Three Man

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Three Man
Dice.jpg
Genre(s)Drinking
Players3+
Setup time0
Playing timevaries

Three Man (also referred to as Mr. Three or Hat Man) is a drinking game played with two dice.[1] It can be played with at least three people but some consider it better with around five.[2]

Rules[edit]

A random player is chosen to be the "Three Man", and may be given a hat to wear to signify this role. Players then take turns around the table to roll two six-sided die, with the following effects:[2]

Threes
For a roll that totals 3, or shows 3 on one of its dice, The Three Man must take a drink.
Sevens
For any roll that totals 7, the person to the left of roller drinks. (If a 3-4 is rolled, "Three Man" must also drink.)[3]
Elevens
For any roll that totals 11, the person to the right of roller drinks.
Doubles
Whenever a double is rolled, every player except the roller must drink the number of times shown on one of those dice. (eg. a double six means everyone else takes six drinks)

Variations[edit]

In the "doubles" variation, whoever rolls doubles (Player A) can "give" them to another player (Player B), who then rolls both the dice to see how many times he/she must drink. If B rolls doubles, the dice are returned to A, who must roll and drink twice as many times as the value that he/she rolls (e.g., if A rolls 3 and 2, A must drink 10 times).[1]

In the "Party Foul" variant, if the dice fall off the table, the player drinks for each fallen dice.[3] When a "Sloppy Jalopy" rule is applied, the player with fallen dice is loudly admonished as a "Sloppy Jalopy" and immediately becomes the new Three Man.[4]

One version includes special effects for any roll of 1:

  • 1 and 1 follow the usual rules for passing off doubles.
  • 1 and 2 makes the roller Three Man.
  • 1 and 3 makes the Three Man drink (as with any roll of a 3).
  • 1 and 4 thumb to table or floor: last player to place his/her thumb must drink.
  • 1 and 5 turn ends.
  • When a 1 and 6 is rolled, the player to the left drinks.[3]

Bathroom penalty: If someone is in the bathroom when it is his turn to roll, he must take 1 drink for every 5 seconds he is late returning.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ben Applebaum, Dan DiSorbo (2012). The Book of Beer Awesomeness: A Champion's Guide to Party Skills, Amazing Beer Activities, and More Than Forty Drinking Games. Chronicle. pp. 171–172.
  2. ^ a b "3-man / 3-bitch." 3-man Drinking Game. PinkyMcDrinky, n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2013. <http://www.pinkymcdrinky.com/3-man.php>.
  3. ^ a b c d "Three Man." BeerTutor.com's Rules. 7 Seconds Resources, Inc., n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2013. <http://www.beertutor.com/just_for_fun/drinking_games/3man.shtml>.
  4. ^ "Dice Games." RP Repository. Repository and PIXELovely, n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2013. <http://www.rprepository.com/c/sneeuw/2929>.