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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  • Claude the Crab for Crossword Cove.

  • My ability to sign-up for Prizes has mysteriously disappeared from my home page. I’ve asked others, but no one else is having this problem. Please help. I want to be able to win prizes too.

    • Howdy Lil,
      To sign up for prizes, you can click here. You can also look at the very bottom of the page and click on Prizes which is under the headline of Pogo. Thank you.

  • Crossword Cove Crab should be named Bright Eyes!!!

  • I think it awesome you are making changes to Pogo. However, I have an issue with the move of Home to be higher on the screen. To play a lot of the games, I have to scroll the screen up to see all of the playing frame on my monitor. Now with Home moved to be higher, I can no longer return to Home without again scrolling the screen. Any chance of getting it moved back down — OR –could you give us a quick key (on the keyboard) to return to Home?

  • Thanks you for the great sale! I have way too many badges to do now! :)

    And for looking into Phlinx II issues (though I do wonder if those of us awarded the Diamond badge prematurely will get to keep it!).

    When Crossword Cove converts to HTML5 version – will we be unable to complete the badges for the current version? There are some that came out quite recently, including in PBAs…

    • Hello Hellga,
      Yes, you can keep the Diamond Badge, it’s all yours and you won it. Yay! (Congrats, by the way, that’s not an easy feat!)

      When the new Crossword Cove HD goes live, the old Flash version of the game will no longer be available. The team is looking into possibilities in regards to the Flash Crossword Cove Badges. I’ll keep you all posted on it. There’s a lot of testing involved to make sure the badges can still be played.

      Have a great time with all your new badges this week! Good luck and have fun. :)

  • LOve the crab, his name should be crusty!!

  • Kilroy Krab
    Crabby Kilroy

  • how about “peepers” for the crab!!!!!

  • my name for the new crab is lil chipper.

  • Herman the crab

  • My thoughts on names for the new Crossword Cove crab, Sandy, Shelly, Shellby, Shelldon or Seymore aka Seamore or Seemore!

  • Name for the Crossword Cove crab… Clawdia Scissorhands or Clawde Scissorhands.

  • The new Crossword Cove artwork looks great. BUT, the big question is, will we go back to our favorite American style crossword puzzles, or will we still be stuck with the British ones?

  • Thought of another name for Crossword Cove crab… “Clueseau” :)

  • Crabby Claws, For crossword cove.

  • Crabby Cakes
    Crusty Crab
    Creole Crab
    Clawd Crab

  • Crabby Cakes or Crusty Crab or Creole Crab or Gumbo

    Or my personal fave: Clawd the Crab

  • grab looks like a george

  • Crab Name: Cecil

  • I think the crab should be named Crusty…just a cute name for a crustacean.

  • crossword cove crab should be named CLAWED

  • Let’s name the crab Clifford.

  • Jasper

  • My fav badge hmmm I don’t have one I have a few lol.
    I love the Christmas one with the wrapped door and wreath.
    We used to do that at our home. I love all the snapshot
    badges! So pretty so unique! I really like the Pogo prize/
    winner badge too lol. So pretty!

  • crossword cove-crab-name him “Sparky”

  • Obvious choice for CC crab : CRUSTY !

  • Caiman Crabb for Crossword Cove HD

  • When is Quinn’s Aquarium coming this month? I like the new look on the Homepage. I do need to get used to where the “Home” is located. Weather here in Central Ohio is crazy as usual. Finally having warm weather starting Thurs. I am also looking forward to the new Mini stuff in the Mini Mall on Thurs.

    • Hiya Dolphingirl,
      The new Quinn’s Aquarium will be here in April yet. More on this very soon. :) I do hope your weather gets warmer on Thursday and you can enjoy some sunshine.

  • I like Crabby..plain and simple

  • The artwork for Crossword Cove is amazing.
    I’m loving how vibrant the colors are and the scenes are great!

    As for the crab. I think they name, Shelby, would be perfect!

  • It’s a word game…..WORDY would be a good name:)

  • Pinchy is a cute name.

  • Mr. Pinchers is a cool name

  • Mr. Crabby Cakes

  • For the crab’s name. Shocker. cause he always looked shocked all the time. Just a suggestion.

  • Charlie the crab :)

  • Grabby Crabby for the crabs name.

  • Crabs name “Crawford”

  • Crab’s name: SNAPPER.

  • I think the crabs name should be LEGGZ :)

  • Sea Ya, name for crabby or just Crabby.

  • I think Poindexter.

  • I think the red crab hails from Christmas Islands – kids’ book is called “Santa Claws.” Sandy Claws?
    Love the new Claire Harte; graphics are great! And, Pogo Rachael – great mini with the farmer actually walking! She’s great.
    Thanks, as ever, for the blog.

  • How about Barnacle or Salty for the crab’s name?



  • Grabby Cove.

  • I think he should have the name Snappy. He is “snapping” his claws. He sure is cute.

  • crabs name- sider as a crab moves in a sideways direction.

  • Hey there Pogo_Llama yes indeed it has been a beautiful week so far weather is just right and our roses are already blooming, Gotta love this time of the year…Love the new home icon it is in a great place… Pogo Rachael has done a great job with the spring mini they are so cute… Now for a name for the crab that a good question.. If I was going to give the crab a name and not eat it,LOL It would be “Red Hot Dude” or “Red Heart Breaker”or “Cranky” my favorites…Well until next time have a really Awesome rest of your week and a fun fill weekend.. JJ

    • Thank you for your comment this week, justjeanie. Love the visual of the roses blooming! How beautiful.
      You have a great week. (And I know what you mean about not eating the crab, first! YUM!)