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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: Ball going to the left

By sirsplitslessnow » May 30th, 2015, 2:50 am

jazzcatspirit wrote:
On many Pogo Bowl games I have played, before I can finish drawing the line to the pins, the ball takes off on its own and flies into the gutter, usually to the left. When it starts taking off like that it does not usually help to hold down right click of mouse, it will either not respond or it goes to far rt and you can't recover it. These runaway balls happened again every night this week, and tonight it was almost every frame. This has been going on since I joined August of 2014 and have written about it a few times before asking that Pogo fix this unstable issue with the game. I know that I am not letting off the mouse while I am drawing the line. I stopped playing it for few months and found it was better, only happened a few times a week. Now it's worse than ever. Help! Why can't you resolve this?! :!:



Mine was doing that sometimes. May not be your problem, but I replaced my mouse. Has not recurred.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Ball going to the left

By jazzcatspirit » May 29th, 2015, 6:34 am

On many Pogo Bowl games I have played, before I can finish drawing the line to the pins, the ball takes off on its own and flies into the gutter, usually to the left. When it starts taking off like that it does not usually help to hold down right click of mouse, it will either not respond or it goes to far rt and you can't recover it. These runaway balls happened again every night this week, and tonight it was almost every frame. This has been going on since I joined August of 2014 and have written about it a few times before asking that Pogo fix this unstable issue with the game. I know that I am not letting off the mouse while I am drawing the line. I stopped playing it for few months and found it was better, only happened a few times a week. Now it's worse than ever. Help! Why can't you resolve this?! :!:

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Pogo Bowl

By Mod_Jada » May 19th, 2015, 12:39 am

@fawn: The game is working properly.

Have you cleared your browser's cache lately? Also clear your Flash cache in addition to your browser's cache, and make sure that your browser's zoom is set at 100 percent.

You can contact Pogo via Help > EA Help > Contact Us if you'd like to speak to a customer support representative.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Pogo Bowl

By fawn1941 » May 18th, 2015, 10:07 pm

i was wondering why during the game the screen just goes black,happend twice in half an hour today,and it happens on a daily basis as of late.For a while it was "crypes your game did not load" in the 10th frame of a game,now screen just goes black.I hope someone has the answer it gets aggravating when you're working on a good game and poof the screen goes black,then have to go out and come back in . Maybe pogo could look into that matter thank you

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Pogo Bowl

By ken1260 » May 17th, 2015, 10:11 pm

Just activate it and play a game or two a day after watching video and you will be surprised that it's not as hard as you think it is.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Pogo Bowl

By Mod_Skratty » May 17th, 2015, 4:18 pm

I'm afraid once you have the album, it's there to stay. Have you watched some of the YouTube videos featuring tips on the game? Some of them are very good.

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Pogo Bowl • Pogo Bowl

By JacMar5362 » May 17th, 2015, 4:14 pm

I have been trying to win Pogo Bowl in one of my paid for badge albums for two years. Now I have another album that has the same Pogo Bowl. I did not see it or I wouldn't have bought the album, I need to win two "200 games to close the albums. I hate Pogo Bowl and I blame myself entirely. What I want to know is, How can I get rid of the albums with this Pogo Bowl, so that I can replace them with the albums I like? If anyone has any ideas, I am all ears. I spend hours trying to get to 200 and I am tired of the that game. Please help me somebody.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: intermissions too long in bowling

By Mod_Jada » May 12th, 2015, 3:51 am

Play in Club member rooms and you will not have intermissions.

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Pogo Bowl • intermissions too long in bowling

By NTim309462 » May 12th, 2015, 3:51 am

intermissions to long in bowling, lose frame 6

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Pogo Bowl • POGOBOWL

By leafrules01 » May 6th, 2015, 9:01 pm

HEY WHY CAN'T WE GET BIGGER ROOMS FOR POGOBOWL SINCE SLOTS NOW ALLOW UP TO 50 IN THEM THEN WHY CAN'T WE GET ATLEAST THAT IN POGOBOWL. WOULD MAKE IT ALOT BETTER FOR FRIENDS THAT PLAY THE GAME ALOT TOGETHER OR FOR LEAGUES.

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Pogo Bowl • Bowling Badges

By poncho10wi » April 29th, 2015, 11:01 pm

I wish you would give a BADGE for a 300 game in Bowling. you give badges for everything else that you don't have to work so hard for. wouldn't hurt a bit to get a 300 badge made up, background bowling with a 300 written across the face of badge consider it please and thank you

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pin games

By SusyQ151 » April 23rd, 2015, 9:54 am

vane jarekjh wrote:
What I do when working on a Gold Pin badge is
1. Stay in the same room. IMO jumping constantly from room to room after only 1 or 2 games doesn't help at all.
2. If you have one, activate at the same time a badge where you need SILVER pins, in my head the system gets all confused :lol: I know this is not the case lol but in my head I have the idea you get gold pins often doing this, at least I have never had to play 5 hours or more to get my first gold pin.
Besides you don't lose anything doing this, so why not? ;)


I do the exact same thing; stay in the same room and activate a silver pin challenge. It may not really help, but I perceive that it does. :lol:

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pin games

By vane jarekjh » April 23rd, 2015, 2:14 am

What I do when working on a Gold Pin badge is
1. Stay in the same room. IMO jumping constantly from room to room after only 1 or 2 games doesn't help at all.
2. If you have one, activate at the same time a badge where you need SILVER pins, in my head the system gets all confused :lol: I know this is not the case lol but in my head I have the idea you get gold pins often doing this, at least I have never had to play 5 hours or more to get my first gold pin.
Besides you don't lose anything doing this, so why not? ;)

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pin games

By loc445 » April 23rd, 2015, 12:46 am

SusyQ151 wrote:
beccar921 wrote:I must have set a record; I played over an hour without a gold pin game! :evil: If Pogo is going to have a badge for gold pin games, at LEAST make every other game a gold pin game...that seems absurd to me......wish I had picked a different Mix-n'-Match badge this week!


The gold pins always have been somewhat elusive. I ended up with that M&M also. I know I will be in for some marathon bowling sessions to earn that challenge.

Good luck to you. :D

no I have 5 hours now and no gold pin!

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Gold pin games

By Mod_Jada » April 22nd, 2015, 3:50 pm

AKALucky1 wrote:
try playing and getting gold pins...then in a matter of a few hours you go from 5 gold pins to 1 gold pin :shock:


Please read the entire thread below:
Badge Progress

bowling
https://wt.pogo.com/action/pogop/pogogems/fund.do?returnType=game&returnValue=bowling&intcmp=bowling_ingame_gem_fund

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