Blog Post #32 – July 11, 2017


Hello Pogoians,

What are you all up to on this fine Tuesday? The sunrise was at 5:34 AM and sunset will be around 8:28 PM. What will you do during your almost 15 hours of daylight today? My plan: Play more Poppit! Bingo. I’m a little into it, you could say.

Poppit! Party Premiere Wednesday Challenge (How’s that for alliteration?) happens tomorrow. How are you prepping? I’m getting my favorite costume ready which just happens to currently be Gardener Spike, mostly because I can’t stop dreaming of fresh veggies from the garden. So come tomorrow, I can’t wait to see you all in there. Feel free to chat me up as you go forth in completing your Wednesday Challenges!


Sneak Peek

Raise of hands…Who out there LOVES cats? I see A LOT of hands being raised so this is for YOU!

Pogo artist, Marshall, has designed a 5-Pack of Cat Badges that will be released at the beginning of August as a Mix n Match set. This is my very favorite of the five, although, to be honest, they are all puurrfect. ;)

Sea-Foof-Diet   9248-wlg5

Marshall explains the concept behind this particular cat Badge as, “pretty simple, the Badge 5 Pack theme was “Cats” and I wanted to incorporate Toothy. So, since Sweet Tooth 2 has gummy fish, I thought it would be funny to see Toothy feeding a candy fish to a plump cat.”

Thank you so much for creating a set of Cat Badges, Marshall! Never fear, dog lovers: we’ve got you covered.  :)



Technical Issues

This is just a gentle reminder that if you’re experiencing any loading issues or technical issues of any sort, please check out this handy dandy troubleshooting guide we put together. Just click here and you’ll go right to it. If you continue experiencing any of these technical type of issues, I ask that you go here to Pogo support and report exactly what’s happening to them so that they can work on the issue. I’m unable to look into specific player accounts so reporting straight to Pogo support really is the fastest method to getting help. Thanks again for being part of the Pogo Community; your input is helpful to us!


Club Pogo Membership Appreciation Day

Sunday, July 23, marks the anniversary of the 14th year of Club Pogo. To celebrate this joyous occasion, we have a week of planned activities including a Badge Marathon, FREE Badges, and super-duper awesome sales, to name a few. More articles will be posted as next Monday draws near so please keep an eye here on the blog.



Help us play Mini hairstylist! We know you’ve been asking for more hairstyles for women lately, and we want you to help us pick. Would you rather see a new hairstyle for women that features short hair, or long hair? Pick your favorite and we’ll make a new Mini for the winner first!

What length of hair would you rather see for a new female Mini hairstyle?

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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. Who creates the music in the games?

A. I love music and I especially enjoy game music! I remember being quite fond of the music in Super Mario Brothers and will even whistle the tune to this very day. (Including. Right. Now!) Anyway….
Who creates the music for Pogo games? The answer really is, it depends. For a game like Poppit! Bingo, the music was created by the same studio that created Poppit! Bingo: Frima Studio. By the way, the music in Poppit! Bingo doesn’t have an actual name so if you have a suggestion, please comment below. I asked the team who had created songs in games dating back to the beginning in the Java and Flash era and the answer was an outside source. While the Pogo team did not create the actual songs, however, many on the team did help with the direction of the tunes and have listened to hours of samples between all the games.


Ok Pogoians! Time to go win some more Badges. As the Golden Girls always say, “Thank you for being a friend!”


Take care!



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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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    • CJTNOKC,
      You are so correct in saying that Pogoians have great comments and ideas. It is such a wonderful community to work in. Thank YOU for being a part of it.

    • i totally agree with you club pogo does rock i used to love to come on here and play games with my late mom who passed away 4 years ago she used to be a tournament host for fortune bingo i love club pogo fun games for you or for your children if you have children i love it thank god i’m back i took a little hiatus due to personal reasons thank god i’m back

      • I’m glad you’re back too. Thank you so much for being a part of Pogo, PEREZYnkrs. I’m sorry for the loss of your mother 4 years ago, as well.

        • I can’t find where/how to enter a Pogo suggestion so I will have to stick this in here… My question is about Poppit Party… After all characters achieve Level 5 and you have the “max” PopCoins (25,000), what’s the purpose of playing? Are there going to be more characters released? The game is so different and fun I schedule my day around their “refresh” times. Thank you all for your great work, it would be a sad day in Pogo Land without you… LOL

          • Awww thanks for such a lovely comment, UrAngelHeart. I’m glad you’re enjoying Pogo and Poppit! Party so much. The next phase of Poppit! Party is not yet ready but when it is, I will let you know. Have you gone up to Rank 50 yet?


  • I just wanted to tell you I love the new gem page, its big and colorful and easy to use. WTG POGO, huge thank you :)

  • Really enjoy playing the games on POGO. Keep up the good work on developing new and exciting games to play. Thanks for 14 years.!!!!!!

  • Wah….I hate to be a crybaby, but I love my daily crossword puzzle on POGO. I have tried the English version of crossword and don’t like it much. I love all the different and many words that are in our puzzle…If you must put on the Great Britain version, Why, why can’t we have both of them???? Lots of your games have multiple versions!!! Plzzzz & thx

    • Hi RiPrat8,
      Regarding the changes to Crossword Cove, I’m asking players to keep an open mind and give the new style a try as you may find yourself enjoying it. The new style will really puts trivia skills to the test and, who knows, you may even find yourself enjoying it and giving your brain a good workout…better than ever, perhaps. AND, great news here, the same words will continue to be in this version. It’ll just be the UK style but still us American English and spelling. Thank you.

  • Wow !! So many awesome things going on with the site. Looking forward to the 14th anniversary, the badge marathon, cat badges. Maybe some day wildlife badges, like owls :) Always something new going on now and I really like that. Pogo has definitely become more fun !! I took time, to play and get some of those new badges in Poppit Bingo and I love that music lol. It had me dancing around, in my chair lol Also, I always look forward to this blog. Thanks Llama for writing it each week, keeping us informed and making it fun !

    • You know, KhloeKat1, it makes me very happy to hear the music in Poppit! Bingo has such an affect on you that you get up and groove to it. Very cool. Thank you for your feedback and for letting me know your thoughts on all things Pogo. Good luck with your Badges this week!

  • Poppit! Bingo song ~ Countdown of Pop

  • Pogo_Llama,

    I have an idea. It might sound silly, but I was thinking… What if we set up something where we do a marathon or badge for a charity? We could do a poll for favorite charity. I just think it would be a great thing to Poppit for whatever. It might keep folks from calling you guys greedy so much? Oh just a thought.

    • I love that you’re thinking of others by Badge marathoning for a charity, that’s really beautiful and shows such kindness. :)

  • Love the idea of CAT badges! For the ‘hairstyle” poll, why not create a few short, medium and long? Maybe features like wavy, sultry, sexy, curly, sporty, etc. incorporated into them..a variety

  • I am sorry and must be doing something wrong with Poppit Bingo??? I still freeze after every game! Please help me out here? Thank you and I do use IE

    • Hi Casper,
      Have you tried any of our troubleshooting tips for loading issues? Also, I recommend using a different browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Thanks very much.

      • Tysvm Pogo_Llama. I use to be able to play, but just not for about 2 weeks. We will give it a whirl!!! Thank you very much :-)

      • Google work for me, I was having the same problem.

  • Hi Pogo_Llama! Hope you’re well! I have enjoyed sushi cat throughout the yrs. since its’ inception. Would like progression/new challenges w/ that game. Also, always relaxing working on Jigsaw Detective, but its’ never properly worked since the java issues. I can complete a few puzzles through (run) and then it crashes, erases all progress. Not to mention, same old puzzles over & over in order to get a new one. Must’ve finished each puzzles 50 times. I’ve tried each browser and same story. Maybe, doing something wrong/or missing an easy fix? Stay cool! Susie:)

    • Hello there WolfnPoker,
      Good to hear from you. I must ask our fellow Pogoians if they have any tips on playing Jigsaw Detective. What browser are you currently using, Wolf?

      • I did badges on it in the re-release with IE 11 and got them. You did state it had never worked properly for you since the Java issues, so you actually answered yourself. It is a Java game, so basically you are on your on if you play it and Pogo will not be working on any of the Java games.

  • ok you can play PHLKINX for the badge but when you win a game you do not get any crediot for doing so.
    thanks tramd mac

    • Hello trandmac, Thanks for playing the Wednesday Challenge for Phlinx this week. Please understand that to win a game means you have to play (and win) four rounds. After successfully completing four rounds, you will get a jackpot spin and you will know you won one game that way. Thank you and good luck.

  • I purchased 3 episodes of Clue yesterday. I only received 2 and I spent 60 gems. I used the coupon and it didn’t work. What did I do wrong.

    • Hi there,
      Please click here to head over to Pogo customer support as they will have to look into this situation for you. Thank you.

  • or Ranchera Tropical

  • This has been bothering me for quite some time. How do you pronounce the game Phlinx? I pronounce it like links with an F at the beginning…Flinks.

    Just curious as I am playing this game today to get my badge. :-)

    • Great question, mbrown! It’s pronounced with an F sound at the beginning. Good luck on your Badges today!

      • In phonics, which is how we pronounce letters and combination of letters, PH has the F sound. Thought you might like to know. Why Phlinx is spelled one was and pronounced another, we will never know. It all goes back to whomever made up the English language and none of us were around then!!!! A Retired Teacher

        • Thank you for the lesson. It’s always good to know where these things originated.

  • Is there any chance we could get a new caller for Bingo Luau? I stopped playing because his voice put me to sleep and sometimes I was not sure of the number he calls. Other Bingo games have much better callers.

    • You know, oSoSt, I will put in that request but I’m not sure if that’s a possibility. I mean, ANYTHING is possible, right? But I’m just not sure how possible a new caller for Bingo Luau would be at this time. Thanks for asking, though. And thanks for playing.

  • Pogo_Llama….

    I love cats & currently am proud staffer to 5. lol. SO I am also looking forward to the cat pack. :)
    Any idea if QWERTY is getting any new badges or weeklies soon? Both my mom & I love that game so much & can’t remember the last time any badges were made for it. Thanks.

    • Hi LadyTess,
      What are your cat’s names? I must say, cats AND Pogo are a pretty fun mix. :)

  • I, too, am enamored of Poppit Bingo. Actually, I seem to have an addiction to the game, and I don’t particularly care for bingo games, as my sight isn’t the best and I can’t always distinguish the numbers. This one, however, has set its hook in me, and it won’t let go! I call the music “Hot Air Promenade,” but that may seem a bit political these days, lol. Keep popping!

    • BajkowskiS,
      I TOTALLY feel the same in regards to having an addiction to Poppit! Bingo. I cannot get enough of it. I’m so happy to hear you’re enjoying it so much, as well. Hot Air Promenade is a really fun name for the music. Thank you for sharing. :)

  • When will pogo on tablets come about? I’m excited about that and can hardly wait! Keep up the good work, all of you. Pogo is the first thing I go to when I get up in the morning – after I get my cuppa, of course. Thanks for all you do to make life a bit more fun.

    • The team is still working on it. Thank you so much for asking and for being a part of Pogo especially first thing in the morning (after a cup o coffee!).

      • Hi Llama,
        I am a 10 year member and love MY POGO……My computer is broken and all I have is a tablet(Andriod). I use the puffin browser because Pogo to go wasn’t enough for me. Not sure if this is allowed to be printed as I know you guys are hard at work getting Pogo to tablets. I adore popit!Bingo and popit!party….I also LOVE all the new things going on….some people just are afraid of change but I for one embrace it…Can’t wait for pogo aniversary! Thank you ALL for what you do. Keep up the excellent work on the blog.I learn a lot of things.

        • Thank you sooooo much for being a part of Pogo for the last 10 years, dragon13pixie! I’m so sorry to hear your computer is broken and I’m happy to hear you can still access the games using your tablet. Did you get the Poppit! Party Wednesday Challenge Badge yet?

  • Thank you for the Star Spangled Cycle for the 4th of July. I bought it as soon as I had seen it.
    Any chance for more bikes?
    Thank you.

    • I’ll pass along the suggestion for more bikes, GL. Thank you and so happy you enjoyed it. :)

  • I love Pogo for my brain game, but I wish I could play all the other games I used to play, but can’t. I pay $40 a year for just a few games and may not renew next year.

    • Hiya peet858,
      Thanks for the comment. If you’d like to play the Java games, I do recommend playing those using the Internet Explorer browser. Unfortunately, browsers are moving away from supporting Java and we have no control over that. However, we are making our new games using HTML 5 which is what the browsers are supporting at this time. Thank you for understanding.

  • Would love to see some of the java games like Pogo addiction Solitaire in a none java version. Atr there any plans for that?

    • Hi Alice,
      Yes, Pogo is investigating and making a plan as to which games we can bring over from Java to HTML 5. It’s a lengthy process and not all the games will be able to make that transition so thank you for your patience.

  • When are the next set of costumes coming out for Poppit Party? ” not long or a long time.” more then two weeks is a long time lol. But seriously, can you give us some idea as to when please?

    • I really do not have a time frame for this, unfortunately. I will let you all know when I do, though. Thank you for asking.

  • why cant Australians win any gems or jackpot prizes they pay the same as everyone else to join sometimes more depending on exchange rate

    • Hi vapourwhirl,
      That’s due to Australia’s laws. So yes, it’s a legal issue. Thank you.

  • How about some hair styles with bangs and layers in various lengths? Thank you!

  • I had this thought when thinking about the Poll question about which length of hair I would prefer: The deciding factor was it’s Summer Time and so Hot across most of the USA right now. It had to be short. Now I love long hair & it was a toss up, decided by the Climate. LOL. It does seem to me that we have so few long hair styles that “look” current. Thank you for the poll. And your interest & positive attitude about all things. Very refreshing. Rudi

  • would it be possible in the game poppit bingo to PLEASE TURN MUSIC DOWN?Very annoying

    • Hi Carolyn,
      We are definitely aware that players would like to be able to turn off the music but keep the caller volume on. I’ve passed that along to the team in charge of that and they are trying to see what they can do. Please understand this will take some time as they must find a solution to that request, then test it before implementing it. Thank you.

      • thank you for addressing the loud music in poppit bingo- Also, there is the issue when you call bingo, it keeps flashing resulting in Bad Call!! thank you once again


  • I want to thank Pogo for awarding us various things for the Game of the Month. I am confused about the ones that say GAME, like the Tri-Peaks one we received for the June game. What exactly is it? Is it something in My Items in the Mini Mall?

    • Hi Jeff,
      The reason is says Game is that it’s for categorization purposes of where it is located in your closet. Since it’s a background it’ll be in your background under Games. The easiest way to find it is to go to the “All My Items” link on the Mini Mall main page and it should be the first item shown as it is the most recent item you received. Thanks for playing Game of the Month last month. I’ve already put on my Tri-Peaks Temple background, it’s super fun looking.

  • Hi. I have been with POGO since the beginning. I love everything that has been done over the years. I would like to know if they are going to do anything with the app, it stinks. Will they try to make it like the real page? Only 5 games is stupid. I would love to play my favorite games on my phone or tablet. POGO ROCKS!!!!

    • Thank you for your feedback, Donna. I will pass it along and thank you for being a part of Pogo, especially from the beginning.

  • how do I get from 1 finished screen to the next 1? plse help

    • Hi preppy,
      Could you please tell me which game you’re speaking of? Thank you.

  • When I signed on today I bought a badge to play something but I can’t find it and I don’t remember the game! It was a promotion I think. Hey, now don’t judge me, I think my brain is getting old! hehehe

    • No worries! I’m here to help. If you search your Mix n Match album, you will find it there or on the Challenge Tab. I believe it’s the Poppit! Party Badge called Sandlot Swinger Badge. Thanks for asking and no judgement here. :)

  • As I appreciate and also voted (long) for the hairstyle, I love to be diverse as I think a lot of us do in not only our hair length, style, color, as well as clothes, skin color, and exotic places we visit with our minis. it is all part of the fun of my mini anyway-doing the things I can’t do and would love to. So I thank you for ALL the choices you give us!!!!!

    • Well thank you for letting me know. I’ll also pass along this feedback to Pogo_Rachael. have a nice weekend.

  • I just love,love ,love Pogo. I only wish they had a change your user name do over once card. when I joined pogo I did not realize how important the user name is . thank you for all the wonderful games.

  • pissed off no matter what I do I NEVER can get in touch with pogo none of the questions have been addressed. I pay 4 my pogo membership like every other member. one question I have is this. I want to go from monthly payments to yearly. How ever I do not want to lose my user name, my tokens, badges I worked hard to them up. I have been with pogo from the beginning and because of changing my billing I lost everything and had to start over stats tokens names, old friends. my point is my dear old friend pogo, people think I am a newbe. I am mostly home bound and pogo has been my way of interacting with friends and challenges in games help me to keep my mind sharp. So mdf POGO. I think u owe it to all of us to make it possiable to contact u. Not our other players to answer our question. concerning our accounts. and make sure we can really talk to techs. JUST SAYING remember there are millions of others out there that have medical promblems or can,t get out to socialize n make this there fun time and social connectios. if u can reply to me vie my pogo mail thank u 4 your time.

    • Hi starlight,
      Thanks for commenting and I’m happy to point you in the right direction as per your membership billing request. If you click here, that will take you to Pogo Customer Support. Once there, select “manage my account” and then “manage payment details.” A Pogo customer service representative will get back to you either view call, chat or email (depending upon which service works best for you).
      Let me know if you need any further help. Thanks very much.

  • When playing Popit Bingo I loose sound after the third number is called. What causes this? I have seen a other people say the same thing.

    • Hi MamaGail582,
      That’s a current issue we are aware of when playing Poppit! Bingo using Internet Explorer. The team is looking into a fix for that so we ask that in the meantime, you play using another browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Thank you so much.

  • Pogo Llama you have made my daughter tweetymonkey and i feel part of the family of the pogo family.we live 1300 miles a part.but play almost every day together on phone and pogo .and we have for over 7 makes us feel like we live next door to each other.ty for all you do to make pogo more fun then ever. and 40 dollars a year is cheaper then going out for dinner and its available to play 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

    • What a beautiful thing to say. Thank you for sharing this with me. I just mapped it and I am 2,182 miles away from my mother and I can relate a bit to how you and your daughter feel. Thank you for being a part of Pogo…both you and your daughter. Have a great weekend.

  • This is just a thought, I love Poppit Party, you can say I am addicted, my thought is we should have badges for perfect games , like 20, 30, 50, 100 etc etc, that would be great..maybe you could pass it a long to the pogo team..Thanks Pogo Llama, you do a great job on these Blogs!

    • A great idea, and if you do get a perfect game like that, CONGRATS, you are a Poppit! Party rockstar! (I still have not gotten less than 5 balloons left). I just passed this suggestion along to Pogo_Limes. Thanks!

  • I played in Jungle Gin for a badge award and had some difficulties with the game bumping me out. But I did finally earn the badge. Also, GREAT JOB POGO on the background of Jungle Gin. I loved it and it matched my MINI theme..
    WTG.. Just wished the game worked better.

  • How about giving us more badges in games like pinochle, spades, everyone wins bingo, poppit bingo, big city adventure and undiscovered world. Those are my favorite games and their doesn’t seem to be enough badges in those games. I don’t think we’ve had a pinochle badge in years. How about a premium album dedicated to just pinochle or just spades or any of the other games I mentioned like you’ve done with other games. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

    • Thank you for all the suggestions on Badges and Albums, shebagirl1001. I will pass them along to our friendly Pogo_Limes. Have a great weekend!

  • Hi Pogo_Llama Nice to have another blog! Thanks for all you do to help us enjoy Club Pogo! There is always something new! My question is how do you find the time to be on top of the Insider and to answer our request and still be able to play games also! You are a great blogger!Thank you for the cats badges and I am hopefully looking ahead to see the dogs ones too! Animals brighten our days and warm our hearts at night! Puur Puur! I want to tell you how overjoyed I am to be able to be a part of Club Pogo’s Birthday 14 Celebration! I got a new lap top but just haven’t gotten it up and going yet! But I am stoked to have gotten such a great deal on my new take with me anywhere lap top! My current computer is a desk top! Thanks to all of the staff and wonderful people who make Club Pogo such a wonderful experience! Oh and thank you for the cutest nestor and spike mini items! Wahoo! 14 years that is so Awesome! I look forward to your blogs every week! safirerlover and my fur-babies too! :-)(-: PS CLUB POGO ROCKS AND HAS A GREAT FAMILY AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE FAMILY!

    • Thanks for the comment, safirerlover. It’s good to hear from you. To your question, I program a lot, and I mean A LOT of notifications and alarms set to my computer’s calendar for time management purposes. Fun Pogo_Llama fact: I love to write and for a (brief) period of time, I was an English major in college.

      I’m happy you are part of Pogo’s celebration as well. Thanks again and have an awesome weekend. :)

  • Have been a Pogo member for 13 years. Love all the games, but am partial to just a few. Had some problems with loading some of the games a week or so ago. However, I contacted Pogo help and they fixed me up and now everything works. Thanks for great customer support.

    • I will pass this along to the Pogo Customer Support team. Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. Would you be able to tell me what the issue was in case other players have the same loading problem?

  • 7/14/17, Am I going to receive help with poppit bingo, I have lost count on how many times I keep writing about this, Please Please help as before I can only play one round at a time and am not receiving credit for any winnings, I have to go out to play another game and its the same thing all over again.

    • pappi65,
      You will have to contact Customer Support so they can take a look into your situation with Poppit! Bingo. You can start the process by clicking here. Thank you very much.

  • This may be a question everyone else knows but I’m confused about what to do with the pogo gifts that are labeled GAME. Is it a game and where do I find it if it is? Is it really a mini item and is it in the mini items? I’ve missed getting gift badges from other players years ago because I didn’t see them before and when I finally found them they seem to have dropped and disappeared. If there’s games as well I don’t seem to be able to get them as well.

    • Hello dldjava,
      Great question.
      This is to help with prize categorization so when a player goes looking for it, it is easier to find. Thank you for asking.

  • Does your “help” department not work? I have tried to report a missing badge and every time I try to select a contact option I’m back on the first page again. This is unacceptable. How can I get help? This isn’t the first time this has happened. What is the matter with you people. You keep telling people to go to help but they seem to be AWOL. What am I supposed to do now?

    • I finally got through using another browser. For some reason Firefox wouldn’t allow me to progress past the first page.

    • Hi sewlution10,
      Please click here and let me know if that works for you. Thank you.

  • I need help. Could Pogo please make a list of the games, that use JAVA or FLASH or EMBEDDED? I have badges that I cannot play using EDGE. So I need to switch my browser to CHROME or IE, and it has become a guessing game as to which browser I need to use. It would be great to have a list of games that can only be played with a certain browser. Otherwise all the badges and albums I have bought are going to waste.

    • Hi MajorStryder,
      Please click on All Games and when you look to the far right side of the page, you will see a header called “Technology” and under that, you can select from Flash or Java to see which of our games are under those formats. Thank you. option


    • Thank you for the request of new word games, carolyn1947. I shall pass that along.

  • Is there a secret to winning the King costume in Poppit Party. I have played for an entire week and am still on Level 1. I check each time I play to see if any of the items are in the Market Place but so far only one has shown up. This is the only unlocked costume I have and most of my others are at Level 3 and 4. Thanks for any suggestions.

    • No secret for the King, slyjoann7. Each piece is given at random. Thank you for asking and for playing. :)

  • Thanks for the free M&M Badges Pogo and for the Badge Marathon!

  • Pogo and I share the same birthday,july 23rd. I will be 60 this year and pogo has made it awesome.Thank You :)