This game called Threes or Tripps is a gambling game, it is played with five dice, the goal or the objective is to get the lowest possible score in any of the given rounds.
The game itself and is unknown where it originated from, but questions have arisen that it was a method of acquiring illicit substances or merely to pass the time after peeing or shooting up in a alley way.
How to Play Threes
To play they all gather in a circle with the five dice, each player rolls one dice to determine who goes first. If there is a tie roll those two players roll again until a winner is established.
Then each player throws their wager or ante into the middle of the circle, usually about one or two dollars, then each player takes their turn in a clockwise rotation.
To achieve the objectivity of the game you must get the lowest total score after adding up the numbers of all the dice, but remembering to count the three's as zero's. Hence the name of the game.
Then the player rolls all five dice, decides which ones to keep, he or she can keep as many as they wish, but they must keep at least one die on each roll. Once a dice has been chosen it is out of play for the rest of that turn.
To win; the best score you can get is zero. This happens if you roll 3-3-3-3-3, but if that player rolls a 6-6-6-6-6 it is called “shooting the moon” this way that player wins and no one else gets a chance in the rest of that round.
In a tie situation the two players throw another dollar into the middle of the circle and a roll-off begins. The player who wins that round will take all the money form the middle of the circle.