Eight years ago I moved from the Northeast to the Southwest. I had no family or friends here, so I joined a playgroup. I had an eight month old at the time. She needed friends and so did I. I met many wonderful ladies from that group, some of whom I am still friends with today. That group of ladies introduced me to Bunco. It was a nice way to meet people and get out of the house for some fun. I played with that group for about five years before I started my own group.
I, admittedly, am a control freak. It is in part why I started my Bunco group. I joined a social network that is intended to bring strangers with similar interests together and started my group in May 2010. We played our first game in June 2010 at my house with 15 players, 7 of which are still members. There are now 60+ members and we play Bunco once per month with typically 18-24 players.
As much as I like to be in control, we as a group have made changes throughout the years. Rules have been tweaked and more prizes are given out to spread the joy of winning. Even if I don’t win I have a great time! It is nice to socialize with ladies who are my friends. It’s also great to meet women who are new to the group and sometimes Bunco in general.
In addition to being a control freak I am shy and soft spoken. As many of you know, most Bunco players are not like that! At least in my group we have a lot of strong personalities (which is not a bad thing). The co-organizer for our group is my ‘voice’ at Bunco games. She will shout to quiet the group down when they are rowdy (which is all the time;) Even when I think I am being loud, I am not loud enough. This is why having a co-organizer is important. She helps me with things I am not very good at. Also, if I am unable to make it to a game, she will run it. If you are thinking of starting your own group, it is a good idea to have a friend that can help you organize.
Have you started your own Bunco Group? If so, let me know about it on The Bunco Game Shop Facebook page.
Keep Calm and Play Bunco,