From the back of the box A History of Bunko Dice Games: This fun and fascinating party game has been around for centuries. It came to the United States when miners at the Gold Rush of 1848 were introduced to the game-possibly as yet another way to part them from their money. Popularity of the game grew and spread eastward, being played in every city in the nation. It continued to be widely played in game parlours until 1941. It made a comeback in the 1980s, as more people moved out of the cities and looked for fun and . different ways to get together with friends. What better way to spend a Girls' Night Out than with a lively game of Bunko Dice.