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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]



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 dice, with the following effects: [2]

For a roll that totals 3, or shows 3 on one of its dice, The Three Man must take a drink. [3]
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]
For any roll that totals 9, the person to the right of roller drinks.[ citation needed ]
If you roll 11 you drink.[ citation needed ]
Whenever a double is rolled, the roller may pass the dice to one or two other players, who roll the dice and apply the result. If this results in another double, the original roller must drink the sum of the dice. [3]


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 they 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 they roll (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 die. [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:

Another house rule is a "bathroom penalty": if a player is in the bathroom when it is their turn to roll, they must take a drink for every 5 seconds they are late in returning. [3]


  1. 1 2 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. 1 2 "3-man / 3-bitch." 3-man Drinking Game. PinkyMcDrinky, n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2013. <>.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Three Man."'s Rules. 7 Seconds Resources, Inc., n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2013. <>.
  4. "Dice Games." RP Repository. Repository and PIXELovely, n.d. Web. 15 Aug. 2013. <>.

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