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.


  • 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. 



Pogo Llama

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  • Spades and Jungle Gin for the new games please… and Canasta… On the hidden objects… I’ve had a stroke that affected my eyes and I wear these thick trifocals and contacts at the same time… I can’t see those buggers that well…. All I see that you have all the time is hidden objects games…. I can’t do those…It isn’t good for people like me…A little consideration for low sight people please….

  • Please bring back hearts. I really miss it.

  • So glad that Jigsaw is coming back LOVE LOVE LOVE that game. Also I’m hooked on the new Sudoku . The first thing I love to do is get my 2 stars at the start of the game. I play it every day and if I miss a day by accident I buy the day I missed.I always bought little books of Sudoku and did the daily newspaper game which I still do but,thanks to my Pogo I enjoy it a lot more. Thank You Pogo for all the happiness you bring to us senior citizens.

  • Please bring Spades, Canasta and Jungle jin to be converted!

  • Thank you for all you do. Can you please make canasta one of the converted games? PLEASE! Thank you for letting us make our suggestions. Love Pogo! Great job!

  • Will you be making Everybody Loves Bingo into HD? I love the game, but can’t play it due to it being too small to see it plainly.
    As a member for many years,I love everything else to do with POGO.

    Thanks much

  • 3. P.L.E.A.S.E. don’t get rid of the minis!! I enjoy them, I have spent some $$ on them and i dont want to see that wasted.
    4. G.O.O.D job on Anagrams I love it!

  • I would be very sad if you discontinued pogo bowling. I know flash is being discontinued, but please find a way to keep pogo bowling

  • Pinochle would be great to have back

  • If I am having trouble with a particular game or two where I can’t get past a level, is this a question for you or someone/somewhere else?

    • Hi LynnLynn516,
      This is actually a great question to post on the Pogo forums under the game you have a question about. This is where many in the Pogo community go for tips n tricks. :)
      Thank you!

  • getting dice city roller back would be a real pleaser

  • I REALLY hope you will make Canasta HD as I play it several times every day.. Thank you for the new pogo

  • It would be nice if you could go back and play previous games in Pogo Daily Sudoku like you can on TRIVIAL PURSUIT. Maybe instead of winning stars to unlock new game themes, you could win stars or keys to unlock previous games. Since you are member, I think you should have access to previous games. Also, my favorite game was Texas Hold’em Poker. Are they going to introduce it later.

  • Bring back hearts @ Free Cell

  • Are you going to update Trivial Pursuit Daily 20?

  • I love POGO and rarely miss playing less than 3 hours a day. I play all different games and find with the new search area with the big icons I play fewer types of games as I can’t see them all at the same time. Seeing them all at the same time allows me to choose sometimes based on how many people are playing a game or what simply draws my attention. I hope you’ll be providing a quick listing page in the new site. The colors a beautiful!

  • please bring back qwerty it is my favorite game

  • any chance on bringing back thousand island solitaire

  • Hearts and Qwerty–are they coming back??

  • when are you bring back thousand island solitaire too us susieq29509

  • My sister wants makeover madness back and SQUELCHIES. I love Dice City hope these games come back.

  • Will you please consider bringing back bridge? While I admit there were some issues with bidding it was still the best internet bridge game I have found. Thanks so much.

  • I’d like to see a High Stakes Pool in HD come to Pogo. The original game was a favorite of mine.

  • Any chance new ranks for World Class Solitaire might be coming? Love and appreciate Pogo.

  • please will spades canatas and gin stay

  • Will you be bringing back Dcr I know myself and a great deal of my friends like that game.

  • how about a pinball type game……..

  • I have not heard about the mini mall. I hope you willnclude it in the final and that you will include a delete button so we can clean out our closets!

  • Will any of the other games like dice city rollers, regular lottso,ect be put back into the line up?

  • P;ease bring back Pen0chle It’s one of my very favorite games and would bring a smile and thank you to my face!!!!!

  • I would love it if Quinn’s Aquarium let you know how many moves you had left. It’s very frustrating looking for a move but not actually knowing if there is any left. It’s one of my favorite games. Thanks!

  • please bring back spooky slots I love that game

  • please please bring back golf solitaire thank you

  • I have noticed on the new program that the game of Spades is not included. Please tell me you are not dropping the game. I really enjoy that game.

    • Hi Sharon! More games are on the way and I’ll be keeping everyone posted here on the blog about them! :)

  • So many asking for bringing back this and that games in HD but no suggestions for new games… I miss Lottso too, but how about some Angry Birds type of fun or dare I suggest Super Mario?

  • Oops! I forgot to say. Thanks for bringing over Payday Freecell to HD. It is one of my top favorite games.

  • Please bring back the mini mall thats one thing i LOVE about POGO PLEASE PLEASE

  • please need more outfits for pop it party

  • Hi Pogo Llama,

    While I’m playing Crossword Cove, the pop-up “Are you still playing?” continually shows up on my screen, even though I am actively playing… while I am typing in words, using the arrow keys and enter key to move around/within the puzzle. This is getting very annoying.

    I’m using Edge most of the time for this. Regardless of what browser I’m using, can the programmers fix it so that the message stops appearing unless I am totally away from the game (no activity at all) for like 10 minutes?

    Thank you.

  • I was excited when the new Anagrams game was announced because I love word games.

    However… Anagrams is extremely BORING. I will not be playing unless I have to for a weekly badge. Word Whomp is a much better game.

  • I’m so glad that Crazy Cakes will be here soon. That was always one of my favorite games! Once that is here along with Canasta (and hopefully Makeover Madness) I will be a very happy camper!

  • Boggle Bash is alot of our all time favorite!! Will it be possible to bring that onto the new pogo?
    Thrilled to hear of you working on the chat.

  • PLEASE!!! Do NOT get rid of our MINI’S!!! Pretty Please!

  • Could you give us a date that Jigsaw Treasure Hunter will be back? I loved that game so much and miss it very much.

  • I Hope POGO Bowl…Will Come Back and be better


  • My favorite game was “word riot”. Any chance that might be coming back?
    Chat on the side again would be awesome.