St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching – are you getting together with the girls for a fun round of Bunco? Why not add to the festive mood with the “Leapin’ Leprechaun” Print-Your-Own Bunco Party Kit? Complete with 4 different Bunco score sheets, decorative images and border papers that you print at home and use as you see fit. One year a woman even decoupaged a design onto wood for her centerpiece – make it as easy or crafty as you’d like!
Here’s to a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day!
– Tara Reed
The weather is changing… it’s getting dark earlier… and I just got out my Halloween decorations. I also noticed that a few people have purchased my Halloween themed Print-Your-Own Bunco Party kits.
They are ready for you to purchase, download and print at home. There is no limit to how many score sheets or decorative images you can print – so host a Bunco party for 12 or a tournament for 120 – it’s up to you! Sign up for the monthly eNewsletter and get the Bunco Queen Kit for free. Other themes are just $9.95 each or buy 3 get the 4th free.
So if you already play or are looking for a fun, new activity for girl’s night out – head over to www.PrintYourOwnBunco.com and check it out.
– Tara Reed
Looking for something different, fun and easy to learn for your New Year’s Eve Party? Why not play Bunco? Here is how you play and if it sounds like fun, I have two New Year’s Eve themed party kits you can check out!
12 people (preferably fun people – this is about getting out, being social and having a good time!)
3 tables that seat 4 people each.
9 dice – 3 for each table.
1 bell for the Head Table.
Score Sheets. (I highly recommend using themed score sheets from this website, but maybe I’m biased!)
Pens or pencils. (for keeping score of course!)
Munchies, Beverages and Prizes.
Bunco is played in rounds – usually in teams of 2. So each table has 2 teams of two at it.
The Head Table controls the starting and stopping of each round. When a team at the head table gets to 21 points or gets a “Bunco” play stops. Points are tallied and seats are changed. (This sounds more complicated than it is once you get started…) Here is how it works…
Play begins. The first round is the “ones” round, the second round is the “twos” and so on. The first person at each table rolls the three dice, looking to roll 1 or more of whichever round they are on. (So if it is round one, you want to roll a one or if you roll 3 ones, you start jumping for joy and yelling BUNCO!)
The person rolling the dice at each table keeps rolling as long as at least one of the dice gets the number they are looking for. The rollers team mate puts a check mark next to each correct number rolled, giving a point. (So if you are on ‘ones’ you get 1 point every time you roll a one. You get 21 points for rolling 3 ones – or “bunco”.)
Five points are awarded if three of the same number are rolled that are not the same number as the round you are on. (So if you get three “twos” but are playing round four, you get 5 points. You would have gotten 21 point if you were on round two…)
When the person rolling doesn’t get the number for the round being played, they pass the dice to the left and the next team gets to roll for points.
Play stops when a team at the Head Table reaches 21. The head table rings the bell to let everyone know to stop rolling. (and because it’s more polite and more fun than to just yell, “everyone stop!”)
Now each team at each table adds up their points and figures out which team has won and which has lost. Each member of the team marks their card with a “W” for a win or “L” for a loss. Keep track of your individual buncos as well. The “Print Your Own Bunco” score sheets are set up for four rounds of 1 through 6 with extra space for tally marks or adding more rounds if desired.
At the end of each round, the two winners from each table move up a table (towards the head table) and the losers stay put. New teams are formed (you don’t stay with the same partner from round to round) and now you have new people to chat and roll with.
At the end of the night, the Buncos, Wins & Losses are added up and the number recorded on the line next to your name. The hostess than takes all the score sheets and determines who wins the prizes. Prizes are often awarded for “Most Buncos”, “Most Wins” and “Most Losses” but again, it’s your party so your group can give out prizes for “Best Shoes” too if you want!
So are you ready to roll in the New Year? Here are two Kits I have available on my site, www.PrintYourOwnBunco.com
- Tara Reed
My feet barely touched the ground yesterday when I discovered THIS IS THE WEEK my website, PrintYourOwnBunco.com, is in Women’s World Magazine!!!
In case you don’t know about Bunco, it’s a dice game that got its start in the Victorian Era. Played by an estimated 7 million women in the US on a monthly basis – Bunco serves as the cornerstone of girlfriend gatherings. 12 players. Rolling Dice. Taking chances. Keeping score. Beyond a dice game of chance, Bunco gives women throughout the U.S. a reason to get out and have fun with neighbors and friends.
I created the website, PrintYourOwnBunco.com last year after a friend complained that it was hard to find fun bunco score sheets if you weren’t crafty enough to make your own. LIGHT BULB! Why not use the art I have and created fun, themed, inexpensive party kits for Bunco players?
To learn more about how to play, to get a free bunco score sheets with a “Bunco Queen” theme, or see the many themed kits available – head to www.PrintYourOwnBunco.com right now!
Let the good times roll!
– Tara Reed