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The 7 Best Dice Drinking Games

16 Nov 2022

There’s something about the randomness of a dice roll that creates dice-drinking games really fun. Dice games are usually very simple, yet can involve more technique than you may think.


In this article, we’re sharing the top 7 dice-drinking games to play at home or parties. Roll Dice Online games are an excellent way to start a night out, or for a night in with friends. Let’s go!


The Best Dice Drinking Games

  • Six Cups
  • Pig
  • Chō-han
  • Yahtzee
  • Liar’s Dice
  • Higher or Lower
  • Left Center Right


Six Cups

Players: 3+ | Required Dice: 1

6 cups is an easy-to-learn, too-fun drinking game for 3-6 players. You’ll only require one 6-sided dice and 6 cups for beer / other drinks.


How To Play Six Cups

  • The first step is to arrange six numbered, empty cups on a table (cup 1, cup 2, etc.)


  • The first player rolls the dice


  • Fill the related cup with beer


  • The next player rolls the dice


  • Each cup is correspondingly filled, and each cup must be drunk according to the number rolled.


  • If a player threads the last cup (creating all 6 cups empty or all 6 cups full) they may give someone else a shot.


6 cups are the ideal dice-drinking game for a bigger party or at a rowdy pub with friends. Easy to learn, fun for everyone, and a fast way to end up tipsy.


Pig

Players: 2+ | Required Dice: 1

Pig is an easy dice game that creates a fantastic drinking game. Each player brings turns rolling the dice. During your turn, you may roll as multiple times as you like, adding each roll’s number together.


The aim is to reach as high a number as attainable. In order to win, a player must reach 100 or more points. Sounds pretty easy, right? I’ll simply roll a bunch of times until I get 100!


Not so quick. Your score for that turn roll is set to 0 if you roll a 1. You must determine when to end your turn. Maybe behind three rolls, maybe four?


The concept of Pig is that you start to get covetous for more points during each turn, betting just one more roll for a few additional points. But if you occur to roll a 1, all that turn’s points are gone and the next player brings to roll.


How To Make Pig Into A Dice Drinking Game

So how do you create this easy dice game into a drinking game? Easy. every time somebody rolls a 1, that person must bring as many drinks as they rolled the dice during that turn.


Chō-Han

Players: 2+ | Required Dice: 2

Chō-Han is an extremely simple Japanese dice game. It is normally seen in Yakuza films and has been played for years. An easy choice for one of the fastest and easiest dice-drinking games.


How To Play Chō-Han

  • The player rolls 2 six-sided dice and hides the outcome from the others


  • The other players bet on whether the total is Odd (Han) or Even (Chō)


  • The roller shows the dice


To make Chō-Han a drinking game, the losing bets must bring a drink. To create it more impressive, betters can “wager” other drinks before the dice roll has been displayed.


I bet 3 sips that the dice roll is odd, for instance. This needs that all betters agree on a wager. If you fail, the wager must be drunk.


Chō-Han is an incredibly fun and historic game that can be played for hours on end (or until everyone is drunk!).


Yahtzee (Drinking Game)

Players: 2+ | Required Dice: 5

Yahtzee is a classic dice game similar to poker. It’s cute and fun in its original form, but you know what makes it more fun? Creating it a dice-drinking game of course!


Rules Of The Yahtzee Drinking Game

  • Play Yahtzee as normal


  • When a player rolls a 1, they must bring a drink


  • If a player rolls 4-of-a-kind, they must bring that number of drinks (ex. if you roll four 2s, you must take 2 drinks, four 6s, take 6 drinks)



Yahtzee is a longer game, so the fun can continue for a while before the game is done. Feel free to add other rules before starting your game. There are limitless possibilities when each player is rolling 5 dice.


Liar’s Dice (Pirate’s Dice)

Players: 3+ | Required Dice: 5 per player

Pirates of the Caribbean famously described Liar’s Dice as “Pirate’s Dice” when Will challenges Davy Jones to a match.


Liar’s Dice is a bit more difficult, but once the rules are well understood the game is incredibly fun and even strategic. Liar’s Dice is mainly based on bluffing and assuming.


How To Play Liar’s Dice

  • Each play rolls their 5 dice and maintains the result hidden from other players (use a cup or your hands)


  • Each player’s 5-dice are called their “stash” and the full collection of all dice is called the “pool”


  • To start a round, one player states an amount and type of dice, for example, “three 4s” – this player is thinking that there are at least three 4s in the pool


  • Continuing the game or challenging the next player is the choice of the next player


  • To challenge, the next player opposes that there are at least three 4s in the pool. Players now reveal their stashes. If the challenging player is incorrect, they lose one of their dice. If they are right, the last player fails one of their dice


  • To continue the game, the next player has to increase the original guess by improving either the quantity of dice or the type of dice. As an example, he might say, “two 5s” or “four 1s”. In the former, the type of dice was raised. In the latter, the amount of dice was raised


  • The process continues until a challenge is issued


  • The winner is the last player to have any dice staying


Higher or Lower

Players: 2+ | Required Dice: 2

Higher or Lower was featured in the top 15 drinking games for 2 players article (study this article for great drinking game ideas for just 2 people).


However, this is one of the dice-drinking games that can also be recreated with more than 2 players. It is a very easy game with an effortless learning curve.


How To Play Higher Or Lower (Dice Drinking Game)

  • A person holds two dice with six sides each


  • The other players think about what number will be rolled (between 2-12). Assume the guess is "5"


  • The roller assumes whether the roll will be higher or lower than what was assumed. Let’s say “higher”


  • The dice are rolled – Let’s act that the real number is 9


  • If the roller is correct, I have to drink however multiple numbers my guess was away from the actual rolled number. In this case, 4 (9 – 5 = 4)


  • If the roller is wrong, then he has to drink the difference


  • If the roll is the same as the guess, the roller has to finish their drink


  • After each roll, pass the dice to the next person to be the roller


Originally, it might seem a good idea to guess numbers right in the middle, but it gets more enjoyable when you make bolder predictions.


With just 2 dice needed and such simple rules, Higher or Lower is a great place to start if you’re looking for simple dice-drinking games.


Left Center Right (LCR)

Players: 3+ | Required Dice: 3 Per Player (custom dice) | Buy On Amazon


Left Center Right is a dice game that utilizes custom-made dice. In addition to 3 sides displaying "L" "C" and "R", there are three sides displaying dots.


How To Play LCR

  • Each player acquires 3 or more chips


  • Players take turns rolling the 3 custom dice


  • For each L rolled, the player passes one chip to the player to their left


  • For each R rolled, the player gives one chip to the player to their right


  • For each C rolled, the player adds a chip into the center “pot”Each dot rolled has no impact


  • When a player has less than 3 chips staying, they can only roll those numerous dice on their turn (if you have 2 chips, you only roll 2 dice)


  • If a player runs out of chips, they can still accumulate chips back from other players


  • If a player has no chips for 2 turns, they are out of the game