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JessA
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I have a group of friends that I am slowly trying to convert to a gaming group. My diabolical plan is developing nicely,--- last month they dubbed me "the Game Wench".

Well, now they want me to teach them Bunco. They heard it was fun. "Hey, I know, let's get our Game Wench to teach us!" They want to play next time we get together. The fact that they are requesting a game is unbelievable!! But why oh why is it bunco???? I've never played bunco and from reading about it, I have NO desire to---

So, what can I bring to the table in lieu of Bunco?
 
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My wife has an acquaintance who doesn't play games, other than a monthly "Bunco" group. When this friend hosts it once a year, she invites my wife. It's typically played with lots of people. They usually have either 16 or 20, I think. My wife says it's strictly a social activity. The game itself is just an excuse to get together. She loves to game, but does not consider this a gaming experience. How many people would you be playing with? That would make a difference as to what to suggest.

If you're wanting to stay with a dice game, Knights is light and actually pretty fun. It will accomodate 6. Think of Knights as Yahtzee on steroids. Mindless fun, with at least a bit of strategy.



 
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If you want a game involving dice that supports large amounts of people, consider Liar's Dice (sometimes known as Bluff or Perudo). It's actually a fantastic game, and despite all of the dice there really isn't any luck involved.
 
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I should have said how many people. It's 10 adults, with the possibility of a couple kids joining in.

I think Liar's Dice is a good option. But, I'd have to gather a lot of dice.
 
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I say anything is better than Bunco! If they have their hart set on rolling I would recommend Dancing Dice and Cloud 9 both are easy to learn and fun with lively players. They hold 6 each so just split the group. If they insist that everyone be playing the same game Ostrakon will support up to 12.
 
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Jatoha wrote:
I should have said how many people. It's 10 adults, with the possibility of a couple kids joining in.

I think Liar's Dice is a good option. But, I'd have to gather a lot of dice.


Support your local game store. Buy dice by the block. They're a high profit margin item and they will make your store owner happy.
 
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You may have a look to Cosmic Wimpout.
There is a lot of luck involved with dice, and perhaps it couldn't be such fast paced for 10 people, but the stop & go mechanism keeps everybody looking for the other player results (instead of just waiting for his turn).
In addition you could play it with just 5 std dice (but one with a different color).
 
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