Saturday, May 13, 2006
What's a Bunco?!
I'm sorry, my friends, that I neglected to explain what a Bunco game is! It's really a simple dice game that would be a little difficult for me to explain, so instead I'll point you to this website which explains things quite well.
As with most things, there are variations to the rules depending on each group. My group was started as a Mom's Night Out by the Mothers of Multiples club I belong to and we've been playing for twelve years. We each pay $5 a month to play, money going to next month's hostess to buy the gifts. Usually the hostess will have some kind of theme in mind and the score cards and gifts will reflect that theme. It's just fun to get together, chat, and nibble, and throw some dice around - and perhaps go home with a gift.
In general, I have pretty good luck and often go home with a prize, as I did Thursday evening. Sometimes I feel a little guilty about winning too often and am glad if some scheduling conflict comes up and I have to have a replacement. It just seems strange how some people seem to have a propensity for losing or winning - it's all just a game of chance!