Blog Post #19 – April 11, 2017


Hiya fellow Pogonians!

I had a super-duper birthday, especially here on Pogo with all the cheerful messages I received here in Pogoland. I really do appreciate the sentiments and it did add to my day in such a positive manner.

Heads up! It’s time for another AMAZING MINI SHOW! Write it down, folks:

WHEN? Thursday, April 13
WHAT TIME? 2 PM Pacific (5 PM Eastern, 10 PM GMT, 4PM Central)
WHERE? Word Whomp, (American English game mode)
Rooms? Non-Club Rooms Amazing Mini 01-18
Spring is in the Air

ANOTHER heads up

The Site Wide Challenge will start tomorrow, April 12th! Please go here for more information and don’t forget to hit activate when it goes live tomorrow!

One more heads up!

StoryQuest is now available for all Pogo players. Have you had a chance to play yet? What’s a story that you’d love to see featured in this game? (Comment below!)

It’s only Tuesday and it’s already been a busy week, here. Ch-ch-check it out!

Sneak Peek:

Have you ever wondered what strikes Pogo_Rachael’s fancy in the Mini Mall? Well, you’re in luck, because in this Insider, she tells us exactly what item is her favorite in this Thursday’s spring-themed release.

“With this release, there are lots of floral and butterfly-themed items, because we know how much you folks like that! The rose petal dress is my favorite.”

Thanks, Pogo_Rachael!


Thank you, Pogo_Rachael!




Every week I answer a question or two (non-technical) related to Pogo. We get lots of questions every week, so I try to focus on common themes or the same question coming from different folks. To submit your questions for the Pogo Insider, click here!

(For technical issues, please go to Pogo’s Help Page.)

Q: Does Pogo plan to add any more Free Personal Challenges to any of the existing games?

A: You bet! Wednesday Challenges become Personal Challenges. So, if you don’t finish a Wednesday Challenge, you can easily pick it back up as a Personal Challenge. Yay!

Pogo_Llama edit (Please note that Wednesday Challenges become Personal Challenges 35 days after they were Wednesday Challenges)

On the topic of Challenges, we’ve also had a few questions about Starter Challenges.

Starter Challenge Albums are something we started awhile back to help newbies learn how fun it is to play Challenges! Athis point, we don’t plan on adding more – but that’s for good reason. We want to do something better. So, stay tuned! You just never know what might show up new-and-improved on Pogo these days (if you haven’t noticed, there’s lots going on over here).

Thanks for your patience while we keep working to make Pogo better than ever! Thanks for the question, aaaaaand thank you for being interested in Challenges!


HOPPY Weekend!

In the spirit of the season, things are really HOPPening (get it?!?) on our Pinterest page with loads of fun springtime crafts, ideas and treats. Plus, we’ve added another new board, too … any guesses what it might be? Come follow us and we’ll follow you back!
Thank you thank you thank you, one more time, for alllll of the birthday well wishes. I wish you a VERY awesome week!




NOTE: Comments may take some time to be approved. Those which are off-topic or counterproductive to fostering a positive environment will not be posted. Thanks for reading the Pogo Insider!

If you’re having troubles loading or getting into a Pogo game, please go to Pogo’s Help Page. Unfortunately, I am unable to help out with any technical questions via the blog. Thank you!

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  • How about Frozen for a Story Quest.

  • Do you still celebrate birthday’s out here? Mine was March 5th and I have gotten a special item from you for my birthday! Will I still be able to get something? And also, can you please add more badge’s to scrabble, word search daily! I badged out on those! Otherwise this is the best site ever! Thank you!

    • Indeedy we do still celebrate birthdays here in Pogo. Please use the code BDAY17 and happy birthday to you back in March!!

      • My 5 year life time with weight watchers is May 4TH.
        And my birthday is July 4Th

        • WOW! Congrats on five years with WW and what a grand day to have a birthday, RustyJeanne!

      • Hi My Birthday was Feb15/17..I turned 71 so do I get a Gift as well…..plz n ty….It would be nice.:)

        • Yes, all who have had birthdays can enter the code BDAY17 for a free token item. Happy belated birthday, zakarow. Enjoy the item :)

    • Happy Birthday. That is mine too.

  • I would like to see a storyquest of the Raven by Ethan Allen Poe. Maybe for Halloween please?

  • LOVE all the new changes or should I say additions…can’t call them “improvements” as POGO has ALWAYS been great! But…for us ole’ timers..who have finished ALL weekly challenges? Aside from just playing them over?? We loyal POGO players need another goal! XXOXO

  • Please add Cajun Crawfish to mini mall, lol WE never can hardly wait for spring it’s all about crawfish boils here in the south Thank you, Love POGO 4ever

  • Pogo Liama, Will u think about making new badges/levels / for dice city roller/ makeover madness/and crazy cakes? Everyone may not enjoy them as much as I do, but I have maxed out in all of them. can you at least consider this, and happy belated Birthday, glad it was fantastic! And I Love the tournament we play as it is with the nine games. just got to the point where I learned to play all the games! YAY!!!!

    • Hi hi hi rightontime500!
      We will not be making new levels or Badges for any Java games as browsers have stopped supporting them. But I do thank you for asking and it’s great to hear you’re loving the Tournaments!

  • I love Story Quest and would like to see all of Jane Austen’s books, but especially Pride and Prejudice or Emma.

  • hi why wont pogo add more ranks to spooky slots it was one of the best chat rooms ever.

    • Hi dihasu1233. Spooky Slots is a Java game so we will not be adding more ranks to that one as browsers have stopped supporting Java.

      • Perhaps then these “java” games should be converted to something that IS supported. I see a fair amount of people still playing them compared to some of the newer games. I bet the number would go up if they were converted. They my be older but are still classics and shouldn’t be tossed aside.

        • Indeed you are correct, Gracie3274, many here LOVE Jave games. Unfortunately, it is not easy to convert these Java games over but…but….we know Pogo loves them and we’re seeing what can be done for the future. Thanks for asking and letting me know your thoughts.

  • also why are players from the UK are unable to play scrabble.

  • I would like to see the mini folks with new outfits… all we have is denim skirt and pink sleeveless top or white winter jacket… I would love some new outfits for all 4 seasons…

    I love to use the mini mini because she/he does not block the beautiful backgrounds that we get here in the mini mall…

    Yes we can use the angel BUT if you are in the forum the angel will show and block the background anyway so PLEASE lets have some new outfits for the mini mini folks….

    • I agree. I like the mini folks too for the same reason. Some of the backgrounds are so pretty and it’s a shame to block them with a regular size mini person.
      Happy Birthday Pogo_Llama !!
      Today is also David Letterman’s birthday :D Mine is the 21st :)

  • Just wondering why there can’t be at least one word, or card game for the weekly badge. This would be fun for players who like those types of games and would make it enjoyable to try to win a badge.

    • I will definitely pass along your suggestion for a word or card game in the Wednesday Challenge. Thank you for your comment, Huddan_

  • If java games don’t work what do we need to play them? The new HTML games aren’t working for me. I was wondering if I need something I don’t have on here to make them work.

    • Hiya debbyc697.
      So the reason Java isn’t working is due to browsers no longer supporting Java. Yikes and sad, I know. We are aware that MANY of our (fabulous and awesome) Pogo players love these games so that has not gone unnoticed.
      If you cannot get the new HTML5 games to load, please please head over to the Help page and submit a support ticket to our customer support team. HTML5 is the coding language that browsers now support and players should not need to do anything to make it work.

    • Depends on yr browser debbyc.
      There are a few browsers still supporting java.
      IE11 that pogo says we should use, supports java.
      Sea Monkey, Pale Moon to name a couple more.
      Good luck in your search

  • Hi there. I have a game that I would love to play but everytime I go to download it the icons look smeared. It is Popit Bingo and it looks like a good game but cannot get the icons to come up clear.

    • Hi barrelrider1954, For all technical issues please go to the Help page and submit a support ticket. Thank you!

  • Thanks for the free episode of Clue and for the Site-Wide Challenge. The badge, Secret Investigators, is lovely. I hope we earn it!

  • just wanted to say thanks for the free clue game. (*_*)

  • Just Wanted to Wish all the POGO TEAM a Very HAPPY EASTER. Thank You for all the hard work you do for us.

  • ;)

  • Happy Birthday to you and my birthday was April 11, 2017

  • Could we please have some more and more complex or difficult challenges to Trizzle? I love that game and it only had a few challenges, some of which you could get by playing it one time. Thanks!

  • Belated Happy Birthday! How about Hanzel and Gretzel..

  • How about Treasure Island for Story Quest. I’m a woman but it’s still one of my all time favorite adventure stories.

  • Can we still get bages for java games i have a number to complete but still waiting for the games that need java to be up dated ?????

    • HI Luvwombat8,
      We will not be releasing any new badges for Java games. However, Java is still available to play on Internet Explorer so please attempt to finish any unfinished Java badges and challenges on there. Thank you for the question.

  • A question on some of the newest games, like Mahjong Escape and Solitaire Gardens, and now Cookie Connect. Is it necessary to get 3 stars on the levels in order to rank out? I am simply not able to get three stars, except once in a long time, due to the complications of surgery on my shoulder which has affected my coordination…Am I still able to rank out?


    Pr Chris

    • Rank is based off of the number of cookies cleared so it could be possible to reach the highest rank without even completing all levels, including not having 3 stars on all. Thanks for the question!

  • Hey Pogo_Llama! The very best story is Cinderella. It is my fave and will work well in storyQuest.


  • It is National Scrabble Day!!!! Where is the challenge or whatever???? Love playing POGO games!!!!

  • Does the cookie connection game have any sound or music?
    I have played several times and there is no sound.

    • Hi Snowmanfanaz. Yes, Cookie Connect does have a soundtrack, however it is a known issue that it does not currently work on the Internet Explorer browser. Very sorry if you’re experiencing that.

  • Hi!!! My birthday is also April l1. I love playing Pogo games. I do hope many of my Java games aren’t dropped. Never did figure out how to play the first daily challenge today. Have a good day and don’t make too many new games for us old folks! Have a good day. Nanganky

  • Added to my wish list… I LOVE the relaxing reads background that was recently added to the mini mart, but I look AWFUL in red. Any chance it will come out with more color options? Shorts & a t-shirt would be my first choice. Sorry that I missed your birthday, but glad to hear it was a good one.

    • Hi SunshineDay81 (Is that a Brady Bunch reference, by chance?)
      I will pass along your request for more color options. It is always nice to have some different colors to pick from. :)
      Thank you for the birthday wishes. Have a really great weekend.