Guelph Circa 1999 – Pogs Craft
How to Make Your Own Pogs
Playing with Pogs was a huge craze in the 1990s. Make your own set to play at home! Game play instructions are on the next page.
You will need: Cardboard, paper, scissors, markers, glue.
Step 1. Cut out cardboard circles, approximately 5 centimetre in diameter, then cut out the same number of paper circles.
Step 2. Decorate your paper circles however you like—draw on them, or print pictures from the internet and paste them on.
Step 3. Glue one paper circle to each cardboard circle.
Step 4. Now you have your own pogs!
Step 5. Try to get the people around you to make their own pogs so you can play together!
How to Play Pogs
Step 1. Find one person to play Pogs with you.
Step 2. Choose a large coin (a loonie or toonie) to use as your “slammer.”
Step 3. Combine your Pogs with your opponent’s Pogs, and stack them face-down.
Step 4. Flip a coin to see who will go first.
Step 5. Whoever goes first “slams” the edge of the stack with the coin, and gets to keep any of the Pogs that get flipped right side up.
Step 6. Take turns “slamming” the stack, and collecting the Pogs. The more Pogs you have in your stack, the longer the game will last!
Step 7. The game ends when all the Pogs have been collected. Whoever has the most Pogs at the end wins!
Follow along with Emma for how to make your own set to play at home!
We're bringing the Museum to you while our physical sites are closed. The first craft to go along with the "Guelph Circa 1999" exhibit theme is Pogs! Playing with Pogs was a huge craze in the 1990s. Follow along with Emma for how to make your own set to play at home! Step by step instructions and gameplay instructiocan be found at https://guelphmuseums.ca/guelph-circa-1999-pogs-craft/
Posted by Guelph Museums on Monday, March 23, 2020