Redemption Games
Redemption games are typically arcade games of skill that reward the player proportionally to their score in the game. The reward most often comes in the form of tickets, with more tickets being awarded for higher scores. These tickets can then be redeemed at a central location for prizes. The most inexpensive prizes (candy, small plastic or rubber toys) may only require a small number of tickets to acquire, while the most expensive ones (skateboards, low end electronics) may require several thousand. In general, the amount of money spent to win enough tickets for a given prize will far exceed the price of the prize itself.

Crane Machines
A claw vending machine or toy crane machine is a type of arcade game in the form of a vending machine. They are popular in video arcades, supermarkets, restaurants, movie theaters, and other venues.

The success rate of the game is dependent on several factors, including player skill, depth perception, type of machine, and prizes available. A prize may be lost due to player inexperience or player error in manipulating the claw.

Prize Merchandiser
A popular variation on the ticket-based redemption game is the Merchandiser. Merchandisers display a prize or prizes to be won by the player using skill. Merchandisers can offer prizes ranging from cheap and inexpensive to high end merchandise such as video game consoles and iPods.

Coin Pushers
Coin pushers come in attractive cabinets with graphical themes, LED displays and stunning sound systems. The games require the player to drop a coin or token into the machine and based on the type of game the player is rewarded by either tickets or tokens.