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Pogs

Pogs were round pieces of card, just slightly bigger than a two pound coin, with pictures on one side. Pogs were actually part of a game but were commonly used as playground currency in the same way as trading cards or marbles.

All the Pogs had different numbers on them and Pog collectors would try to build a complete collection including every Pog number available. As well as the official Pogs there were also a whole range of other unofficial Pogs on the market making Pog collecting incredibly difficult.

There were various different types of Pogs including shiny Pogs and special Pogs called 'slammers' that were thick black discs used in the actual Pogs game.

To play the Pogs game you placed as many Pogs as you wanted facing upwards in a stack and then with the 'slammer' Pog you would hit the top. All the Pogs that fell face down were taken out of the pile and whoever had the most Pogs at the end of the game would win.

I remember having many, many Pogs. In fact I had so many I had special Pog folders for them all. Basically the Pog folder was a ringbinder with special pockets in it just the right size to put your Pogs in. I also had a large Pog tube full of Pogs! There were hundreds of them and I don't know were they all went... I seem to have misplaced them... :(


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Does Anyone Remember POGS Last post by battyrat
26 November 2017

Do You Remember Pogs?

Do You Remember Pogs?

  • Anonymous user
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    Hi, we are a start-up company that is re-creating the most popular game of the 90s called pogs! :) As i saw in the comments and also an article i see everyday that more and more people love this game and this is fantastic! i didn't saw this popularity over pokemons ecc . We are also going to crowdfund this idea on Indiegogo :) If you like what i wrote you can visit us on facebook, twitter and instagram : 90s caps , thanks
  • Anonymous user
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    I'm sure I had some of these. They came in chip packets
  • Anonymous user
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    We had massive scrambles at our school back then! Did any body else have them?
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi, have found hundreds of pogs out of my loft - wonder if they are worth anything? have black ones, themed ones, metal ones, plastic tube containers, plastic sleeve display sheets - might try on ebay?
  • Anonymous user
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    me and my brother were pog junkies!!! we had a whole drawer full of them! i couldn't even estimate ho many we had! let alone the slammers! i'm sure deep in the heart of our garage is a huge box full of them. funny....never thought about them till now and now i wanna find 'em! :)
  • slightlyodd
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    how much did I want some of these! Mum would never let me though, how I missed out lol
  • Anonymous user
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    We used to play them at junior school until they were band because it was a form of gambling? why it kept us out of trouble! teachers hey
  • Anonymous user
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    Visit POG SHOP on Ebay for all the Original Pogs in Mint Condition. Series1, Series 2, World Tour, Ltd Edition, Batman, Space Precint, Christmas Chaos. Full Kini sets also available.
  • Anonymous user
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    i still have my pogs at the bottom of my wardrobe, i'm determined to get them out one day to play them so i can relive the memory hehe xx
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember there being a Pog monster, it was wild and ginger haired and the official Pog "mascot". I have several Pogs somewhere of him doing different activities like getting a haircut and eating cake :p Pogs were always better than Tazos in my opinion.