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Be the king of the lanes in Pogo Bowl, the free online bowling game!

Be the king of the lanes in Pogo Bowl, a free online bowling game. Set in the heyday of bowling's golden age, this online bowling game comes complete with retro graphics, cool sounds and realistic game play that is unmatched. So get rolling! Bowl online and strike it rich!


Beat the Competition
Experience real head-to-head online bowling with up to 20 players.

Leader Boards
The leader board will keep you up-to-date with current results from all players in the room

Strike it Rich
Earn bonus points by being the only player to bowl a strike during any given frame.

Mining for Gold
Once per game, you'll have the chance to earn bonus tokens by knocking down a special pin. Silver pins are far more common than Gold pins, but Gold pins are worth more bonus Tokens

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Pogo™ Bowl provides a simple but powerful interface to make your shots. Start out by moving the mouse left or right to get the ball into the desired position. Once you have the ball where you want it, click on the ball to set the position. While holding the mouse button down, drag the mouse up into the lane area - you will notice a pointer being drawn as you do this. Move the pointer to the desired location and release the mouse button to initiate the throw. The faster you move the mouse and release the mouse button, the faster your throw will be. If you pause before throwing, the pointer will "cool" down (denoted by the change in color from red to yellow) and your throw will be slower.

You can bowl a maximum of two balls per frame from frames 1-9, and a maximum of three balls on the 10th frame. The following results are possible:
  • If you knock down all of the pins on your first throw, you get a Strike. A Strike is worth 10 points plus whatever you bowl on your next two throws.
  • If you knock down some (or none) of the pins on your first throw and knock down the remaining pins on the next throw, you get a Spare. A Spare is worth 10 points plus whatever you bowl on your next throw.
  • If you knock down some (or none) of the pins on your first throw and are unable to knock down the remaining pins on the next throw, you are considered to have bowled an "open" frame. Bowling an open frame hurts your ability to get high scores, but you can usually recover by bowling Strikes and Spares.

On the 10th frame (and only on the 10th frame), it is possible to throw three balls instead of two. If you Strike on your first throw, you will get two more throws; or, if you Spare on your second throw, you will get one more throw. The maximum score you can reach in one game (also known as a "Perfect" game) is 300 points. At the end of each game, the number of pins you knock down is converted into Tokens at a 1:1 ratio. On top of this, you can earn more Tokens for knocking down bonus pins or winning the Strike it Rich bonus. You can read more about these in the other sections of the help file.

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some additional pointers designed to help you become a more advanced Pogo™ Bowl player.

To get consistent scores, try to find a shot that knocks down most or all of the pins each time you throw the ball. If you can recreate a good shot, your chances of getting a high score are very good. You can also help yourself by leaving simple spares. Complicated spares occur when the ball "gets away" from you. It's almost impossible to avoid these moments, but try to keep them to a minimum if you can.

Although you do not have to apply spin to bowl well, Pogo™ Bowl simulates part of real-life Bowling by allowing you to add spin to your shot. However, unlike real Bowling, you can impart spin on the ball at any time after you've thrown the ball (but before it impacts with the pins).

Once you have released the ball, you can click and hold the left or right mouse buttons to add spin to the ball. The left mouse button imparts left spin (which makes the ball eventually curve to the left) while the right mouse button imparts right spin (which makes the ball eventually curve to the right). Depending on the speed of the ball, the spin may take effect sooner or later and may be more or less exaggerated - you'll have to experiment with the direction and speed of your shots as well as the amount of spin to perfect your throws, but it can help you get more pin "action" on impact or, even more importantly, alter the path of a poorly thrown ball.

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Pogo™ Bowl Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our Pogo™ Bowl Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Pogo Bowl - only some of my pins will load

By Mod_Jada » November 17th, 2017, 5:26 pm

stretchsnodgrass wrote:
Thank all of you for your replies trying to help. The zoom is always on 100, so that's not my issue, unfortunately. Not with my luck; that would have been too simple.

I shouldn't say I'm glad I'm not the only one having this issue, but I am glad I'm not crazy. When EA replied saying It was a "bug", I wonder if that meant in their game, or customer's computers. Thanks, again.


Nobody would be able to play if the game had a bug.
Check your zoom again while you are on the game site because it could be different from your zoom here on the forums.
Also try using a browser other than the one you normally use to see if you have better results.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Pogo Bowl - only some of my pins will load

By stretchsnodgrass » November 17th, 2017, 3:11 am

Thank all of you for your replies trying to help. The zoom is always on 100, so that's not my issue, unfortunately. Not with my luck; that would have been too simple.

I shouldn't say I'm glad I'm not the only one having this issue, but I am glad I'm not crazy. When EA replied saying It was a "bug", I wonder if that meant in their game, or customer's computers. Thanks, again.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: not counting all jp spins tpwards next rank

By LSWHIZZER » November 14th, 2017, 9:51 pm

I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH POGO BOWL. I LEFT THE GAME IN THE MORNING WITH 73 SPIN OF 80, I CAME BACK IN THE AFTERNOON, PLAYED SOME GAMES, AND HAD ONLY 71 OF 80. SO I STARTED WATCHING VERY CLOSELY, I GOT TO 73 OF 80, AND AFTER COMPLETING THE NEXT GAME I STILL HAD 73 OF 80.....SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG, I DONT KNOW HOW MANY I HAVE LOST WITH THIS TYPE OF COUNT. I NOTICED THE OTHER DAY HOW SLOWLY THE COUNT WAS GOING UP, I SHOULD HAVE CHECKED THEM MORE CLOSELY THEN. THIS STINKS....

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowl

By CAGal1950 » November 14th, 2017, 9:33 pm

They are few and far between. You just never know. I've seen one on two hours and then get 3 more the next hour. Won the Gold Pin Badge to get 4 of them in 2 hours. Must have re-activated it a dozen times. Just keep playing.

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Pogo Bowl • pogo bowl

By donnalee19771980 » November 14th, 2017, 9:28 pm

Why is there no gold pins for the new badge?
I have played for 3 hours and I only got 1 gold pin

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Pogo Bowl • Notice: Upcoming Forum Maintenance

By Pogo_Llama » November 14th, 2017, 5:16 pm

Hi folks!

The Pogo team will be conducting routine maintenance on the forums on Monday, December 4, 2017 at approximately 11PM PT. The forums will be unavailable during that time period. The estimated downtown will be up to 4 hours.

Thank you for your understanding and support of Pogo.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: ball speeding up and changing direction by itself

By WAKANTANKA » November 14th, 2017, 12:57 am

Always make sure that your ZOOM is reset, not in or out

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Pogo Bowl • Re: ball speeding up and changing direction by itself

By Mod_Jada » November 14th, 2017, 12:08 am

Luvn1Heart wrote:
My pogo bowling game has a wild ball that does whatever it wants....speeds up. Most of the time, even when I aim it, it goes into the gutter. I have checked out my mouse, tried different type of pads, loaded Flash Player and enabled it about five times (for both Firefox and IE). I don't think this game works on Google Chrome, nor Microsoft Edge. I don't know what else to do......NOW I WON'T BE ABLE TO GET THIS BADGE, after trying everything I can think of.


Chrome works fine for this game.

If that doesn't work for you then it probably is your mouse.

If it's a cordless mouse, change the battery.
If it's a wired mouse, open it up and clean it.

If your mouse is old consider replacing it as they do wear out over time.
It's a subtle change that you might not notice but the left click wears out after being used over and over again.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Can't Play

By Mod_Jada » November 14th, 2017, 12:02 am

What browser are you using and have you tried a different one?
Make sure Flash is enabled in your browser.
Also check that Flash is set to "Always Activate" instead of "Ask To Activate."

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Pogo Bowl • Can't Play

By kaiko642 » November 13th, 2017, 11:21 pm

There are some games, pogo bowl included, which I cannot play like I was able to before, because get a message saing that there's a device or something like that missing

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Pogo Bowl • Re: ball speeding up and changing direction by itself

By Luvn1Heart » November 13th, 2017, 11:00 pm

My pogo bowling game has a wild ball that does whatever it wants....speeds up. Most of the time, even when I aim it, it goes into the gutter. I have checked out my mouse, tried different type of pads, loaded Flash Player and enabled it about five times (for both Firefox and IE). I don't think this game works on Google Chrome, nor Microsoft Edge. I don't know what else to do......NOW I WON'T BE ABLE TO GET THIS BADGE, after trying everything I can think of.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: not counting all jp spins tpwards next rank

By Seska42 » November 13th, 2017, 12:47 am

Are you leaving the game before the jackpot spin graphic starts?

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Pogo Bowl • not counting all jp spins tpwards next rank

By together32y » November 13th, 2017, 12:31 am

I started with it showing 0 of 80 jp spins to next rank
I bowled and got jp spins in 60 games and it only shows 55 of 80 jp spins to next rank. what is up with that??

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Can't Chat In Pogo Bowl-merged topic

By CTreckeme » November 11th, 2017, 8:56 pm

I can chat in Pogo Bowl for a short period of time, then it stops and can only send emojis. Plus, the game is soooooooooooooo slow

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Silver pins on Pogo Bowl

By Mod_Aby » November 11th, 2017, 12:11 pm

There is nothing to fix. Many members have won this game. The pins are totally random there is a silver or gold pin in each game of Pogo Bowl. Be sure you are completing the game to get credit.

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