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A collection of pogs and a typical pog case
For other uses, see POG.

Pogs is a game that was popular from the early to mid 1990s.[1] The word "pog" also refers to the discs used to play the game. The name originates from POG, a brand of juice made from passionfruit, orange and guava; the use of the POG bottle caps to play the game pre-dated the game's commercialization.[2] The game of pogs originated in Hawaii in the 1920s, and returned to popularity when the Canada Games Company reintroduced them to the public in the 1990s. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1552x1024, 375 KB) A collection of pogs. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1552x1024, 375 KB) A collection of pogs. ... POG may mean: POG, a drink Pog, a gamepiece from a 1990s fad game POG is a three-letter acronym (or three-letter abbreviation) that may stand for: Personnel Other than Grunts Pediatric Oncology Group Pittsburgh Organizing Group Prisoner of Grants Polyphonic Octave Generator Category: ... Species blennius deliciosus pyrogalus quietus tabidus torminosus vellerius vietus etc. ... For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). ... POG is a tropical drink created by Haleakala Dairy on Maui, Hawaii that consists of a blend of juices from passionfruit, orange, and guava fruits (hence the P.O.G.). The caps to the bottles inspired the fad game POG (or Milkcaps), which was popular during the early-to-mid... The fruit of Passiflora edulis Passion fruit (Portuguese: Maracujá) comes from passion flower vines, plants of the genus Passiflora, native to tropical and sub-tropical America. ... Binomial name (L.) Osbeck Orange—specifically, sweet orange—refers to the citrus tree Citrus sinensis (syn. ... Species About 100 species, see text. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Canada Games was a Canadian games manufacturing company based in Brampton, Ontario, before moving to Concord. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...

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Origins

i hate big fat blacks Sources describe the game of pogs as originating in the 1920s or early 1930s in Hawaii.[3][1] Blossom Galbiso, a teacher at Waialua Elementary School on the north shore of Oahu, is credited with reviving the game in 1991.[3] She began using the milk caps in her classroom and applied the game of pog to her mathematics curriculum.[3] This was the beginning of international popularity for the game.[3]


Other sources place the origins of this style of game much earlier: Menko, a Japanese card game very similar to pogs, has been in existence since the 17th century.[4] Menko (めんこ, 面子) is a Japanese card game played by two or more players. ... The Edo period ), also called Tokugawa period, is a division of Japanese history running from 1603 to 1868. ...


Rules

The game can be played by two or more players. Each has their own collection of pogs and a slammer (a heavier game piece).[4]
Before the game, players decide whether to play 'for keeps', or not. 'For keeps' implies that the players keep the POGs that they win, and forfeit those that have been won by other players.
The players each contribute an equal number of POGs to build a stack with the pieces facing down, which will be used during the game.[4]
The players take turns throwing their slammer (also called a 'kini') down onto the top of the stack, causing it to spring up and the POG to scatter.
Each player keeps any POGs that land 'face up' after their throw.[5][4]
After each throw, the POGs which have landed 'face down' are then re-stacked for the next player.
When no POGs remain in the stack, the player with the most POGs is the 'winner'.[4]
All players keep the POGs which they have collected (if playing for keeps), or redistribute them to their original owners.


Popularity

Real pog milk caps had small staples in them which, when stacked, produced a random element to the game. Regular pog milk caps were used to throw at the stack and were able to flip the pile.

Pogs became so popular in the 1990s that hundreds of types of pogs were manufactured, covering a wide array of toys, cartoons, movies, games, sports and images of famous people on the front of the pogs. The popularity of the game spawned knockoffs, such as "Slammer Whammers," a similar game released under a different brand name. The pog craze has since tapered off, but pogs can sometimes still be found on eBay and in game and card stores. During the early 1990s, a US national pog tournament was held every February 7 in honor of the game's inventor's birthday. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x562, 402 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x562, 402 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cartoons started in the 1930s and 40s. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). ... Slammer Whammers were a brand of Pogs (a. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... Collectible card games (CCGs), also called customizable card games or trading card games, are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


School banning

Because many children would keep the pogs they won in games from other players, many school districts considered Pogs a form of gambling.[4] Pogs proved to be major distractions from classes and the source of various playground arguments.[4] These elements eventually led to the banning of pogs from several schools across North America[6], Australia and Britain. Students in Rome, Italy. ... Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Educational and promotional pogs

Responding to and capitalizing upon the popularity of pogs, many groups, ranging from Christian charities to government organizations, released their own versions of pogs.[7] They can be recognized by the name of the organization that produced them as well as the ideas they promoted. For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ...


Also capitalizing on the success of pogs were corporations and governments. McDonald's, Burger King, Carls Jr. (Hardees) gave away free pogs with the purchase of a menu item. Fox television reportedly released a line of pogs with the debut of "The Tick" animated series.[8] Disneyland produced limited edition caps for its "Go POG Wild and rollerblade Crazy" event in the spring of 1994. Knott's Berry Farm produced a limited edition set for the 1994 Southern California POG Championship.[9] In an effort to curb drug use and crime, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program in California designed caps with the DARE logo and Scruff McGruff, as well as county sheriff badges.[10] McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... Carls Jr. ... Hardees, founded in Greenville, North Carolina, is a US fast-food restaurant which has been frequently criticized for its especially low hamburger quality that was kept afloat largely on the shoulders of its superb breakfast menu. ... The Tick is the name of a series of comic books and an animated TV series created in 1986 by Ben Edlund, following the exploits of a blue-skinned muscular man named The Tick who fights crime in a place simply called The City. He is an absurdist spoof of... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... Knotts Berry Farm is a brand name of two separate entities: a theme park in Buena Park, California, and a manufacturer of food specialty products (primarily jams and preserves) based in Placentia, California. ... Logo of D.A.R.E Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as DARE or D.A.R.E., is an international education program that seeks to prevent use of illegal drugs, membership in gangs, and violent behavior. ... McGruff the Crime Dog is an anthropomorphic cartoon bloodhound created for the National Crime Prevention Council for use by American police in building crime awareness among children. ...


World POG Federation

In the UK, the most popular brand of pogs were those of The World POG Federation.


These pogs featured Pogman and released many series featuring images mostly comical in nature, or parodying skits of famous scenes from movies, or other popular culture. Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ...


Series[11]

  • Series 1
  • Series 2 (Pogpourri)
  • Classics
  • Kinis
  • Animaniacs
  • World Tour
  • The Tick
  • US Championship
  • Easter Eggs
  • Micro
  • Christmas
  • Cadbury's
  • Limited Edition
  • Batman

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Military uses

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, the United States Department of Defense's largest and oldest exchange system, distributes pog-like coinage as change at its stores in contingency areas (those supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom).[12] The reason for adopting pogs as currency was that supply flights overseas had limited capacity and high costs.[1] Metal coinage weighs significantly more than plastic pogs. However, since only Congress can order US currency made and the pogs stay within the AAFES system, they are "gift certificates" instead of currency.[1] While they are only issued in contingency areas, they are redeemable at any AAFES store worldwide.[12] The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) mission is to provide quality merchandise and services of necessity and convenience to authorized customers at uniformly low prices; and generate reasonable earnings to supplement appropriated funds for the support of US Army and US Air Force Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Programs. ... Department of Defense redirects here. ... Combatants United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mujahdeen fighters of Afghanistan, other nations Taliban regime of Afghanistan Commanders General Tommy Franks Taliban military leaders Strength Casualties {{{notes}}} Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) is the military response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States . ... For other uses of the term, see Iraq war (disambiguation) The 2003 invasion of Iraq (also called the 2nd or 3rd Persian Gulf War) began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq arguably without the explicit backing of the...


British military forces deployed in the southern portion of Iraq in the vacinity of Basra utilize their own version of pogs in their establishments. They are constructed of plastic and circulate freely alongside AAFES pogs.


References

  1. ^ a b c d "Pennies, POGs -- dollars, cents of setting up shop in a war zone", Air Force Print News Today, 2005-06-06. Retrieved on 2007-02-17. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Tommi: "Pogs: The Milkcap Guide", page 23. Andrews and McMeel, 1994
  3. ^ a b c d "POGĀ® Is Back!; Funrise Heads to Hawaii Where It All Began to Re-Introduce the International Collectible Craze of the 90s", Business Wire, 2005-12-05. Retrieved on 2007-02-17. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Flipping out pogs are popping up everywhere as the game that is sweeping through the nation catches on with South Hampton Roads youngsters", The Virginian Pilot (Landmark Communications, Inc.), 1995-03-07. Retrieved on 2007-02-17. 
  5. ^ How to Play POGs. Retrieved on 2007-02-17.
  6. ^ "If You Can't Beat 'Em, Ban 'Em", Stay Free! (no. 13), April 1997, <http://www.stayfreemagazine.org/archives/13/banned.html>
  7. ^ Lewis, Tommi: "Pogs: The Milkcap Guide", chapter 7. Andrews and McMeel, 1994
  8. ^ Lewis, Tommi: "Pogs: The Milkcap Guide", page 100. Andrews and McMeel, 1994
  9. ^ Lewis, Tommi: "Pogs: The Milkcap Guide", page 99. Andrews and McMeel, 1994
  10. ^ Lewis, Tommi: "Pogs: The Milkcap Guide", page 100. Andrews and McMeel, 1994
  11. ^ http://www.milkcapmania.co.uk/WPF/WPF_Home_Page.html
  12. ^ a b Why pogs and not legal tender? (website). Stars and Stripes (Pacific Edition) (2007-02-06). Retrieved on 2007-02-17.

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