Blog Post #110 – July 30, 2019

 

Hello Pogoians,

Happy Tuesday to you all and welcome to the Pogo Insider, the biweekly blog for all things Pogo!

How do you like my new shiny updates to the blog?! I’d like to thank Pogo_Josh for spiffing up the place and updating the blog images! 

Welcome to the Construction Zone! Here is where you will find the latest on game updates. What is currently “under construction” on Pogo? As often as I can, I’ll sit down with the Pogo team and get the latest info on which games are being worked on and what’s coming. I will always post more details when I have them available. Please understand updates are subject to change.

Please understand that unless an announcement comes directly from EA and/or Pogo, we cannot endorse it as true. All games and updates reported here in the Construction Zone have been given the “go ahead” and are on track to come out. Anything else that is reported is speculation right now.

Events

  • Get ready to embark on the Summer Vacation Challenge Quest, coming tomorrow!
  • Pogo turns 20 on September 1! In celebration, we’ll be bringing the party to you with loads of celebration. The fun will include a Birthday Challenge Party, many sales, and special community events. More details to follow as the event draws near. 

Game Updates

  • Sweet Tooth Town – New levels  and a Shop update today. Please click here for more information.
  • Pogo Daily Sudoku -New Badges and levels released today, along with a new Expert Difficulty setting and free Time Freeze Power-Ups awarded every day. You can have up to 3 free power-ups on your account at any given time. Use ‘em up to get more the next day!

New Games

  • Mahjong Sanctuary will be released today! Keep watching the blog for more information.
  • More new games are on the way including a new hidden object miniseries called From France with Love, plus Pogo Addiction Solitaire HD and Bookworm HD. Stay tuned for more game announcements as they become available. 

Website updates:

  • We’re offering you more opportunities to play Challenges in the games you love! Starting tomorrow, July 31, Pogo will be increasing the amount of Daily and Wednesday Challenges! Club Pogo Members can expect three Daily Challenges every day and three Wednesday Challenges every week. We hope you have an extra fun good time! Click here for more information.
  • Chrome Flash update –  A reminder! An upcoming Chrome browser update is bringing big changes to how Flash works. Click here for more information if you play Pogo Flash games using the Chrome browser.
  • Internet Explorer 11  is no longer supported for HTML 5 games. Please note the messaging on the HTML 5 games. It reads like this:

  • Flash and Java Retirements – Java and Flash, two technologies that have powered Pogo games for many years, are being phased out across the internet. Support for Java has already been dropped from most web browsers, and Flash support will be discontinued by 2020. Pogo and EA have no control over this change in web technology. Because of this, Pogo is retiring some of the older Flash-based games from Pogo on October 31. 
    • For the full list of games and additional information, please click here
    • For games that retired on June 4, please click here.
    • For games that retired on July 2 please click here.
    • To see what games are retiring today, July 30, please click here.

We know some of you purchased Challenges for these games you have not had the opportunity to complete. If you don’t get them done before they retire, the Badges will be automatically awarded to you shortly after the games retire.
Please note that while these games are going away, there is always the possibility some will be updated and brought back later. Keep your eyes on the Pogo Insider for more game news!

 

A great reminder!

  • For the best possible gaming experience, please follow the Pogo recommendations and specifications. Having a compatible computer will help ensure games run smoothly. If you are experiencing loading issues, I strongly encourage you to check out the computer specifications listed. 

Every week I answer a non-technical question 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. Please ask your non-technical related question in the comments section of the blog.

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

Insider Question

Q. How do I know if my favorite Java and Flash games will be made into HTML 5? Where can I request it?

A. All game updates are posted on this blog in the Construction Zone section. This blog, the Pogo Insider, is published every other Tuesdays at 11AM PT. You can get all the latest information on which new games are coming right here. If you’d like to tell me which games you’d like to see ported to HTML 5, please leave a blog comment below.

 

Thank you all for reading this edition of the Pogo Insider. I really appreciate you being here and a happy 16 year anniversary to you Club Pogo members. You mean so much to us and we’re so glad you’re here. 

Take good care and remember you matter!

Cheers,

Pogo Llama

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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292 Comments

  • I’d like to see Dice City Roller converted to HTML.

  • Howdy Pogo_Llama! The blog is looking mighty spiffy. My question is, will more levels be added to Quinn’s? I’ve become addicted to that game.

    Is the levels question the most asked? We all want new levels in our favorite games, that’s for sure ;)

    • Hi Heg!
      New levels are added to Quinn’s on the second Tuesday of every month so you won’t be waiting too much longer for August. :)
      Thank you!

  • Sorry to see keno removed. Although I haven’t played it in a while, It is where my wife and I first met, back in late 2000. Back then, the keno rooms were always full, and you generally had trouble getting into the room. But the gang in the room we always played in had loads of fun chatting and singing to the old 50 and 60’s tunes.
    Keno will always be a fond memory for us.

    • Hi Postalcharlie! I bet Keno has great memories for you and your wife. Congratulations for meeting on Pogo and getting married. That’s a wonderful memory. Thank you!

  • Is there any plans to offer a way to earn more chocolate coins in Sweet Tooth Town? I’m stuck in all of the shops and need a lot more chocolate to proceed. Thanks

    • Hi, Nitsuki. We will have occasional Events similar to the first one we ran in which you can earn some. Just to double-check: have you had a chance to earn 3 stars on all of the levels to which you have access? Can you tell me a little about where you are stuck in the shops? I can try to offer a little advice if I’m able, though an additional option available to you is to purchase Chocolate Coins as well if you’re really in a jam and would like to have new levels to play in order to progress.

      • I’ve made it through the Bakery but can’t afford another upgrade, I have bought the first one to that.
        Candy level 53 and lots of 1 stars prior to that just trying to get through
        Cookie level 6 and again only 1 star
        Chocolate 59
        Sugar Shack 6 with one stars

        Thanks

        • I would definitely suggest going back to those 1-star levels and trying hard to get to two or three stars in them (I know for some of the super-hard ones, that’s quite a feat!). When we say that you earn Chocolate Coins the first time you win a level, it’s really more that you earn Chocolate Coins for each *star* you earn when you complete a level, maxing out when you finally earn that 3rd star for each level. If you give some of those 1-star levels another try, you’ll get a few more coins that way and it can help get you closer towards upgrading another tier. Good luck, and if you’re looking for a little help on specific levels, definitely try reaching out to other players on the forums to see if they have any strategies or tips for specific levels.

          • I understand that you can go back and earn more stars if you have not maxed out on 3 stars. But it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT just to get 1 star on just about any building or level and even if you do manage to do that, the amount needed to purchase additional tiers is high and now the 4th tier is up to needing 100,000! I really enjoy the game, but I am tired of spending a lot of money to purchase gems and then to purchase power ups to even get 1 star on many levels. You need to have more events to enable players to get more coins and be able to continue. One more comment I have is that the cookie man has a lame extra power. The only thing he does is activate any special symbols and usually there are few to leave, if you get any at all before you can activate the cookie man.

          • I understand what you’re saying – I do know that it’s tricky and I’m sorry that it’s frustrating. I hadn’t heard this about the “Tough Cookie” guy before, but that’s really interesting feedback. Let me look into him a bit more to see what’s going on there, as I know the way his special ability works is a little different. Just out of curiosity, is there a shopkeeper whose ability does seem a little bit more fair/better to you? It’ll be helpful for me to compare/contrast as I look into this, though I know that’s a difficult question to answer off the top of your head.

  • where will we find OUR elephant badge for doing the Treasure Chest challenge? and power ups???

    • Hi Misstaree,
      The completion badge for Treasure Chase was awarded today. Congratulations!

  • Hello Pogo. I would like to see you make Canasta HD. WE all love this game. Thank You.

  • we miss eurchre please bring back .thank you

  • I really enjoyed jigsaw detective. Very relaxing and wish you would bring it and the other game like it back.

  • hello pogo rachael . how are u doing today . I thought I ask u . u think pogo will have dice city rollers in hd . u take care . prettydoll83201

    • Hi! We’re definitely looking into games like Dice City Rollers in HD, and will keep you posted if that is added to our list. I know I’m a really big fan of that game, too, so I really hope we can make an HD version of it. Have a nice day!

  • I did the elephant puzzle but don’t know what we got for getting it completed

    Thank you

  • Appreciated would be more ranks for World Class Solitaire at some point.
    Really, Pogo personnel, a “shout out!” for your dedication, creativity, and
    the bargain that is Pogo.

  • Dice City Roller! Dice City Roller! I hope it comes back!

  • I would love to have my favorite back which is cribbage, Two and four player. Has so much fun. Please give it back.

  • Please reformat Golf Solitaire to HTML. thanks.

  • Could the POGO Team please take off the “OK” on the Mahjong Safarai HD? It slows the game down and really doesn’t seem necessary to me. Thank you.

  • Hi Pogo Llama,

    I would love to see these games in HTML

    “Jigsaw Detective
    “Jigsaw Treasure Hunter
    “Hangman Hiijinks
    “Pop Fu
    “Harvest Mania

    Thank you

  • BOGGLE BASH – PLEASE!!!
    Needs to be upgraded
    Needs more challenges and badges

    It seems to be a forgotten game even though there are hundreds of players in it at every time of the day or night. It’s my absolute fav!!

  • Hi there,
    I would love to see more card games(euchre, pinochle, hearts, etc). I also really miss cribbage. Thanks for your consideration!

  • any chance to put fortune bingo in HD? We do miss that game.

  • Please, please, please make these games into HTML5 with chat rooms that you can see while playing the game. These were and still are the games that got me to become a member and stay a member for all of the years.

    *Shuffle Bump
    *Boggle Bash
    *Thousand Island Solitaire
    *Makeover Madness
    *Crazy Cakes
    *Spooky Slots

    And THANK YOU for the games that you have already converted! Like Word Whomp, and although I haven’t seen it listed yet, POGO Addiction Solitaire! I’m going to go look right now!

  • Please consider updating to HTML5 PopFu FlowerDaze Jungle Gin WordJong Dice City Roller Hog Heaven Slots

  • bring poker back please.. Texas Hold’em poker…

  • I am so happy to see that Pogo Addiction Solitaire will be coming back. Thank you so very much Pogo.
    You made my day with that news.
    The game at the top of my wish list to be brought back in html is Penguin Blocks. I sure hope Pogo could will bring back those cute but pesky little penguins and Bob. I miss them so much. Penguin Blocks was such a fun and unique puzzle game and I loved making choices for Bob’s Restaurant too.
    Here is my top 10 wish list that I posted in the forums.
    1. Penguin Blocks
    2. Qwerty
    3. Shuffle Bump
    4. Dice Derby
    5. Dice City Roller
    6. Quick Quack
    7. Perfect Pair Solitaire
    8. Thousand Island Solitaire
    9. WordJong
    10. Hearts

    Thanks Pogo for all the games converted so far and for your continued work converting games. Thanks Pogo Llama for the blog.

  • Please bring back Euchre and cribbage!!!!!

  • Sure do miss Texas Hold’em Poker . Played it every morning, with coffee, in hand. Made so many friends there and it was enjoyable. If it could come back, we would appreciate it and a recommendation, from me. Do not have lobby chat…for that is where the ugly statements are made. Bring the game back, without the lobby chat. Those ones, who created issues, only sat in the lobby and were not playing the game. Please create a new Texas Hold’em, for us. Thanks.

  • Hey Pogo Lama,

    Since you said we could request games be ported to HTML 5, well, I’ve got 2 of them. PLEASE port “Texas Hold’em Poker” and “High Stakes Pool” to HTML 5. I love playing both these games! So does my husband. These were the only two games he played on pogo and now they are gone. He enjoyed the old version of Texas Hold’em Poker. He has Lukemia and there are not many things he gets to enjoy, but Texas Hold’em Poker was one of them.

    Also, now there is no Pool game whatsoever. You guys took the only one we had. That needs to come back as well. There are other “old” games I enjoyed, but mostly I am making this request on behalf of my husband.

    Please pass this on to the directors and/or developers. Thanks so much and have a good one.

    • Hello ladymademe,
      I will definitely pass your requests along to the team and I appreciate your comment. I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s Leukemia diagnosis and please know I’m thinking of him and your family.
      All the best to you.

  • I’m really hoping for Jungle Gin and Canasta in HD also. Please don’t get rid of them. Thanks for listening.

  • I would like to see sea ball, pogo bowl, and penguin blocks updated. They are fun and different. I love the turkey pins at Thanksgiving. I do find the elves annoying but I can deal with it. It would be nice if we had other theme pins for different holidays or occasions. Such as bunnies for Easter. That would be cool! Thank you for keeping us updated. I look forward to seeing what is coming up next!

  • Hello Pogo_Rachael… First, I want to say thank you for all the badges and marathons and special events. They are truly appreciated.

    I just played Mahjong Sanctuary. I really enjoyed it. It is different and fun. And the animals do so many different things, when you click on them, which to me is so cool, I’m a big kid at heart, and me being so easily amused, this game is just right for me. I am happily looking forward to my days off now when I can play all day, (if I choose) and have time to do more.

    Hi-Five too all Pogo staff!
    Thanks to all that worked so hard to bring us this game!!!

    And now my question before I forget what I was going to ask you. hahaha!!
    Is it possible for Everyone Wins Bingo, Bingo Luau, and Thousand Island Solitaire, to be ported to Html 5? Just wondering???

    Have a great week!

    • Hi Takerswoman!
      Thank YOU for being a part of Pogo and enjoying so much of what we have to offer. I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying Mahjong Sanctuary and all its beautiful animals.
      I also appreciate the game suggestions. You have a wonderful week, too!

  • Please bring back texas hold em poker!!!!!

  • Pogo please consider bringing HEARTS back….really missing that game.

  • BOGGLE Bash

  • Bring Lottso back please

  • Texas Hold’em, PLEASE!

  • payday freecell is one of favorite

  • A Friendly wave to all the Pogo Staff who continue to create and entertain us week after week with various badges and games and friendly cheer Hugs

  • I WOULD LIKE THOUSAND ISLAND SOLITAIRE BROUGHT BACK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

  • Hi Pogo Llama. I just got my BEAUTIFUL elephant badge today for the Treasure marathon! I love it but it is another badge that doesn’t stay so I can see it. I have to hit the circle to start it and then it shuts down again. Some other badges do the same. Do you know if there is anything I can do to fix this? Also wanted to thank E1 at Pogo for all the marathons and I LOVED the Treasure one. I wish people wouldn’t complain about getting so many, if you don’t have time to do them, I am sorry for that but for us that are retired, I enjoy working on them very much. Even though I still hate Quinn’s I have finished the 300 for Aug. I have one request for Pogo, when you have marathons where we can buy a different one to play, if you would decrease the cost of gems to 20, then I would sometimes buy them but no way will I pay 40 gems for one badge and I’m hoping some day you will put the bird albums on sale. Thank you Pogo for tons of fun and entertainment you have given me over the last 14 years.

    • Hiya Pawnee,
      Congratulations on the Treasure Chase Marathon completion! :)
      Do you have Flash enabled? Make sure you do and let me know if you can view the Badge’s animation.
      Thanks for your comment and suggestion. Have a fun week here in Pogo. Happy 14 years!

  • Hi, how do you get the temple tiles in the new Mahjong Garden. I need it for a badge but can’t figure out which one it is. Thanks for any help. Love all the new HD games. Takes a round or two to get the hang of them, but well worth it.

    • Hi Tidycamp!

      Thank you for your question. First, I must tell you that they are temple puzzles, not tiles. :)

      Here’s how you can find the Temple Puzzle:
      1. Click on Tile which is located at the bottom of the game screen
      2. Click the “Select a Puzzle Set” Tab
      3. Select Temple and click on OK

      Thank you and have a great time!

  • I sure hope Cribbage comes back!! Been in Tournaments for 20 yrs 1999
    I’m in Cribbage withdrawl.. lol

  • I miss hangman hijinx a lot.

  • Oh, and can you put Match & Merge into the HTML line up too?

    :)

  • Can Quinn’s Aquarium follow the same standards as for the other Mahjong Games as to having an Easy, Medium and Hard level to choose from when playing? I haven’t been able to play as I find the game too hard and there are many badges offered in this game. I would like to take part if the level change is possible. Thank you!

  • There are match 3 games called: Cinderella Dream, Desert Dream and Wonderland Dream. I would love to have these games on Pogo. Maybe they will sell them and you can add them to the many wonderful games we already have. Thanks!!!

  • Hi Pogo Llama..
    I would love to see the following come back in HTML:

    Penquin Blocks, both Jigsaw games, Hearts, Cribbage, Pinichole, Qwerty. Love this games..

    Have a great day and tell the rest in Pogo land to keep up the good job.

  • keno in htlm5 please

  • could you make badges from the characters of majong garden 12 of them.

  • I’d love to see Canasta, Jungle Gin, Bowling, Pool, Euchre, and Solitaire Gardens come back in HD. Thank you for your hard work in transferring the games!

  • PLEASE PUT CHAT ON THE SIDE ALL SO ON MONJONE GARDEN PUT ONE SET OF TILE FROM THR OLD GARDEN THANK

  • Would LOVE to see QWERTY , Dice City Roller and Shuffle Bump return in the new HD format!! Thanks a bunch.. Have a wonderful Day.