Much to my husband’s confusion, Bunco isn’t exactly a competitive game that I play with my girlfriends to “win”. I love Bunco because it has been an opportunity for me to get to know the ladies in my ward and neighborhood much better. Some nights when we play, we only get through two rounds because we are chatting so much—but I think that is kind of the point.
I know it can be hard to get to know Activity Days girls/boys (and even the other leaders), so I’ve been trying to come up with activity for this for a while, and since somehow rolling dice is as thrilling to my 5 year old as it can be to me—why not an Activity Days Bunco!?
For those of you who know how to play Bunco— this is just a bit different because at the end of each round, the winner chooses a “Question Card” to ask the other team… hopefully spiking some conversation.
For those of you who don't know how to play - it's basically a dice rolling game in which you receive points for what you roll. You normally play in multiples of 4 - but since I know that's unpredictable with Activity Days, this can be tweaked with either leaders joining in/out, by having a "ghost" (one player rolls for two people) or even just having the girls play in pairs and keep track of their own points. Here are the rules:
For this activity, you will need:
· Bunco Cards
· Question Cards
· Dice (3) for each table
· Bell (optional - start/end of each round can also be yelled out)
· "Travelling beaver" (optional - usually a stuffed dice/animal - for the player with the last bunco
I made this activity with different holiday themes - just for a little added festivity :)