Best 3 Player Drinking Card Games In 2023

Drinking games

You’ve found yourself as the third wheel again. Since the cold ones you’re putting back are unable to have a conscious mind, you have found yourself googling 3 player drinking games. Lucky for you, I have done all the research and have put together all the 3 player drinking games you would ever want ACTUALLY to play.


3 Player Drinking Card Games At A Quick Glance

Best For Active People Giant Jenga
  • Stacks up to 5+ feet
  • It comes in different colors and designs
  • It comes with a carrying bag and dry erase board
  • It can be played with 2+ people
  • Use outside or inside
Mexican Train & Chicken Domino Set
  • 91 Professional Size Dot Dominoes
  • I played with 2+ players
  • interactive Hub That Makes Chicken and Train Sounds
  • Bright colors
Top Trending Cards Game Against Humanity Expansions 1 2 3 4 5 6 and Geek Pack

  • Multiple expansions mean unlimited gameplay.
  • Great for 3+ people
BUDGET PICK Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens – A Dodgeball Card Game
  • Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging and throwing squishy airborne burritos.
  • 15 Minutes to Play, 2-6 Players, Ages 7+ – Includes 120 cards, 7 tokens and 2 adorable foam burritos soft enough to throw at your Great-Auntie Marlene.

  • Contains 435 cards. 360 of these are caption cards, and 75 are photo cards
  • Great for 2+ players
Over-Rated – The Adult Party Game Where You Compete to Review Absurd Locations
  • Players rotate drawing a Location card while the rest of the group competes to play the funniest Review card. Once everyone has played their chosen Review card, the rotating judge awards a point to the funniest one.

3 Player Drinking Card Games – Plus More

Drinking Card Games

1. Spoons

Typically played with a larger group, spoons with three people make it that much more intense! Three-player spoons will keep you on your feet, and if you normally suck at spoons, here’s your chance to have VICTORY! The odds are mathematically in your favor. This game is sometimes referred to as pig.

How to play:  Players take turns trying to collect four of a kind. First-person to collect four matching cards secretly grabs for the spoon. As soon as the first spoon is grabbed, the rest of the spoons are free to grab by any player. 

Each person starts with four cards. The dealer starts with the deck, picks one to either keep to make 4 of a kind or passes it to the person to the left; the next person will do the same, and so on. If the deck is done, the dealer will start to pick from the discard pile on the right of them leftover from the last player, and the game continues round and round.

When to drink: When you are the one left without a spoon.

Items needed to play spoons:

2. Dominos

Dominos is not just for kids. If you are unfamiliar with the game, you can check out this link here to get you started!

How to Play: Long story short, each domino is a rectangular tile with a line dividing its face into two square ends. Each end is marked with several spots or is blank. You want to lay down a domino title matching a tile already laid down. A one is laid down next to another one; a blank space is a free number. Once the dominos run out, the winner is the person with the fewest dominos left in their hand.

When to drink: Whenever someone lays down a connecting piece (which is a double domino, see link for details)

Items needed to play dominos:

  • Dominos (sold in color, or black and white)

3. Quarters 

Quarters are THE classic drinking game! Not sure how to play, follow this link!

How to play: Cliff notes on how to play are as follows. Two players bounce an American quarter or similar-size coin off a table in an attempt to have the quarter land in a certain place, usually into a shot glass (or cup) on that table.  The player bouncing the quarter is referred to as the “shooter.” In some variations, the glass is empty, and each player has a separate glass to drink from, while in others, the glass that the shooter is aiming for contains an alcoholic beverage.

Once a player gets doubled up on they, have to take a shot. A player gets doubled upon when they themselves have a shot glass, and the person behind them makes the quarter in their glass and passes it to them while they are still trying to get theirs in.

When to drink: When you get doubled upon.

Items needed to play quarters:

4. Drunk Jenga

Drunk Jenga is so much more fun than your classic Jenga. To get caught up on normal Jenga, follow this link here. Drunk Jenga is one of the easiest drinking games to play can be played with two+ players.

How to play: Take normal Jenga pieces and write out things to do. For instance, you can write on one, drink a shot of vodka, and on another piece, shotgun a beer.

Write on some pieces things to do besides just drinking such as, use your non-dominate hand to play the next piece or spin in five circles before you play your next turn. If you don’t have gameplay pieces and you do all drinking pieces, all three players will have the worst hangover of their life, or they might die…they’ll probably die. Drinking is a marathon, not a sprint; being the first to pass out is never fun. It’s all about obtaining maintain.

When to drink: When you pull a piece that directs you what to drink, and when you are the one who topples the pieces over.

Items to play Jenga:

5. Bullshit

It just feels good to swear sometimes. Swearing has been scientifically proven to release stress; no joke, google it! Unless you are living the most boring life ever, you have played bullshit before. For those of you living under a rock, here’s the gist of it.

How to Play: You are going to deal the whole deck of cards to everyone. The person with the 2 of clubs starts. You lay down cards in numerical order face down, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,j,o,k, A doesn’t matter what suit you lay down. Go clockwise around the circle of people playing. You want to lay down all the amount of numbers you have, and if you don’t have any, lie. If someone calls bullshit and you have those cards, they take the whole pile; if you don’t have it, you have to take it.

Items to play bullshit:

  • Deck of cards

6. UNO

This one needs no explaining. If you don’t know how to play Uno, I really feel like you aren’t living life. Not knowing how to play Uno is just so sad that I will continue to number 7.

7. Ride The Bus

If you really want an in-depth look into paying to ride the bus, click on the link, and it will take you to play rules. Visual learners look at the attached picture below.

Basically, all you need is a deck of cards, and you don’t want to ride the bus.

8. Dice and Marbles Baseball Board Game

Dice and Marbles Baseball Board Game image 0

Drink when you get an out or when you get a home run!

We hope we could assist you in your journey to some great 3 player card drinking games for your night out!

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