While I’d be hard pressed to spend $35,000 on this Whac-A-Mole game – yes, that is the actual asking price – there is no disputing its awesomeness.

With the doors closed, the Whac-A-Mole Game looks like an everyday bookshelf cabinet.  But with the push of a button, a on remote no less, the doors swing open to reveal the classic childhood game that never failed to entertain (and frustrate me) at Chuckecheese’s.  But unlike that version, this one is fully customizable allowing you to replace the traditional mole heads with any caricatures of your choosing.  According to Hammacher’s website it can be a “members of your family, past managers, boyfriends/girlfriends, or any desired combination of personalities” – all you need is a picture.

And when the task of beating down your opponents becomes too infuriating to continue, you won’t need to reach any further than to the shelf above, which is replete with a glassware holder and room for your favorites bottles of booze. Also included are original sound effects, an LED screen to keep score, and two padded leather mallets.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."