Bunco for Charity

Bunco for Charity


I felt like such a society maven tonight as I attended my first charity Bunco Tournament.  It was with the school system and supported our after-school program.  I didn’t get to wear evening gowns and nibble on caviar and sip champagne, however I did get to eat chicken kebabs at a country club and shout “Snow Day.”

If you’ve never played Bunco, I will give you the 30-second rules.  You roll three dice looking for a specific number each round.  Each person keeps rolling until they no longer roll that number.  If you get three of a kind of the specific number, you yell “Bunco” and get a win for that round.  If you roll 3 of a kind of any number, you yell “Snow Day” and get 5 extra points.

Snow Day?  You say it’s not part of the Bunco rules? For teachers, we try to incorporate Snow Day juju into every event, conversation, or occasion.  Forget that it’s 80 degrees and rainy today, Snow Days are always a happy thought on the forefront.  And when I say forefront, I mean weather front.  See?  I can turn any conversation into a Snow Day wish list.

Alas, I did not win tonight.  I didn’t get any Buncos, and my wins after two rounds weren’t impressive.  Better luck next year!  But, the food was good and the conversation was even better so maybe I lucked out this year after all.

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3 Responses to Bunco for Charity

  1. Merry Carol September 30, 2015 at 7:10 am #

    After several years of retirement from teaching, I can still relate to “Snow Day”…

  2. dorot hy October 1, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    I found a Bunco game at a thrift store in Florida last year. I was thrilled. It was complete with the big fuzzy dice, a dingger bell that I have been looking for for my block party, dice and score sheets. It is a fun game.

    • Julie October 1, 2015 at 9:01 am #

      We had six pods of 12 people. I’m not sure where they got their supplies from. Each pod was a different color. It was lively and loud.

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