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

Events

  • 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!

 

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!

Comments for this blog will be turned off on Friday at 4PM Pacific time.

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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138 Comments

  • A bag full of Cookie Collection Badges is this like the other bundles?

  • I just hope Fortune Bingo is one of those games being brought back later in the year(s).

  • Happy Birthday to your mom!! I am part of the Early Access Experience. I love it so far, but wondering if all the games are full screen. When I am playing them, they all are even if I hit escape, they stay full screen. Also wondering where is my mini. Thank you for your help.

    • Hiya BarryandLinda20,
      Thank you, I will let my mom know. :)
      Yes, all of the games are full screen. To get out of full screen, you will have to hit the arrow button located at the top right of your game page.
      The Mini is not available on Early Access at this time.

      Thanks again!

    • My son’s birthday too….10/8/76

  • YES!!! Crazy Cakes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • I still cannot find any clues to help me pass Quinns, please help.

    • Hi Georgia,
      Can you please let us know what specifically you are trying to pass on Quinn’s so we can best help?

    • Georgia I am in the same boat. have click just about all games and cannot find the game after Quinns. please help us if you can :)

  • Please refresh my mind. When is secret in the shadow coming out ? I remember it is quarterly, but can’t remember the date. Thanks.
    for the “new Pogo ” sure is nice good job.

    • Hi wartergirl2002,
      Claire Hart: Secret in the Shadows does come out quarterly now and the last episodes were released about a month ago so it will be several more months. I’ll be letting you know here on the blog when it nears its release. :)
      Thank you for being a part of Early Access!

  • Just a quick question – where can you find the badges that go with Trizzle? I couldn’t seem to locate them. Thanks for all you do on Pogo and I’m really looking forward to the new games!!!

    Extend a huge thank you to the entire Pogo Team. All the hard and time-consuming work is very much appreciated.

    • Hi Lala!
      Please click here to find and activate the Trizzle Badges.

      And thank you so so much. I will let the others on the Pogo team know of your compliment. We’re happy to be here for you all.

  • When is Pogo going to add more ranks to Mahjong Sanctuary. I’m on Level 450 and cannot finish some badges. It won’t let me enter any new ones. Thanks for any help you can give on this. I can do the Daily in Mahjong Sanctuary but unable to complete the rest of the badges I could get.

    • Thanks for letting me know. I’ll report this to the team.

    • OMG You are one of a kind to be that far. Frustration got the best of me and I have really only finished a handful of locations. KUDOS

  • Please bring back Jig Saw Treasure Hunter or something similar and also Qwerty…two of my favorite games!

    • I loved JigSaw Detective!

    • EVD – I so agree with both games especially the jigsaw games!! Missing them like crazy as they were my go-to on days when I just wanted to relax!! Adore Qwerty much better than Scrabble! Enough of Mahjong and Solitaire games — have seen enough of them to be totally bored with the whole idea.

  • Happy Birthday to your Mom! Thanks for the Trizzle Badge Marathon and the dolls look so cute with their scarves on, Autumn ha arrived!!!!!!

    • Thank you very much, sssyspky! And I’m so glad you’re enjoying the new dolls in Trizzle!

  • Hi Pogo Llama, Has the Special completion badge been issued yet for Sept GOTM? also what about the badge we were supposed to earn for completing the SnapshotEvent? Has the badge been issued for it yet? Thank you

    • Hiya Brat,
      Not yet but it will be soon. Thank you for asking and for your patience. :)

  • Will the purchased but unfinished episode badges in Cirque du Flea be awarded?

  • Just a thought – could the “HOME” icon be moved to the center of the screen instead of the far left – we use it so much more and i use a large screen and always have to move my screen to get to it. Thanks for considering it.

  • I really hope Google will still be available for playing the Pogo games. I rely on Pogo every day for my sanity and lots of fun.

    • Hi Gigs406,
      I’m so glad Pogo is here for you and you are enjoying it!
      Please know you can play Pogo games on the Firefox or Google Chrome browser. :)

  • Hi Pogo llama. I really enjoy Sweet Tooth Town. Is there any chance that levels 61-120 will be added to any of the 5 remaining shops in the near future? Thank you and have a nice day.

    • Thank you for your request! I’ll have to look into it and when I hear something I will let you know. Thanks for being a part of Pogo and enjoying Sweet Tooth Town.

  • What has happened to the option to but a 3 month Gift Subscription for another player? I have searched everywhere. I went to Help and got no answers. Can you help?

    • Hello classicrebel717,

      Thank you for asking this and how kind of you to gift a Pogo subscription to a fellow player. :)
      You can still gift a Pogo Club membership to another player by clicking here.

      Thanks again for asking and have a great day!

  • How do I know when I have Early Access?

    • Hello newredhatter160,
      If you have Early Access, you will receive an email with instructions. Thank you!

      • signed up for early access SEVERAl times never received anything to acknowledge that I qualified for this program, I.e., no email.

        • Hi Bogie,
          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.

  • Less than three months left for 2019 and already three additional games mentioned in today’s “construction zone”. All this while we’re getting a getting a totally new platform for the games. I’m glad to be a part of these big Pogo changes. I’m also thankful for you Pogo Llama to keep me abreast of all the changes. Keep up the good works.

  • I WOULD LIKE POGO LLAMA FIRED AND POGO DISBANDED.

    • Hi Catherine0115,
      Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, if Pogo were to be disbanded, it would no longer exist. :(
      Thanks again and have a fun day here on Pogo.

    • Why are you so sad?

      Maybe you should just play the games you enjoy and be thankful for the time you are playing. Pogo offers some of the most interesting games. Find a few you enjoy and relax.

    • Catherine0115 you had the opportunity to tell Pogo Llama what you dislike about pogo and the reason you feel like you do. A lot of folks are frustrated with the changes pogo has under gone some of which are out pogo’s control like the discontinuation of Flash and Java.

      I come here often to voice my opinion to Pogo Llama most go unprinted unlike yours but I know she still reads them and hopefully my voice makes a difference.

      • Hello MysteriousMoods,

        Thank you for your response. I want you all to know that everyone’s voices makes a difference. I really mean it when I say “you matter.”
        Have a good, fun, weekend here on Pogo.

  • Halloween this year is bittersweet as there will be no Spooky Slots to play but I hope Pogo will have a few surprises to make up for it!

  • Will Mahjong Sanctuary have new levels soon? I’ve already completed the first 450.

  • Where are Canasta, Pinochle, Hearts, Spades and the other multi-player games?

  • BRING BACK CRIBBAGE.SOON

  • One of my dear old Pogo friend was asking me to write my previous comment for her. Hope you’ll consider the numerous senior citizens who’re in the same shoes. Thank you…

    • Hi Viola667,
      Thank you for posting for your dear friend. We are keeping all of our Pogo members in mind. Definitely. Thank you!

    • I thank you for your comment , Viola667, about the senior citizens on Pogo. I am one of those and I hope we will get the opportunity to chat while we are playing in the soliitary games and the others we had the opportunity to chat in. Some of us are bed bound and need this for new friends we have formed here in Pogo and miss so much.

  • Boogie Bear definatly.

  • My birthday is the 27th and my mom’s the 29th. I love October, fall, and Halloween; best time of the year. Hope your mom has a great birthday. I’d probably be Nestor; he’s so crazy. Have a great month everyone.

  • I know I’ve said this before and no one seems to care. BUT, I really miss KenoPop. WHY can’t it become an HD game??

  • Hi just wondering you have given in the past when Pogo was retiring flash games, do you at this point know when additional games will be retiring?? Keep up the good work

    • Hi elaineginny,
      I do not have a list of future retirements at this time. If that happens, I will definitely let you all know. It’s very important to me that you all know what’s on the way. Thank you!

  • Tell you mom Happy Birthday and if you have a Denny’s Restaurant in your area your mom gets a free grand slam on her birthday and Red Robin. gives a free burger.

  • Can you please do another card game? I would really like to see Scorpion.

  • I wish there were slot machine games included in the new pogo. Sure will miss Hog Heaven, Monopoly Slots and Vaults of Atlantis.

  • will there be a Halloween mini contest this year?

    • Hello ICELADYPRINCESS,
      There will not be a Halloween Mini contest this year. But, there will be lots of other Halloween festivities! Thank you for asking.

  • Happy Birthday to your mom. I love Boogie Bear. He sure can boogie down in Tumble Bee’s. LOL I think Boogie would love to sit next to my hubby watching TV and sports, maybe even play a game with my hubby. I would provide honey for Boogie anytime he wanted some. Sorry I am just thinking and picture
    this as I am typing. Hope you have a great week. I love Fall season.

    • I love the image of Boogie just relaxing with TV and eating some honey. Love it!
      Fall is great. Have a wonderful week here in Pogo, Dolphingirl!

  • when will the cookie badge collection be released ?

    • The Cookie Badges will be here in a few days. And, they are sooooo life-like that they make me hungry for an assortment of cookies!

  • Texas Holdem’ please like the one taken away from us July 2019, please sniff snivel (where is my kleexnex box)

  • Please bring back Dice City Roller !!!!!!
    I miss it terribly!

  • I have been playing on Pogo since 2001 and have been a Club Pogo Member for 15 or 16 years. I like many of the games and that is why I stay with Pogo. I don’t always like the changes that have happened in the 18 years I have been playing but I stay with you because of the games. I signed up 3 times for early access but never heard back. I guess one old man’s opinion doesn’t mean much. So be it. I just renewed for another year so I guess you will have to put up with me awhile longer.

    • Hi Burl,
      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 yes, we do value your opinion.

  • please add From France to Love to the list on CLub pogo front page with the hidden object games

  • Please update Boggle Bash. I love, love, love that game and I haven’t heard anything about it yet.

  • Is there anyway Dice City Roller can come back? Reformatted for current technology. My favorite game. I miss it. PLEEEEEEZZZEE!!!

  • happy birthday to your mom also keep up the good work

  • Thank you again for Crazy Cakes 2! I love that game!
    Happy Birthday to your mom! :)
    My daughter’s birthday is Oct. 9th, and my best friend’s birthday is Oct. 30th. We love the month of October! :)

  • can’t find the place to buy gems

    • Hi katieiris2,
      To purchase Gems:
      1. Click on My Account
      2. Click on Billing & Subscription
      3. Click on Add Gems

      Thank you!

  • I already miss Beaker Creatures! To those who never played, or tried and found it too challenging…you missed a really great game. I learned a few levels in that, in each game (with very, very, very , very few exceptions), a PERFECT GAME is possible! If you made a perfect set in the first round, you could continue with perfect sets each time. I rarely played a game that did not score the max.

    Also, in 18+ years on Pogo, this was the only game where I finished all the ranks.

    PLEASE PLEASE bring back Beaker Creatures! Some of us played until the very last minute this morning. :-))))))

  • Please bring back Beaker Creatures & Letters from Nowhere (or something similar with also having to find the stamps & the black cat. The creepy music was great, too!) Thanks for bringing back Crazy Cakes!!!!

  • will spades and canasta still be here if not be very upset

  • I really, really would like Golf Solitaire and Dice City Roller.

  • I can’t wait to play in the early access, I’m excited to play all the new games, I know this has been asked a lot but I never see an answer about it, will the chat be at the right side of the games like it use to be? it is very important to me and so many of my friends, I have been a club pogo member since 2001 and have met so many friends here, I would love to get an answer about this so I’m not sitting here wondering and going out of my mind lol. Thank you for improving pogo.

  • Are Canasta and Spades being converted to HTML5/? Love both of these games.

  • When will Mahjong Escape and Solitaire Gardens be updated to HTML5? Loving all the new updates with the website.