Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Does Anyone Know How To Play Bunco?

Bunco, that game that rests on the shelves of Bed, Bath & Beyond waiting to be purchased by people who  need a quick gift fix; bunco, that game played by women who delight in embodying a female stereotype by drinking wine, discussing shoes, and partaking in a game housed in a pink box; bunco, that game I will be playing tomorrow night.

Good God, Texas, I didn't see this one coming.

Cheryl, my friendly neighbor who I've never met, called me last week because she needed a Bunco sub for the community game.  Lucky for me, the neighborhood directory was freshly printed and my cell was listed with a pink asterisk that read, "fresh Bunco meat."

I thought I could easily get out of Bunco by telling her my husband wouldn't be home in time for me to make the game, but Cheryl had thought of everything.

"Well, you must have the wrong date.  I accidentally called your husband first and he said you'd LOVE to join us."

"Well now, did he?" I said my pitch rising as I catalogued ways to beat my husband.

Fearing a house egging by the drunk-o Bunco gals, I accepted.

Upon my husband's arrival at the homestead he assured me he only suggested Cheryl call me and told her I'd love to meet the neighbors.  She translated that into a rousing interest in Bunco.  Oh Cheryl, your call to him was no accident, was it?

I am playing Bunco tomorrow night.  Does anyone know how?

13 comments:

  1. I seriously laughed out loud while reading this at 4am, first, because I saw the title and thought of my Aunt Kim, second, because you went on to DESCRIBE my Aunt Kim. LOL

    Good luck with that! Get drunk and laugh a lot. Sounds like a good evening to me. :)

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    1. It was great! Definitely exceeded expectations.

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  2. I've never played Bunco. Now, I've played Mah-Jongg. Hope you have more fun than anticipated.

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    1. It was so much more fun than anticipated and now I'm on their permanent sub list. woo-hoo!

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  3. I've been part of two bunco groups and still don't know the rules. Just throw the dice, someone else will keep score and tell you when to do the musical chairs thing!

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    1. I did as I was told and it all worked out.

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  4. Depends on what rules they use, I've been in two groups and they play and score it slightly differently. One group I was in dressed up in themes, grew out their nails, and tried to steal the dice by clawing off your hand if you threw three 1's. My new group is more mild mannered - no dressing up as craps sharks and no dice stealing. Either way, it's a fun girls night out - drink, be silly, and maybe win a few bucks. Please do a follow up post on your experience!

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    1. There was no dressing up, thank goodness, and I won $12.50. woo-hoo!

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  5. Dice, numbers, lots of moving around, beer and a cash pot... and still have no idea what the heck I was doing! Hope you had fun!

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    1. It was a blast. Seriously. So surprising.

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