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How to Play Dreidel (Sevivon)

December 14, 2014 | by aish.com

Learn how to play and understand the meaning behind the dreidel symbols.

The wonderful dreidel (Sevivon) game! 

Learn how to play and understand the meaning behind the dreidel symbols.

Each player starts off with an equal number of coins, nuts, M&Ms, stones or whatever you wish to use.

Each player takes turns spinning the dreidel. If it lands on:

Nun - the player receives nothing, next player spins.

Hey - the player takes half of the pot.

Gimmel - the player takes the entire pot.

Shin - the player puts one piece into the pot.

Each time the pot is emptied out, each player puts in a piece (coin, nut, candy) and the game continues.

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How to Play Dreidel




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