Canadian 3 Man drinking game

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  • Game Type: Dice

  • Drinking Intensity: Moderate

  • Game Difficulty: Easy

  • Players: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8+

  • Required: 2 Dice

Ready for an up over twist on the down under version of 3 man?

Contributed by one our friend up in Canada (Ryan), Canadian 3 Man offers a unique twist on the classic 3 Man drinking game played here in Australia.

Give it a try and let us know what you think!


How to play Canadian 3 Man

To start the game, each player rolls a single die.

The first person to roll a 3 is now Canadian 3 Man.

From here, play continues to the left.

Each turn, you continue to roll until you make a dead roll (your roll doesn’t match any rules below). Once you make a dead roll, you pass the dice to the left so the game can continue.


Dice number rules

  • Roll 3 doubles on your turn: Make a rule which is then in place until the end of the game.
  • Roll a 3 on single die: Canadian 3 Man Drinks.
  • Roll a double: Give away that number of drinks (one person or split amongst players).
  • Roll double 3’s: Canadian 3 man drinks 2. Roller gives out 3 drinks.
  • Roll a 1 & 1: Sociable. Everyone Drinks.
  • Roll a 4 & 1: Touch your nose with the same hand as roller. Last person drinks.
  • Roll a 5 & 1: Touch your ear with the same hand as roller. Last person drinks.
  • Roll a 7 total: Person left of roller drinks (called 7 ahead).
  • Roll a 11 total: Person right of roller drinks (called 11 behind).

Anything else is a dead roll. Your turns is over. Play continues to the left.


Hand over Canadian 3 Man title

To stop being Canadian 3 Man, the player who is currently Canadian 3 Man must roll a 3 on one of the dice during their turn.

From there, they can pass the title of Canadian 3 Man to whomever they choose (it’s most beneficial to give to the player behind you, as it has to go around the table before they get a chance to get out of being Canadian 3 Man).

When the new Canadian 3 Man is decided that person must drink.

The old Canadian 3 Man can continue rolling until they get a dead roll.


Ending the game

Anyone can call the game over at any time.

Everyone except the Canadian 3 man.

Drinking game by Alex Hamilton

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