Claw Machines and Prizes Galore: Claw City Opens in Katy Asian Town
Photo: Claw City

Claw Machines and Prizes Galore: Claw City Opens in Katy Asian Town

June 12 2024

Katy has a new spot of interest for arcade enthusiasts and thrill seekers. Claw City, a claw machine arcade, opened its doors in Katy Asian Town on June 6th. Located at 23015 Colonial Parkway, Suite B205, the arcade promises fun, excitement, and a chance to win a variety of cool prizes.

Claw machines have been a source of amusement and a test of skill for many years. The history of the claw machine dates back to the early 20th century, originally touted as the Erie Digger - a penny-candy grabber primarily found at carnivals and fairs. Over the years, these machines evolved into the claw cranes we know today, featuring the claw mechanism to grab prizes ranging from plush toys to gadgets. They are most popular in East Asia, particularly in Japan and Taiwan, but their appeal is worldwide.

A selection of claw machines at Claw City in Katy. (Source: Claw City)

The allure of the claw machine is the thrill of capturing the prize with a skilfully maneuvered mechanical claw, a compelling game of chance, skill, and sometimes, a little bit of luck. At Claw City, every claw machine beckons with a variety of prizes waiting to be claimed, with plenty of claw machines to choose from.

Claw City provides its patrons with multiple options for tokens, including VIP and non-VIP pricing. For the VIP privileges, a purchase of the $100 package that comes with 240 tokens is required, and it ensures better pricing for every visit thereafter. The token usage ranges from 2 to 5 per play, with the majority of the claw machines requiring 5 tokens. The smaller machines with lower token requirements are not traditional claw machines but dispensing games that give out small prizes. For those who are in it for the buzz of the claw, the 3-token machines offer less impressive prizes, while the 5-token machines house the quality prizes.

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A unique feature of Claw City is its prize exchange policy. If unsatisfied with the won prize, patrons can exchange them for points, and save up these points for bigger, more desirable prizes. For those looking for different ways to spend their tokens, the arcade also houses a set of 4 coin pusher machines.

Whether you are a claw machine aficionado or a casual visitor looking to test your luck and skill, Claw City offers a fun and rewarding arcade experience. Operating hours for this newest arcade in Katy are Monday through Thursday from 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM, and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM. To learn more, visit Claw City's Facebook page or Yelp site.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek, authorTiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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