Blog Post #119 – December 3, 2019

Hello Pogoians!

Happy December 3 to you all! Can you believe we’re already into December? 2019 is almost over and I am so grateful you’ve been with me throughout this year.

Did you know the Pogo Insider Blog started this month three years ago?! The first edition of the Pogo Insider was published on December 6, 2016. Please have a read when you have a moment! How long have you been reading the Pogo Insider? Are there any sections you’d like added to the current Pogo Insider? Please comment below as I’d love to read your thoughts!

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

  • The 25 Days of Pogo began on December 1. Be sure to visit every day and follow here for all the latest information on sales and events.
  • More events to come in the new year! 2020 has so much Pogo-fun on deck.

Game Updates

  • Jet Set Solitaire – Two new cities released today include St. John’s, Newfoundland and an extended stay in Stockholm.
  • Jewel Academy – New levels released today!
  • NEW Claire Hart episodes 74 – 82 will be out soon. If you need a little break from the cold, travel to Maui with Claire for a new mystery. Troy also has a new look that is debuting with this upcoming release!
  • Mahjong Sanctuary – Reindeer, the first animal for the new arctic biome will be released soon along with 50 additional levels! (Please note, you must complete all 450 prior levels to unlock the Reindeer).

New Games

  • Crazy Cakes 2 and Winter Wonderland, a new hidden object game from Secret Builders, are two Early Access Exclusives headed to Pogo this month!

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 tidying up 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. Will my favorite game be added to the HTML5 catalog on Early Access?

A. Now, I know I’ve answered this question semi-recently but I have a question for you.Which games would YOU like to see in Early Access? All game updates are posted on this blog in the Construction Zone section. This blog, the Pogo Insider, is published every other Tuesdays at 11 am PT. You can get all the latest information on which new games are coming right here. You can, however, let me know which games you still want to see ported to HTML5. We’re always excited to hear what kind of games you want to play, so please post in the comments below.

 

Thanks again for reading the Pogo Insider. I hope you have a fun and happy week. It’s definitely going to be fun here on Pogo with the release of two new Pogo games! Crazy Cakes 2 and Winter Wonderland are just around the corner!

Take good care and remember that you matter.

 

Cheers,

Pogo Llama

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451 Comments

  • Miss those Penguins running around the ice!! LOL Please bring them back!! And the Chat also. That’s what brings people to Pogo.

  • I really, really hope to see Boggle Bash upgraded & transferred over to the New Pogo. It is my All-Time Favorite, & I would really hate to lose it. And Phlinx. Phlinx was the reason I joined Club Pogo 12 years ago. In answer to your question of how long I have been following your blog, “That would be since you first started it.” I have enjoyed keeping up w/what is going on in Pogo Land. Thanks for doing this. Have a great day, & Merry Christmas. :) :) :)

  • Please bring back dice city roller!!

    • pooch, dice city roller was my all time favorite game, where I met so many friends. I am so upset that we can’t get together again. please Pogo, bring back Dice City Roller, with a chat format we can easily access. Happy Holidays.

    • ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS DCR BACK

  • The game I am most interested in seeing updated is Canasta. Without that game, I probably will not be staying with Pogo as I’m not looking forward to the new Pogo.

    • I agree with you. It’s the 4 player card games I play with friends around the world and without those I really don’t have a reason to continue with pogo. Although I have tons of badges, the other games besides card games are just to fill time till my friends get here.

    • yes i agree!!!

  • Hi, Pogo_Llama. I hope you post this one. Undiscovered World; Big City Adventure; Pool; Makeover Madness.
    Thank you!

    • I loved Makeover Madness too, so I will add my vote to yours on that one!!! Have a great holiday season!

  • I miss the wide variety of games that POGO used to offer. Please bring back Dice City Rollers and Makeover Madness.

  • I, as well as many others’ who have stated on here, would love it if you included Jungle Gin and Solitaire Gardens. I think these two games are good for our BRAINS :)

  • Stellar Sweeper would be good to add. I hate that we have lost Meep!

  • Please can Boggle Bash be updated, its certainly a big favourite of mine. Thank you Pogo..

  • canasta,flying aces,pogo bowl ,jungle gin and please htlm them or I may be gone—we old people like the old fashioned stuff and for pete`s sack NO MORE Mahjong—ugg ~~~~

  • I would love to see Jungle Gin, No limit Texas Hold “Em, Undiscovered World, Big City Adventure. I would be lost without Jungle Gin. Love Quinn’s Aquarium! Also I love the graphics for Mahjong Garden. They are awesome!

    • Thank you so much for your game recommendations, Allyann08! Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Please update & keep Canasta!!

  • i love gin and canasta and play them all the time plese keep them and please let us play robots i do not like playing with people as when they start to loose they leave the game and then you have to have someone else to play i play with robots period

  • If lottso does not return to pogo, neither will I and I have been with pogo from the very beginning.

  • I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE FORTUNE BINGO BROUGHT BACK….I HOSTED IT AND MISS IT A LOT…PLEASE BRING IT BACK.

  • Any idea when the last 10 outfits will be available in poppit party?

  • please keep solitaire garden and bowling a lot of us love those game so please don’t take them off

    ty

  • Please convert Big City Adventure. It’s my all time favorite Pogo game!

  • I agree with Bideok. I have lost pinochle which I loved. If I lose Canasta also, not much left for me on Pogo, except Jigsaw and since you can’t chat – who knows if that is enough.

  • Please bring The Jungle Gin games along with you. It is my favorite game & 1 reason I am a member. Thank you in advance. I agree w/Mytime59 all the way.

  • Why do you have to change the homepage of Pogo? I for one love it, It is so comforting to get on line and see your Pogo page with your avatar waiting on you. I love seeing my favorite game list. Please don’t change Pogo’s home page I don’t like the so called new one.

    Please keep it where we can still play with the robots in Jungle Gin and Canasta.
    Some changes might be ok but not all are ok. I am not sure if I will stay if you keep changing everything in Pogo.

  • I would like to see Spades, Hearts, Jungle Gin, Canasta, Makeover Madness and Penguin Blocks. SO excited for the new Crazy Cakes! And please make the card games so you can still play robots, I am not a social person and prefer not to have others at the table. One more thing about the new site. On the main game pages, please list the past badges that are available to play. I still definitely do not care for the badges area on new site, so hard to find what you are looking for.

  • I would love to see Dice City Roller, Wonderland Memories, Panda Pai Gow Poker, Keno Pop, Euchre and Roulette. And I played Makeover Madness way too much. Thanks.

  • Please continue the mini mall. Some of us really enjoy changing our minis.

  • For the POPIT BINGO, could you please put an option there to shut the music off? I can’t hear that well and I have to have my laptop sound up pretty high to hear the numbers. It aggravates my husband when the music is so loud. AND,for the POGO BOWL, why does it take so long between sets? The music plays too long. Let’s get back to bowling quicker. AND, I miss SQUELCHIES; any chance of that returning? I really miss that game. The Early Access games are cool. I like them a lot. Thank your team for all the hard work they do, and yourself as well…hugs to you all..

  • please bring back hearts,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • I sent as request about a week ago, asking Why Can’t Pogo take the music off of the POPPIT BINGO, as it is hard to hear the numbers called, they did answer & said there is no music on the bingo. there is but I think I did put the name of the bingo, it is Poppit Bingo, very hard for older players which really love to play bingo & yes I do know that there are other bingo’s to play but the Poppit in the only one that you list all the time in order to win a badge, please consider a way to block the music.

  • i LIKE SPADES , CANASTA AND GIN THE BEST ,i HOPE I WILL SEE THEM IN THE NEW FORMAT .PLENTY OF SOLITARY GAMES ALREADY . I LIKE GAMES WITH A PARTNERS . THANKS FOR LETTING ME HAVE AN INPUT

  • Hoping to see: Big City Adventure, Undiscovered World, Canasta, Jungle Gin, Boggle Bash, Clue Secrets & Spies, Hog Heaven Slots (the very first game I ever ranked out in).

    Can Jigsaw Treasure Hunter be fixed so that you can see current badge challenges in Early Access? They are not showing as of this point as there is no “box” to select badges. It would be a great help to one and all.

    Regarding Early Access again: How can we make the “pictures” smaller in Early Access? Mine are HUGE and not all my favorites are showing as of this point (all but 3 are HTML)!! Is there a way that we can get a listing like we currently have? It is so much easier to see everything alphabetically.

    Thanks.

  • Missed one game to be added to HTML — Mahjong Escape pretty please :)

  • Hi llama, Please bring back solitaire gardens? That is the game I like to play, Thank Pogo, everybody that works, hard on all the html games, for providing us with a good game site to play on!bye.

  • monopoly slots is the game i want to see in the new pogo its my favorite

  • Pogo Llama wanted to know how we met our friends for our friends list. I met all my friends except family on Dice City Roller. We had many fun talks while playing the game. It almost turned into a small community. Great experience that I miss tremendously. Please bring it back, we are all looking forward to that.

  • Please add more Spade games and add Hearts too. I play spades almost every week as one of my optional games. Thank you.

  • I may be one of the few who posts here that is not overly happy with the way the new Early Access Pogo functions. I am not a fan of the full-screen format; it is much larger than the full-screen on the Classic Pogo site. I also don’t like that after I start a game on Early Access, I can’t add a badge to work on, at least not to my knowledge (w/o starting game over). I have only played on the site a few times, but always seem to run into some issue. Jigsaw Treasure Hunter was not functioning properly on each of my visits and I did report it. The pieces were not movable. Overall, I’m sorry to say that I don’t enjoy the Early Access experience. I know that the JAVA and Flash games had to be updated due to outdated programming/lack of support, but I guess I just don’t understand why Classic Pogo had to be rearranged into such an unfamiliar and unfriendly format.

  • I’d like more Christmasy games just for the season, please. Any way Safari game can be larger. Hard to see and I don’t like the animals.I liked it better before the changes. Thank-you Pogo.

  • Pogo is my main source of entertainment. The games on my favorites list that I play most often are:

    Jungle Gin
    Canasta
    Dominoes
    Everyone Wins Bingo
    Tumble Bees was my favorite word game and I miss it terribly :(

    A mini item I’d like to see come back for Christmas is the Christmas train you could ride. I regret not buying it when it was available. I really enjoy dressing up my mini pics and hope they will be continuing. Thanks

  • Definitely would love to have BINGO LUAU in the new format!!! I would be really sad if it doesn’t make it. :(

  • Looking forward to December 10th. I love the Time Management games. Bring on Crazy Cakes2.

  • spooky slots to be added?

  • I hope Big City Adventure gets changed like the Claire Hart did. We will be able to play the games we have purchased. This is my favorite HOG. I have almost all the episodes. I have hesitated buying the last few,not knowing if my purchased episodes will be converted.

  • Can you please bring Dice City Roller, Pool, Back them are favorite games for many of my friends! Thank you

  • First of all THANK YOU to the whole Pogo team for working hard on trying to bring back classic games. I’m so very excited to hear this, and I know it is a tall order! In my case I LOVE too many classic Pogo games to sit here and basically list them all! LOL So, I guess for me just put a vote next to each one!! Thank you Pogo Llama for hearing our votes! Have a happy and safe holiday season!

  • would like to see spades in the html

  • I would love to see Dominoes converted, and can’t wait for the new Crazy Cakes. Thanks for keeping us updated with the blog. And many thanks to the team who is working so hard to keep us going!

  • I miss Dice City Roller, regular Lottso and Dice Derby.
    And can you please, for all that is good and holy, make the gophers stop jumping up and down on Word Whomp HD? With the new pogo launching in full screen (on my 27″ monitor), and reducing it doesn’t reduce the screen doesn’t reduce it much at all, I feel like I’m being attacked!

  • Please update Boggle Bash

  • Canasta

  • I would like to see Hearts to come back. Would like partner games like canasta spades and the texas holdum that was a java game pogo used to have partner domino game would like to see that back also,another bring back the java games in HTML that was lost.

  • I would like to have Backgammon back.