Blog Post #71 – April 10, 2018


Hello mighty Pogoians,

Welcome to Tuesday, April 10th, in Pogo! What a beautiful week is has been here on Pogo already, and it’s only Tuesday! How’s the weather been in your neck of the woods? It sure has been interesting lately, hasn’t it?

 Crossword Cove is almost here and we want your help naming the friendly Crossword Cove Crab! What do you think the crab looks like to you? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and I’ll pass them along to the team and we’ll come back with a list of our favorites and run a poll! Yay!

Here are a few images of the NEW Crossword Cove HD!


Mini Mall Preview

Spring has sprung! Well, as long as you’re not in a place where you’ve been dealing with Nor’Easters! Pogo Rachael has dropped by with a preview of spring looks from this Thursday’s release. She also wanted me to let you know that this Thursday’s Collectible of the Month was a special request from the forums: Cheetahs! You’ll be able to see that Mini this Thursday, too.

Welcome to the newest section in the Pogo Insider. 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.


Game Updates

Jet Set Solitaire – New levels being planned to be released in May.

Poppit! Party – I have relayed your many awesome requests for more costumes in Poppit! Party to the Pogo team. As of right now, however, I do not have an update for you on this request.

CH2 updates going out 4/24– You will be prompted when you go back to the episode selector rather than immediately taking you there and losing progress. Also, if you hit continue during results scene, dialogue text will be fixed. Sound volume adjusted, too.


New Games

Quinn’s Aquarium – New story-based Mahjong game coming in April.

Crossword Cove – New H5 version coming in May.

Stack’em – New H5 version coming in June.

A Way with Words – New word game coming in summer.


Known Issues

Phlinx II – Diamond Badge awarding prematurely and balls dropping much more frequently in Celestial making game play increasingly harder. The Pogo team is aware of this and working on a solution.

Vanishing Trail and Grub Crawl – Visual updates will be added on April 24th.

Friends List – Users will be able to add/remove users that have space in screen name from friends/blocked lists. This was fixed and pushed out in this morning’s release.

Payday FreeCell – Some users were experiencing a “client out of sync” error while playing a game of Payday FreeCell. This was fixed and pushed out in this morning’s release.


Website Updates

New Pogo Sign-In Experience – Facebook Connect has been disconnected as of today, April 10, 2018. It will end on the mobile app in April. See article here for more information. Please note this only affects those who login to Pogo using Facebook at this time.

New header – The Pogo team has redesigned the header for While there aren’t a lot of changes, we did redesign it for easier player navigation. Quick tip: To get back to the homepage, simply click on the image of the house. Here’s a picture to visually help out.


Pogoian Ponder

Last week, with the release of the latest Scrapbook Badge, “Brightest Day,” I received a number of very delightful compliments for artist Tony from you all! Indeed it is a very beautiful badge. I’m curious, which Badges stand out to you and have been your favorite visually? Please share in the comments below.


Spring Badge Sale

There’s a super awesome sale going on right now in Badge Central. Have you had a chance to check it out?  If not, start by read this article here  and then take a browse through the many selections of Badges that are currently on sale.  Have fun because that’s what it’s all about here on Pogo…fun!


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. How do I make Claire Hart 2: Secrets in the Shadows full screen?

A. Did you know that ALL of Pogo’s HTML 5 games can be made into full screen? Yes, it’s true and I’m super happy about it as I know it’s been widely requested. The Pogo art team whipped up directions on how to make your HTML 5 game into full screen. Please click this link here and you’ll see an example from (the new) Claire Hart 2: Secrets in the Shadows.



The sun is shining here today and that makes me so happy. I hope the sun is shining by you, too. And if it’s not, I hope that it will be shining very, very soon. Have a terrific week, everyone. Oh! And please feel free to add your suggestions for the crab’s name for the new Crossword Cove HD in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading the 71st edition of the Pogo Insider!



Pogo Llama


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  • Charlie C Crab

  • Hi,
    I have a suggestion for the name of the crab in Crossword Cove. It is Just Beachy.

    Thank You.

  • I think the crab looks like Snipper

  • “Shel-don” should be the crab’s name…..Or Claude….



    • Hello PAQIGE888,
      Please click here for more information on the Spring Badge sale. The State Badge Bundles are not part of the sale at this time.
      Tokens will not be included in World Class Solitaire HD.
      Thank you.

  • I think the new crab in Crossword Cove’s name should be “Crusty” :)

  • CRABBY sounds appropriate

  • I am so excited about the Collectible of the Month being Cheetahs, I buy all of the Collectibles and the Limited Editions for my daughter and myself. She loves the Collectibles as much as I do. I have bought them all.

    Tell Artist Tony that the “Brightest Days” is the most gorgeous of all the badges that I own, which is in the thousands. Thanks, for your artistic hierarchy!!! :) I love the animal/landscape badges most of all. :)

    • Hello DEERTOME,
      Thank you so much for your awesome support of Pogo and yes, I will absolutely let Tony know what you said. Thank you!

  • Is the premature diamond badge ours to keep or will it be removed from your collection? Will we have to get the 3 glyphs to diamond?

  • I think the crab in crossword cove should be named “woodward” because he ‘would’ be able to think of the ‘word’ he needed

  • I love that Crab on Crossword Cove . I Love the name Peppers that’s the name i gave my bird. I’m so sorry Thursday i got all my Badge Magic cards and missed the sale but that’s ok i got other sales on badges and albums . Thank You Pogo and Llama your great.

  • Congrats on new home page its cleaner and easier. When is sign in with e-mail starting.

    • Hi concordelxi,
      Thanks for the comment, I’m glad you are enjoying the new header. The new sign in process will begin in June for Free members and August for Club. I’ll have more updates in the comming week. Thank you.

  • The Crossword Cove Crab looks like a Herkamer to me!!

  • Why can’t we have rank and badges for Euchre, Hearts and Bridge? Seems like these games should be able to have them and I for one would enjoy playing these more if we could get ranks and badges. Thank you for your time and hoping we can have them.

  • Loved the sale! Thank you. Was hoping for a
    Sherlock sale for the weekly!
    Really appreciate Stack’em getting converted!
    GG on the 71st Blog. Wow time flies lol.

  • Could you consider getting ranks and badges for Bridge, Euchre, and Hearts. Thank you.

  • Suggestions for the Crab’s name: Fiddler, Snappy, Sidewalker

  • I’ve always thought of the Crossword Cove crab as Claude (clawed). I know … ouch! But just thought that was his name. Hope you have a great week Pogo_Llama!

  • Could we have badges and rank for Hearts, Euchre and Bridge? Thank you

  • My name for the crab would be Chester Chesapeake, after the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, and the delicious abundance of our crabs here…we could call him Chess for short.

  • Would be great if we could have ranks and badges for Euchre, Bridge and Hearts Please think about this and thank you

  • Kudos to Pogo Rachel! CH2 is great; love the story lines. Have gotten caught in them to the point I forgot it was an HOG. LOL
    Thank you Pogo for the badge sale; probably will be on a shopping spree all the way until Friday.

    • Thank you for playing CH2, SKIP2647. We’re very happy you’re enjoying it so much. I’ll let Pogo Rachael know, as well. Have a super fun week here in Pogo.

  • Pinchers the crab
    Wordsy the crab

  • Forgot Crusty or Crabby

  • Suggestion for crab name — Pincher
    Also, any chance that Lottso will ever come back .. that game was main reason I joined Pogo

  • I propose the name of OSCAR for the crab.

  • Crab name – Clarence

  • How about grabby the crab

  • Sinbad

  • Hi, Pogo peeps. A simple question when are you going to rank up “Word Whomp” ?

    • Hello paddlefoot,
      Please keep reading the Construction Zone section of the blog for all game updates. I’ll be keeping that up to date on all upcoming game happenings in Pogo. As of right now, I do not have any updates on Word Womp. However, one never knows what may be coming down the road. There’s always a chance.

  • Pinchy crab


  • when I saw that orange crab, for some reason, Julius came to my mind like (orange Julius)drink

  • Clawdia for a girl Clawed for the male I also like Crabby Abby

  • Crab name . . . Clive, Claude or Clancy.

  • Naming of crab for Crossword Cove: With those Claws, I think he needs to be “Nipper” or “Clawed Rains” or “Santa Clawed” or “Santa Claw” “Claw Dad.”

  • hello pogo_Llama

    can u please elaborate on what u mean about this below..i dont quite understand it…there is a “remove from list ” on the players that added you list…but it takes the blue link away but not the name…so not sure what this means…when it says remove from list all i get is this error message..can u please explain a bit more…thank you

    failed to remove friend! Code : not-in-list

    Friends List – Users will be able to add/remove users that have space in screen name from friends/blocked lists. This was fixed and pushed out in this morning’s release.

    • Hello UGotFEMAIL1,
      There are some players that were having issues removing certain players from their friends lists if the player had a space between their name. For example, “Name Space” and not “NameSpace”. Now, that has been fixed. I hope this helps clarify.

  • I thought of an interesting name for the Crossword Cove crab. How about “Cecil”.
    He’s near the sea after all…
    Thanks for your time

  • Hi Pogo Llama do you know when there is going to be new level’s for Jewel Academy.Thank you

    • Hi Littleone,
      Yes, the new levels for Jewel Academy should be coming in May. Please keep watching the Construction Zone section of the blog for more updates. Thank you.

  • Name for the crab in the new crossword = Cross Pincher. Enter as my suggestion.

  • Mr Clawsword Crab

  • crab name Pincher

  • Hi, Pogo Llama. At this moment, my favorite badges are the scenic ones from Vanishing Trail.
    Thank you and all the team members for all you do.

  • Pogo Llama, a name for the crab could be “Crusty”. Short for crustacean which a crab is a member of this biologicaal family.

  • What happened to Monopoly?! single and multiple player gams are no longer on the home screen!!!!!

    • Hello PGAfan4ever,

      Thanks for your question. In an effort to prioritize Pogo’s HTML 5 games, the team will be making changes to the Pogo homepage. We’ve also redone the header for easier player navigation. Players may see more changes in the future and I’ll try to let you all know about any changes whenever possible. You can still search for Monopoly and also find it under the Games A-Z section.

  • When does the game of the month badge for March come out for Bejeweled Twist?

    • Hello Mandybear,
      Great question. The GOTM item (not badge) was just delivered today. Please check your gifts! Thank you!

  • One suggestion for the crab in Crossword Cove is Seamoor (Seymor). Thank you for all the fun Pogo provides!!

  • Always enjoy your blog Pogo_Llama. Very informative and very interesting.

    Looking forward to the new H5 version of Crossword Cove which is coming in May. Here are some names for you to consider for the Crossword Cove Crab.

    Sandy Clause

    I am enjoying the new Clare Hart. I really like that it will stay in full screen.

    New levels for Jet Set will be nice. Glad they are not to far away from being here.

    That’s my input for this week. Take care everyone and as always wishing all fellow Pogonions good luck with their games and badges.

    • Thank you for your lovely comment, LibraryMary! And yes, great reminder….good luck and much fun to all in Pogo this week. :)

  • Thank you so much for The Changes to the Friends List
    I was So happy to be able to remove All the Players from my blocked List
    that had added me to their Friends List “With Out Asking Me” if they could add me!
    and Thank you Pogo Art Team for Making the Chat Icon from the New Claire Hart Game
    The Kitty : )
    Thank you Artist Tony for the Awesome Scrapbook Badges,I Loved all of them.
    as for the Crab in Crossword Cove Maybe come up with Something that will Honor
    The Cove from the Murder She Wrote TV show. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the first image from the New Crossword Cove Game

    • Thank you and I LOVE your reference to Murder She Wrote! Angela Landsbury is THE BEST!!

  • I think CRUSTY (short for crustacean) is appropriate.