As part of Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club we received Cobra Paw to review.
The Cobra Paw is an ancient tournament of speed and mental fortitude where combatants gather in an arena to test each others spirit, skill, and courage in honor of the Grand Shidoshi, Master Meow.
The History of the Game
The Cobra Paw tournament derives from an ancient stone snatching game called Clawfuku, believed to have been invented by a mysterious rouge known as Phee Lion. Phee Lion’s paws were so fast that when he snatched a stone, a terrible wind would rise up wreaking havoc and turmoil to all who stood in his way. He abused this power to take control of the land.
One day a wandering ninja – calling himself Master Meow – entered Phee Lion’s temple and cahllenged him to a game of Clawfuku. The lose of this contest would be cast into exxile forever. Master Meow had developed a technique he called ‘The Cobra Paw’. With this technique, Phee Lion was defeated.
- 21 Clawfuku Stones
- 2 Catnippon Dice
How to Play and Thoughts
- Ages 6+
- 2-6 players
- Time taken: 5-15 mins
The game is simple but fun to play. To start off, the player with the smallest paw rolls the dice. Once the dice are rolled then each player has the chance to try to snatch the one stone with the matching pattern. If it is not in the middle you can snatch from other players. The one who snatches the correct stone is next to roll the dice. The game ends when a player obtains 6 Clawfunku Stones….or 8 if a two player game.
The box is nice and compact and once played the game is neatly packed away. And it is pretty sturdy!
It definitely is a game for the whole family to play. Although the game is recommended for ages 6+, Bee at 5 was easily able to join in.
Being cat lovers the girls loved the references to cats which I think made them love the game more. A game I can see being played regularly as they try to develop their ‘Cobra Paw’.
Cobra Paw is priced at around £15 and is available from most toy shops and Amazon: Bananagrams BANCBP001 Cobra Paw Game
Disclaimer: We received Cobra Paw to review as part of the Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This post may contain affiliate links.