three man rules title

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 3 – 8+ players

MATERIALS: Two Dice, Beer, Table

TYPE OF GAME: Drinking game

AUDIENCE: Adults 21+


Three Man is a classic dice drinking game to play with friends! Three-man dice drinking game has basic rules and only uses dice, so you can carry it to the party in your pocket. There’s also not too many rules but it can still result in people getting messed up as the rules that do exist toss a bunch of beer around. You can also add to the game by making your own rules.


three man set up

Everyone just sits in a circular fashion around the table. The game goes in a clockwise direction.


To start this fun dice drinking game, the first player rolls. If the dice roll lands on 3, then that person is the three man. If it doesn’t, the person to the left goes and so on until someone gets a 3. Once a three man is chosen, the next person starts using 2 dice. You roll the dice and depending on what lands different things happen:

  • Roll a 3: Three Man Drinks
  • Roll a 7: Person to the right takes a drink
  • Roll an 11: Person to the left takes a drink
  • Roll a 9: Social
  • Roll doubles: You pass out the die. You can give both to 1 person or divide them amongst 2 people. Either way whoever gets the dice rolls them. The roller drinks whatever number is on the dice you rolled. However, if both dice comes out to a double (for instance 2 4’s), the person who passed out the dice has to drink that total.
  • Either dice is a 3: Three Man Drinks

Yes, you read it right, anytime you roll the dice, and either of the dice is a 3, the 3-man drinks. If you roll any combination of dice that’s not on the list above, you pass it to the next person. If you DO make one of the dice combinations above then you keep rolling. The only way the 3-man rolls out of drinking is to get a 3 on his or her turn! So if your interest is staying sober we suggest NOT becoming three man.

In search of another fun drinking game with dice? Head over to our rules of Liar’s Dice!

Nakoa Davis