Bunco is a fast paced yet easy game played with
The bunco baby is used when there are not enough players at
a table. It can be a doll, a stuffed animal, or anything
else that can be used to substitute for a
The head table rings the bell to start a new round. When a
team at the head table reaches a score of 25 points, or
rolls a bunco, the bell is rung to end the round. The head
table is also referred to as table #1.
The intended number is the number that players are rolling
for. In round 1 the intended number is 1, in round 2 the
intended number is 2 and so forth.
Rolling a Bunco
When a player rolls a three of a kind number which is the
number currently being rolled for, she has rolled a bunco.
A bunco is worth 25 points.
There are 6 rounds of play in each of the 4 sets. Players
start by rolling for ones in the first round, twos in the
second round, threes, fours, fives and lastly sixes in the
sixth round. A new set is repeated until all sets have been
There are 4 sets each containing 6 rounds of
The number of tables needed for bunco depends on the number
of people that will be playing. At each table there will be
4 players. Therefore, if 12 players are playing, 3 tables
will be needed. If 16 players are playing, 4 tables will be
needed. Tables may be labled as the head table (or table
#1), table #2, table #3, and so on.
Three of a Kind
If a player rolls 3 dice that are all the same number, but
not the intended number, she has rolled a three of a
kind. A three of a kind is tallied as 5