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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: More Ranks coming?

By MagicLady69Play » September 24th, 2017, 5:28 am

i would love to see more ranks for bowling,likes he other games have

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Pogo Bowl • Re: More Ranks coming?

By honcho60 » September 20th, 2017, 1:34 am

I KEEP SEEING NEW RANKS ADDED TO GAMES BUT NOT IN POGO BOWL EXCEPT FOR ONE TIME. WOULD LOVE TO SEE POGO ADD RANKS AND PERHAPS A WAY WE CAN CHOOSE THE COLOR OF OUR BALL AFTER REACHING THE 70 RANK.

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Pogo Bowl • not loading

By momofanangel0618 » September 17th, 2017, 8:11 pm

bowl is not loading.yesterday no credits for games played.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Is there a way to change my ball.

By Summerbreeze361 » September 15th, 2017, 6:46 am

no there is not you get a new one every 10 ranks

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Pogo Bowl • Is there a way to change my ball.

By coolcaz0001 » September 15th, 2017, 6:38 am

Is there a way for me to change my ball or am I stuck with the one I have.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Frequent crashes/freezes with multiple browsers

By jpmwriter » September 9th, 2017, 11:17 pm

I am having difficulty following your instructions... cannot find options that lead to toolbar, etc. However, in addition to this issue, in the past whenever I have tried + and - keys, all it does is enlarge outer screens, never the game box itself. Instead, it just moves little game box further to the right, still remaining at only 25% of my pc's entire screen size. My only solution has been to use my pc's magnifier, so I can see to bowl and keep using Pale Moon... the only browser that never crashes/freezes while I bowl! Thank you for your reply though.

Also wanted to respond to comments suggesting I may have router/wifi issues... Ironically I can state assuredly that I do not, as a month or 2 ago, my entire Dish Network system was updated. They replaced older parts outside on dish, plus I purchased their best new router. They checked my connections during process and reassure me that I have consistently high connectivities. Also, my pc was checked within the last 6 months in a repair shop for unrelated issues, and it is still good in all areas at only 1 1/2 years old now. These are definitely browser problems, or else Pale Moon would crash too, and it does not.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: finding room my league bowls in

By DButterfly68 » September 9th, 2017, 5:43 pm

go to the search window on the side (on pogo bowl page), type in the name, it'll come up usually in a list, click on it to go to room

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Pogo Bowl • finding room my league bowls in

By vietnamvet707172 » September 9th, 2017, 3:36 pm

The team bowls in room 123 strikes your out. I know that is slow and under topic, it has just dissappeared.

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

By Mod_Jada » September 7th, 2017, 8:44 pm

lsssmm wrote:
Why is this the solution to every problem? Is it never Pogo's fault?


If there is a site wide issue, then yes, it is Pogo's fault.

This issue is an individual issue, not a site wide issue, and it's usually caused by a mouse malfunction.

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

By lsssmm » September 7th, 2017, 2:25 pm

Mod_Jada wrote:
Sign out of Pogo and clear your browser's cache,history, temp files, and cookies.
Close your browser after clearing the cache and restart your browser.

You could also try a browser other than the one you normally use to see if you have better results.

Also check 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.


Why is this the solution to every problem? Is it never Pogo's fault?

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Bubble Chat

By ccboots56 » September 6th, 2017, 5:20 am

See if this helps, you will find it if you click on the ? or 4th icon from left.

Display Chat Bubbles - Some games have chat bubbles that appear from players seated at the table.
When this item is not checked, no chat bubbles will be displayed. Don't worry, you can still see all
chat in the regular chat box, even if you have the chat bubbles disabled.

ETA: Spades has chat bubbles. If you have chat bubble check marked
you will see the chat on the table, just like you see it in the chat box.
Very convenient, in my opinion.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Bubble Chat

By Mod_Kyra » September 6th, 2017, 4:32 am

You may have better luck asking your question in Pogo_Llama's blog questions thread under General Features.

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Pogo Bowl • Bubble Chat

By jetmyx » September 6th, 2017, 1:57 am

This appears as a new feature in chat.
I was in a Pogo Bowl room & because I've had this before in that room,
asked everyone in the room if they wouldn't mind checking theirs.
They were happy to oblige.
All staunch Pogo Bowl players, they hadn't been in Jungle Gin that day
they clicked on the cog above chat and all 9 of them said they had 'Bubble Chat' and it was Checked
though none of them knew what it was for!!
Maybe Pogo_Lama would write something about it
if you dont mind, please
ty
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Pogo Bowl • Re: Not able to chat in Pogo Bowl

By aacckk5 » September 2nd, 2017, 11:22 pm

Mod_Jada wrote:
Bubble chat is what you see when you chat in Jungle Gin and Canasta, so you might want to turn that back on before you play those games.

I was able to chat in Pogo Bowl when I tried it just now.

You most likely experienced some sort of glitch when switching from private chat to regular chat because bubble chat is not a feature in Pogo Bowl.


Bubble chat is an option to allow or not allow in Pogo Bowl whether it is an actual feature or not. I didn't try private chat but am having same intermittent use of chat described before. This came out of the blue. It has not affected the game itself or the scoring thus far. I first saw this last evening. It is still a problem for me today. Using FF 55.02 (64bit) /Flash26.0.0.151/cookies enabled/compatible resolution/no problems found/pop up blockers turned off, constantly clean caches via CCleaner, etc. Tons of space and memory. I'm aware that no one here can fix the problem but it IS very real and VERY irritating. Not to worry, I will report it to EA which has never proved useful in the past but if at first you don't succeed...

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Pogo Bowl • Not able to chat

By johnp52 » September 2nd, 2017, 9:45 pm

CHAT WORK THEN NO WORK

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