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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

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Pogo Bowl • Re: gold pins

By MLadyD7 » July 16th, 2018, 8:59 pm

utah745 wrote:Did not get credit for knocking down gold pin

Read the post right above yours.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: gold pins

By utah745 » July 16th, 2018, 8:58 pm

Did not get credit for knocking down gold pin

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Pogo Bowl • !

By MAHOP11 » July 16th, 2018, 7:18 pm

I quit. I'm the only player in the room, 5 games, no gold pin

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold P

By Mirandita3 » July 16th, 2018, 5:59 pm

Got it 6th frame -- AFTER 8 games. It's like hitting a lottery, just keep playing '

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold P

By beau516 » July 16th, 2018, 4:30 pm

AMEN !!! Watching paint dry is frustrating enough...but no gold pins while you're watching paint dry is even more frustrating !!!

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold P

By Margaret4613 » July 16th, 2018, 4:26 pm

I have played 10 games with NO GOLD PIN - I think randomly is a misnomer here. Ridiculous is more like it.

I always have like the POGO bowl. But when you make it so everyone CAN'T get a gold - you RUIN IT for everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Pogo Bowl • Re: gold pins

By CAGal1950 » July 16th, 2018, 4:03 pm

jandjnana51 wrote:did not get credit for knocking down gold pin on 7/16/18
Sorry, there isn't anything anyone here in the Members forum can do for you. Did you complete the game?

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Pogo Bowl • Re: gold pins

By jandjnana51 » July 16th, 2018, 3:44 pm

did not get credit for knocking down gold pin on 7/16/18

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold P

By Beyechonjr » July 16th, 2018, 3:09 pm

i see the daily is for a gold pin...i rarely do the dailies unless its a game i really like mostly because no one knows if i do them ..there is no record kept and its only for a 1000 tokens and not worth the stress imho

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold P

By annoysmom » July 16th, 2018, 3:02 pm

agardener wrote:Where is the gold pin? Have seen silver - no gold.
Gold pin comes up randomly...hang in there

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold P

By Rangersrnmbr1 » July 16th, 2018, 2:08 pm

They are random. Silver pins are far more popular. Gold pins can occur the 1st game you bowl or it can take a 5th game or at least 10 games for 1 to appear.

The best option is to stay in the room and not hop from room to room because you only see 1 special pin per game and if you moved to another room, the room you went to could be in the 9th or 10th frame by then and you might not even see a special pin that game.

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Pogo Bowl • Gold P

By agardener » July 16th, 2018, 2:00 pm

Where is the gold pin? Have seen silver - no gold.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Bowling Ball

By Rangersrnmbr1 » June 29th, 2018, 10:29 pm

bluewildmonkey1 wrote:Every once in a while the game goes crazy. Ball goes in gutter, Im playing on the score board , pins stand up in gutter then I don't get cedit for strike. can you fix this?
Are you using firefox? then I suggest trying another browser like google chrome for Pogo bowl. As far as I have recognized, google chrome is a far better browser than firefox for the game.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Bowling Ball

By bluewildmonkey1 » June 29th, 2018, 9:00 pm

Every once in a while the game goes crazy. Ball goes in gutter, Im playing on the score board , pins stand up in gutter then I don't get cedit for strike. can you fix this?

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowl not all pins are showing

By Caddlehopper491 » June 26th, 2018, 8:46 pm

Under my wife's membership and laptop, this was also happening to her. Same results whether I used IE, Edge or Firefox browsers. Finally tried Pogo Bowl using Google Chrome, 100% zoom, and all the pins are showing. Great. Don't know what else I could have tried.

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