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Have you every played Bunco?

I have never played "Bunco." I know that today's version involves getting together with friends and acquaintances, and rolling dice.

Over the years, I remember that when we active duty people were working, there were many of the military spouses, mostly women, who would get together and play this game, with prizes given out for different levels--high score, low score, most "buncos," etc.

It became almost a cult-like following with some of the folks who took part in this game. Perhaps, it is because it really did not require any skill at all, but it is 100% the luck of the dice.

Tonight, I have decided that I want to get together with some friendly acquaintances I have met through a social group a couple of years ago on Tonight is Burger and Bunco Night.

I will let you know how it all goes. Then I can cross it off my "bucket list." But first, I have to pencil it in to add it.

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Kasman wrote on November 7, 2015, 4:09 PM

I have never heard of this game so I Googled it and found a brilliant WikiHow on how to play it - - which I found fascinating! Good luck.

markgraham wrote on November 7, 2015, 4:33 PM

I have heard of the game of 'Bunco' and all I have to say is Have fun and good luck.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 7, 2015, 4:51 PM

I have heard of it but that is about all. Have fun tonight

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 7, 2015, 7:36 PM

Is Bunco an informal version of Yahtzee? I used Yahtzee to help teach probability to my students.

Paulie wrote on November 7, 2015, 11:40 PM

Good luck with your bunco game tonight. I haven't played any dice games in a long time.

Rufuszen wrote on November 8, 2015, 11:26 AM

Me too, never heard of this one.

GemOfAGirl wrote on November 9, 2015, 3:04 PM

I am also in a Meetup group that does Bunco, usually about every two months. Because it's held at someone's private home, they limit it to twenty participants, and there's always a waitlist already by the time I ever hear about it. The ONE time I managed to make it off the waitlist and into the participant list, a small emergency got in the way and I had to cancel. (Luckily, I was able to do this far enough ahead of time that the lady that was behind me on the waitlist got to go instead.) I keep hearing about how much fun it is, but almost three years after hearing about it for the first time, I'm STILL waiting to find out for myself!

MegL wrote on November 22, 2015, 5:39 PM

I have never heard of Bunco before. Not really my type of game.

CoralLevang wrote on November 22, 2015, 10:42 PM

It was not mine either, but it was a fun mixer to get to know others.