Skip to comments.Major League Dreidel Players Put Competitive Spin on Classic Hanukkah Game
Posted on 12/18/2012 5:42:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
This isn't your bubbe's game of dreidel.
More than 30 competitors spun for glory Thursday night as part of a Major League Dreidel contest at Full Circle Bar on Grand Street.
With team names ranging from "Hanukkah Hustlers" and "Latkatonic" to "Gimel Da Loot," the particpants played a modified game of the holiday classic, in which spinners tried to land their dreidels on a Hebrew letter or in hole at the end of the table for maximum points. MLD founder and referee Eric Pavoney, aka the
"Knishiner," called the contest a "cross between shuffleboard and cornhole."
"Dreidel is not just a long lost childhood game" he explained, "but a legitimate sport."
May I rush to offer that the unfortunately-named game of "cornhole" is beanbags and a board with a hole in it.