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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: Not able to chat in Pogo Bowl

By Rangersrnmbr1 » October 19th, 2017, 5:47 am

MRobin8714 wrote:
I tried turning off bubble chat and still was unable to chat. Any more suggestions? I hate it when you can't chat in bowling. Players think you are a bot. Also, the count during the game is so messed up. I really like the bowling game but now hate to go in a room.


There is no bubble chat in Pogo bowl. Bubble chat is in a game that has tables like spades, Jungle gin, shuffle bump. You could try perhaps leaving Pogo bowl and coming back. That is what I do when my chat freezes. I just leave that game and go back to it.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Not able to chat in Pogo Bowl

By MRobin8714 » October 19th, 2017, 5:36 am

I tried turning off bubble chat and still was unable to chat. Any more suggestions? I hate it when you can't chat in bowling. Players think you are a bot. Also, the count during the game is so messed up. I really like the bowling game but now hate to go in a room.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Not able to chat in Pogo Bowl

By cardinallady101 » October 17th, 2017, 11:26 pm

Well, I tried what some suggested (turning off bubble chat), but that didn't work. It seems to shut off ability to chat after you type a couple comments. Then it won't let you type anything.

Thanks for the suggestions though. I tried them and it didn't work.
boo hoo

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Not able to chat in Pogo Bowl

By cardinallady101 » October 17th, 2017, 11:17 pm

I am having same problem as some of you. I can type a chat response and then it will not let me. It works at very beginning, then it will not display the words. It lets me do emoticons, but no chat. I see I am not the only one having this problem. Can pogo fix this?

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Pogo Bowl • UPDATE: Attention - Solitaire Gardens & Mahjong Escape

By Pogo_Llama » October 17th, 2017, 3:38 pm

Hello Pogo Community,

Yesterday Pogo experienced some issues with Solitaire Gardens and Mahjong Escape. To be safe, we temporarily disabled both games so we could thoroughly investigate - and the issue was found and the team is now working on a solution. The games will remain offline for a bit longer so please keep watching the Pogo Blog for more updates.

Thanks again for your patience.
Pogo_Llama



We are having technical issues with Solitaire Gardens and Mahjong Escape. The team is aware of the issue and we are investigating. While we are doing so, Solitaire Gardens and Mahjong Escape will be temporarily offline.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. I will keep you posted here and on the Pogo Blog with updates.

Pogo_Llama

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Pogo Bowl • Full Screen

By OTownMan67 » October 8th, 2017, 2:27 am

Why isn't maximizing the screen for Pogo Bowl an option like it is for many other games? For us older players, it would be nice if we could see the lanes and pin sets better.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Frozen out in mid game

By SusyQ151 » October 2nd, 2017, 7:52 pm

Also note that if you click the Play Now button rather then scrolling down and entering a game room, you run the risk of being placed in a free member room.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Frozen out in mid game

By NhRodney » October 2nd, 2017, 7:45 pm

To play without ad breaks, you must play in Club Pogo Member Rooms. Those are the rooms with the Club Pogo "P" logo next to them. Otherwise, in non member rooms, there will be ad breaks.

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Pogo Bowl • Frozen out in mid game

By ButtplateTHorse » October 2nd, 2017, 5:20 am

In the middle of the game a window pops in telling me Pogo will return in 38 seconds then it counts down.

I thus lose a whole frame. What is this? An ad break?

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Scores are NOT counting towards Tour

By Beyechonjr » September 26th, 2017, 9:27 pm

i always refreshed the page when i was on a team playing to see the scores update..sorry you are having problems..once refreshed my score always increased

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Tournament Rank

By Seska42 » September 26th, 2017, 4:44 pm

lsssmm wrote:
On our tournament tab, it says our rank is 304. Yet when I go to the list of ranks, we are 584. What gives? Tournament is nearly over, PLEASE fix this!

Those numbers represent two different things.

The 304 on the Tournament tab on the game page is your team's current rank in Pogo Bowl for the current tournament.

The 584 is your overall tournament team rank (counting all of your team's earned ribbons) as of the end of the last tournament. You need to change the filter from All Games to Pogo Bowl to see your current Pogo Bowl team rank on that Leaderboards tab of the Tournament page.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Tournament Rank

By Mod_Jada » September 26th, 2017, 4:42 pm

This is a members forum and not a direct way to contact Pogo.

Nobody here is able to fix it for you.

Pogo can be reached via the Help link at the top of your page:
Help > Contact Us Now.

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Pogo Bowl • Tournament Rank

By lsssmm » September 26th, 2017, 4:38 pm

On our tournament tab, it says our rank is 304. Yet when I go to the list of ranks, we are 584. What gives? Tournament is nearly over, PLEASE fix this!

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Scores are NOT counting towards Tour

By DOGZBIZKITS » September 26th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Yes I have been having this same problem. I am not sure what to do about it.

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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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