Dreidel is an exciting digital adaptation of the classic Jewish holiday game. It retains the traditional rules, where players cast the dreidel and perform actions based on the result.
The four sides of the dreidel are marked with Hebrew letters: Nun, Gimel, Hey and Shin. Each letter corresponds to a specific action: "Nun" indicates that the player does nothing, "Gimel" allows the player to take the entire pot, "Hey" makes the player take half of the pot and "Shin" forces the player to place a pot contribution.
How to play Dreidel
- Gather a group of players. The dreidel game can be played by two or more people.
- Distribute an equal number of chips, coins, candy, or any other form of "pot" among all players. This will be used as a prize during the game.
- Decide the order in which the players will spin the dreidel. This can be done by mutual agreement, lottery or any other method.
- On a player's turn, he spins the dreidel.
- The result of the spin will determine the action the player must take based on the letter that lands upwards.
- "Nun" (נ): Does nothing. The player passes his turn to the next player.
- "Gimel" (ג): The player takes the entire pot. If there is nothing in the pot, he adds a chip.
- "Hey" (ה): The player takes half of the pot, rounding up if it is an odd number.
- "Shin" (ש): The player puts a chip into the pot.
- Play continues with each player turning the dreidel in turn and performing the corresponding action based on the letter that appears.
- The game continues until one of the players has all the chips or until the players decide to stop.
- The player with all the chips is declared the winner and can receive a special prize if desired.