Want to spend some family time playing a game? Keep it in the Chanukah spirit with Dreidel Yahtzee.
I love Yahtzee. If you read this post, you’ll know it’s one of the top classic games I like to play with my kids. Unfortunately, though, since the game involves keeping score using a pen and scorecards, we can’t play it on Shabbat, the time when I’m most likely to play games with my kids. Dreidel Yahtzee for Chanukah, though? That can be a great family activity for any night. I’ve reinvented the game here so that you can play using dreidels instead of dice!
If you know the rules of Yahtzee, you can download and print this scorecard and go right ahead and play (if you don’t know the rules, get acquainted here). All you’ll need to play are five dreidels. Just take note of some rule changes below.
Rule Changes for Dreidel Yahtzee (vs. Regular Yahtzee)
A) Since dreidels only have four sides, and dice have six, I’ve eliminated two of the lines in the upper section.
B) Roll twice in each turn NOT three times. Since there are only four sides on a dreidel, vs. the dice’s six, your odds of getting three, four, or five of a kind are greater.