Three-player drinking games can be a lot of fun because they often involve more interaction and strategy than games played with larger groups. With only three players, everyone has a more active role in the game and can focus more on each other’s actions and strategies. There is also less chance for one player to dominate the game or for groups to split into smaller factions. Additionally, many three-player drinking games involve a level of competition or rivalry between players, which can add to the excitement and fun of the game. Overall, the smaller group size often leads to more engaging and entertaining gameplay, making three-player drinking games a popular choice among many players.
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Most of the requirements to play these games have already been fulfilled by you as all you really need is a group of friends and some alcohol. You might need cards or dice in certain circumstances. Continue reading to find the best game for you.
Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire (also known as Kings or Circle of Death) is a popular card-drinking game that involves drawing cards and following specific rules associated with each card. The game is played with a standard deck of cards and a cup placed in the center of the table. Players take turns drawing cards and following the corresponding rule, such as making a rule, taking drinks, or assigning drinks to other players. The game continues until all the cards have been drawn and the final “King” card is revealed, at which point the player who draws the card must drink the cup in the center of the table.
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Asshole is a popular card-drinking game that involves strategic gameplay and a hierarchy of player positions. The game is played with a standard deck of cards, and the goal is to be the first player to get rid of all their cards. Players take turns playing cards, and the next player must play a card of equal or higher value. If they cannot, they must pick up the pile. The first player to get rid of all their cards becomes the “president” in the next round, while the last player becomes the “asshole.” The game continues with players trying to move up or down in the hierarchy, and the president assigns drinks to the other players.
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Fuck the Dealer
Fuck the Dealer is a card-drinking game where players guess the value of the next card in the deck and assign drinks to each other. One player is designated as the dealer and is responsible for shuffling and dealing the cards. The dealer reveals the top card and the player to their left must guess if the next card in the deck is higher or lower. If they guess correctly, they can assign drinks to another player. If they guess incorrectly, they must take drinks themselves. The dealer can also choose to “fuck” the player and assign them a certain number of drinks. The game continues with each player taking turns as the dealer.
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Horse Race is a card-drinking game where players bet on horses and race to the finish. Each player chooses a horse and is dealt a hand of cards. The dealer flips over the first card in the row, representing the first horse in the race. If a player has a card in their hand that matches the suit or number of the horse, they can move their horse forward. If a player does not have a matching card, they must take a drink. The first horse to reach the end of the row wins, and the winning player(s) assign drinks to the other players based on the horse’s odds.
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Spoons is a fast-paced card-drinking game that involves players racing to grab spoons in the center of the table. The game is played with a deck of cards and several spoons, one fewer than the number of players. Players sit in a circle and take turns drawing cards, passing unwanted cards to the player on their left. The first player to collect four of a kind quietly takes a spoon from the center of the table. As soon as the other players notice, they race to grab a spoon as well. The player left without a spoon takes a drink, and one spoon is removed before the game continues.
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Screw Your Neighbor
Screw Your Neighbor is a card-drinking game that involves guessing and bluffing. The game is played with a standard deck of cards, and each player is dealt one card. The objective is to have the highest card at the end of the round. Players take turns guessing if the next card in the deck will be higher or lower than their own card. The player to the left of the dealer then has the option to either accept the guess or “screw” the previous player and make their own guess. If a player is screwed and guesses incorrectly, they must drink. The game continues until all players have had a chance to guess.
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Ride the Bus
Ride the Bus is a card-drinking game that involves players guessing the value and suit of cards in a deck. The game is played with a standard deck of cards and begins with the dealer laying out four rows of cards, with each row containing one more card than the previous row. Players must correctly guess the value or suit of each card, with drinks being assigned for incorrect guesses. After completing the four rows, the players take turns selecting cards from the remaining deck, with drinks assigned for incorrect guesses. The game ends when a player successfully rides the bus by correctly guessing all the cards in the game.
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Seven, Eleven, Doubles
Seven, Eleven, Doubles is a simple dice drinking game that involves players rolling two dice and drinking based on the result. The game is played with a pair of dice, and each player takes turns rolling the dice. If the player rolls a seven or eleven, they assign drinks to another player. If they roll a double, they assign drinks to themselves. If they roll any other number, they pass the dice to the next player. The game continues until all players have had a turn rolling the dice. To make the game more challenging, players can add additional rules, such as requiring a specific roll or limiting the number of drinks per turn.
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Yahtzee Drinking Game
Yahtzee is a popular dice game that can be easily adapted into a drinking game. The game is played with five dice and a scorecard, and players take turns rolling the dice up to three times to try and score points. In the drinking version, players assign drinks based on the results of each round. For example, players may assign drinks based on the total score or based on specific combinations of the dice, such as a Yahtzee (five of a kind). Players can also add additional rules, such as requiring players to take shots for certain rolls or for failing to achieve a certain score.
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Liar’s Dice Drinking Game
Liar’s Dice is a dice game that involves bluffing and deception, making it an ideal game to play as a drinking game. The game is played with five dice and a cup, and each player takes turns shaking the dice and making a bid on the total number of a certain face value that they believe is present in all the dice. The next player can either increase the bid or call the previous player a liar. If a player is called a liar, they must reveal their dice, and if their bid was incorrect, they must drink. The game continues until only one player is left, and they are declared the winner. Additional drinking rules can be added for more fun.
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All of these games are amazing a great for turning a night into one to remember! Please drink responsibly and remember to have fun being Drunk and Wavy.