Sunday 28 April 2019

Board game review : Cobra Paw

Thinking back to my favourite childhood games, they all have one thing in common. Snap, pairs, snakes & ladders, dominoes ... whatever we ended up playing over and over again, it was always simple to set up and simple to play. Cobra Paw fits perfectly into that category

Inside the box, you get two dice and twenty-one playing pieces, called Clawfuku Stones - you have been warned if you have a young child reading the rules out loud. Huge parental giggles guaranteed !

There is no complicated set-up required. Just lay out all the stones on the table where everyone can see them. The first player (we always start with the youngest) rolls the two dice then everyone frantically runs their eyes over the stones, trying to find the one with the same symbols. It may be in the centre of the table or maybe it's already in someone else's pile? If it is, you can still grab it ! 

The winner is the first player to grab six stones (or eight if it's a two-player, head-to-head duel). No fighting or sulking allowed - and that's about it for the rules ! 

It's very simple to set up and very simple to explain, although, as it says in the rules, 'The Cobra Paw technique can not be taught, only discovered.' - Master Meow. Here he is, if you don't believe me !

Each game takes between five and fifteen minutes, but you'll probably end up going for a rematch straight away ! The suggested age range is 6+ and two to six players can play (although Pierre likes to practise all by himself when I'm busy and has great fun doing so).

Disclosure : We received the product from the Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club in order to share our honest review.


  1. Oh, I do like the sound of this game! Haven't heard of it before, but I just know Eddie would enjoy it.

  2. Sounds like a great game, my 6 year old daughter loves playing games and puzzles so would enjoy this xx


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