Spinagogue, the dedicated dreidel arena, now on Kickstarter

December 27, 2016 - 11:38pm
The holiday season is upon us and so too are many beloved and honored traditions, with the dreidel among the most recognizable. The toy, often played with during the 8 days of Hanukkah, is notably simple to share and carry around, able to start a game with it on the floor or any table. However, designer Eric Pavony noted several frustrations that hindered the fun of the dreidel, mostly due to the lack of a dedicated playing surface. That is when he, in 2008, produced the cleverly named Spinagogue - the first game arena for the dreidel complete with features to enhance and expand the fun players can have with the holiday staple. As described via the campaign page: "As you know, every game needs an arena, a place where all the action happens. Football is played on a field, tennis is played on a court and baseball is played on a diamond. Now, dreidel is played on a Spinagogue." With the dreidel being a classic entry point towards introducing Jewish traditions to friends and children, the practicality of an attractive game surface became ever evident and proved quickly to be a big hit. Unfortunately, despite popular demand for Spinagogue, there wasn't enough resources available to create more copies, so Eric Pavony has brought the game to Kickstarter. This campaign allows any and all interested in getting a copy to not only lock one down, but to also increase the prominence of the thoughtfully designed game board. So if you're interested in bringing something cool to your friends and family for future holidays, be sure to check out the Kickstarter page to get your copy.

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