Ladies’ Night Out & Bunco
Join us for a fun evening with great friends!
September 18th at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall…
Widely recognized Bunco standards are:
Each game consists of six rounds, progressing in order from one to six. For the first round, players divide into numbered tables of four players each, starting with a Head Table (sometimes called the “Queen’s Table”), then a Table 2, Table 3, etc. At each table players pair up into two teams. Play usually starts with a signal from the Head Table.
When play has started, players take turns rolling three dice trying to score points. Points are usually awarded as such: 21 points if all three dice match the current round number (a “Bunco”); 5 points are awarded if all three dice match each other, but do not match the current round number (a “mini Bunco”). Finally, 1 point may be awarded for each die matching the current round number. If points are scored, the player gets to roll again, continuing to add to their score. If no points are awarded the player’s turn ends and the dice are passed to the next player at the table.
Each round ends when a team or a player (depending on local rules) at the Head Table has scored 21 points.
After each round has ended, players stand up and the winning team from each table moves up, while the losing team stays put. For the Head Table, instead of the losing team staying, the losing team moves down to the lowest table. In other variations, the winning team may move up, and the losing team move down rather than staying where they are. After everyone has moved tables, play starts with the next round, until all rounds have been completed and the game is finished.
After the game is over, round wins, losses, buncos, total points scored, etc., can be compared to determine a winner or award prizes.