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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: Suggestion - More on Badges

By jpmwriter » July 16th, 2017, 1:56 am

Back again with another badge request. While I am still enjoying the renewed premium challenges we recently discussed here, they are of course losing significant value due to constant, daily uses, so now I am requesting new Mix-and-Match Badges. My collection is complete but so old and valueless. I always purchase all the Badge Magic offerings faithfully, and it has been ages since they have had any in bowling. How/where can I successfully request and obtain several new M-n-M badges pronto?

I realize that if we are fortunate enough to learn that bowling is a new game of the month, this would take care of lots of M-n-M badges, but meanwhile I really do need a number of new ones. Help please!

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Game Too Slow

By Mod_Jada » July 13th, 2017, 11:58 am

neatKaran336 wrote:
this game is slow. how do you get a fast room


Click on the Chat Rooms tab underneath the game.
At the top of the chat rooms list you will see "Game Mode."
Tick the button next to "Fast Rooms."

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Game Too Slow

By neatKaran336 » July 13th, 2017, 11:55 am

this game is slow. how do you get a fast room

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Game Too Slow

By CwCrzy58 » July 8th, 2017, 6:27 pm

r u playing in fast rooms

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Game Too Slow

By Tyler0313 » July 8th, 2017, 4:43 pm

this game is sooooooo slow it's painful - why isn't there a speedy version???

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Pogo Bowl • pogo bowl

By OLD SPICE CEE » July 7th, 2017, 8:40 pm

I get booted a lot when I play pogo bowl any help here

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Pogo Bowl • Re: not getting all my pins up

By SusyQ151 » July 7th, 2017, 12:08 pm

BzrPla wrote:
BzrPla wrote::cry: not getting all my pins up

no explanation for this yet :twisted:


This is a members forum and not a direct link to Pogo.

What do you mean "not getting all my pins up?"

What browser are you using? What, exactly, happens when you try to play the game?

To reach customer service you will need to click on the Help link in the upper, right-hand side of the page (just right of the News link). On the next page click the big, yellow Contact Us Now button and follow the prompts.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: not getting all my pins up

By BzrPla » July 7th, 2017, 11:09 am

BzrPla wrote:
:cry: not getting all my pins up

no explanation for this yet :twisted:

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Pogo Bowl • pogo bowl

By momofanangel0618 » July 4th, 2017, 4:59 pm

played for 1 hour and didn't receive credit score. which means a lot when you in tournament.

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Pogo Bowl • Attention - Chrome 59

By Pogo_Llama » June 30th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Hello Pogo community,

The most recent update to the Google Chrome browser to Chrome 59 has resulted in loading errors for many of Pogo games, specifically table games where you can play vs. a bot or a person.

We are aware of this issue and are working on a fix to it. During this time, we ask that you play those specific games on a different browser such as Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

Thank you and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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Pogo Bowl • not getting all my pins up

By BzrPla » June 25th, 2017, 12:04 pm

:cry: not getting all my pins up

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Suggestion

By jpmwriter » June 24th, 2017, 6:00 am

Thank you so much, Mod Jada. And to top it off and add to my joy, now there is also the addition of the truly new album (I believe it is called Happy Campers) that contains another bowling badge, plus other terrific games! So I am good for a long while! Thanks again.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Suggestion

By Mod_Jada » June 23rd, 2017, 2:11 am

That is wonderful, jpmwriter.
I feel the same way when I am working on challenges in games that I really like.
Enjoy the challenges and best of luck in climbing the ranks. :)

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Suggestion

By jpmwriter » June 23rd, 2017, 2:03 am

To further clarify, I am rank 62 in bowling and certainly not new. I realized these badges are duplicates, as all of my original ones are now worth about 6 tokens apiece from replaying them so much. However, to have 10 badges now worth 600 to 4000 tokens each, I do not mind the repetition but am grateful to have "new" challenges to enjoy once again. I am appreciative, excited again and happily rapidly completing them while accomplishing the thousands of remaining spins to rank 70, instead of feeling bored with NO badges to play as I was before these arrived.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Suggestion

By NhRodney » June 21st, 2017, 1:04 am

Plus the badges aren't new. "best of" is an album full of bowling challenges that were already in other PBA's in the past, but in one place.
So, if you are a "newer" member, they may be new to you, though, I guess.

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