Monday, December 15, 2014

I MADE YOU OUT OF CLAY!  Slate suggests how to "fix" Dreidel.


  1. Jordan12:30 PM

    Ugh. The whole point was to stall for time. Like that's what this "game" was designed to do. Kids play it out of tradition, but I've never seen once people play to win, or a game going so long that people win. I didn't even know you could win. You just played until you didn't feel like playing anymore/got called in for dinner.

  2. The Pathetic Earthling12:57 PM

    It really has terrible game-play. I do have two suggestions:

    Also, you can get some d10s with Hebrew numbers here: (scroll to the bottom)

  3. Adam C.2:30 PM

    No. Do not "fix" dreidel. But, in the spirit of TPE's suggestions, do consider another game, partly inspired by dreidel, that a friend of mine co-designed a few years ago:
    I'm not sure if they're still selling it directly via Internet, but you could probably search for it used. (I have no stake in it - it's just a fun game. But if you go to their old website,, you'll see a several-years-old pic of me and my older daughter watching another kid take a turn.)