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10 Fun Drinking Games for 3 People

Whether you are organizing a birthday celebration, throwing a house party, or heading to a bar and hanging out with people, drinking games make any occasion a good time. The games listed here are designed for three persons and are a great way of socializing with friends while challenging you to strive to be better. These games are also a fun way of bonding with friends, which means improved communication.

Drinking Games for 3

Drinking Card Games for 3 People


3 Person Drinking Card Game

Things Needed

  • A deck of cards
  • Lots of beer


  1. Deal an equal share of cards out to each of the players.
  2. The first player flips over his top card, followed by the others.
  3. It continues around the circle, and if either the suits or number match, then they must drink for the number of seconds that is equivalent to the value of their card. For example, if a player turns a seven of the drinking suit, then he drinks for seven seconds.
  4. After running through the deck, re-shuffle, and follow the previous steps.

Across the Bridge

Fun Drinking Games for 3 Men

Things Needed

  • A deck of cards
  • Alcoholic drink


  1. Shuffle a deck of cards and then put ten of those face down in one single line, forming a bridge.
  2. The players try to cross this bridge by turning over one card at a time. If a player flips over a number card (2-10), then he gets the chance to move on to the next card.
  3. If it is a face card, he has to add cards and take the specified amount of drinks (jack = 1 card and drink, queen = 2 cards and drinks, king = 3 cards and drinks, ace = 4 cards and beverages)
  4. The turn passes onto the next person, and he tries to cross the bridge.

The person who flips over all the cards and crosses the bridge is victorious.


3 Player Drinking Card Games

Things Needed

  • A deck of cards
  • Beer


  1. Shuffle a deck of cards and make a pyramid by putting the cards face down on the table, with the bottom row having five, the next row having four, and continue until you put one card on the top row.
  2. Distribute four cards (with face down) to each of the players. A player can look at his share of cards only once and remember those in the order they are given.
  3. The first player flips a card from the bottom row of the pyramid and calls it out.
  4. If any of the other players claim to have the same card, he can ask the player who was flipping the card to drink.
  5. The ‘victim’ who is asked to drink can call ‘bullshit’, meaning the player claiming to have the card is bluffing, and he should show the card in question.
  6. If the claimant does not have the card, he has to take double the amount designated. If he does possess the card, the victim must drink twice the required amount.


3 Man Card Drinking Game

Things Needed

  • A deck of cards
  • Alcoholic beverage of your choice


  1. Build a deck of cards that contains one ace of spades, one red suit, and one black numerical card. The number of cards in the deck must be equal to the number of players.
  2. Shuffle the deck and then deal a card out to each of the players. The players receiving the red card, ace of spades, and the black numbered card are the killer, the detective, and the civilian, respectively.
  3. Once the cards are all distributed, the killer stealthily winks at any one of the players to ‘kill’ him.
  4. The player who is winked at, says “I am dead” and drinks.
  5. After the victim is killed, the detective guesses who the killer is. If he successfully figures out, the killer drinks. But, if he is wrong, he has to take the alcoholic beverage.

Screw Your Neighbor

3 Person Drinking Game with Cards

Things Needed

  • A deck of cards
  • Alcoholic drink


  1. At the start of the first round, deal one card out to each of the players.
  2. The player sitting left of the dealer starts the first round by looking at his card, after which he can both pass and choose to keep his card or swap the card with the next player.
  3. That player can then do the same thing, and the game continues.
  4. When the dealer gets the opportunity, he can either pass or swap his card with the top card in the deck.
  5. All the players turn over their cards, with the person having the lowest card taking the drink.

Drinking Games to Play without Cards for 3 Persons

Three Man

3 Man Dice Drinking Game

Things Needed

  • Two dice
  • Alcoholic drink


  1. Choose a random player to be the “Three Man”. He may wear a hat to signify his role.
  2. Taking turns, the players roll two dice.
  3. They take the necessary action depending on the different dice combinations.

Threes = the Three Man drinks if the combination is three or any one of the dice shows three.

Sevens = the player to the left of the roller, takes a drink

Elevens = the man to the right of the roller must drink

Doubles = everyone else except the roller takes a drink the number of times displayed on one of the dice.

If none of the above dice combinations appear, the turn passes to the next person.


Best 3 Player Drinking Games

Things Needed

  • Alcoholic beverage


  1. A player starts a count off, saying ‘1’. Taking turns, the other players continue counting the next numbers, with everyone holding a drink in their hand.
  2. When any of the players reach either a number containing seven in it or a multiple of seven, he says “F you”. After this, the order of the counting process reverses (i.e., counting from 100 to 1).
  3. If the person takes too much time, says the wrong number, or does not utter the “F you” when he is supposed to, he takes a drink.

Mr. Freeze

Shot Drinking Games for 3

Things Needed

  • A set of shot glasses
  • Alcoholic beverage


  1. Choose a player to act like Mr. Freeze before you start the game.
  2. As the players start talking, Mr. Freeze will suddenly freeze without telling anyone.
  3. Each person in the playing group must freeze once they see Mr. Freeze is frozen. The last player to see and freeze has to take a shot.
  4. Choose a new Mr. Freeze and repeat the steps.


Fun 3 Person Drinking Games

Things Needed

  • A table
  • A set of 16-ounce plastic cups
  • Some ping pong balls
  • Lots of beer


  1. Everyone fills their cup with beer, and they are placed in a circle, with one cup brimming with beer placed in the center of the table.
  2. Try to throw a ping pong ball into one of the cups. If you land a ball inside someone else’s cup, he has to drink and refill his cup.
  3. However, if you throw the ball into the middle cup, all the players must drink from their cup. If you land it inside your cup, you drink and refill it.
  4. If the ball does not land inside the middle cup or anyone else’s cup, pass the turn to the next player.

Text or Shot

Fun and Easy 3-Man Drinking Game without Cards

Things Needed

  • A table
  • Mobile phones
  • A set of shot glasses
  • Alcoholic drink of choice


  1. Get all the players to keep their phones in the center of a table.
  2. Then mix them up and tell everyone to pick up a random phone.
  3. Each of the players then composes an SMS to someone but does not send it.
  4. Taking turns, the phones’ owners (without seeing the SMS on their phone) can either take a shot or allow the player holding the phone to send the message.

Popular among drinking game enthusiasts, the games mentioned above will undoubtedly make parties more enjoyable and memorable. Make sure to learn the rules of the house and drink responsibly.

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