I wish I were a little kid so I could take a long nap and everyone would just be proud of me.
Today was a quiet day. I woke up late, didn’t feel well, laid back down for an hour, tried to do something with my hair, and spent the rest of the day wishing I could take another nap. I would get back into my PJs and lay in bed this afternoon, but I have to get into a bunco-winning mindset.
We play a monthly bunco game. We started with 12 people several years ago and, after a while, we had lots of people interested in playing. We grew our group to 16, and we are now having trouble keeping a steady 16 players every month.
According to the World Bunco Association the game had seen a resurgence in popularity in the U.S. in the early 21st century; in 2006, it was claimed that during the previous year “over 59 million women have played Bunco and over 27 million play regularly.” I’m sure it’s not true that only women play bunco. What do you think?
Today, bunco is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill (there are no decisions to be made), scoring and a simple set of rules. Our group takes turns hosting, providing snacks, refreshments and the tables to set up the games. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. The winners get money prizes for accomplishments such as the highest score, the lowest score, or the most buncos.
And so why is that I can hardly ever win? I pay my money and every few months, I end up winning my money back….all in a game that clearly doesn’t involve any skill at all. According to the Washington Post, bunco is sometimes referred to as the housewife’s drinking game. Maybe I need to be a housewife and drink more.