Christmas is looming, and so are those gatherings of family and friends which are looked forward to, by so many. Crazy Claw from Drumond Park Games (rrp £22.99, age 5+) is a brilliant new arcade-style action game for the smaller members of the group – but the grown-ups can join in too! From the start, everyone gets involved by pounding on the paddles to get the coloured balls bouncing and bubbling about within the box. Then each player operates the grabber in turn, trying to capture one of the bouncing balls, to see what picture token is inside. The winner is the first person to collect three tokens which match the images on their picture card.
Also included in our fun and fabulous prize is the highly popular Sshh! Don’t Wake Dad electronic board game (rrp £22.99). This hilarious game is for age 5+, although we have found that once the board is set up and everything is ready to go, the entire family will want to pitch in and have a good time! The central figure is, indeed, a ‘Dad’ who snores loudly throughout the action. But wait for it… he jumps bolt upright from his bed when he’s woken from his sleep!