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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  • Shanty Claws

  • Claude cause it sounds like clawed,lol

  • How about Pin-Sir

  • For the crab’s name – how about “Crusty”, like the temperament a crab has.

  • what happened to monopoly

    • 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.

  • I think “Creepy Crawler” would be a great name!

  • My first thought was Pinchey. I see there are two other variations on the same name. I hope one of them is selected.

  • Crustacea

  • Lucille Ball

  • I think he looks like a Smitty

  • Why does the crab have to be male? Maybe its name could be Shelly.

  • Jonny Crawford?

  • I agree with the name of Charlie for the crab. Keeps it all “C” words. Thanks or all of the updates.

  • Wow! Four pages of comments – so far!

    So, for my two cents – hate to be a Negative Nelly (especially since I’m a guy) but when I hear Clarence I think of a lion. When I think of Crusty, with a C OR a K, I think of a clown. This still leaves many great selections.

    How’s the weather? My daughter and her fam moved into a new (to them) house recently. They also live in the Bay Area. They had four floods in their first two weeks there.

    Think I’ll wait till they get settled in before visit them. lol!

    • Oh no! I’m sorry to hear your daughter had several floods already here in the Bay! No rain today, so I hope they have dried out a bit. :)

  • Crab Rangoon?

  • So. Not done yet. Memory issues.

    Are you aware that the “blog” in the header does not lead to the blog page? At least not directly. It leads to (what was formerly called) the news page. And sometimes, if it’s been a big news week, the blog gets pushed off so it’s not even on the page!

    And I’m not impressed by the header. It shows a house that you can click on to get to the home page. And just to the right of that is…the Pogo icon which you can click to get to the home page. Methinks somebody dropped the ball on this. Remember, a house is not a home. Haha.

    Hmmm. Yeah, I think that’s everything. Have a great week! Stay dry! Or at least as dry as you want to.

  • Crafty Crabby

  • crabby crab, or sponge bobs friend ! LOL

  • I think this would be a good name for the crab “Pinchy”

  • There are lots of good names on the list but I like “Pincher”

  • I love the look of that crab!

    Here are some suggestions for consideration”

    Crabby Haze
    Sandy Claws
    Sandy Clawfax

  • I think his name should be “SNAPPY” you know since he’s red with claws!

  • Crab’s Name:

    Crusty Crustacean, or
    Crabby Crustacean

  • crusty would fit a crustation

  • I like Hermit the Crab


  • Salty or Old Salt would be a cute name for the Crossword Cove crab.

  • gladiator lol

  • mr magoo

  • Sandy..that crab looks mellow

  • scrumptious

  • For the Crab’s name: Wordsworth McCraw! lol

  • Help, please! Where has the HOME button gone?! Thanks

    • The home button on the new header is still there. It’s now in the form of a house. Please read the Construction Zone section of the blog for more info and a visual. Thank you.





    • Hello Stick!
      Yay! So glad you’re enjoying the games here on Pogo.
      The current plan is not to take Claire Hart™: Soul Searcher down when the Claire Hart sequel comes out. In fact, we do not currently plan on retiring any of the existing Flash-based HOGS. Looking into the future, we’re investigating options for when Flash is deprecated (which is out of our control).
      Thank you for asking and have a great week in Pogo!

  • My suggestion for the name of the crab is Lexi, (short for Lexicon), since Crossword Cove is all about words.

  • How about Shell-don….Shell-be…..or Squeezy.

  • call him shy red

  • How about Snippy

  • Sandy Claws

  • Sebastian for sure!!!!!

  • He looks a little Grabby. Maybe Gotcha. Lots of great names. This is fun.

  • HI Llama like SALTY too. Llama it’s cold in Wisconsin, will winter never end???? Have a good day dear.

    • Haha I know! My parent’s are buried in snow right now in northern WI. Stay warm and safe!

  • Clarence

  • I like ZIPPER for the crab’s name!

  • crunchy

  • I think the Crossword Cove Crab, should be named Crabby Patty. And also all the changes you are doing looks really great. thank you

  • “Webster” from Webster’s Dictionary. We use to use it before all this spell check and auto correct.

  • What about MR. EYECEEU CRAB

  • mr. crabs he is a cutie

  • I am thinking of Crusty!