Today I saw children playing a familiar game, that was so popular in the 1990s. POG game in the Philippines was distributed through Coke Coca-Cola Philippines. Once you drink 1 litro bottle of soda, we get a chance to win three pieces of POGs.
We have to check under the crown (we call it “Tanzan”),to see if the drinker won, or have to try again.
The picture in POG Philippines, looks like a caveman eating corn while watching TV. He has different funny antics, while drinking Coca-Cola.
There was an urban legend about POG that spread, when I was in Manila. POG was a person trapped for some years, and when he went out; the world was different from the time he was captured.
He adjusted to the new society. I want to believe that drinking Coca-Cola made him feel refresh and happy. He belongs to the society if he drinks Coke Coca-Cola.
Today children plays the same thing, but with different characters. I hope Coke Coca-cola Philippines will re-print POG Philippine edition. I have a slammer when I was young, and I think their was American version of POG. Every children carry it around and play it like text (card game).
It’s glad to know that this game is internationally well-known and it’s alive until now.