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Play Bunco with Printable Bunco Score, Tally & Tent Cards

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Let’s play Bunco!

Every since I was a young adult, I’ve enjoyed playing the dice game Bunco with my girlfriends. I was first introduced to this game by a dear friend from church who also happened to be my daughter’s babysitter. Plus, today happens to be my sister’s birthday and she loves to play board games and card games. So this free set of printable score cards, tally sheets and table tent cards are a tribute to her birthday! Happy birthday, Cindy Lou!! (Lou’s not really her middle name, that’s just what I call her.)

Play Bunco with these free printable Score Cards, Tally Sheets and Table Tent Cards by The Birch Cottage

Bunco isn’t just a dice game! Bunco is also a great way to get together and socialize with friends on a regular basis. Simply get together with 11 of your friends for a fun get-together. When I first started playing Bunco, we used to play a couple of times a month and we would rotate who hosted the game.

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We prepared some simple snacks and prizes. Nothing extravagant. We also kept all our Bunco supplies together in a nice little storage bin that we simply passed to the person who would be hosting the Bunco game next.

Play Bunco with these free printable Score Cards, Tally Sheets and Table Tent Cards by The Birch Cottage

Bunco Rules

Before you can play Bunco, I guess it would help to know how to play. Here are the basic rules:

  • Bunco consists of 12 players who are divided into three tables with four players at each table.
  • There are six rounds in each game. Each round is signaled by a player at the head (table #1 – the winners table) table ringing a bell.
  • Players then take turns rolling all three dice to try and earn points. All tables play simultaneously.
  • Players attempt to roll the same number as the number of the round (round 1 – roll ones, round 2 – roll twos, etc.), earning one point for every number rolled that matches the round number.
  • That player’s turn continues until they score no more points. The scorekeeper records the score the earned onto the table tally. The turn and dice are then passed to the player on the left.
  • The round is over when the head table earns 21 points or someone rolls a Bunco. A pell is rung to signal the end of the round. If someone rolls a Bunco, they yell “Bunco” and that signals the end of the round.
  • Players change partners and/or tables at the end of every round.
  • At the end of a game, there are typically multiple “winners.” The players with the most Buncos, wins, losses, etc, may earn prizes for their successes.

You can find detailed step-by-step instructions at here or on YouTube here.

Play Bunco with these free printable Score Cards, Tally Sheets and Table Tent Cards by The Birch Cottage

Bunco Supplies

There are just a few supplies you will need to play the game of Bunco:

  • Three dice for every table (9 dice if playing with three tables)
  • One Bunco score sheet for every player
  • One Bunco table tally for every table
  • A bell for the head table
  • One pencil for every player
  • Storage container for Bunco supplies
  • Table Tent Cards (optional)

You can, of course, purchase an entire Bunco game kit online or at your favorite toy store.

Play Bunco with these free printable Score Cards, Tally Sheets and Table Tent Cards by The Birch Cottage

Download Bunco Game Printables

To help you get started with your first or next Bunco game night, I’ve created an entire set of coordinating printables that include:

  • Bunco Score Sheet
  • Bunco Table Tally Sheet
  • Bunco Table Tents

The Bunco Game Printables are available to subscribers of The Birch Cottage newsletter. Simply sign up to below and you’ll receive an email verifying your subscription, along with a link to the Subscribers Resource Library where you’ll have access to the Bunco Game Printables and a whole lot more!

Play Bunco with these free printable Score Cards, Tally Sheets and Table Tent Cards by The Birch Cottage

You don’t have to have a girls night out to enjoy this fun dice game. You can play with friends or family. Or how about playing a game of Bunco at your next baby shower or New Year’s Eve party?  I’m really liking the baby shower idea! You could have a lot of fun with this game!

Til next time… happy rolling….

Pam from The Birch Cottage

 

 

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