Cobra Paw

Cobra Paw – the game for Ninja’s in training

We have been getting our claws out and testing our Ninja skills with another great game from Bananagrams. Cobra Paw is the game where ninja-like know how steals the game and it’s certainly raising the energy levels in our house.

About Cobra Paw

Cobra Paw

The Cobra Paw is an ancient tournament of speed and mental fortitude where combatants gather in an arena to test each other’s spirit, skill and courage in honour of the Grand Shidoshi, Master Meow!

What’s in the box?

Cobra Paw

  • 21 Clawfuku Stones
  • 2 Catnippon Dice
  • Instructions

Skills Necessary to Play

  • Respect your opponent, honour your teacher
  • Clear your mind and roll the dice
  • Spot the matching pattern on the stones
  • Snatch the stone faster than your opponent
  • Reflect on performance
  • Calm your spirit

Who Wins?

The player who snatches 6 Clawfuku stones is declared the winner!!

Our thoughts

Cobra Paw

We started playing the game about three weeks ago and it was an instant hit with Daddy, Will, Lillie and me. The rules of the game are so easy to pick up that we were able to get stuck straight in and have lots of fun trying to beat each other.

Ollie and Albie did try to play with us the first few times but being younger their reactions were not quite as fast as ours and so the tears soon came with the frustration of not winning.

Practice makes perfect

Cobra Paw

Over the next few days, I took it upon myself to build up Ollie and Albie’s ninja skills so we played alone. It took all my willpower to not snatch the Clawfuku stones the second I saw them and Albie even told me that he thought I needed to get a bit more practice in. Slowing the game down a little for the boys increased their confidence enough for them to challenge Lillie and Will to games before school. They didn’t always win but they certainly played better and thankfully without the tears.

Family Favourite

Cobra Paw

Cobra Paw is a brilliant game of observation and speed, it is great for all the family to play together and takes very little time to set up so it’s perfect for games on the go. We have already decided that we are going to buy a further Cobra Paw set to keep in our camping box but it could also work on planes, trains or anywhere you can find a small table or flat surface to roll the dice and lay down the stones.

Game Details

Game Play – 5-15 mins

Ages – 6 yrs +

Players – 2-6 Ninjas




  • Country Mumming

    March 1 at 8:46 am

    This looks like great fun! My little one is too little (only 5 months!) but I’d certainly give this a go with friends and a few drinks!

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    March 1 at 8:30 pm

    Loving the look of this game. And because it’s not too big, it would be fab for taking away to a friends house or on holiday. I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this.

    1. IamMummyMatters

      March 17 at 8:35 pm

      Exactly, it’s an ideal travel game and will definitely be coming camping with us x

  • Rebecca Louise Jones

    March 1 at 9:39 pm

    This sounds a really excellent game and quick to get the hang of and play – good for different ages. Thanks for the info

    1. IamMummyMatters

      March 17 at 8:35 pm

      It really is, we didn’t even need to read the instructions (although there are different ways to play in them if you want a change) x

  • Bec – views from my garden bench

    March 2 at 1:01 pm

    this game looks really good 🙂 sounds like everyone really got into it and enjoyed themselves – quick reactions are always handy 😉

    1. IamMummyMatters

      March 17 at 8:36 pm

      haha yes, we became very competitive!

  • Amy – All about a Mummy

    March 2 at 7:59 pm

    This looks like a fantastic game! My kids are really into games at the moment.

    1. IamMummyMatters

      March 17 at 8:36 pm

      It’s such a nice way to spend time as a family. We have been playing games all afternoon and had such fun x

  • Mudpie Fridays

    March 3 at 8:47 am

    I am always on the hunt for different types of games as they can get very samey. This looks great and would be perfect for my eldest. I will have to bear this in mind for a treehouse visit we have coming up as I don’t know how he is going to be able to cope without technology!

    1. IamMummyMatters

      March 17 at 8:37 pm

      All of our kids love this, even our teen who is usually glued to his xbox!

  • Wendy

    March 3 at 9:08 am

    My five and a half year old is just getting into ninjas and all that stuff so I’m sure he’ll love this game! It sounds like great family fun xx

    1. IamMummyMatters

      March 17 at 8:38 pm

      Oh definitely, he could hone his ninja-like reaction with this game!

  • Tracey Kifford

    March 3 at 10:05 pm

    We’ve got this game! It took a while to get the hang of it, but it’s now become a game we pack in our suitcase when we travel!

    1. IamMummyMatters

      March 5 at 9:11 pm

      Some games can be like that can’t they, we really love it 🙂

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