Crazy Claw is the latest game from Drumond Park that we have been trying out. H loves watching and playing this sort of arcade game, so I knew we would have some fun with it. Not only that every child that has come in the house of the last few weeks has been drawn to it.
Unsurprisingly given the design Crazy Claw is based on the arcade favourite where you have to try to grab your prize. The main aim of the game is to choose the correct balls with hidden tokens inside to fill your game card before the other players. As the game concept is simple, this is a really easy game to pick up.
Inside the box comes the plastic base and lid, a sheet perspex box shape, a claw, 12 plastic balls, 12 tokens, four game cards and stickers. There’s no need for batteries, always a plus in my book, and you can still make the balls inside the box move during game play. The game is for two to four players. Each player is issued a game card with three tokens on. Taking it in turns, players can remove a ball from the box using the claw and see what their token is. If it matches their game card, then they can keep the token and place the empty ball back inside the box. If it doesn’t match their game card, then it goes back inside the box. Other players should keep an eye on play and note if their token has been picked out.
That sounds easy enough, but with three of the same coloured balls inside the box, the other players have the chance to put each other off by pressing their lever on the side of the game. This makes the balls shake and move so it’s not easy to see where a ball may be if they think it’s got their token inside.
Crazy Claw is fun and easy to use. You do need to be aware that you have to build the game up from the box and once built it won’t fit back in the box when you’re not playing with it. You will have to dismantle the game to put it away or find a different home for it if you want to leave it assembled. Ideally, I would have preferred to have been able to store the game away without dismantling it, but I guess it would need quite a bit bigger box. It retails for £22.99 and makes a fun family gift.
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