My love for dice drinking games has no limits so I keep exploring new ones for every upcoming event. But, some of them are evergreen, like Dice drinking games. The best of the game is it suitable for all age groups and for any kind of event.
7 Best Dice Drinking Games
Dice drinking games are a great way to pass your time. Not only that, but they are also entertaining, fun, and easy to play at parties. So let’s have a look at the 7 best dice-drinking games below:
I have no words to say about this game because it is that entertaining. In today’s time, Farkle is one of the most popular dice-drinking games. If you are a dice drinking games lover like me then you might have heard about this game from someone or might have seen a bunch of people playing this game.
It can be played by two or more people and each player begins with 6 dice that they roll simultaneously. The players need to roll certain combinations to score points.
2. The Inviter
The Inviter is a famous pre-game for the party. or should I say, it is a party starter game! You need one die and the player who gets 1 takes a drink of beer. But if the player gets 2 or 5 then it means they need to pass the die to the next player.
Let’s suppose you get 6 in your dice, then you can invite any one person to join you for the drink. If the player gets 4, then the person on their left takes the drink and if the person rolls 3 then the person on their right takes the drink.
3. Desperate to Drink
By the name of the game, you must have figured out that every player is going to get drunk in the first half of Desperate to Drink. And whichever group that decides to play this game knows how to get the party started. Many of my friends get tipsy really easily as soon as the party begins.
If you have a bunch of people who get tipsy as well, then you need to play this game. In the Desperate To Drink game, you need at least 3 players and overall 6 players. The game begins with each player choosing a number from 1 to 6. Next, a player is asked to roll and the player whose number comes in the dice has to drink.
The only rule of this game is that the player needs to roll until he or she rolls out her or his own number. Once their number appears, they need to pass their die to the next player. The game continues for a longer period until and unless someone decides to stop or quit the game.
4. 3 Dice Game
Another popular dice drinking game I really love which you need to check out is the 3 Dice game. In this game, you will need two or more teams or players. Sounds easy peasy?
Moreover, the players who want to win this game have to score as many combinations as they can in one turn. Besides, there is zero value in scoring 31 points and rolling six dice.
5. Crown And Anchor [Play With Caution!]:
Are you a fan of roulette games? Then I am sure that you will like Crown And Anchor. This is a cool dice-drinking game because it is an alcoholic version of the casino game. Sounds cool, right? In Crown And Anchor, you will need to arrange a playing board.
You can also get a poster or a piece of paper along with something to use as chips, four dice, as well as four different shot glasses. The main motive behind playing this game is to make as much money as you can by betting on different combinations. You can begin the game with 100 chips and on each turn you must bet on at least ten chips.
Next on the list of dice-drinking games is Pig. The name of this game is short, but I swear this is a must-play game for the dice-drinking games fans. This dice-drinking game needs at least four players and up to eight players. The aim of this game is to reach up to 100 points.
And the rule of the Pig is quite simple and you can learn in a snap. The player has to roll a dice and if you get 1 then you lose all the points which you accumulated in that turn. Keep rolling until you are satisfied with the number of points you have scored.
Then hold by handing the dice to the other player and track all your points. If you want to win this game then you should know when to stop rolling the dice.
7. High Low
Last but not least, High Low is the go-to game for all the dice-drinking game lovers. In this game, you require two dice to play. Apart from that, the players need to guess whether the outcome of the rolled dice will be lower or higher.
The numbers ranging from 6 and below are low numbers while numbers ranging between 8 to 12 are considered high. And the seven number is considered a middle number. If you or another player guesses the numbers wrong then you or the other person will have to take a shot.
8. Three Man
Three Man is a popular and simple dice-drinking game that is a favorite at social gatherings and parties. The game begins with the designation of one player as the ‘Three Man.’ This is decided by each player rolling a dice, and the one who rolls a three first becomes the ‘Three Man.’ The objective of the game is to pass on this title to another player. The game proceeds with each player taking turns to roll two dice.
Various rules govern the game, such as if a player rolls a three or a combination that adds up to three, the ‘Three Man’ has to take a drink. If a player rolls a nine, they can make anyone of their choice drink. If a seven is rolled, the player to their left drinks, and if an eleven is rolled, the player to their right drinks.
The ‘Three Man’ continues to drink as per these rules until they roll a three in their turn, freeing them from their title and passing it on to another player. This game’s beauty lies in its unpredictable nature and the hilarity that ensues when someone is stuck as the ‘Three Man’ for a longer duration than they’d prefer.
Mexico is an engaging dice-drinking game that involves a mix of luck, strategy, and bluffing. Each player takes turns to roll two dice privately and the aim is to roll a higher number than the previous player. The catch is, that the lowest possible roll (a two and a one, known as ‘Mexico’) beats all other rolls.
If a player believes they’ve been bluffed, they can challenge the previous player to reveal their dice. If the challenge is incorrect, the challenger drinks, but if it’s correct, the bluffer drinks. This fast-paced game guarantees a thrilling rollercoaster of anticipation and surprise.
10. Liars Dice
Liars Dice is a dice-drinking game that tests players’ bluffing skills and capacity to deduce the truth. Each player begins with five dice, hidden from other players’ view. The first player makes a claim about how many dice of a specific face value are present among all players’ dice, without revealing their own.
The next player can either raise the claim or challenge it. If a challenge occurs, all dice are revealed. If the claim is false, the player who made the claim drinks, if it’s true, the challenger drinks. The game continues until only one player remains, making “Liars Dice” a suspenseful, strategic game of bluff.
11. Beer Die
Beer Die is a tabletop dice drinking game that combines skill, luck, and lots of fun. Players sit at the corners of a table, with cups of beer in front of them. The goal is to toss a die into the air such that it lands on the table and then bounces off to potentially land in an opponent’s cup.
If the die lands in a cup, the owner of the cup must drink the entire beer. If the die hits the table and then the floor without being caught by an opponent, the thrower can call out a number. If the die shows the called number, an opponent drinks. This game is a fantastic blend of reflexes, accuracy, and good old drinking fun.
12. Drunk Waiter
Drunk Waiter is a fun and unique dice-drinking game that tests players’ balance and dexterity. Each player is given six dice and a popsicle stick, acting as a makeshift tray. The objective is to balance all six dice on the stick, mimicking a waiter carrying a tray of drinks. Players take turns, with each player trying to balance more dice than the previous player.
If a player causes the dice to fall, they have to take a drink for each die that falls. As the game progresses and the drinks pile up, maintaining balance becomes increasingly difficult, making “Drunk Waiter” an entertaining and challenging game for everyone involved.
13. Sevens, Elevens, and Doubles
Sevens, Elevens, and Doubles is a high-paced dice-drinking game that keeps every player on their toes. One player starts by rolling two dice, while another player has a drink ready. If the roller gets a seven, eleven, or any double, the other player must drink before the dice roller can grab the cup.
If the roller grabs the cup before the player finishes their drink, the player must immediately refill the cup and start again. If the player finishes drinking before the roll, they pass the cup and dice to the next player. This fast-moving game is sure to liven up any gathering.
14. Ship, Captain, Crew
Ship, Captain, Crew is a dice-drinking game that combines the elements of luck and strategy. The objective is to roll a six (the ship), a five (the captain), and a four (the crew) in that order, using five dice. Once a player has the ship, captain, and crew, they use the remaining two dice to score points, aiming for the highest possible number. If a player doesn’t roll the ship, captain, or crew in order, they must pass the dice and take a drink. The player with the highest score at the end of the round assigns drinks to the other players based on their scores.
Cee-Lo is an exciting dice-drinking game with roots in Chinese gambling. Three dice are used in this game, with players betting on the outcome of a roll. The aim is to roll the highest combination, with a 4-5-6 being the highest. A roll of 1-2-3 is an automatic loss and the player must drink.
Other combinations are ranked based on the lone die – for example, in a 2-2-5 roll, the score is 5. If a player doesn’t get a valid combination, they must roll again. The player with the lowest score drinks, making “Cee-Lo” a thrilling and unpredictable game with a simple premise.
Dice Drinking Game Strategies
Dice drinking game strategies mainly revolve around understanding the rules of the game thoroughly, keen observation, and in some games, good bluffing skills. A strong strategy also involves knowing when to take a risk and when to play it safe. For instance, in a game like “Liars Dice,” being able to read your opponents and bluff effectively can give you an edge.
In “Mexico,” choosing when to challenge a potential bluff is crucial. Remember, though luck plays a significant role in dice games, your decisions also greatly impact the outcome. So, think strategically, remain alert, and always play responsibly.
Health and Safety Considerations in Dice Drinking Games
While dice-drinking games are fun, it’s essential to ensure everyone’s safety. Set boundaries, ensure everyone is drinking responsibly, and know your limits. Also, having basic first-aid knowledge is always a plus point.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the 3-dice game called?
Ans- The 3 six-sided dice game is called Cee-lo. The name of this game is derived from Chinese Sì-Wŭ-Liù (四五六), which means “four-five-six”. In this game, there is not one standard set of rules. However, there are some constants that hold true to all sets of rules.
Q2. What is the rolling dice game called?
Ans- The rolling dice game is called Craps. Here the players make a bet on the outcomes of the roll of a pair of dice. They are also allowed to wager money against each other (playing “street craps”) or against a bank (“casino craps”).
While dice-drinking games are fun and thrilling, always remember to play responsibly. These games are intended to enhance your social gatherings and not to encourage excessive drinking. Enjoy the games, stay safe, and make unforgettable memories.