We’ve all been there. Standing in front of the beloved, but very frustrating, claw machine. Staring at the prize that we wanted, but just couldn’t seem to get. We’re in awe by the lucky few who seem to walk away victorious! “Why can’t I seem to win?” you ask yourself. Well, here are some tips and tricks to try to help you become one of those envied few. 1. Watch carefully Don’t be afraid to stand back and observe other claw-machine patrons before giving it a go. Watch their techniques. This step is crucial if you want to know the time allotted after inserting your coins (and trust us, you do). 2. Pick out your prize BEFORE starting After you’ve established how much time you’re given to win big, keep your eye on the prize. Your time at the machine is precious, try not to waste it! 3. Enlist the help of a friend If you can, have a friend stand toward the side of the machine. They’re able to give you directions of where to move the claw, which is especially helpful if the sight lines to your prize are blocked! 4. Keep trying We understand the frustration that comes with the claw machines. But with that frustration also comes a lot of excitement! Keep trying, keep your eye on the prize and try out these tips! Did these tips work for you? Do you have other tricks that have helped you walk away victorious? Let us know in the comments!