How to Play the Dreidel Game

Have you ever wondered how to play the popular Hanukkah game of dreidel?

This simple spinning top game is easily enjoyed and is perfect for all ages. All you need is a dreidel (a top with four Hebrew letters on its sides), a pot (a bowl of pennies, gelt, nuts, or candies as a reward), and some friends or family members.

The point of playing the game is to see who can win most of these rewards. If you want to start taking part in this holiday tradition, then we will show you how how to play dreidel.

Have fun and happy Hanukkah!

Looking for a primer on lighting the Hanukkah menorah? We have that, too.

The dreidel game
How to play dreidel

Author: 18Doors


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