This memory was added on: February 25, 2007
This was one of my most favorite childhood memories, and definite all-time favorite toy. I should get this kind of toy from Tim Allen's "Santa Clause" movie retro toy selection give-away! I was actually more fascinated with the game pieces, and it seemed as if everything had it's own character personality. The windy feet was mesmerizing, the cat got slapped by the broom, and the lit candle touched the foot of the "blue" colored sleeping man, making him spring out! I also liked the rickety stairs, and the steel ball that would go back and forth over it. Can't say enough, and you can usually find it on Ebay. (Also like the long johns, and bird in the nest.) A game called Silly Safari by Topper Toys also caught my attention as movable triggering animal contraption "trap" in center board game. Just as cute.
This memory was added on: February 1, 2007
I HAD CRAZY CLOCK I USED TO SET IT UP ON THE KITCHEN TABLE ,AND WATCH IT MY DAD AND I WOULD ALWAYS WONDER WHY THE BALL WOULD SOMETIMES STICK RIGHT BEFORE THE DOOR. LOVE THE TOY
This memory was added on: December 25, 2006
it's a zany contraption it's crazy clock
This memory was added on: December 7, 2006
My husband wouldn't believe that Crazy Clock was a game I played as a child. He thought I was thinking of Mouse Trap. I knew I never had mouse trap. I remembered the name "Crazy Clock" and he was astounded that I found it so quickly online. I was so excited to read other memories just like mine. I couldn't believe it. Our game didn't always work flawlessly, but it was the best game I ever had. I hope that it comes out again in a new edition. Crazy man!
This memory was added on: September 19, 2006
We had Crazy Clock as kids in the 60's, and I liked it better than Mouse Trap because Mouse Trap never ever worked! Crazy Clock almost always performed flawlessly, once you knew a few set-up tricks. I still have it, and assemble it once a year or so just to watch it in action.
This memory was added on: September 4, 2006
"You know, for years I've been trying to convince people that this game existed"...Dave 1961.
I know. My Mom's younger sister had this game. I asker her what it was called but she has no idea what I am talking about. When I was 8 or so, I remember playing this game for hours. I have been looking for it recently, but could not remember what it was called. Thanks to this site, I have found it. Now maybe I can jog my Mom's memory.
This memory was added on: July 11, 2006
You know, for years I've been trying to convince people that this game existed when I was a kid. I have very clear memories of it, but it's only recently that I've been able to find it described on the Web. Thanks for even more memories!
This memory was added on: April 15, 2006
My parents first gifted me "Mouse Trap", then "Crazy Clock", and finally, "Fish Bait".
All 3 were great games, but undoubtedly, as others have noted, Crazy Clock was the better Rube Goldberg machine because the action sequence had more complexity and lasted longer.
It was funny watching our cat, who was as curious about the machine as we were, and watched intently the progression of the motion of the machine. Sometimes the cat couldn't resist and interrupted things and we had to reset it.
The man springing out of bed (Crazy Clock) or the man zinging into the fish's mouth (Fish Bait) gave our cat a good start!
There is a certain fascination with such toys that comes from assembling little plastic pieces, springs, rubber bands, and adding steel balls, and walla! You have a working motor of sorts - something that operates autonously for a time and produces a result. Real neat. Real cool. Real fun.
This memory was added on: April 13, 2006
I loved this game! I always liked putting things together and to this day I still build things. GREAT game!
This memory was added on: December 28, 2005
I got Crazy Clock for Christmas and my sister got Mouse Trap. I always liked Crazy Clock better!
This memory was added on: December 14, 2005
Wondering if anyone knows if the game is still manufactured and available for purchase. My niece loves the game that I have, but it has seen better days. Thank you for any information.
This memory was added on: November 21, 2005
OK I just turn 47 in 2005 and remembering my younger years when IT was FUN to have a birthday. I was remembering getting a FUN board game with a wind up clock. I did a google check on it and there it was. MANY FUN FILLED Memmories in one web page. Gosh I wish times were that simple again were all my probles were what board game to play with on a rainy day.
This memory was added on: September 26, 2005
The Crazy Clock game was my favorite game as a child. After all these years I still have memories of playing the game with my brother in the upstairs hallway. The game was so magical to me.
This memory was added on: January 24, 2005
I found a Crazy Clock game at a Church auction when I was 10 years old. The spring mechanism that launched the guy out of bed was missing, so I substituted rubber bands. I guess they were a little more powerful than the original spring, because I nearly put my eye out the first time I used it! What a great toy!
This memory was added on: January 3, 2005
Holy cow!!! I had this game. This was awsome. Better than Mouse Trap. I forgot all about this game. Man, what a great memory
This memory was added on: May 8, 2004
OH, my goodness!!! Thank you so much....I thought I had gone nuts, because I was just SURE there was a build up game like mousetrap! woo hoo! My sister only remembered me getting mousetrap! now, to find one.hmmm
This memory was added on: October 30, 2003
As I recall, Crazy Clock was a card game. You played the card game and certain cards would let you "add a peice to the clock" until eventually it was all built and then you would get to crank it. Sooner or later a crank turn would put the whole thing in motion.
I LOVED this game. It was SO much better a Rube Goldberg machine than the better remembered Mousetrap! And the card-game play was, as I recall, much more engaging then the "roll the die and move your piece" play of MT.
This memory was added on: June 5, 2003
The other game was Fish Bait. A fisherman sat in a rowboat and if he was unlucky, a rubberband attached to his feet would pull him into the mouth of a large green fish. The game was simlar to Mouse Trap and Crazy Clock, where you would build the game board as you played.
Chris is my brother. ;-)
This memory was added on: May 22, 2003
This was sort of a sequel to the still-popular Mouse Trap game, where you race around a board, building a Rube Goldberg-like contraption and then trying to be the one to activate the completed device. There was one other game like this, whose name escapes me, but we had all three.