Taiwan is obsessed with claw machines (and so am I)

June 9, 2018 Georgina Ustik


Taipei is game-crazy. From pinball machines to toy dispensers, the gray city blocks are sprinkled with the neon glow of mini arcades, with enticing names such as “Happy Moments” and “Sweet Box” (😬). But no game is more common than the claw machine. Claw machine games are, of course, not exclusive to Taipei. There are plenty in the United States, as well as the rest of the world, but they’re largely restricted to arcades, dark corners of malls, or big restaurants where parents take their children when they’re sick of them. But in Taipei, claw machines are undergoing a huge…

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