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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: pogo bowl

By DustCountryUSA » May 26th, 2018, 6:06 pm

I'm not getting credit for winning Pogo Bowl either. I activated the challenge. There is no tab called Current Challenges in Pogo Bowl. No green checkmarks either. (that I can find anyway).

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowl

By Mod_Jada » May 26th, 2018, 9:33 am

Did you activate the challenge?

Click on the Challenges tab underneath the game and look at the section called "Current Challenges In Pogo Bowl."

If there is a small green checkmark in the upper right corner of the daily challenge box, then you did get credit for the challenge.

Also know that you should not leave the game until after the jackpot spin.

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Pogo Bowl • pogo bowl

By DavPlatt » May 26th, 2018, 9:28 am

I played the game twice and it did not give me credit for my spares :cry:

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Cripes

By HmSwtGrl » May 26th, 2018, 6:00 am

cripes error usually means you need to clear your temp files.

start, control panels, network and internet, internet options, delete browsing history and cookies

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Pogo Bowl • Cripes

By Burlem » May 18th, 2018, 6:24 am

several times in bowling I get a message that says Cripes game didn't load.?? This seems to happen periodically to others not just me. Anyone have an answer?
Obviously getting that message knocks us out of the room, no credit and we have to get back in to start over.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowling

By Mod_Jada » May 10th, 2018, 1:02 am

Speedgun70Player wrote:I checked everything the java,flash player. Is there something i'm missing.
The game won't load.
I think there is someone on my computer.

The only way someone could be on your computer is if they know your password.

What happens when you try to load the game?
Do you get an error message?
Do you get a black screen?

What browser are you using?
Have you made sure you are updated to the latest version of your browser?
Some browsers have been blocking Flash, which means you have to set Flash to "Always Activate."

You could also try using a different browser to see if the game will load.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowling

By Speedgun70Player » May 9th, 2018, 10:43 am

I checked everything the java,flash player. Is there something i'm missing.
The game won't load.
I think there is someone on my computer.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: wednesday challenges

By Mod_Jada » May 9th, 2018, 7:39 am

Pogo Bowl was last week's challenge and you won that badge on May 3.

Weekly challenges end on Tuesday night at 11:00 PM Pacific Time.

They disappear from the home page around an hour after that.

The new challenge week begins on Wednesday at 4:00 AM Pacific Time.

To see the games that will be used for the new challenge week, click on BADGES at the top of the page.

Scroll down on the left hand side and look under "Next Week's Wednesday Challenges."

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Pogo Bowl • wednesday challenges

By Blueberry7620038 » May 9th, 2018, 6:27 am

wednesday challenges are on, earlier than usual !!! but i get no credit , what happens ?

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

By winterjo » May 7th, 2018, 2:00 pm

I have tried everything that everyone has suggested and nothing fixes the probiem. I can bowl with just half the frames showing but when I have spares on both sides and bowl to get at least one of them the other one will have another pin pop up when I throw the ball. Any suggestions other than the flash cache and making sure the screen is at 100% on how to fix this. I quit playing this game because of this problem.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowling

By Mod_Jada » May 6th, 2018, 7:08 am

purplepass99 wrote:Mine is doing this also - it regularly doesn't allow me to line up the shot and has blue arrow pointing off to the side and goes into the gutter. I have played this game for years and have not had this type of difficulty before this week. Any ideas what is going on here?

Make sure your browser's zoom is set at exactly 100 percent.

While you are on the home page, hold down the CTRL key and press the Zero key (above the letter P on your keyboard) at the same time. That will reset your zoom to 100 percent.

Do that BEFORE you go to the game.

See if that helps.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowling

By Mod_Jada » May 6th, 2018, 7:06 am

Anniecat00 wrote:Played 2 games earlier, scored a 199 and 191, received no credit for either game. Came back into the game 4 hours later to see if credit was given, nope.

Make sure the challenge has been activated.

You can check your progress by clicking the Challenges tab underneath the game.

Keep the Chat Rooms tab open while you play and switch to the Challenges tab after finishing a game to check your updated credits.

Also make sure you don't leave the game until you see that you've received a jackpot spin.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowling

By Anniecat00 » May 5th, 2018, 11:47 pm

Played 2 games earlier, scored a 199 and 191, received no credit for either game. Came back into the game 4 hours later to see if credit was given, nope.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowling

By purplepass99 » May 5th, 2018, 5:41 pm

longmamaw1119148 wrote:this game is going to the side when you play it.
Mine is doing this also - it regularly doesn't allow me to line up the shot and has blue arrow pointing off to the side and goes into the gutter. I have played this game for years and have not had this type of difficulty before this week. Any ideas what is going on here?

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Pogo Bowl • Re: pogo bowling

By Mod_Aby » May 4th, 2018, 2:13 am

Did you complete the 10th frame in each game . If you finished each came here are some things to check.

Check your Profile Page to see if the badge has been posted there ?

To check your Profile Page, click on your screen name at the top of the page, the next thing you see will be your Profile Page.

Scroll down on your Profile Page and click on BADGES, look to see if your badge is there.

Sometimes the progress does not always update promptly on the home page or in Badge Central.

Your Profile Page is a good place to look for your badge if you believe you have met the criteria to have won the badge.

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