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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: [GLOBAL] [Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 24th, 2014, 4:10 pm

Our team has now fixed this issue and the game should now load for players.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: [GLOBAL] [Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 24th, 2014, 2:21 pm

Our team is aware that the game is not loading for users today and will be looking into a resolution for this.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: [GLOBAL] [Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 23rd, 2014, 8:12 pm

This issue is now resolved. If you still aren't seeing the game loading, please refresh your screen and try clearing your web browser's cache.

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Pogo Bowl • [GLOBAL] Errors in Subscription Renewal Dates

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 23rd, 2014, 3:38 pm

We are aware that a number of users are seeing incorrect renewal dates displaying on their My Account pages. Some users that are on an annual subscription and were recently billed are showing that their next billing date will be in May 2014 which is incorrect. We are correcting this issue and it should reflect on your My Account page shortly. You should be billed during the correct billing cycle related to your individual account.

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Pogo Bowl • [RESOLVED][Sudoku Classic] Game not loading

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 23rd, 2014, 3:26 pm

Our team is aware that players are unable to load Sudoku Classic and is working on a solution for this issue.

Our team is currently working on this and should have it resolved soon.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: [RESOLVED] Purchased items showing as unpurchased

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 22nd, 2014, 10:55 pm

Both of these issues should now be resolved and you should be able to play previously purchased episodes in our Hidden Object Games as well as purchase more.

For those players questioning about the sale in Amazing Adventures today (4/22) the sale is currently on until 4/22 11:59pm PDT, so you should still be able to participate.

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Pogo Bowl • [RESOLVED] Purchased items showing as unpurchased

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 22nd, 2014, 7:50 pm

Our team is aware of some users seeing purchased items showing as being un-purchased in some areas, such as our Hidden Object Games. As well as when you attempt to purchase something for Gems, you may be receiving a message that states you do not have Gems when you really do. The team is currently investigating this issue and is working on a solution for it.

We recommend for the time being that you do not attempt to purchase the item for a second time.

Our team is working to have the issue resolved soon.

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Pogo Bowl • [GLOBAL] Heartbleed Vulnerability Issue

By Pogo_Cactuar » April 11th, 2014, 3:26 pm

As you may be aware, a website vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug has been all over the news as of Monday, April 7th, 2014.

As soon as we became aware of Heartbleed, we began actively identifying and patching any vulnerable systems to ensure Pogo.com is secure. We have no reason to believe any passwords or personal information were stolen, but suggest erring on the side of caution and updating your Pogo password.

For more information, check our our Pogo News article here: Heartbleed Vulnerability Issue

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Erroneous release date for many badges

By CAGal1950 » March 25th, 2014, 1:17 pm

vane jarekjh wrote:
Limited Edition Badges, for some reason, never show in grey in our albums. Complete or not, they always show in color in the index/content as well as inside the album. I did notice this long ago.

Learn something new every day! I didn't know that. 'Course I never pay attention to stuff like that. I would have never even noticed the dates being the same if I hadn't read this post and gone to check it out.
Thanks for sharing that, vane. ;)

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Erroneous release date for many badges

By vane jarekjh » March 25th, 2014, 6:19 am

Qmaurine wrote:
That is the problem--I have completed the badge if you look in my album, but it does not chow completed in the index.


Are you sure you played and earned this badge. Your badge is not showing complete in the index nor inside your album, as I said in my previous post, having it showing in color doesn't mean you completed it, not for a Limited Edition Album.
They grey thing works for regular MnM badges only.
And it not only doesn't show as complete in the index, it also says "Qmaurine have won this badge 0 times".

Edited to add:
I also checked the list of earned badges in your profile, I went through your earned badges all the way back to November 16 2013 (when the TG badge was released) and no, is not showing there as won either.
Sorry to ask again, but are you sure you earned this badge or are you just going by the "color opposite to grey" thing in your album? If yes, guess the only thing you can do is contact Customer Support.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Erroneous release date for many badges

By vane jarekjh » March 25th, 2014, 6:13 am

CAGal1950 wrote:
I have 6 Pogo Bowl Mix and Mine that all show exactly the same date: November 14, 2006. I am going to guess it is because none of these badges are available.They have all been retired or were Limited Editions.
All my other retired Mix and Match badges all have the same date also.
But, I did notice one thing. The 2013 Limited Thanksgiving badge is in color. I take that to mean it has been completed. ;)



Limited Edition Badges, for some reason, never show in grey in our albums. Complete or not, they always show in color in the index/content as well as inside the album. I did notice this long ago.
For instance, I haven't done the Players Choice Limited Edition badge and it's already showing in color in my last album.

I too think the release date showing 2006 for some badges is because they have been retired.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Erroneous release date for many badges

By CAGal1950 » March 25th, 2014, 4:26 am

I have 6 Pogo Bowl Mix and Mine that all show exactly the same date: November 14, 2006. I am going to guess it is because none of these badges are available.They have all been retired or were Limited Editions.
All my other retired Mix and Match badges all have the same date also.
But, I did notice one thing. The 2013 Limited Thanksgiving badge is in color. I take that to mean it has been completed. ;)

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Erroneous release date for many badges

By HmSwtGrl » March 25th, 2014, 3:00 am

you will need to contact pogo via the help link then, because like boa stated the thanksgiving badge is not showing as being completed. I mean you can either do it again or contact pogo. I personally would just redo it.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Erroneous release date for many badges

By Qmaurine » March 25th, 2014, 2:34 am

That is the problem--I have completed the badge if you look in my album, but it does not chow completed in the index.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Erroneous release date for many badges

By BocaJunior1 » March 25th, 2014, 2:07 am

What exactly is the problem it is causing? The only think I noticed is that according to M&M Album #48, you haven't won the 2013 Thanksgiving Limited Edition Badge. The others show as being won in Albums #5. #6 & #21.

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