The Maine Lobster Game is a claw crane machine that is filled with live lobsters instead of the usual stuffed animals.
Chris Keslinger, who owns the Maine Lobster Game company which builds and distributes the machines, says players become obsessed with winning a fresh lobster.
He says, These college kids once put in $400 and couldnt catch one. Then an eight-year-old boy walks up, puts in $2 and catches two. People would rather catch a lobster than a stuffed animal because it tastes better.
Keslinger assures that his machines arent rigged, and the claw is kept tight to give players a good fighting chance at catching a lobster.
However, he says a few snappers who are really feisty and refuse to be made into dinner give players a real run for their money.
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