Life gets busy and we get distracted. There are so many options to spend our time and sometimes the simplest thing can change how we think. We wanted to reconnect with the people right in front of us. So we set out to make a better dreidel.
"According to Jewish tradition, when the Jews were in caves learning Torah, hiding from the Seleucids, dreidel became a popular game to play. Legend has it that whenever the teacher heard the Seleucids soldiers approaching, he would instruct the children to hide their Torah scrolls and take out their dreidels instead... The game dates from the Medieval period at earliest, since it is a Judaized version of a Germanic teetotum, whose rules were: N = Nichts = nothing; G = Ganz = all; H = Halb = half; and S = Stell ein = put in." Wikipedia
Most dreidels are made from wood and have painted letters on them. They are great for kids and vending machines but we wanted to create something you would want to display, a conversation piece, a heirloom game. We teamed up with a local family owned shop to make it happen.
Never played the game of dreidel? You want to give a dreidel to someone who has never played? You are in luck. This insturction card will be included with every Dreidel. You can can play with any type of money, coins, chips, candy, or even favors. Traditionally it is played with money or chocolate coins known as "gelt". Have Fun
Spin Test below.
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Risks and challenges
Manufacturing - We lined up with a family owned local manufacturing shop. We choose to go local so we can have a hands on approach. And just in case we have a back up shop to step in if needed.
Fulfillment - With our day jobs we have been responsible for delivering hundreds of thousands of orders and packages over the past 8 years. Our main goal when creating this project was to ensure our backers received a quality product on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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