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Dreidel dreidel dreidel... I made it out of clay

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Dreidel dreidel dreidel... I made it out of clay

Post by NickAragua » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:35 pm

The rules, for those who're not "in" on this hanukkah game.

As I was playing this with my wife and daughter the other day, it occurred to me that it's a) entirely luck-based, no skill whatsoever and b) has the potential to never end as one player goes out and then the remaining two players endlessly swap coins with each other like some kind of hebrew-powered perpetual motion machine.

Anybody ever encounter any variation to the rules that gives it a little more of a skill and/or finite aspect? Other than an adult coming up and declaring the game over.

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Post by Holman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:15 pm

For a game designed to keep the kids busy while the adults are talking, infinite duration is a virtue.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:26 pm

And if they finish early, hand them a deck of cards and tell them to play War.
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Post by TheMix » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:51 pm

Ahhhh... War. :-)
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Post by AWS260 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:16 pm

What is it good for?
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Post by Holman » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:09 pm

Never changes.

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Post by Harkonis » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:31 pm

absolutely nothing
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Post by El Guapo » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:50 pm

Huh!

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Post by Bad Demographic » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:59 am

Say it again!
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