The Rules

Each player gets one score card. At the end of each round, the individual player’s score is recorded on the Score Sheet

There are six rounds in each game of bunco. The bell signals the beginning and the end of each round.

Each table is randomly divided into 2 teams. Team couples sit across from each other. Pick one person on each team to tally points during each round. Keep track of team points by using the tally sheet--these points are only used for each number round. 

The "Head" table controls the pace of the game. The game begins when the "Head" table rings the bell. One player from each table starts the game by trying to roll "ones" with the 3 dice. 

Players earn points by rolling the three dice. In each round, players are trying to roll the same number of the round BUNCO! (for example, rolling "   "in Round 3).   When you roll "three of a kind" of the number you are currently rolling this is a BUNCO!(21 points).  Keep rolling and collecting points. Do not forget to give yourself, not your teammate, one BUNCO! point on the bottom of your score sheet after your turn is finished.  If at this time or any other time a player at the "Head" table rolls a BUNCO! the bell is rung and the round stops. The other players currently rolling finish their turn and continue collecting points .

  If you roll "three of a kind"--of another number--give your team 5 points and keep rolling and collecting points until you do not roll the number that is "up".

• If you do not roll the number that is currently "up" the person to your left takes their turn.

• The winning team stays at the "Head" table. Have one teammate move over a chair so they will have different partners for the next round. The losing team from the "Head" table goes down to the "Middle" table.

• The winning team from the "Middle" table goes to the "Head" table and the winning team from the "Losing" table goes to the "Middle" table. The losing team from the from the "Middle" table goes down to the "Losing" table and the losing team at the "Losing" table stays at the table but one player moves over one chair so they will have a different partner.

• The "Head" table rings the bell to signal the start of a new round.

The game ends when all sets of BUNCO! have been completed. Each person then adds up the their total BUNCOS!, and writes the totals at the bottom of their score sheet. Prizes are awarded at this time.


Example: Round 2

Player earns 2 points and  continues rolling

Player earns 1 point and continues rolling

A BUNCO!  is rolled.  Player earns 21 points.

No points are earned and dice are passed clockwise to the next player.

The scorekeeper writes down 3 points on the tally sheet.

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