Bunko With My Babe

Bunko Group Date Night

I’m pretty sure everyone out there thinks Bunko is a girl thing and maybe even a Utah thing… BUT not AnYmOrE!! Our hubby’s loved joining in on this excitement! We always do a dinner… potluck is fabulous or the host could do all the work! {wink-wink}

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I decided to get creative and tie my dinner in with the game… it was super super yummy! A lot of work, but well worth it!

-Pizza Dice-

My super famous pizza dough recipe…

(I had to triple it to make six 9×9 square pizzas)

1 1/2 cups warm water

3 TBSP sugar

1 tsp salt

2 1/2 tsp yeast

4 – 4 1/2 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together, then let the dough raise for 1 hour OR 30 minutes (covered with a kitchen towel) in a warm oven. Roll out, put on pizza pan and add toppings. Bake at 500 degrees for 10 minutes. Pepperoni is easy to make dice. This pizza is a chicken, bacon, ham… Super yummy!

We also had a pasta salad, homemade root beer, bread sticks and artichoke dip! Just a few ideas… 🙂

And BuNkO… there are no official rules for Bunko but here are some basic rules of the game… straight from ehow!

Setting Up… 

Most games of Bunko involve 12 players, four players sitting at three tables. Each player requires a score card to keep track of their points. Each table will require three dice each. Tables should be denoted as high table, middle table and low table. The high table will control the action in the game by signaling when a round begins and ends and should have a bell placed on it for this purpose. The other tables can be marked by placing items such as prizes or stuffed animals on them. Have players draw numbers for their seating positions or just sit wherever you want! Numbers one through four will sit at the high table, five through eight at the middle table and nine through 12 at the low table. Each player is partnered with the person directly opposite them at the table.

Any dice will do, but they have *cute* dice like these at any game stores!!

And a scorecard… download mine or you can make your own and doll it up!

How to Play… 

  • Players roll three dice to score points. Points are awarded in the following ways:
  • Players will receive 1 point for rolling a number that matches the round number, for example, if you roll a 1 in Round 1 or a 2 in Round 2 and so on.
  • Rolling three of the same number earns a player 5 points, as long as the number rolled is not the same as the current round. If a player rolls three 4’s in Round 1, they receive 5 points.
  • If a player rolls all the same number and it matches the round number, this is called a Bunko. Scoring a Bunko is worth 21 points. To claim a Bunko the player must yell the word “Bunko” or points will be forfeited.
  • When a player at the high table reaches 21 points the round is over. The team with the highest scores move up a table, while the losing teams stay in place. The losers at the high table move to the low table.

Awarding Prizes… 

At the end of 6 rounds, prizes can be awarded to players. Prizes can be anything the host decides upon and can be awarded using a side variety of criteria. Prizes range from candles to gift cards and should be general enough that they can be awarded to anyone. Suggestions for giving prizes… the most Bunko’s, the most wins or losses and a prize for the first Bunko. For most players, the goal of Bunko is not just to win prizes but to enjoy the company and camaraderie of the game with a group of friends.

We all brought a $5 gift to share for the prizes.

This was such a fun night! Perfect holiday party with gifts or white elephant prizes! You could totally make this exciting in MANY ways!!

About the Author: Wendy

I am crazy athletic and super fun! And I can't get enough of my family and friends! I have an amazing hubby and 3 incredible kids! Life is great as we know it!!

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4 Responses to Bunko With My Babe

  1. I just want to say that I have been married for almost 7 years and have tried MANY recipes for homeade pizza. Needless to say that I hadn’t found a recipe that my husband or I really liked…until now. I made this pizza dough recipe last night and it was SSSOOOOOOOO good. My husband agreed so now I can finally make pizza and save the leftovers. I am so excited!!! Thank you!

    1. Marilee! This has to be the best recipe I have ever found too! And I got it out of a neighborhood/ward cookbook! You cant go wrong ever! If you didnt try the club pizza toppings, that is a must too! Thanks for the luv!!