Blog Post #115 – October 8, 2019

Hello Pogoians!

It’s October 8, and you know what that means?! My mom’s birthday month! Yay! OK, OK, it’s true. But it’s also one of the most fun times to be on on Pogo, because it’s Halloween month! The team here at Pogo really enjoys going all out with the Halloween festivities! In fact, we love it so much we already kicked off part of the fun with the Ghostly Gathering Scavenger Hunt

And now I’m thinking about which Pogo Character I would be for Halloween. I think I’d choose… Boogie Bear! I feel like he’d be the life of the party at any event. He already is here in Pogo!

So what is going on in Pogo this week? Let’s go to the Construction Zone!

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


  • Trizzle is hosting their very own Badge Marathon that just began today!
  • A bag full of Cookie Collection Badges are a few days away! Soon you’ll be able to grab a glass of milk and start playing for those Badges.
  • Our yearly Halloween celebration will begin at the end of October!

Game Updates

  • Jet Set Solitaire – Sail on over to take part in the Mediterranean Cruise with new cities, levels, and Badges. 
  • Trizzle not only has a Badge Marathon that began today but cute new Autumn Dolls wearing scarves. Clear the dolls to collect the scarves and earn bonus points and Badges!
  • Quinn’s Aquarium – New main entrance part 3 is available today!
  • Mahjong Sanctuary’s first in game event coming soon!

New Games

  • Anagrams and Paranormal Destinations are coming to Pogo this month! Crazy Cakes 2 will now be arriving in December. We apologize for the earlier confusion with the release date– it just needs a little more time in the oven to come out perfect.

Website updates:

  • Older Flash-based games from Pogo retired today. For a full list and more information, please see this article.
  • Pogo Prizes retired on September 30th. Players have until October 22 to claim their prizes. Please see this article for more information.
  • You asked for a better Pogo, so we’re building it together! Click here to find out more about the new Pogo experience.
  • iWin Downloadable Game Center retired from Pogo as of August 27. Please click here for further information.
  • Internet Explorer 11  is no longer supported for HTML 5 games. 
  • 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 8. (Please note the date change)
    • 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.
    • For games that retired on 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!

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.)

Q. Do I have to update to Windows 10 to be a part of the Early Access experience?

A. For the best possible gaming experience on Classic or Early Access, please follow the Pogo recommendations and specifications. Having a compatible computer will help ensure games run smoothly. That being said, we do recommend using Windows 10 for PC users and macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) or newer for Mac users. 


If you have a Pogo-related question, please comment below and your question may appear in an upcoming Pogo Insider Blog. 

Thank you so much for reading this blog. I hope you’re having a great week here on Pogo. Have fun with the Trizzle Badge Marathon!



Pogo Llama

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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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  • Please Please Please Please Please and so many more Pleases could we have our chat back on the side for all pogo fgames, whether it be HD games, Early Access Games coming out, or whatever your leaving for us to play, Chat is important to many of us on here and our friends, thank you so much.
    Sincerely want Chat Back on the side always,

  • pogo_llama
    happy birthday to your mom. i lost my mom at the age of 95 in april. i have a qestion what are the chances that we will be able to change our screen names it was mentioned during the new sign in experience.

    • Hi Judy,
      I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing in April. Please accept my condolences and thoughts to you.
      Name changes are not on the immediate roadmap, but when and if that changes, I will let you all know. Thank you and have a very nice weekend.

  • Love Pogo sooooo much! One question though…When will Skill Level of Robots be fixed in Scrabble so we can change it from NOVICE? Thanks very much

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY POGO LLAMAS MOM..My birthday is the 26th, will be 71 AND I LOVE POGO. I am having a problem getting through Marjong Quinn though. Have been on the same puzzle for about 3 months now.I try and play it everyday but to no avail can I get through this one puzzle. It’s the Challenge Puzzle. Any help would be sure appreciated. Keep up the good work Pogo Team you are doing a great job. And I played Trizzle and won 3 badges this morning. THANKS AGAIN.

  • why don t you make more ranks for canasta and spadeseverybody likes them to games

  • is there any way to get cats and dogs badges back so we can order them, i missed some and would really like to complete them. thanks


  • Could you please pass on, that in Jewel Academy, the “would you like to
    buy more turns” comes up so quickly, that there’s no time to look over
    the game to determine if it’s a worthwhile idea. So, a little pause between
    game and question would be quite helpful. Thanks! (Play Pogo 2-3x/day.)

  • If I already signed in the early access experience and if I dont get an email that I was invited will I be left out once the new Pogo site takes place?

    • Hi Snowangel,
      Thanks so much for signing up for Early Access. Please understand there are a limited number of slots available. We’ll be inviting more people in as we get closer to our launch. Thanks for your excitement and interest in the future of Pogo. We appreciate you being a part of Pogo all these years. And no, you will not be left out.

  • Please bring Jigsaw Detective back. I love Jigsaw puzzles and really miss that one. Thank you.

  • hi,happy birthday to your mom, and i must say i miss the halloween badges in spooky slots i couldent get the last one out in november of 2014 as i was sick in the hospital for 10 days and after at home when i came back on the end of the month it was gone and i havent seen it sence so i miss thoes types of badges thankyou for the ones i won. and hope more will be on the way .cathy211

    • I hope you’re feeling much better, Cathy. Sorry to hear you were in the hospital. And yes, more events and Badges are on the way.

  • I do not have early access but I have heard that the badge collection is not organized the same way. I love how it is very clear which albums have which badges completed and not completed. Please keep it the same. The badges were not the reason I joined Club Pogo, but they are absolutely the reason I have stayed for so long and have been so active! Please have them as organized as possible in the new version!

    • Thank you for the request, Hellga. Early Access is still in development and feedback from our players is being relayed to the team.

  • Please bring back euchre, cribbage and pool!!! Thanks I know it takes time. Please keep us informed!!!

  • Are you going to upgrade Payday Free Cell. I really like that game.

  • Loving the HD games!! They truly are a lot of fun.
    What is going to happen with bowling and the tourneys and leagues?
    Bowling is my favorite game out of them all, but love the word games almost as much
    Thank you.

    • Hi Florida,

      I do not have any info on tournaments right now, but when I do, I’ll let you all know. Thank you!

  • On the early access experience… honestly I prefer the classic myself. This is because I have some slight brain damage that affects my memory, and so learning a new page is hard for me. I love how on the classic I have my favorites listed right there, and I’m having a very hard time remembering the names of the games I actually have on my favorites list when I look on the classic. I like the look of the early access page, but I wish that there was a way to show the favorites like on the classic page. I did switch back to the classic, but I am trying to get used to the new page as well. I know once I get used to it I’ll forget what the classic was even like. I’m sure it took a lot of work for pogo to put together the new look and new page, and I’m appreciative of the work people put in for sure!

    • Thank you so much for letting me know how you feel, Marcy. I’m sorry to hear you have some brain damage and please know we’ll be here to guide you in the new Pogo experience. The team is listening to your feedback. :)

  • Please add another crossword game. We are down to one now.


  • Just must have thought my question was too negative as I don’t see it here. I have been a member of POGO for many years and have had hours and hours of enjoyment with it. That’s why I have so many points. Will these be used in any way on the new platform?
    I love POGO and it’s been my savior every time I must stay bed bound.

  • Thank you for holding off on updating phlinx II. It allowed me to get diamond Khasekhemwy last night. Woohoo! LOL

  • Why did they do away with the mini mall store?I was sick & in hospital 2 different times when you all was doing away with it.And I miss the Mini Contest Also,It was really fun chatting and meeting all different pogo players that enjoyed making their Masterpieces!ALL the Judges were Great & for sharing their time with us I do want to say Thank You to Them ALL!Thank you also Pogo Llama for all you do!
    I hope your mom had a wonderful birthday & tell her you love her everyday & see her more than possible too!Happy Birthday to All born this month!

    • Hi M,
      The Mini Mall is still there. It has not disappeared. :)
      I’m glad you’re back from the hospital and hope all is well. Thank you for the birthday wishes and have a great weekend here on Pogo.

  • Happy Birthday to your Mom! Will Canasta and Jungle Gin be saved?

  • The Autumn scarf collecting in Trizzle is a nice addition to the game but why not put a place for us to see our progress on how many scarves we have collected or the points related to reaching the game award goal? For example one of the goals is to clear 5,000 autumn dolls but how can I tell how close I am to that goal. I feel this may have been an oversight on the teams part, please ask them to fix this for us. Thanks a bunch, enjoy your day. Joy

  • Hi Pogo Llama,
    I like to print out Pogo Daily Sudoku puzzles to take with me and work on while waiting for appointment, while fishing, or while in the car waiting for someone, etc.

    Because the date and puzzle difficulty do not appear on the puzzle page, I write the date and difficulty on the printed sheet, so that I can enter the completed puzzle on Pogo later. Sometimes I forget what it was that I was printing and have to reopen puzzles to match them up so I can determine the date and difficulty.

    Could the programmers please add the date and puzzle difficulty on the actual puzzle page, perhaps above or below the banner that shows the time spent on the puzzle and points accrued? It would be really helpful.

    Thank you, and Happy Birthday to your mom!

    • Hi nla8712,
      That’s such a great idea! I hadn’t thought of that, but knowing you do that makes me so happy. I’m glad you’re able to do it. Please know that with Early Access, you will be able to play Pogo Daily Sudoku on your phone or tablet.
      I will forward your request to the programmers. Thank you so much and thanks for the birthday wishes.