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Three Man, also called Mr. Three or Hat Man, is a fun drinking game suitable for all kind of parties and events. Three Man requires three people or more to play and it can be played anywhere at any time. All you will need is a pair of dice, table, and drinks! But a bigger chunk of the fun comes when you can add your own variations and rules to this game. The objective of this game is to avoid becoming the Three Man, and also avoid getting drunk. Let’s check out how this game is actually played!

Pro Tips:

Avoid becoming the Three Man unless you want to get messed up in the party by drinking too much. We are sure you wouldn’t want to wake up with a nasty hangover the next morning.

What you’ll need for the game Three Man Dice

  • 2 dice
  • Loads of beer or any other alcohol
  • A table or flat surface
  • A hat (optional) for the Three Man

Determining the Three Man

Everyone is supposed to sit in a circle around the table. If you don’t have a table, sitting on the floor will also suffice. Make sure you mark the area in which the dice are to be rolled.

The first thing to be done is determine the Three Man. Each player has to roll the dice turn-by-turn. The first one to get a ‘three’ becomes the Three man. He/she will have to wear the hat till the time they remain the Three Man.

The Three Man has to drink whenever the dice add up to three or the number ‘3’ shows up on one of the dice and has to drink twice when a double rolls up i.e. the dice show number 3 on both.

The Three Man determines who starts first.

In addition, if he gets a three by combination or one dice showing three, then he doesn’t remain the Three Man, and new Three Man has to be chosen by the previous Three Man. The hat is then passed on to the player who becomes Three Man.

Rules to play Three Man

After the Three Man is determined, the player on the left rolls the dice. Perform the action depending upon the rolling results.

The basic results for a roll:

3: Three Man drinks 7: Player to the left drinks 9: Everyone drinks 11: Player to the right drinks

If you get a combination of 1 and 4 on both dice, then that player becomes the Thumbmaster. He/she can place the thumb on the table at any point of the game and everyone will have to race to place their thumbs on the table. The last player to do so will have to drink. The Thumbmaster changes each time 1 and 4 are rolled by any player.

The Three Man determines who starts first.

If you get a double, the player gives the dice to some other player or one each to two players. Whatever number appears on the dice, they will have to drink as many times the number on the dice. If the player gets a double again, then the original player who got double will drink as many times the addition of numbers on both dice. The dice are returned to the original player and the game continues.

If you get a total of both dice other than 3, 7, 9, or 11, then your turn ends, and the player next to you gets a chance to roll.

Three Man game variations

You can add your own variations to the game by assigning a task or a punishment for other numbers. For example,

  • If you get an 8, then you will have to drink with the hand you are less comfortable with.
  • If you get number ‘1’ on both dice, then everybody takes a drink.
  • If you get a 5, then you will have to take a drink.
  • If you get numbers 1 and 5 on dice, then you become the Nosemaster. You can place a finger on your nose at any time of the game, and everyone else will have to follow the action. The last person to do so will have to drink.
  • If you get a 6, then all the players of the opposite sex must drink.
  • If the dice falls off the table, then that player takes a drink.
  • When the original player gives away the dice to another player on getting a double, he/she drinks for that many seconds whatever the total comes out to be after rolling.

These are the rules to play the Three Man dice drinking game. Hope you got some awesome ideas, and hope your brains are already working upon some wacky and interesting variations. You can create your own rules and penalties for an even more enjoyable experience.

It is advisable to drink in moderation. Drink responsibly! Do not drink and drive!

✍️  December 12, 2018

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