Chances are that if you’re a military wife, most places you get stationed, you’ll be able to find a Bunco group.
I don’t have the perspective of being a civilian wife, so I’m not sure if this a purely military phenomenon or not. Are there many Bunco groups on the civilian world? When I told my mom I was playing she was a little surprised. She remembered her mom being in a Bunco group in the 50′s or 60′s.
All I know is that the two times that I’ve been a part of a Bunco group, I’ve had an absolute blast. I’ve made great friends and had so much fun!
I know it sounds like kind of a boring game. Rolling dice. Over and over again. My husband has often wondered what the big deal is.
But it’s not about the dice. It’s about the conversations, the food, the relationships, and the good times. (The prizes are nice too!)
I had the great privilege of being a part of a Bunco group this past year with a bunch of ladies from my neighborhood. Most of us barely knew each other when we started. We were all new to the area and looking to meet people. We’ve all become great friends over the months.
Each month, a different woman would open her house up and put on a spread of delicious food. We’d each pay in $15, eat dinner, and play 4 rounds. We switched it up each month – from playing simply for the pot of money (with prizes for different categories) to winning prizes that the hostess bought (with the money everyone paid in). We’ve had themed months – Death by Chocolate, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. We throw in a game of Left, Right, Center at the very end (for $3 a piece).
We just had our very last Bunco night this past week.
This month’s theme was 80′s night and it was like totally rad! If someone would have lit a match in that room, it would have exploded from all of the Aqua Net.
There were shoulder pads, neon leggings, and big earrings galore. We were rocking out to the Cars and Madonna. It was a blast!
Our husbands will soon be graduating from the Academy and everyone is going their separate ways – ready to start new adventures all over the world. I, however, am not moving. We got orders to stay here at Ft. Bliss. I guess that means I’ll have to start up a new Bunco group this coming fall, won’t I?
Have you ever played Bunco before?