Blog Post #117 – November 5, 2019

Hello Pogoians,

As always I want to welcome you to another Pogo Insider! Happy November! A new Game of the Month is here (Mahjong Garden HD), along with the return of the Autumn Odyssey Challenge Quest. 

I’m going to be bringing a new guest into the Pogo studios in a few weeks — Pogo_Bean from EA Help. I’m excited and want to know what sorts of questions you might have. Please comment below with your questions for Pogo_Bean about EA Help. I can already tell you that YES she is a fan of beans and her favorite is fresh green beans from the garden. :D Now remember, this is a Q&A about her and her team and not specific account questions. So please submit your question in the comments below and your question may be answered in an upcoming Pogo Insider. 

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

  • Challenge Quest Autumn Odyssey launched last week.
  • A new Badge Marathon begins near the end of the month.
  • Mahjong Garden HD is November’s game of the month.
  • The Pogo Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are on the way.

Game Updates

  • Pogo Daily Sudoku had an update on October 31. Click here to learn more. 
  • Cookie Connect – Coming soon will be 14 new Badges and 40 new levels!
  • Jet Set Solitaire – Depart for new levels in Anchorage, Beijing and Kilimanjaro!

 

New Games

  • Payday FreeCell HD will be on Pogo in just a few days… on November 7, in fact.
  • 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.
  • Jigsaw Treasure Hunter HD is headed to Pogo soon!

 

Website updates:

  • I’m cleaning out and reorganizing the Pogo forums. Please click here for more information on that. 
  • Starting back on October 18, 2019 , you may have noticed a new prompt on Pogo asking you to verify your age. This applies to all non-Club Pogo members, including guest users. Club Pogo Members do not need to verify and can simply sign in to avoid seeing the prompt.
  • For previously posted Pogo website updates, please read the archived Pogo Insiders.

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. What about chat? Will you be including chat in the new Pogo experience? And if you do include chat, will it be on the side?

A. Pogo is going to implement a new chat system into the new Pogo experience. It’s on the Early Access roadmap (which you can read about here). 

Will chat be on the side? The chat feature is still in development so I have not been privy to its design. What I can share is the team is aware of that specific request. They also know it’s very important to not block gameplay and to also keep chat where it can be seen and accessible. We hear you and we are listening.

 

Thanks again for reading the Pogo Insider. I will see you all again on November 19 with more Pogo updates and news. 

 

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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209 Comments

  • Jigsaw Treasure Hunter??!!! YAY!!!

  • I can’t wait for Payday FreeCell and Jigsaw Treasure Hunter! TYSVM

  • Loving the new updates. I love, love, love that Payday FreeCell and Jigsaw Treasure Hunter are coming to HD. Cannot wait. Thanks for working so hard Pogo team! ^_^

    • I’m happy jigsaw treasure is coming back too. Any chance Battleship will be brought back???

  • Hi Pogo Llama!
    Thank You for all the work you do with keeping us Players informed on events and answering so many of our questions.

    My question is regarding Pogo Daily Sudoku. ( I am enjoying all the extra updates for sure for sure)

    At any rate my question is in regards to the “backgrounds”..

    I worked really hard to obtain the “bunny” at Easter time. (Ok that probably sounds lame) but at any rate, once the year scrolls and months repeat themselves.. Will we be able to “keep” any backgrounds we have unlocked? It would be a shame to work hard to obtain a few favorites and then have them disappear.

    thanks again for all your work and I hope to see an answer in a future blog.

  • What are the chances Pogo will someday bring back squelches…?

  • Is there ever going to be a new tile set in Mahjong Sanctuary?

  • will you bring a baseball game back on pogo

  • I miss High Stakes Poker. Will be bringing it back??? Also, which you have never had, is Three Hand Poker (which I play in Casinos). Will you develop this game for us Club members ???

    Love to hear from you.

  • General Comment: I like the clean new graphics, but in some cases there is extra animation (like the “waves” in Pogo Addiction Solitaire) that take extra time, and it is very irritating to me to have to wait for the animation to finish before clicking on the next move. Please consider your more “experienced” players and minimize the unnecessary graphics when you can.

  • Just a reminder–hope you will be revamping Fortune Bingo soon–love that game and miss it terribly!!!!

  • Hi Pogo Llama,

    I have finished all of the animals in Mahjong Sanctuary and seem to be stuck on level 450. Is that all there is? If so will there be more to come? As it is I only have the daily challenge to play.

    Thanks for any info you might have.

    • Hello sissymom1999,

      Congratulations on completing ALL 450 levels in Mahjong Sanctuary!
      There are only 450 levels at this time and when I have updates on new levels, I will let you all know here in the blog.
      Thanks for being a fan of Mahjong Sanctuary and Pogo!

      • i clicked something wrong i was just goilng to say thank you to sissymom1999 would love to have moe mahjon sanctuary

  • i came to Pogo for games and social interaction. i enjoyed euchre had many friends. current format does not provide interaction. When are you bringing back game with social interaction like euchre

  • well hello , just love the badges you give us and wanted to thank you for all the fun I am having playing the games! was wondering if you could give us boggle bash as a weekly challenge?, just love the game and I know lots of people would enjoy it too. and tyvm pogo llama for all you do to make this a great place to play and have met lots of friends here on pogo

  • Please add more levels to Poppit Party. Thank you so very much.

  • Woo hoo, a jigsaw game is being converted, that made my day! Thanks for all the info as always!

  • i apploud you for cleaning up pogo now how about spooky slots will it return a lot of players liked this game

  • OMG!! You answered one of my prayers for one of my fav games coming back to Pogo in HD!!!!THANK YOU FOR BRINGING BACK JIGSAW TREASURE HUNTER!!!! Now, If you can BRING back one of my other favs it would be so great!!The game I am referring to is, PENGUIN BLOCKS!!!I have A LOT of Games THAT I AM GOING TO MISS!, and maybe someday they will make it BACK HOME TO POGO. ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU SOOOO…. MUCH FOR BRINGING BACK JIGSAW TREASURE HUNTER. A Lot of POGO MEMBERS WILL BE HAPPY!!! THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK POGO!!!

    • I have 2 mix and match badges I wasn’t able to finish in penguin blocks. I’d enjoy bringing back that game too…

    • I LOVE AND MISS PENGUIN BLOCKS TOO AND WOULD BE THRILLED TO HAVE IT BACK AGAIN

  • Please bring back bridge

  • Hi. I want to comment on the game of the week, “Tips to Win”. I have found that they were often very beneficial I completing my weekly challenges. Now that the tips have moved, they are not readily located. I prefer not to read other players comments, instead, I would prefer to go directly to the tip for my challenges. Perhaps the game developers can come up with a solution to easily locate tips.
    thanks

  • Please bring back Lottso and Golf Solitaire…

  • when is new poppit party coming ?

  • Will there be any slot games in the new pogo?

  • Hello,
    Happy hump, weekly challenge day from Vermont.

    If we don’t see a game listed on the new site does that mean we will no longer be able to play it? Like a monopoly ?

    • Hi Lazychatter!
      You will find the Flash games being housed on the Classic Pogo site. Just click on Games and then Flash Games to find them. :)

  • I have been with Pogo for over 10 year and it is the best out there. Keep up the great work and I love your Blog! I read it every time it comes out.

  • It’s so good to see Jigsaw Treasure Hunter and Crazy Cakes will be coming back soon in HD. That will give us more variety of games to play as many have wished and asked for in the forums and blog comments. Thanks POGO.
    Now what’s the chance that we could get Penguin Blocks for Christmas and Perfect Pair Solitaire in time for Valentine’s Day? They would be wonderful gifts for the holidays (I ask with a chuckle).

  • UNO, UNO, UNO PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE

  • Can your teams create a PITCH game to play on POGO??

  • I was wondering if you will put Lotto in HD? That was the first game I played on POGO.
    I have been hooked every since.

  • hi i just love word games will there be a new word game challenge thank you for all the great changes

  • will there be new items for poppit party i have completed both groups and would like to see a third group to play

  • I would like to see Jungle gin to become another of the games to be converted Thank You

  • Please bring back the game querty. Miss it very much

  • My compliments to the originator of the Trizzle scarves. It has added an new dimension and countless hours of enjoyment of a game I already liked. I earned all the badges except taking out two or more scarves with one move ten or more times. That’s a tough one. I have not come close.

  • Battle Phlinx PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • thanks for all you do pogo, teem

  • My request would be for Boggle Bash! Hope to see it in HD. Would love to see a badge once in a while. Surely there are ssome that could be brought back from the vault. It is as if it’s been completely ignored for almost a year. It’s the main reason I started playing Pogo – yet it seems to be a forgotten game by the Pogo team.

  • Yeah for Crazy Cakes really excited, love love love that game.

  • I could not find Dominoes???? Is it going to the new access?????? I play every day.

    Please reply.

    Thank you

    Ms Di

    • Hi Daysdi!
      You will find the Flash games being housed on the Classic Pogo site. Just click on Games and then Flash Games to find them. :)

  • I’m glad to see some of the old games slowly coming back. Jigsaw Treasure Hunter was a favorite of mine along with Jigsaw Detective. Any chance of getting Penguin Blocks? That was fun in a different kind of puzzle game way.

  • I am excited to see Jigsaw Treasure Hunter HD arrive. My only question/concern is will there be a Holiday event?

  • wooooo hooooo on bringing treasure hunter back, that was a favorite game of mine, tytyty

  • Yay for Crazy Cakes!!! Pogo you Rock and will always be the Best Game site Ever! Thank you for being who you are!!

  • I really miss Battle Phlinx. It was fun playing with robots or other people. Please please bring it back.

  • Just had to let you know that I really enjoyed playing in Halloween Town in Poppit Bingo during Oct. Now looking forward to the Thanksgiving room!

  • On the early access platform all the games are on full screen. I am older and strangely the large screen makes it hard to focus.Are all the games going forward going to be offered in large screen only? And by the way,one of the best parts of retirement is the extra time to play POGO!!

    • Happy retirement to you! I’m so glad you now have extra Pogo time!
      The large screen is part of the current Early Access experience but you do not have to use the full screen if you do not wish. Thanks for your feedback, though. I will let the team know.

  • would it be possible to have a pause button on all games that are not interactive with other players.It is a nice feature in case of a short interruption.

  • One of my favorite games is Cribbage, could you consider putting it back on.

  • When is bridge returning in HD? I (and many of my friends) miss it so much! Pogo bridge is better than any of the other bridge sites online :)

    Thank you.

  • will checkers or pool be brought back

  • Yes QWERTY is on my list of favs but the games I started with have been a distant but beloved past SQUELCHIES WWW etc. So glad to see JIGSAW PUZZLE coming back also. take a current poll of player asking their top 5 favs from long ago for inspiration.