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.
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
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
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.