3-Man is a game of skill, cunning, and luck. Nobody really knows where the 3 men came from, but they brought with them two giant die. Roll the dice, check the cheat-sheet, receive beers, pass it on, repeat. Teams for 3 Man are usually 10 people and above (less than 10 people will make for a chunky night), at least 4 teams to a game with no maximum.
See below for the most common rules of dice combinations -> beers.
Rolling doubles allows you to pass the dice to another team (ignoring the cheat sheet rules), whose dice total is then doubled and returned to them as beers. If doubles is followed by more doubles, the next team has 2x2x the dice total in beers, and so on. It's wise of organizers to break this chain after a maximum of 3 doubles, otherwise a team would receive an "unhealthy" amount of beer. Doubles is unequivocally the most fun part of this silly game.
- Everyone sits in a circle
- Determine the 3-Man: the first team to roll a three is the first 3-Man
- The team to the left of 3-Man goes first, each team following in a clockwise rotation. Each team rolls both dice, acting in accordance with the cheat sheet below
- If doubles are rolled, the team passes the dice to a team of their choosing. That team will receive x2 as much beer as the total of their roll. All rules are recursive
- If the 3-Man ever rolls a three, they then select a new team to be the 3-Man (including a three rolled on doubles)
- Every beer received is equal to one point
- The team with the lowest score at the end of the game wins
- A chug off consists of one person from the team that just rolled the dice challenging someone from another team to a chug off in the middle of the game area.
|1||Doubles||3-Man drinks||3-Man drinks||Nothing happens||Team before drinks||Your team drinks|
|2||3-Man drinks||Doubles||3-Man drinks||Team before drinks||Your team drinks||Team after drinks|
|3||3-Man drinks||3-Man drinks||Doubles, 3-Man drinks, Team before drinks||Your team drinks, 3-Man drinks||Team after drinks, 3-Man drinks||Everyone drinks|
|4||Nothing happens||Team before drinks||Your team drinks, 3-Man drinks||Doubles, Team after drinks||Everyone drinks||Nothing happens|
|5||Team before drinks||Your team drinks||Team after drinks, 3-Man drinks||Everyone drinks||Doubles||Chug off|
|6||Your team drinks||Team after drinks||Everyone drinks||Nothing happens||Chug off||Doubles|