Blog Post #118 – November 19, 2019

Hello Pogoians!

Welcome to the 118th edition of the Pogo Insider — the place for all things Pogo!

Payday FreeCell HD released on November 7. Have you had a chance to play it yet? Hope you guys are all working hard on the Autumn Odyssey Challenge Quest. How about the Weekly and Daily Challenges? So much going on here in Pogo! 

Speaking of so much going on here, have you taken a look at the Pogo Early Access teaser trailer?! Some of the fine folks on the Pogo media team created this video and I could not be more proud. I think I’ve watched it nearly 50 times. My favorite part is Spike on the airplane. As one of my teammates said to me the other day, “I sure hope Spike has gloves when he uses that tablet!” 

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 continues until November 26 at 11:59 pm PST.
  • December’s Game of the Month is Poppit!™ Bingo!
  • A new Badge Marathon begins near the end of the month.
  • The Pogo Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are on the way.
  • The 25 Days of Pogo Begins December 1. Be sure to watch the blog (and Pogo.com) for all the latest information on sales and events.

Game Updates

  • Cookie Connect 
    •  14 new Badges and 40 new levels are on the way.
  • Anagrams 
    •  Updates include an updated how-to-play guide.
  • Scrabble 
    • Updated Scrabble menus to make it easier to find your friends!
    • Server stability improvements!

New Games

  • Jigsaw Treasure Hunter HD is headed to Pogo on November 21!
  • Crazy Cakes 2 and Winter Wonderland (a new Hidden Object game from Secret Builders) will be arriving in December!
  • Club Pogo exclusive games – Click here for more information

 

Website updates:

  • Triple Bonus Tokens and Sunday Token Social will be retiring in February. Click here for more information. 
  • How about a little winter cleaning? 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. Where are Tokens?
A. 
As many Pogoians may be aware of at this point, the current token system will be replaced with a new reward system. The Pogo team knows this is a point of contention with some players. We understand that for some of you, tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time. We know it’s a bummer to see tokens go, but as we build a new Pogo, we want to make sure all the ingredients make sense and work together.

The good news is the team is actively working on a new reward system. We’ll have more details on that soon. There is still much work to be done on the new Pogo! Please keep checking back to the blog for more updates. 

 

Thank you all so much for reading the 118th edition of the Pogo Insider. When we return in two weeks, it’ll already be December! I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving holiday if you’re in the states. I am so grateful for each and everyone of you!

 

With gratitude,

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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304 Comments

  • I am Canadian so had Thanksgiving last month. I want to wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your 4 day holiday!

  • Would really love to see Perfect Pair Solitaire transition to HD!! Loved that game!!

  • Is E1 Wins Bingo Staying?Also this site never has items in clothing that are new,especially the hair styles.And would love chats on side of game,not the bottom.cannot see anyone unless you scroll?!!

  • So, I’m counterproductive if I ask you to return the old games I loved to play. Why can’t you keep the old and popular games available to your faithful members of many many years? Your HD games are not fun for me to play–they are cartoonish and slow to load. I have been a paying member since 2003–aren’t you interested in my opinion–I am not counterproductive but someone who will just go away if that is what you want–I really enjoyed playing your games–when they were fun.

  • WILL YOU BRING BACK SPARK IN HD AND SPACE HUNT

  • I hope the powers that be are keeping an eye on Poppit Party. I know POGO World does not revolve around me but I am close to getting Level 10 on all the Costumes and I sure do LOVE that game! Thanks for listening.

  • Still hoping they bring back Hearts as it was one of the original card games also hope they keep Spades as it was an original games and I enjoy playing both games its why I started playing

  • on nov 19 20019 I did not use any gems I just renewed pogo but for some reason im down to 30 when I should be at 205 gems

    • Hi Buggy,

      Thank you so much for renewing your Club Pogo Subscription! I’m so sorry to hear you did not get your bonus Gems. Unfortunately I’m unable to troubleshoot here on the blog so I recommend reaching out to EA help. Thank you so much.

      Thank you!

  • Hello! Is there any chance Pogo Bowl will remain? This is pretty much the only game left on Pogo that I can play with friends and is not a solitaire, tiles or a Sweet Tooth game. Any info would help so I can decide if I want to renew membership after 2020. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Hello LuvsBucs,
      Thank you for the game suggestions. When I have more information on upcoming games, I’ll be sure to keep you all posted here on the blog.

  • Guess I missed it, but was wondering why “extra tokens” on Thursday and Sunday are being eliminated? Have always enjoyed receiving those each week?

    Thanks!

  • Will you be bringing pinochle back or do I need to start looking elsewhere? Will the chats work again at some point? The chat is especially helpful when the instructions are inadequate. Please don’t get rid of canasta. You have enough hidden object games.

    • Hi!
      I do have some great news for you as….chat is in the works! For more information and to view the roadmap, please click here.
      Please know that Early Access is still in development and new features and games are being worked on. We’ll be keeping you posted right here on the blog with more information as it becomes available.

      Thank you for your feedback.

  • Looking forward to the new Jigsaw Treasure Hunter.

  • Any chance there will be just an alphabetical list of games at some point. Don’t care for the page with the alphabetical brightly colored page of game boxes. This is the main reason I keep returning to the old pogo to play.

  • I don’t think any of the games in the new POGO are multi player games.
    Does that mean that games where we play others and/or team with others against another team of real players, will not be in the new POGO? Meaning all games would be single player games?

    • Hello,
      Scrabble was the first multiplayer game added to the HTML 5 catalog. The team is currently working on more that will be added in the future. I will keep you all posted here on the blog with more information as it becomes available. Thank you

  • please make new costumes in pop it party

  • There used to be some Great Golf and Soccer games on POGO. I know EA owns both, plus other sports games. Can you add some please?

  • I do not have a question, First I want to wish everyone here and the crew a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. I have been a Clue Pogo member since the beginning and although I know change is coming and I am not so sure I like the changes. I know I am not the only one but although I am sure I will get used to it, it is going to be weird not having the old Clue Pogo that all of us have grown to love.
    Thank you for listening and God Bless

  • Happy Thanksgiving, Llama & to all. I keep winning more non-ranking points in many of the new/updated games. What are these non-ranking points going to get us eventually? Thanks for the help.

  • Please make thousand island solitare to HD. love that game

  • hi why on the daily suduko is there after 3 or 4 games a screen that says please rotate your device i had to click out of it and come back into it to try to do the badge as i am using a laptop and cant rotate this device its an awefull pain , thanks for all the fun games and i cant wait for jigsaw thankyou again

    • Thank you so much for pointing this out, Cathy! I’ve let the team know.
      Thank you and have a great week here in Pogo!

  • I was wondering if there is anyway to shut off the music without shutting off the sound effects. It isn’t much fun playing a game without the sound effects because the music is so awful.

  • Please answer this.I have tried the early access and I have noticed that it seems to stay in the large screen format. On many games I see much better in the “normal” screen. Will there be different sizes going forward or just the large screen?

  • I wish yo’d bring back dice city roller with chat. That game was the only game i had alot of fun playing.I find the html games aren’t much fun except For Trizzle.I can hardly wait for my club membership to go away.

  • Why is EA changing the Pogo logo? The current one is great and is colorful. The new one is very plain and bland and has a boring font. Would really like to know the reason for the change.

    • Hello Munsoncal,
      Thank you so much for your feedback and it’s nice to hear you enjoy the classic version of the Pogo logo. We updated it to go along with the new Early Access experience.
      Thank you!

  • (correction to my previous post-please delete and disregard the other post)

    POGO_Llama,

    Hi, In Pogo’s Video Sneak Peek of the New Pogo, I noticed that the Canasta Beatnik was in the back of the plane near the end of the video..Can this mean that CANASTA will be converted to HTML sometime in the future? (keeping my fingers crossed) :)

    Spurt81

  • Jigsaw Treasurer Hunter is not working well. The pieces are hard to move. I hope you didn’t ruin this game too. PayDay is horrible the bonus thing has to go. Pogo Addiction and Mahjong Safari have too many bells and whistles to enjoy. I wish you kept the format on Jigsaw the same as the old format. The hard puzzles on the old game were way more challenging. You can’t become the best if you have no one playing the games. Please fix this. Your updates have been a nightmare.I can’t find the forum and I know you won’t print this but please take constructive criticism and fix this.

  • I just played my first of the new Jigsaw. What a clear graphic and so pretty! On my way back.
    Thanks. sports

  • Happy Blessed Thanksgiving everyone.

    I’m in high highs that pinochle, spades, canasta & gin will all be upgraded to the HTML’s.
    Yep, I love card games.

    Thank you for all the improvements you’ve been working so very hard to upgrade.

    Keep up the great work Pogo!!

  • i hope that Trivial Pursuit will continue in the Pogo lineup. However, I am disappointed that I continue to get the “already playing” message. I thought it had been corrected

  • You’ve been placing the SAME blurb about replacing the tokens for a year and a half!!!!! Don’t you owe paying customers a better explanation of specifically the new award program will start?

    • Hello Vickery111,
      I hear you and understand your frustrating. However, as I’ve said before, when I have more information, I will let you all know. Thank you for your continued patience.

  • will you be bring DCR back? our league playing has gone way down since pogo took away DCR we were founded on that game

  • WHY DO I HAVE TO KEEP CLICKING THE JIGSAW HD PUZZLE PIECES IN ORDER TO MOVE THEM? ITS ANNOYING. I LIKE THE OLD WAY MUCH BETTER.

  • bring back pinochle

  • I’m happy to hear Crazy Cakes is soon to be back. I’m hoping to hear good news about Canasta and Jungle Gin soon also. I like Mahjong Sanctuary but can’t get it to load for close to two weeks now. I try it in classic and early access and won’t load in either. Looks like I’m running out of time on the
    Quest and likely won’t be able to complete it..It’s very frustrating not to mention disappointing. Hope All Have A Very Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

  • When jungle gin and canasta go hd will you still be able to play against a friend or will it be one against computer

  • I went to the new Pogo and couldn’t find games like Monopoly world edition and Pogo Bowling. Are they being removed? Another question is when will this new site become the only option offered by Pogo for game playing?

    Thank you.

    • Hello RickyDr2,
      Thank you for your question!
      You can find all Flash games by clicking on the “Games” drop down menu and then selecting “Flash games” which will take you back to Pogo Classic.

  • I keep hearing spades is not going to be on new pogo.Let me know as if it’s not i will be leaving pogo.

    • Thank you for your game request, Kittjan! When I have more information on upcoming games, I’ll be sure to keep you all posted here on the blog. :

  • Why don’t you convert our tokens into your new reward system and make everyone happy!

  • I think it would really help all of us if you listed all the flash games that will be updated to the new Pogo and also all the games that will not be included. We all have favorites and are anxious to see if we will be able to continue playing these games.

    • Hello Bluey,

      I understand what you’re saying and thank you for reaching out. As soon as I know information on which games will be on the way, I do post on the Pogo Insider blog. Please keep watching there for the most up to date game information.

      Thank you.

  • trying early access,……no chat rooms??

    • Hi!
      I do have some great news for you as….chat is in the works! For more information and to view the roadmap, please click here.
      Please know that Early Access is still in development and new features and games are being worked on. We’ll be keeping you posted right here on the blog with more information as it becomes available.

      Thank you for your feedback.

  • 1. In older blogs it has been stated that we’re keeping our token count….WHERE is it on the new version? I can’t find it.
    2. Any info on the “easier chat”?
    3. No mini mall? What about all our mini items we spent gems on?
    4. Will there be an indication that our friends entered a room?

    • Hello,

      I do have some great news for you as….chat is in the works! For more information and to view the roadmap, please click here.

      Please know that Early Access is still in development and new features and games are being worked on. We’ll be keeping you posted right here on the blog with more information as it becomes available.

      Thank you for your feedback.

  • Please bring back hearts!!!!!!!!

  • susieq29509 bring price right slot to ea game

  • Keep Hog Heaven forever

  • I just want to ask a question or two. I am a HOST and lost a few games back in the Ssummer. So would Dice City Roller. Fortune Bingo, and a few others. Also im in the United Kingdom and dont think it fair that we cant play Scrabble over here as i for one was playing it here last year. I love that and very upset that we cant play it now. Please let us Brits play it

    • Hello Jan,
      Thank you for the game suggestions. When I have more information on upcoming games, I’ll be sure to keep you all posted here on the blog. :)
      Unfortunately, due to Hasbro licensing, Scrabble is only available in North America at this time. Thank you for your question.