To play the dreidel game you need at least two players, one dreidel and a large quantity of "small items" like chocolate gelt coins, nuts, raisins etc. Each player starts off with an equal amount of small items. Sitting in a circle on the floor or at a table, each player must put one small item into the center before each players turn to spin.
The first player now spins the dreidel. Each side of the dreidel has a Hebrew letter; nun, gimmel, hay and shin/pay. Each letter represents a different action in the game.
If you land on:
NUN you do nothing and it is the next players turn.
GIMMEL you get to take all of the small items in the center
HAY you get to take half of all the small items in the center
SHIN or pay you must add a small item from your hand into the center pile
(Remember to put in a small item before each player's turn so the center pile continues to grow.)
When you are done playing, the winner of the game is determined by the player with the most small items in their hand. Have fun and spin away!
Dreidels sold separately - order by color in the dropdown menu.