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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: Can't bowl-Says All Rooms Full (Merged Thread)

By Mod_Jada » July 21st, 2016, 7:40 pm

Pogo is aware of the problem and they are working on a fix.

There is nothing you can do on your end except wait until the problem is completely resolved.

From Known Issues:

Various rooms are down in some games. Thank you for your patience as we work to open them back up as quickly as possible.

You can find that information by clicking the link below:

Known Issues

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Pogo Bowl • Bowling Room

By pitypat614P » July 21st, 2016, 7:27 pm

What's going on with the bowling rooms? Every room is marked closed. Will this problem be corrected soon? Can't run tournaments... HELP

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Can't bowl-Says All Rooms Full

By jumpyhorse119 » July 21st, 2016, 4:01 pm

same here since maintenance work cant get into any room on any game i am very unhappy since we pay our money and cant play any games

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Can't bowl-Says All Rooms Full

By zynr1 » July 21st, 2016, 2:14 pm

plm2747 wrote:
Help!! Tourney started and can't bowl. Every room I go into says its full, but they are not. Tried about 8 different rooms including temporary ones. A new page pops up saying all rooms full. Does anyone know why this would happen? :o
Thanks

It apparently all has to do with Maintenance. None of us could do bowling tourneys (or I'm sure any other tourneys) this morning. I found 2 rooms that said "open" in Word Whomp. Those rooms I could get into. None were showing as open for bowling. Nothing we can do about it, other than to keep checking.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Can't bowl-Says All Rooms Full

By plm2747 » July 21st, 2016, 1:34 pm

Thank you for your reply tulip. Have even tried a different browser, still not working. I use IE, and tried Firefox, to no avail....

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Can't bowl-Says All Rooms Full

By tuliptyme4212 » July 21st, 2016, 1:12 pm

Might have something to do the the site announcement of "special" Pogo maintenance today beginning at 7 AM EST.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Can't bowl-Says All Rooms Full

By plm2747 » July 21st, 2016, 12:54 pm

Well now I can't play any flash games on tourney. Says all rooms full. Sweet Tooth works fine. And yes, I clear all cache 4-5 a day when playing on Pogo. Otherwise I get criped, or screen freezes, this is not the problem. Jada please help.

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Pogo Bowl • Can't bowl-Says All Rooms Full (Merged Thread)

By plm2747 » July 21st, 2016, 12:43 pm

Help!! Tourney started and can't bowl. Every room I go into says its full, but they are not. Tried about 8 different rooms including temporary ones. A new page pops up saying all rooms full. Does anyone know why this would happen? :o
Thanks

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pins where are they?

By JnLttlBear » July 18th, 2016, 7:34 am

[Removed by moderator due to forum violations. All posts must follow the Pogo/EA Terms of Service (link) as well as the Forum Rules (link).

Attacking other players is not permitted on Pogo Forums.}

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pins where are they?

By JnLttlBear » July 18th, 2016, 7:02 am

First off, I want to say I love your screen name and mini Imnotaduck!

But to the point I was trying to make earlier. I played for 2 hours straight and a few silver pins appeared. Not one gold pin in that lengthy period of "full games." Some days, you see the gold ones with some degree of frequency. I've played in full rooms, with just a few others, and myself. Doesn't seem to be making any difference. I have not tracked it yet, but I might, just out of curiosity. The game is still majorly fun, and while the lack of gold pins may be irritating at times, it will not deter me from game play.

I like your idea about going to packed houses for more interaction with other players. :)
Take Care...
8-)

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pins where are they?

By imnotaduck » July 17th, 2016, 7:20 pm

I once read someone advise you to activate two badges for colored pins.. one for gold and one for silver.. that way you don't get frustrated as every game will contribute to one of the two badges. I've tried it and it worked.

I now have a MnM that requires 15 golds in three weeks. I've tried it several times, but I have a plan for the next time I try for it... I'm gonna go into a room with a lot of people and chat so I have some fun as this is a tough badge to earn.

For those individuals stating they are not seeing either color special pins.. then you are not playing full games. When you come into the room, the game is in progress.. finish that round(or just sit there and wait) and then when the new game starts with frame one... play every frame and at some point during that game you'll see one of the special pins. You have to knock that special pin down and stay until the jackpot spin at the end of the ten frames to get credit.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pins where are they?

By CAGal1950 » July 17th, 2016, 6:58 pm

JnLttlBear wrote:
Being somewhat stubborn, I bowled for two full hours hunting the elusive gold pin. Did I get silver pins? Yes, quite a few in fact. Any gold? Zero, nada, zippo, ZILCH! I understand these pins are entirely random, but this is not only tedious it is a JOKE. Why doesn't Pogo tweak their system just a tiny bit so these MIGHT show up more often? We all know they could do this... Sigh.. oh well. Will work on my badge another day. :?

I'd be really p.o.'d if Pogo did that. I already EARNED my Badge. Took me 4 days of bowling to get it. I've also, EARNED all the other Badges for Gold Pins. One took me almost a year of starting it over and over.
My suggestion is to not purchase Badges without checking the requirements first. Save you a lot of grief.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pins where are they?

By JnLttlBear » July 17th, 2016, 6:38 pm

Being somewhat stubborn, I bowled for two full hours hunting the elusive gold pin. Did I get silver pins? Yes, quite a few in fact. Any gold? Zero, nada, zippo, ZILCH! I understand these pins are entirely random, but this is not only tedious it is a JOKE. Why doesn't Pogo tweak their system just a tiny bit so these MIGHT show up more often? We all know they could do this... Sigh.. oh well. Will work on my badge another day. :?

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Pogo Bowl • Re: removing someone from team

By Mod_Kyra » July 8th, 2016, 1:49 pm

When did you last try?

You can't remove a member in the last few days of a tournament. A new round started yesterday. Try again and see if you now have the option.

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Pogo Bowl • removing someone from team

By my1stimac » July 8th, 2016, 11:46 am

I'm the team leader and for the past 2 days when i go to options for said person
i don't get remove player only do i want to make said player host
Please help

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