Cobra Paw Review

Firstly, I apologise for not posting yesterday. It has been a crazy half term, the kids have been home and I just couldn’t get time to myself to write. Bad timing, Hazel… bad timing! Any way, who fancies a game of Cobra Paw?

Today’s review is Cobra Paw. A hilarious but simple game for the family. You’ve got be super quick, with epic reactions to win this game. Could you become the next Cobra Paw master?! Created by the awesome team from Bananagrams (another epic game, read my review here) this is another addictive game, perfect for whipping out at parties or when confined to your caravan during a wet summer British holiday.

How to play Cobra Paw

The game is so simple to learn how to play. It takes seconds to set up and learn.. literally. The aim of the game is to grab the most correct tiles, beating you opponent(s). To set the game up lay all 21 tiles (known as Clawfuku Stones) face up, showing their unique patterns. Scroll down for a video!

The player with the smallest paw goes first. Roll the 2 dice to find out which tile you must grab.

Using ninja-like reflexes all players must find the one-and-only correct tile. If you do so before your opponent, lay it infront of you… still visible to your opponents. There is only 1 tile that shall match the pattern of the 2 dice rolled, so be quick… you can’t both win!

Whoever grabbed the correct tile, rolls again. What’s that? No matching tile? Someone must already have it! QUICKLY steal it from that person, before they notice!

And that’s it. Play until one person has won 6 Clawfuku Stones. Simples.

The rules are easy. You must only use 1 hand paw to grab a stone and you cannot try to cover or hide your collected stones from other players.

There are 3 other variations of the game – No Touchy, Ghosts Of The Fallen and Two Ninja Stand off. All are really easy too play, and equally as much fun.

Handy Info

Ages: 5+

Players: 2-6

Game contains: 21 Clawfuku Stones, 2 Catnippon dice, Instruction booklet

I really liked that the box is small enough to pack in a suitcase for holiday fun. The illustrations are flippin’ adorable featuring a Cobra Paw Ninja-Cat. Very funny! My (nearly) 6 year old really enjoyed this game and totally got the aim of the game. I was very surprised at her ninja-like reflexes too! My 4 year old did struggle though, and got frustrated as she didn’t quite have the ninja reflexes to win.

Where to buy

You can find Cobra Paw in all good independent games shops. It can also be purchased online from Amazon and John Lewis and has an RRP £14.99.

What Makes A Happy Cat?

Owning a cat is obviously a big responsibility, and you want to do everything that you can to make your feline happy and content. Getting to know your cat is something that requires some time and patience, but to give you a helping hand, we are going to be discussing just a few things that you can do to make your cat happier.

Get Feeding Right

You should have separate food and water bowls with a fresh supply of H2O at least once every day. Dry food should be provided for nibbles, though if you need to restrict your cat’s food intake, frequent smaller meals tend to be better than two or three large ones during the day. Wet food should be provided for main meals as this is where cats get a lot of their water. If you are looking to provide extra nutrients, check out things like Aniforte’s salmon oil for cats. Pay attention to your cat’s individual preferences to make them even happier.


Play with Them Regularly

Young cats tend to have bags of energy, and they tend to be at their most active during the night and around dawn or dusk. You should be looking to play with your cat on a regular basis with a variety of toys. If you don’t, they are more likely to keep you up at night meowing or attack your ankles. So, play sessions are definitely valuable for both you and your cat!


Allow Them to Scratch

she’s a completely different cat now!

Cats need to be able to scratch, and they often do this when they are feeling comfortable and happy. To stop your cat destroying your furniture, you should invest in a good-quality scratching post. They tend to prefer textured surfaces, and you also should ensure that the post is sturdy enough so it doesn’t tip over every time they use it. If your cat doesn’t automatically start using it, make sure to draw their attention to it by placing it in the middle of the room and placing treats on top.

Give Them a Sense of Routine

Though it may seem like cats like to come and go as they please, they also enjoy consistency and stability. For example, they like to know where their food will be served and what time it will be served at. Of course, all cats are different, so you will find that some like this sense of order more than others. The important thing is to get to know what your cat prefers and adjust the routine accordingly.

Allow Them a Mix of Independence and Close Contact


Unlike dogs who tend to prefer a lot of contact with humans, cats are often more independent creatures. However, most of them still enjoy being cuddled from time to time as well. So, allow your cat to sit alone when they want to – they will often let you know when they are prepared to be more social.