Skkra Recommends… three man!
Three Man is one of the best drinking games ever made. There is no real winner, and no loser. It’s just an endless game of heavy drinking. That said, it’s a game of punishment and revenge, which is what makes it so amazing.
For Three Man, you just need a few friends and a pair of dice. The first person to roll a 3 on either die, or a total of 3 using both dice, is Three Man. Now pass the dice.
Each person now rolls the dice until they get a number which has no action attached. Actions are as follows:
– a 3 on either die, or a sum of 3 on both dice = Three Man drinks. This always applies, even within other roll combinations.
– 7 = person on your right drinks.
– 9 = nose. Everyone has to touch their nose. The last person to do so drinks.
– 10 = social! Everyone drinks.
– 11 = person on your left drinks.
Any doubles means that you give out the dice. You can give both dice to one person, or split them between two people. Those dice are rolled, and each person must drink for the numbers of seconds shown on the dice. For reference, a full beer is considered to be 22 seconds, so if you rolled an 11, you’d drink half of your beer. Get it? Easy enough.
The fun of doubles comes from “sending them back.” If you roll doubles and give them to Bob, and Bob in turn rolls doubles, then the dice now come back to YOU. You roll them again, and must now drink DOUBLE the total they show. Unless, of course, you roll doubles again, and send them back to Bob, who will now drink TRIPLE what they show. This escalates until someone doesn’t get doubles. The most I’ve ever seen is 5x.
When the dice finally make it back to the Three Man, who is probably wrecked already from having to drink whenever a 3 is showing, they roll until either fail to get an action, or until they get any kind of three. Once they do, they can designate a NEW Three Man. Ideally, you’ll choose someone who isn’t going to get the dice for a while so they get sufficiently punished, but nothing feels better than choosing a person who screwed you over nonstop all game.
I recommend that you at least play until everyone is screaming at each other. On a personal side note, I’ve had some epic games of “two man three man” with friends as the sun is coming up after a long night of drinking, and man, Three Man with two people can be delightfully brutal.