Sixth Night

sixthnight

 

dreidel-game

What You Need To Play

  • 1 Dreidel (or, accelerate the pace of the game by supplying each player with his/her own dreidel)
  • 2 or more players (the more the merrier!)
  • The “Ante”—nuts, pennies, nickels, chocolate coins, nuts, or just about anything else…
  • Flat Surface (such as floor or wide table) for dreidel spinning

How To Play

  1. All players sit around the playing area.
  2. The “ante” is equally divided amongst all players.
  3. Everyone takes a turn at spinning the dreidel; the one with the highest spin has first turn. (Nun is highest, then gimmel, hey, and shin.) If there is a tie for highest, those who tied spin again.
  4. Everyone puts one unit of the ante (penny, nut, etc.) into the pot.
  5. The one who has first turn is followed in clockwise direction by all the others.
  6. Player A spins the dreidel

Nun – Nothing Happens – Next Person Spins

Gimmel –  Spinner gets the whole pot and everyone puts a new bet into the pot

Hey – You take Half the pot.  In case amount uneven, take the lesser amount

Shin – Spinner must add another coin to the pot

Game ends when everyone gets tired of it sometime before next Chanukah

 

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About Jamie

Retired Writer Editor - Loves Books, Musical Theater, politics for a good argument, genealogy, Scotland and owls
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