have loads of fun !!!
One’s rolling up to Six’s (Traditional)
Bunco: Three of the same round you are on. Ie: Round 6 and you roll 3 sixes. 21 points earned.
3 of a Kind: When a player rolls three of a kind other than the round that they are on. Ie 3 fours are rolled in round 6. This is worth 5 points.
Traveling: An object (dice, something that relates to your theme, a hat
whatever…have fun with it) that is passed when a player rolls a BUNCO. The player that is holding the object last receives the Traveling prize.
Below are the suggestions for prize breakdowns. You can mix and match the different options to suit your needs. When awarding the prizes, consider the fact that many hostesses do not win any prizes at their own Bunco. If they are eligible for a prize, it would go to the next in line. In the event that a player is eligible for multiple prizes, they win the most valuable prize and are out of the running for any others. In the event that more than one person is eligible for a prize, a roll off occurs. This means that each of these players would roll one dice, and the person with the highest roll wins.
$10 ante ($120 to purchase the prizes)
$40 prize for the Most BUNCO
$30 prize for Most Crap-Outs (Wipe-Outs)
$20 prize for Traveling
$15 prize for Fewest BUNCO
$15 prize for Losers Roll (Roll-off or draw a name from the score sheets of those that did not win a prize)
$5 ante ($60 to purchase the prizes)
$20 prize for the Most BUNCO
$15 prize for Most Wins
$10 prize for Traveling
$8 prize for the player with Equal Wins and Losses
$5 prize for Most Losses
$2 prize for Loser (either a roll-off or draw a name from score sheets of those that did not win a prize.)
Whatever way you decide to play, it is suggested that your group write down the rules and prize factors so there will be no friction among friends! Have a great time and don’t forget to visit
for all your BUNCO party needs.