Playing hakosot is quite easy - but it's a lot of fun. Gather your fellow players around a table; each player will need one cup for the basic game.
There are two basic moves in Hakosot:
(Action) Hakosot Pass Ovrot Pass Mee'yad Pass Li'yad Pass Hakosot Pass Ovrot Pass Mee'yad li'yad li'yad. The Fake (1st word: fake, 2nd word take it back, 3rd word pass)Deceptively easy...
Traditionally, the game is preceeded by the chanting this line twice:
"Save your dixie cups 'cause we're gonna play hakosot" (bang your cup three times)
There are many variations on the basic game, from "blindfold" hakosot to "Klingon" hakosot (played with knives) (well, not really). True masters of this game can play passing cups to the right AND to the left, simultaneously, across several tables. By the way, newcomers to the game can become true masters in a single session.
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