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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 • tech issues on 2/10/17

By gavinsmelonhead » February 10th, 2017, 4:26 pm

Is Pogo having tech issues today? I can't get into any of the games I play on a daily basis: Pogo Bowl, Jungle Gin, Trivial Pursuit and Crossword Cove. The screen of each game just goes blank, and after a few minutes disappears altogether. Anyone else?

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Pogo Bowl • Re: bowl

By EmeraldIsle321 » February 7th, 2017, 3:40 am

I can get into pogo bowl but sometimes I freeze and have to reboot

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Pogo Bowl • Re: POGO BOWL ISSUES

By artnik2013 » February 6th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Why does my bowling ball either go to the right or left by itself after I roll the ball and but spin on ball then after can not control the ball

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Bowling Ball options

By Mod_Jada » February 2nd, 2017, 6:06 pm

The game was programmed to award a new ball every 10 ranks.
I don't think the game will be re-programmed but I suppose it could happen at some future time.

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Pogo Bowl • Bowling Ball options

By SDinGuam » February 2nd, 2017, 3:32 am

Yatzee allows you several choices of cups to play in that game. Why can't Pogo allow having an option to bowl with a few other colored balls?

Other than Christmas time, it would be great to permit some options for the pogo loving individuals to be able to change some of the properties.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: POGO BOWL IS TOO SLOW....

By jazzcatspirit » February 1st, 2017, 4:48 pm

I play in Fast Rooms (member rooms) but some of them are much slower than other fast rooms. Why is this? I know it's true, not my imagination, as I hear that jingle replaying between frames 4-5 times in some rooms, and only 2-3 times between frames in some other rooms. It needs to be a uniform time between frames, preferably less time.

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Pogo Bowl • bowl

By momofanangel0618 » January 31st, 2017, 7:43 pm

I cant get into pogo bowl.it just cut me off,plz help

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Sunday Tokens

By CAGal1950 » January 29th, 2017, 7:23 am

MEJ01 wrote:
cindylaloca wrote:I cannot find a room with 20 people in it

ditto that on Sunday Social Pogo Bowl tonight! On every age/topic/stage...it's not a popular game, I guess.

It's not Sunday yet. And, Pogo Bowl LAST weeks Sunday Social. You have another 45 minutes to go.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Sunday Tokens

By MEJ01 » January 29th, 2017, 6:29 am

cindylaloca wrote:
I cannot find a room with 20 people in it
ditto that on Sunday Social Pogo Bowl tonight! On every age/topic/stage...it's not a popular game, I guess.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Sunday Tokens

By Mod_Jada » January 25th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Pets2luv2003 wrote:
How did you contact Pogo? I haven't been able to find it. do you have a number or email? Trying to use HELP is a nightmare.


The Help link is the only way to contact Customer Support.
Help > Contact Us > Contact Us Now.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Sunday Tokens

By Pets2luv2003 » January 25th, 2017, 11:09 am

How did you contact Pogo? I haven't been able to find it. do you have a number or email? Trying to use HELP is a nightmare.

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Sunday Tokens

By Mod_Jada » January 23rd, 2017, 5:10 pm

grannypants333 wrote:
This Sunday Tokens is so messed up. I contacted Pogo, and they are going to look into it. Why isn't the Sunday Tokens on the Home Page like it's always been? And why post it the DAY AFTER, we can play it to win the tokens?
This is so frustrating. I hope they fix the problem quick!


Here's the best way to find the bonus games if you do not see that information posted on the NEWS page:

Click on the Categories tab on your home page.
Scroll through the list of games.
The bonus games will have the word Bonus! next to them (in red letters).

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Pogo Bowl • Re: Sunday Tokens

By grannypants333 » January 23rd, 2017, 2:54 pm

This Sunday Tokens is so messed up. I contacted Pogo, and they are going to look into it. Why isn't the Sunday Tokens on the Home Page like it's always been? And why post it the DAY AFTER, we can play it to win the tokens?
This is so frustrating. I hope they fix the problem quick!

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Pogo Bowl • Re: leagues

By Beyechonjr » January 20th, 2017, 4:33 am

ive played in many rooms that leagues are playing in...sometimes yes they have a big tourney and some of their players cant get in
ive never been asked to leave but have offered...usually they say no stay but when the room is full and some of their players are having a problem getting in i let them know im leaving... and find a new room..

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Pogo Bowl • Re: leagues

By SusyQ151 » January 19th, 2017, 6:13 pm

archbud1 wrote:
why when one goes or is in a room and a league shows up to run a tourney we have to leave the room.just yesterday a league told me I need to leave because they were going to hve a big tourney and they needed the space for there players. pogo must allow this if it continues I will drop pogo. would like to know if others have been run out of rooms


Pogo does NOT endorse league play. However, league members are responsible to follow the Terms of Service like any other member.

No one has the right to tell you or anyone else to leave a room. Mute anyone who asks and stay put if you wish to.

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