Monday, August 31, 2009

"Baggo" was a blast!

No, and I don't mean "Blaggo" our celebrity, impreached joke of a Govenor...

I mean BAGGO...

Bill and I were invited to a couples party for "Baggo" on Saturday evening. Neither of us had ever played. There were 14 couples - (big group!!!).

The way the game is played is: there are tables of 4 people, you have a partner (sitting across from you). There are cards of 2 thru queen face up for each person. and a pair of dice. You roll the dice and turn the number on the dice that matches your card over. So, you roll a total of 6 on the dice, you turn over the card with the 6. Once you have ALL your cards turned over, then you can roll for your partner and help them. If you roll the number of a card you already have turned over - you don't do anything.

The first team (out of ALL teams) that gets all their cards turned over calls Baggo. The other tables then just count the number of cards still left face up and the team with the lowest number is the winner - if there is a tie - you do a roll off and the first team that flips one card over is the winner of that table.

The funniest part is what happens when you win (or lose as the case may be) -

Each person brings with them in a bag (thus 'baggo') 3 "good" items (1-$10 item and 2-$5 items) and then 3 "gag" gifts which could be ANYTHING... Literally.

You as the winner, get to 'pick' from the person on your right a 'good' prize and then YOU as the winner choose a 'gag' gift from your stuff and give it to the loser.

The winners then move on to the next table, losers stay and EVERYONE changes partners which is fun and helps to get know other people at the party.

Well, if you win alot (like ME!!!) you could end up with lots of 'good' prizes or such - and if you lose alot (like Bill) you could end up with lots of 'gag' prizes. Or end up somewhere in between!

Everyone brought appetizers or deserts and there was lots of imbibing which is fun to watch the outcome of that with some folks!

We had a great time, great people, fun game and hope to do it again!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For the "older persons" who read this----it is similiar to Bunco which is a blast too.

Add the extra rules ----and it becomes Thieving Bunco.

One hollers Bunco when the dice reach 21 and then "steal" a great prize from the loosers.

Great fun! ! ! !
Enjoy Mom