Advice | April 5, 2017 5:00 am

Revealing How He Mastered Claw Machine to Win 15,000 Stuffed Animals

Claw holding capacity; angle of claw rotation; toy layout.

Chen Zhitong says those elements are all crucial factors in a strategic wielding of claw machine arcade games that won him 15,000 stuffed animals in just the past year. (The spoils of victory have overwhelmed his home, with the result that he has now donated 1,000 to schools for the deaf and blind.)

One of the more interesting revelations? Apparently some claw machines are programmed for you to lose and no amount of skill matters. Because if Chen Zhitong can’t master them, no one else is going to either.

Watch the full video from Great Big Story below.