Blog Post #122 – January 14, 2020

Hello Pogoians!

Welcome to the first Pogo Insider blog of 2020. Did you have a great New Year’s and holiday celebration? 

We’re all very excited here at Pogo, especially since Snowbird Solitaire and Solitaire Blitz arrive this week, and Jungle Gin HD next week. It’s a solitaire-themed week here on Pogo!

Want a sneak peek? Have a look at the video teasers! 

Watch the Snowbird Solitaire video here!

Watch the Solitaire Blitz video here!

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

  • Remember, the Magic Marathon runs through January 28!
  • Another new event kicks off on January 26. Stay tuned for more details soon. 
  • February’s GOTM will be… Poppit! Party. Which costume is your favorite?

Game Updates

  • Jet Set Solitaire – Released last week: Visit beautiful Ireland and discover new levels and fun with extended stays in Toronto and Washington!
  • Crazy Cakes 2 – Improvements to loading and animation speed!

New Early Access Exclusive Games and do we have the lineup for you!

  • Snowbird Solitaire will be released later today!
  • Solitaire Blitz will be added to the Pogo catalog on Thursday!
  • Player requested Jungle Gin HD is on the way to Early Access next week!
  • Scheduled for release in early 2020: fan-favorite Canasta, Spades, and Dice City Roller!

Website updates:

  • Expressions are retiring on March 10. Please click here for more information. 
  • Tournaments will be retiring on February 27. Please click here for more information. 
  • As Flash support is phased out across the web, we’ll be retiring these Pogo games 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. 
  • Triple Bonus Tokens and Sunday Token Social will be retiring in February. Click here for more information. 
  • 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 do I find the games I’d like to play on Early Access when I don’t know what genre they fall under?

A.  This is a great question I’m seeing pop up from the community. I want to make sure you’re getting into the games you love as fast as you can! 

If you’re unsure which category a game belongs to, you can use the search option to type out the name of the game. Look for the box with the magnifying glass icon and text that says “search for games.” Let’s say you’re unable to find Crazy Cakes 2, my current favorite, as you’re not sure what genre it falls under. Simply go up to the search bar and as you type in “Crazy Cakes 2,” the name will appear and you will be able to click on it. 

You can also select “Games” from the menu and choose “Browse All Games” or look through each genre individually. Please remember Flash games are only available on Pogo Classic. 

 

Thank you all for returning to the Pogo Insider for its first 2020 edition! Please let me know about your non-technical related Pogo questions below in the comments below. I will do my best to answer. 

 

Cheers!

Pogo Llama

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373 Comments

  • I totally love Snow Birds. The only problem is I get so involved in playing it, I forget about decorating my islands! HaHa

  • bring back bowling

  • Please try to bring back Stellar Sweeper, Squelchies, Peggle Slots (I already miss Chuzzle Slots), and possibly a new version of Jigsaw Detective. We so looked forward to a new story each week. I miss the variety of old POGO. There was truly something for everyone. It seems as if all the new games need power ups to play. Sometimes simple is best. Thank you and your team for all you do. I can only Imagine the stress you all are under trying to listen to and trying to keep us happy.

  • im very upset cause i come to pogo to enjoy my self but you all have taken all the games i play away i really dont think its fair i pay money to play here and now i dont have anything to play

  • I want to see high stakes pool I heard it was comein back when and I want the chat on there also and bring it back to the classic version I want high stakes pool back

  • so many players are playing no limit poker only poker game that we all like please bring it back=i ty tiogajane from all the no limit poker players we need that game

  • Can you please tell me if you are planning or bringing back Pinochle?? That is my all time favorite game and the only reason that I have joined pogo years ago. The other sites that I have checked pinochle don’t come close to POGO!!! I know lots of people who will not be renewing because of the loss of pinochle!!! Please do your best to bring it back.
    Thank you in advance!!!

  • LOVE SOLITAIRE BLITZ!!

  • can you still connect facebook to post avatar on blog comments

  • Thank you for all your information!

    Any chance of Dice City Rollers, Pinochle or Canasta coming back?
    Thank you for all your help! Have a great day.

  • CAN YOU REINSTATE BOGGLE BASH? ITS A GREAT GAME. I REALLY ENJOY PLAYING IT AND ITS ALSO A LEARNING GAME TO SEE WORDS THAT YOU NEVER HEARD OF OR SEEN BEFORE. I WILL MISS IT A LOT

  • Hiya Pogo_Llama!

    Wow! Solitaire Blitz! So much fun! Addictive! In-game award badges!! Thank you for bringing this great game to the Pogo line-up! It is already on my favorites list just beneath Quinn’s & Mahjong Sanctuary!

    I do have a question that I’m hoping you’ll be able to help with. There are game award badges for playing with certain decks of cards. Can those decks of cards be won by replaying levels or are they only obtained by purchase with gems? Thank you for any answers you can find. 😎

    • Hello OneHappyJoy155,
      Thank you for your question. I will find out and get back to you! :)

  • Hate, hate, hate the new format I love the Pogo classics
    Guess I will opt out of renewing.

  • Please bring back Trivial Pursuit and Dominoes!!!!! Thank You.