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Addictive Online Crane Games Are Getting Me Through the Pandemic

In an era of depressive doomscrolling, crane game apps are a cheerful alternative

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As kids, my brother and I spent summers on the Jersey Shore, hanging out in the arcades of Point Pleasant, devoting countless hours to learning how to beat the crane games, also known as claw machines. We avoided the…




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Laine Yuhas

Laine Yuhas

Information sponge and efficiency expert. Let me help you do cool things. Writing on technology, self-improvement, and happiness.

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