Wednesday, February 8, 2012
What’s the best way to grab a prize with the claw?
via Slate. "Claw-game experts recommend spending a few minutes on the sideline while others play to get a sense of the machine's idiosyncrasies. Claw games can be adjusted to make the prizes either easier or harder to grab. The difficulty is controlled by setting the length of time allotted for each attempt and the number of attempts given for each quarter spent. Operators can also change the strength of the claw's grip. If the prize is a plush toy or stuffed animal, aim for the chest, which allows for the firmest grip. If the claw has a weak grip, try knocking objects sideways into the prize chute. Experts differ as to whether it's easier to win with a three-pronged or a four-pronged claw."