Some religious scholars believe that the dreidel game originated during the times of the Greek-Syrians, and is closely connected to the Chanukah holiday. Because the ruling Greek-Syrians outlawed Jews from learning the Torah, the Jews needed a way to hide their studies. The dreidel became a clever decoy. When Jewish students saw the Greek-Syrians coming, they would hide their books and play with dreidels instead, which tricked the Syrians into thinking they were just playing a harmless game.Just print out the design (pdf), glue to to thin cardboard, cut along the lines and assemble. Easy and fun!
In this Star Wars variation, the dreidel and the droid R2-D2 combine to make Droidel!