Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Crazy Claw >> Game Review & Giveaway


Getting our crazy on...


This week our growing collection of family games gained a brand new addition in the form of 'Crazy Claw', a bonkers game from Drumond Park, aimed at ages 5 and up. This game mimics an arcade claw game and is really something different, perfect for our family and easy to adapt for all ages.

The game comes stored in a small, regular size game box and builds into a little plastic cabinet for the game to begin. This arrived while Alf was at school and Soph was super excited to get it set up. At nearly three she is under the recommended age but obviously hooked in by the bright colours and fun look of the game so we soon opened it up and got started.




Inside the box you will find the plastic base with built in paddles for bouncing the balls, the plastic 'window' section that is one single fold out piece, the lid with a hole in for the claw to get in...




There is also the crazy claw itself, a small plastic, super easy to use grabber, controlled with a simple to squeeze leaver. This was perfect for little hands as well as my own, so good for all ages with a little practise.




The game itself has game cards for each player to choose. The player that collects their images first wins. The images are of toys similar to those you could win in a real arcade such as a cuddly toy, yo yo and football.




The game has a selection of brightly coloured balls, each with a cartoon face on, that opens to reveal the 'prize'.  My first thought was that this could easily be adapted with sweets or real gifts as an alternate party game!




The players take it in turns to try and grab a ball while the other players pat the paddles like mad to make the balls jump around. The balls are fairly easy to pick up so the more players the better! If someone puts a 'toy' back that you need for your card, you need to try and remember which one it was, which is simple until the balls start bouncing around all over the place.




If you pick a ball with a picture you don't need for your game card, the ball goes back in the box and if it's one you do need you pop the empty ball back too, so there is every chance of picking an empty ball and them all getting muddled up as they bounce around. Alf was super excited when he got back from school and saw this and I know it will be a game that comes out a lot in years to come.




We have really really enjoyed playing this game today, it's totally different to anything we have played before and lots of fun. I love the idea of having the mystery prizes in the ball, it's great for all ages, super easy to adapt for younger players like all Drumond Park games, but this one is really nice and simple so Soph and Alf are both able to play this together at nearly 3 and 5 years of age.

My only qualms were that I would have quite liked a couple of spares in case we lost a ball or something. The stickers have to be added which I actually quite enjoy but they are super sticky and pretty hard to stick well around the paddles and very unforgiving. My tip would be to do this calmly without a toddler in tow! I found it a little hard to set up initially and slot the plastic part into place but it does get easier each time you do it.




The game really is fun, with an RRP of £22.99 I think it is a great buy, perfect for all year round fun, really robust and although it's simple to play, I don't think it would ever get old! Crazy Claw is a must have for any family that love games, it would make an amazing gift and would be so easy to adapt for all kinds of fun. We've loved Crazy Claw so far and have another one to give away. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning your very own game, please enter via the Gleam app below this post.




We were sent this game as part of the Drumond Park reviewer panel, all thoughts and words are my own. Contains Amazon affiliate link. Giveaway UK only. Giveaway listed on Loquax

116 comments:

  1. reminds me of the similar game at the fair

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  2. Sounds fun! My son would go crazy playing that!

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  3. What a fun looking game. The kids would love it!

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  4. Crazy Clawmlooks like fantastic fun

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  5. I love the look of this game, we love the arcade.

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  6. This looks perfect for my surprise egg obsessed little one, have been meaning to get it him for a while now :-)

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  7. Cute little game, looks like fun and reminds me of the fair games.

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  8. its looks fun ive never been very good at these in the arcade though

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  9. This looks like so much fun! I love arcade games xx

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  10. this looks like fun, i used to love the teddy grab machine when i was a kid!

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  11. looks like a whole lot of fun . . . .hope l am lucky enough to win it

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  12. It looks great fun for all ages!

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  13. This game looks brilliant and like something my daughter would love

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  14. This looks like so much fun. My kids would love it.

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  15. I love the look of this game, my only concern would be I may have to get two so I can have one all to myself, hee hee! x

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  16. it looks like a fun game that they will fight over

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  17. Margaret Clarkson
    It looks like great fun

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  18. This looks so much fun, I think my daughters would love it!

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  19. It looks fun I found your review of it amusing, great for grandchildren

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  20. This looks like amazing fun! I have a 3 year old and a 6 year old who would definitely love to play!!!

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  21. The game looks fun my daughter had her eye on it for Christmas but she already had enough presents bought in.

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  22. looks so much fun x my grandaughter would love it x

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  23. Looks so much fun. Would definitely keep the grandkids busy when I'm on babysitting duty lol. Would love to be your lucky winner. Fingers crossed x

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  24. Looks so much fun. Would definitely keep the grandkids busy when I'm on babysitting duty lol. Would love to be your lucky winner. Fingers crossed x

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  25. Looks fun, I like how it reminds me of an arcade game

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  26. would have so much fun!

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  27. Looks lots of fun and a game which all the family can enjoy

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  28. my nephews would love this

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  29. looks fun,my daughter would love it x

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  30. it looks like a really fun game.

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  31. This looks like lots of fun that all of the family can join in with :)

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  32. Seems like a fun game. Based on arcade game which children love. Though seems Crazy Claw would keep them occupied and entertained for much longer.

    Rachel Craig

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  33. I think this game looks great and i know two people who would love to play it

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  34. Looks like lots of fun.Nice to see something totally different

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  35. The game looks great - I'm sure my kids would love it!

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  36. This looks great fun. Bets kids would love it

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  37. Looks great fun we love any games that we can share

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  38. I love the fact that you could put little gifts in the balls! This game looks so much fun x

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  39. This is the type of toy my grandchildren would love playing with Grandma

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  40. reminds me of the claw machines in arcades. great fun

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  41. I can just imagine the children squabbling over whose turn it is next...which must mean it's a really good game? ;)

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  42. My grandsons would love this, we love funny crazy games!

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  43. Great game to keep the kids entertained what fun

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  44. this game looks great fun my daughter is desperate to play try it

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  45. I can imagin so many ways to make our own fun games with this, even for an grown up party drinking game.

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  46. great game looks like a lot of fun

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  47. This looks really fun. My little girl would love it

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  48. This looks fab my son loves the big ones at the arcades by the seaside x

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  49. Looks fun for young children, I wouldn't miss me having amgo

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  50. It looks great my little grandson likes surprise eggs this would make a great easter present

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  51. it looks fantastically fun like a mini arcade game that me and my kids are obsessed with

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  52. looks like great fun, reminds me of the arcades

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  53. I think my youngest would love this. He loves the arcade games at the seaside

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  54. I think my niece's would love to play the game.

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  55. Looks good fun, I think the boys would love it

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  56. I know I would have loved a game like this when I was a kid

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  57. Maybe this would subdue my four year old girls obsession with the grabber machines at motorway services

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  58. I think the grandchildren and I would have a lot of fun with it :)

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  59. It looks like a lot of fun! Perfect to play with my daughter

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  60. This was my favourite game when I was a kid it literally brings back memories

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  61. Looks like a lot of fun so I'm sure my Grandson will love it

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  62. Lots of fun! (@PeanutHog)

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  63. This game sounds like a lot of fun - I love playing games with my grandchildren.

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  64. Looks really fun am sure my sister would love it

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  65. I think it looks like a lot of fun :) the claw games are always a hit in the arcades and I'm sure this will be too!

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  66. This game looks like lots of fun! Would love to challenge my kids!!

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  67. Looks like alot of fun. Love the idea of the empty ones going back in makes it more interesting. my son would love this game and isnt a long game like monopoly we have to leave out for the whole weekend lol

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  68. It looks like a fun game that my grandson would really enjoy

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  69. Looks fun, my daughter would love it

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  70. Looks great fun, think my three boys would love playing this.

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  71. I would have lots of fun playing this with my Grandson

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  72. i play board games with my little ones every sunday we play fish and snap with cards too this game looks like lots of fun

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  73. My kids always like these type of games at the arcades so to have a miniature game of their own would be cool for them

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  74. Looks so much fun! My boys would love this!

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  75. This looks great fun....for me as well as my kids! lol

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  76. hours of fun!

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  77. It looks like a lot of fun, and not complicated for little ones to learn!

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  78. This looks like so much fun - I have 3 kids and i know they would enjoy playing this

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  79. Looks like great fun - we love playing the old fashioned grabber games in the Old Penny Arcade at our local museum!

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  80. I think this is really cool. My son wants me to buy it :-)

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  81. In think it looks like great fun.

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  82. Looks good fun for the whole family

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  83. It looks like a fun little game, and it may help with the young ones dexterity.

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  84. This looks like fun for the whole family.

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  85. I think everyone not my house would want to play haha!

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  86. this game looks very fun

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  87. It reminds me of the games you see where you have to try and grab and lift a toy then drop it in the gap.It certainly looks like fun x

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  88. looks really fun something my kids would love

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  89. It's definitely something that the whole family can enjoy. As someone with kids aged 5, 8 and 14 it's difficult to find a game that they can play together without the eldest having an advantage, but this game seems perfect :)

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  90. We havent played it yet but it looks loads of fun , and very entertaining

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  91. this look fun

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  92. Love the look of this. Reminds me of the grab machines at the fairground

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  93. this looks a fun game and one that both H aged 3 and D aged 6 could enjoy with us together

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