If you experienced pogs as a child, you know these things were like currency in schools. They were a fad that arrived as fast as it seemed to go. It was a game that was rather simply constructed. Place pogs on any surface, face down in stack, slam your slammer on them, pogs go flying, the pogs that go face up, are yours. Remaining down facing pogs are restacked, reslammed for the next player. The nature of the game concerned schools as they deemed it a form of gambling and a major distraction to students. The fad was soon stamped out when schools enacted a ban on them. With the lack of recess game play, school popularity, and ability to obtain other pogs at school it vanished from children's minds and they moved on to something else.