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The players start out with 10 or 15 tokens. Each player puts one token in the pot. The Dreidel has four sides. נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (Hei), and ש (Shin). Nun means that the player does nothing. Gimel means that the player gets all the tokens from the pot. Hei means that the player gets half of the tokens from the pot. And Shin means that the player has to put one token in the pot.
If the Pot is empty, each player puts one token in the pot. If the pot has an odd number of tokens, one player puts one token in the pot. The player is out if he/she runs out of tokens. Whoever is left standing, or has the most tokens at the end wins the game.
In 2009, Good Morning America published a report on the rising popularity of the dreidel.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dreidels.|
- Dreidel Wizard
- The Origin of the Dreidel
- Computer program that plays the dreidel game (with full Java source code)
- Dreidel Design
- Types of Dreidels