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The secret history of the claw machine

You can find them next to the Kiddie Room at Funspot in Laconia, NH; in the dark depths of the Dream Machine Arcade in the Walpole Mall; and 24 hours a day in the Boston Bowl Game Room.
Mark of the claw
By ALEC ERNEST  |  June 10, 2011

You can sleep when you're dead: A guide to late-night Boston

To mingle over a grilled cheese at 3 am. To debauch at dusk-till-dawn discothèques. To cram chicken shawarma in your face at 2 am, your ears a-ringing from the show just over at T.T.'s.
Think Boston shuts down at midnight? Here's how to stuff your face, roll gutter balls, binge on cult cinema, and dance your ass off all the way to sunup.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 03, 2010