Get a Dreidel
You need to get a Dreidel in order to play. For people living outside Israel, the letters are Nun, Gimmel, Hay, and Shin which indicates that a great miracle happened in Israel. Inside Israel, the four letters are Nun, Gimmel, Hay, Pey which indicates that the miracle happened in Israel.
Dreidel can be played with as little as two players. However, the more the players, the better the game is. You need to distribute tokens among the players, and are required to issue an equal number of tokens to each player. Remember that tokens can be any small thing such as nuts, raisins, pennies or even matchsticks. Besides these, gelt coins can also be used.
You are required to place one token in before spinning. Keep in mind that when the pot is emptied, all the players need to place one token in it.
Take turns in spinning
You need to take turns spinning the Dreidel. A person wins, loses or draws depending on the letter which is up after spinning the Dreidel. Whenever Shin comes, you need to put one more token in the pot. If nun is the outcome, you are required to do nothing. In case Gimmel comes, you need to take all the tokens from the pot. If the outcome is Hay, you need to draw out half of the tokens from the pot.
Pass and play
After your turn, you need to pass the Dreidel to the next player. Continue doing this until all the tokens in the pot are finished.