Over the New Year we learned how to play Bunko or (Bunco). What a fun game! And an easy game to catch onto. I often hear my mom, say she's going to her Bunko night. I let it roll over my brain because I automatically thought it was a concetrating game of card 'something' or other. But it wasn't. Our children even wanted to learn, of course minus the betting aspect and alcohol that are often involved. But I found it is a great way for them to hone in on math skills for all their ages, too. I'm not a card player, besides Go-Fish. I am even a tragic UNO player. I always have to reread the instructions, which is just fine. But Poker, Bridge or Rook are just out of my league, and honestly-my interest. I like word and action type games-Scrabble, Apples to Apples, Guesstures and some Trivial Pursuits.
My nine year old and I started playing, I'm sure we adapted the 'true' rules for this. But it gave us a little one-on one-time doing something new, and sneaking in-again-some math. Here's a link to a You-Tube (sorry about the ads) video on how to play.
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