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A nostalgic game of awesomeness
Pogs Slammers & Kinis
Member Name: stufflover
Pogs Slammers & Kinis
Advantages: Fun, good designs, easy to play, entertaining
When I was a kid, Pogs were all the rage, and I am quite happy to find they are still going, although they are no where near going as strong as they were in the 1990's. Me and all my friends were mad on pogs, and my nan still has a massive collection in her house from when we were all younger, the younger grandkids still play with them now!
Pogs are basically small, circles made from thick card and they all had some awesome patterns, pictures and designs printed on them. There was literally hundreds of designs, and it was great fun seeing how many different ones you could get. The pogs are accompined by Slammers, which are used to play the Pogs game (more on that in a minute!) These were generally made from thick plastic, and more often then not had a shiny graphic on the top of it. These were much thicker than the pogs themselves.
The basic way to play pogs ( at least how me and my friends played) is to place a stack of pogs, all face up, on the floor or table (a sturdy surface is required) and then each player (between 2 - 4 is best I find) takes turns at throwing their slammer down the edge of the pile, to try and flip the pogs. Each pog that was flipped was then taken by the flipper, and the winner determined by the one who has the most pogs when the stack is gone. Sometimes me and my friends would play for "keeps" where you would get to keep the pogs you won, and usually all the players chipped in an equal amount of their own pogs. When not playing for keeps, we used to just use a stack of pogs from one player, to avoid them getting mixed up with each others.
I used to love playing pogs, and I think it is great fun for kids to play, and they are still available in some places now, like small toy stores and toys R us, and I am sure there must be some on Ebay somewhere. These are a great way to keep the kids entertained for hours, although it can also cause many a row between the kids! I totally recommend these, for kids to play with and adults to reminisce over! The game sounds simple to play, and it is - yet it provides great entertainment, and sometimes can be such a frustrating game, especially when you get beaten by your 10 year old cousin!
If you can find some pogs and slammers, I recommend that you buy them for your kids, or heck even for yourself.
Summary: A great game from days gone by