Blog Post #121 – December 31, 2019

Hello Pogoians!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Please remember that comments will not be available on today’s edition of the Pogo Insider, but we’ll be back up with comments on January 14. 

Thank you all so much for your feedback regarding Pogo and Early Access. We appreciate how passionate you are about Pogo and love you being a part of this community! Please click here to read more on future updates for Pogo. I am here listening to your feedback and committed to continuing that in the new year!

Looking Back at 2019
2019 has been quite a year here on Pogo. Pogo celebrated 20 years of being Pogo! (Happy birthday, Pogo!) We opened up Early Access to select players in March and throughout the following months, more and more players signed up for Early Access! As of today, everyone with a Pogo account now has access to this new Pogo Experience! 

We launched three brand new events in 2019:

  • The Great Egg Hunt
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Birthday Challenge Party (Happy 20 years, Pogo!)

This was a year of many new HTML5-powered games as well! So many new titles graced the Pogo screen, including…

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Crazy Cakes 2
  • Jigsaw Treasure Hunter HD
  • Payday FreeCell HD
  • Paranormal Destinations
  • Anagrams
  • From France with Love
  • Pogo Addiction Solitaire
  • Bookworm HD
  • Mahjong Sanctuary
  • Mahjong Garden HD
  • Rainy Day Spider Solitaire HD
  • Scrabble
  • Royal Wedding: One Year Later
  • Word Search Daily HD
  • Pogo Daily Sudoku
  • Sweet Tooth Town
  • Trizzle HD
  • Claire Hart™ Classic

On November 21, we started adding new games as Early Access Exclusives, starting with Jigsaw Treasure Hunter HD. Crazy Cakes 2 and Winter Wonderland soon followed. We’ve got even more to come in the new year!

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

  • January’s Game of the Month is Clare Hart: Secret in the Shadows!
  • The newest edition of Magic Marathon will begin tomorrow, January 1 and runs through January 28. Remember, the first 30 Challenges unlock for free!

Game Updates

  • Jet Set Solitaire – Coming Soon, visit beautiful Ireland and discover new levels and fun with extended stays in Toronto and Washington!

New Early Access Exclusive Games

  • Player requested Jungle Gin HD is on the way to Early Access, along with the all-new Snowbird Solitaire!
  • Scheduled for release in early 2020: Solitaire Blitz and fan-favorite Canasta!
  • Be on the lookout for Spades and Dice City Roller in 2020 as well!

 

Website updates:

  • Updates to Weekly and Daily Challenges starting Jan 1, 2020!
  • This list of Flash games will be retiring from Pogo in March. 
  • The Pogo Games App is shutting down on March 10, 2020. Don’t worry — with Pogo Early Access, you can play all HTML5-powered Pogo games and Challenges across your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
  • Premium Badge Albums will be retiring from Pogo in March. Please click here for more info. 
  • Tournaments will be retiring from Pogo in March. Please click here for more info.
  • 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. What does Pogo have on deck for 2020?
A. SO MUCH! We have new and updated games, (Jungle Gin HD, Canasta HD, Snowbird SolitaireSolitaire Blitz, Spades, and Dice City Roller to name a few). We also have a number of unannounced new and remastered games in the works. On top of that, we’re continuing to expand the Early Access site with new features and content. I will always keep you posted on the Pogo Insider with all the latest developments. Please continue to let us know what you like and want to see more of — we’re always listening to your feedback!

 

Again, I’d like to wish you all a very happy New Year. I can’t wait to usher 2020 in with you all. Here’s to another new year here on Pogo!

Cheers!

Pogo Llama

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