Drumond Park Crazy Claw Review and Giveaway

Drumond Park’s brand new table-top game, Crazy Claw, brings the never-forgotten thrills of the gaming arcade to youngsters aged 5 and up! Crazy Claw (rrp £22.99, for 2-4 players) is a colourful, action packed game of boiling, bouncing balls and a grabbing claw, operated by each child in turn.

We were sent a copy of the game to try out, and one lucky In The Playroom winner will have a chance to win a Crazy Claw game for their own family too! (Enter via the Gleam widget at the end of this post)

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My kids are always interested in claw arcade machines when we see them out and about, at service stations or in the arcades at bowling, so it’s a really fun and different idea to have a game based on this at home!

To play the game, first you need to set up the Crazy Claw machine, and put the tokens into each of the balls.

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You fold down the claw machine each time to store it back in the box, but the rest of this set up is one time only.

Once everything is set up, each player takes one of the four cards which show the three tokens you need to collect from the Crazy Claw machine:

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Each player takes turns with the claw, while the other players jiggle around the contents of the machine using the levers at the sides. Once the player manages to grab a ball, they open it up and see if the token matches one of their pictures on their card.

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If it does, they get to keep this token, but if not then they have to put it back and try again next time.

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The claw is quite easy to use. My 5 year old managed it without any frustration. I would say the recommended age of 5+ is about right, and he really enjoyed the game.

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One small improvement I would suggest is that we would have liked there to be more of the cards included for a bit more variety while playing. However, I think there’s quite a lot of potential to make up your own ideas with this game. I am planning to print out some cards of my own for different topics like sight words, Arabic letters, or anything I want to learn with the kids in a fun way – you can easily put your own things inside the balls and play the game in the same way, so it might be a handy one to make learning fun – as well as playing it just as it comes.

Giveaway

For your chance to be the lucky winner of the Crazy Claw game on In The Playroom, enter via the Gleam widget below.

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Good luck!

177 thoughts on “Drumond Park Crazy Claw Review and Giveaway”

  1. I would love to win this for my son, as I know he would love it. It closely resembles the egg machines that half of my salary seems to go on lol

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  2. This game looks fantastic! To me it reminds me of all the seaside holidays I had as a child and hours in the arcades looking into the grabber machines wishing of the soft toys in them! I’d have loved this when I was younger – I think i’d love to play it now in fact!

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  3. i love this game it reminds me of the ones at the arcade! My friend at school, her dad used to have to go and fix them sometimes and he used to tighten the grips on all the claws so everyone would win! 😉

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  4. This would be great for my girls, they are 13, 8 and 5 and my eldest always gloats about winning. It’s nice that there is no unfair advantage and all have a chance to win despite their age.

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  5. wow this is top on our christmas list we always try to add onto our game collection at christmas time and this looks like it would fast become a firm family favourite.

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  6. My 2 girls would absolutely love this game! It looks like so much fun! It’s the perfect family game to play at Christmas time!

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  7. I just showed this to 1 of the girls at work – she has nieces and nephews the same age as mine – we both said how much fun it looks – can see my nephew really getting stuck in to this.

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  8. This looks so much fun, a good game to get out on Christmas Day. I think it would keep all of the family amused, adults and children!

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  9. Brings back memories of old arcade games,……didn’t have a lot of success on them to be honest. Perfect game to play with my grandson!

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