I love it when you stumble on such an innovative game idea; Crazy Claw (RRP £22.99) makes me feel nostalgic of all the seaside trips as a child playing in the amusement arcades. This game will go down a treat at Christmas, there is nothing worse than getting the wrong presents but this game cannot help but delight! My youngest can turn his nose up at certain board games but this one got his seal of approval, which says a lot. I think because it’s quite a novel format, no board to manoeuvre round, he is quite practical and hands on so this game suits him.
Children will love the challenge of trying to capture the balls. It’s no easy feat as it’s difficult not to get distracted by everyone frantically pushing on the paddles making the balls leap around. It’s good everyone has something to do now so no one gets fed up waiting his or her turn. It can just get a little CRAZY…
Once you capture a ball you get the excitement of seeing if it contains a toy token that you need, if it does you can place said token on your collection card and return the empty ball back into game play. Then it becomes progressively trickier as more empty balls mean it’s harder to find toy tokens!
It’s quite a simple game to get the concept of but very addictive. It’s aimed at children 5+ and my 7 and 9 year old certainly found it lots of fun. It’s a good idea as a Christmas present because you can play it on Christmas day without having to first learn lots of rules, which can be quite frustrating for this age range. You can instead dive in and get grabbing. The winner is the first to collect the three toy tokens they need to complete their collection card and achieve the glory of being the ultimate Clawmaster!
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