Blog Post #77 – May 22, 2018

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Hello Pogoians!

Crossword Cove HD is available! Okay, now that I got that out of my system….Crossword Cove HD is available to play now! Yay!

Thank you all so much for the decaf tea suggestions last week! I tried a bunch and so far, my new favorite is anything with ginger! I love, love, love the taste of ginger with some hot water.

Pogo artist Marshall is here with a sneak peek at the upcoming Crossword Cove HD Wednesday Premiere Badge! What do you think?

    

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.

 

Game Updates

Jewel Academy – 40 new levels out today!

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.

 

New Games

Crossword Cove – New H5 version available NOW! Click here to play.

Stack’em – New H5 version coming the week of June 18th. Click here to read more.

Post Cards From Britain – Coming in June.

A Way With Words – New word game coming this summer.

 

Known Issues

Sound – Google Chrome has updated their browser to include a feature where it auto-shuts off sound. Well, don’t you worry as the Pogo team is currently working on a fix on our end for this situation. However, until that is released, please click here for a workaround.

Quinn’s Aquarium – The team is aware of some players experiencing a black screen when trying to load the game. They are actively working with the developer to correct this issue.

 

Website updates

New Pogo Sign-In Experience – New Pogo sign-in experience will be starting to roll out in July and will end in October. Please click here to read more.

Scrabble and Monopoly: Please click here to read more information about Scrabble and Monopoly being removed from Pogo.

Prizes – The Prize link has been temporarily removed from Guest and Free pages on Pogo.com while the team works on revamping those pages.

Game of the Month – A reminder that Game of the Month is currently under construction and will return in June!

 

 

Q&A with Pogo Terry about Crossword Cove HD

Pogo Llama: Pogoians, have I a treat for you. Do you remember Crossword Cove HD’s Cap’n Pinchers picture from the blog a few weeks ago? He is actually here with me today! Welcome to the Pogo Insider studios, Pogo Terry! I do not believe you’ve been formally introduced to the Pogo Community so please do introduce yourself to everyone.

Pogo Terry: Greetings, Pogoians! I am Pogo Terry and work on Crossword Cove HD. It is an absolute pleasure to say hello to such a wonderful and dedicated community of players. I look forward to making sure all the hard work and love we’re putting into these new games continue to bring joy to your day and hopefully live up to your expectations.

Pogo Llama: Thank you for that delightful introduction. I want to ask you THE most popular Crossword Cove question out there…

Pogo Terry: Sure! I hope I have a popular answer.

Pogo Llama: Haha! What style of puzzles will Crossword Cove HD be using?

Pogo Terry: We certainly heard lots of feedback about the original Crossword Cove regarding the British style puzzles’ difficulty level. That’s why for Crossword Cove HD we will be using the US style of crossword puzzles!

Pogo Llama: Hip hip, horray! I believe Pogoians will be very happy to have the US puzzles back. Is there a chance of any other style of puzzles being added in addition to the US style?

Pogo Terry: Currently we have no plans of bringing the old style puzzles back, so it should be US style only at this time.

Pogo Llama: So let’s get into the trenches here. I want details. Yup, details. Tell us all about the new Crossword Cove in HD. What is new and what has stayed the same?

Pogo Terry: Other than the previously mentioned US style puzzles, the entire game was rebuilt from the ground up with brand new art and sounds. A lot of the previous gameplay features remain and nothing was removed besides the British style puzzles, though.

Pogo Llama: There are currently three themes: Tropical, Pacifica Northwest, and Cape Cod and all three are very beautifully done. Which is your current favorite to use? Will more themes be available in the future?

Pogo Terry: Tropical is my favorite theme by far. It makes me wish the game included a swim-up Tiki Bar, to be honest. As for new themes, we currently do not have any new plans but that could possibly change based on enough community demand and feedback.

Pogo Llama: What is your experience with crossword puzzles in real life?

Pogo Terry: While growing up, my mother loved word games and crossword puzzles were her favorite. She was often always working on one in her spare time while watching television or during the summer while sitting on the porch. Having that influence and many crossword puzzle books laying around the house got me exposed to playing at an early age. My mother and I would even have competitions in who can finish a complete puzzle the fastest.

Pogo Llama: That is super precious. I love that you shared that story with us! What does the future look like for Crossword Cove HD?

Pogo Terry: We will add achievement badges after launch. As of now there are no long term plans for new features or puzzle types at the moment, but again that could possibly change based on enough community demand and feedback.

Pogo Llama: Thank you so much for joining us here in the Pogo Insider, Pogo Terry. I really appreciate the behind the scenes look at Crossword Cove HD! Pogoians, if you have any (non technical) questions about the new Crossword Cove HD, please post in the comments below. I’ll round up all the questions and Pogo Terry will take to answering them for a future blog.

 

Tips n tricks

I had a few players ask me how to get past levels in Jet Set Solitaire and collect enough stars to pass through the gates. So now I’m asking you, Pogoians, what are your best tips and tricks for Jet Set Solitaire? Please comment below.

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. Why can’t we replay levels in Quinn’s Aquarium?

A. The way in which players progress in Quinn’s Aquarium is designed to keep moving forward after every successful completion of a level. After you have completed all of the current level’s in Quinn’s (Congratulations on if you have done that you rockstar, you!) then you will be brought to the bonus level and you will be able to play those levels indefinitely. New levels to Quinn’s are added every 2nd Tuesday of the month, so you’ll have more levels to play at that time.

 

Cheers to you all for a great rest of the week. I raise my mug of tea to you all and must now go forth and play Crossword Cove HD.

 

Cheers (again),

Pogo Llama

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If you’re having troubles loading or getting into a Pogo game, please go to Pogo’s Help Page. Unfortunately, I am unable to help out with any technical questions via the blog. Thank you!

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189 Comments

  • I love the look of the new Crossword Cove and am thrilled to have the American style puzzles back. I do wish we could still have the same keyboard playing options, though. We used to be able to go forward by pressing the return key. Now we need to use the mouse to click on the next word. Also, it’s disconcerting that we don’t stay in down mode when moving forward. Across mode seems to be the default, so have to click twice to get the next down word.

    • Hi Frazzelberb,
      Yay! I’m so glad you like the new look and puzzles.
      The team has definitely heard the Pogo community of Crossword Covers express their request for the Enter button and other key features to return. I have awesome news for y’all about that: The team started working on that feature yesterday and we’ll get that updated into the game with its next update. As to when that is, I will keep you posted here on the blog as I do not have an estimated timeline quite yet. Thanks for all of your feedback on this. The team is listening and we are all striving to make this the greatest version of Crossword Cove.

  • Will the new version Crossword Cove be modified to earn tokens? Several of the newer games do not allow the award of tokens. Just wondering.

    • Hi Cogerly,
      Crossword Cove HD will not have the ability to earn tokens. For those of you, such as yourself, for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. So here’s the great news: we have a new system in the works that will allow you to engage with Pogo in new and meaningful ways. The Pogo team is actively working on this new system and is working with your wants and needs in mind, and we’ll provide more details at a later time, but we’re truly excited about what we’re working on for you. It’s true, we are excited.

  • I would like to know what the sand dollars are for in the game Quinn’s Aquarium. Thank you in advance for the reply. And, as I ask already several times, will we have the chat on the side in the games HTML5 because I have to renew my club pogo and I will not do it if the chat remains at the bottom of the screen ?

    • Hi Calou21,
      Amy and Abby (the characters in the game) will need to use Sand Dollars to purchase new fish for the Aquariums as well as pay for a few other repairs around the Aquarium. You’ll collect Sand Dollars at the end of the game and receive more for collecting Shell Tiles.
      Regarding chat, the team is looking into different chat options right now. We’re aware that chat on the bottom of the screen is not what players prefer. Thank you!

  • Where are the tokens in Crossword Cove, and Claire Hart?

    • Hi CPM,
      For those of you, such as yourself, for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. So here’s the great news: we have a new system in the works that will allow you to engage with Pogo in new and meaningful ways. The Pogo team is actively working on this new system and is working with your wants and needs in mind, and we’ll provide more details at a later time, but we’re truly excited about what we’re working on for you. It’s true, we are excited.

  • The long awaited U.S. style crossword returns. Yea. Another game changes to no tokens. Nay. You won’t approve this for sharing but I want someone to know. I do not play any games that offer no tokens. My annual membership renews in a few weeks. I’ll pay again. But based on the trend to games I am not interested in playing this could be my last year — and I’ve been a Pogo player since 2001.
    :-(

    • Hi Rustrat,
      Thanks for being a part of Club Pogo and we do appreciate you being a part of this community. For those of you, such as yourself, for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. So here’s the great news: we have a new system in the works that will allow you to engage with Pogo in new and meaningful ways. The Pogo team is actively working on this new system and is working with your wants and needs in mind, and we’ll provide more details at a later time, but we’re truly excited about what we’re working on for you. It’s true, we are excited.

      Thanks again and have a terrific week of fun here in Pogo.

  • It seems that when an HD game is introduced, we don’t get any tokens for playing/winning. I found this to be the case with the new Claire Hart and now with the new Crossword Cove HD. Will token be brought back to these HD games in the future?

    • Hi Carol,
      For those of you, such as yourself, for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. So here’s the great news: we have a new system in the works that will allow you to engage with Pogo in new and meaningful ways. The Pogo team is actively working on this new system and is working with your wants and needs in mind, and we’ll provide more details at a later time, but we’re truly excited about what we’re working on for you. It’s true, we are excited.

  • PoGo bingo how can you find the gold coins

    • Hi Frenchlady32Ply,
      Here’s an explanation on the golden balloons. The golden balloon is a Power Up in Poppit! Bingo. You do not have to pay for this Power Up. To get the most amount of golden balloons possible, trash all power ups except for the golden balloon power up. I’ve attached the image of it below. This will give you the most chances at popping the golden balloons. My advice is to keep playing for the most chances as it is random as to which power ups come up and which numbers are called.

  • Huge thank you for the workaround on the sound for the HD games. I was going nuts not being able to hear the numbers being called in Poppit Bingo and not hearing the eerie music in the new Claire Hart lol, which by the way is my absolute favorite game now, I find myself looking forward to every new episode which I have never done before in any game lol. Have a fabulous and fun holiday weekend ;D

    • Well you’re very welcome and thank YOU! Have a great great weekend!

  • I have just started playing Quinn’s Aquarium, and I really like the game!

    I wish I could say the same about the brand-new Crossword Cove HD. I still love crosswords, but it is EXTREMELY annoying to have to click on the next word instead of being taken there automatically when the previous word is completed or by hitting enter. Also, it does not stay with the down words, it always switches to across. This is taking all the enjoyment out of the game. I certainly hope a future update will fix this.

    • Hellga99, I totally understand, and so did the team. So we worked with the developer and last night the Enter/Tab/Space Bar functions returned to the game. Please go check it out and enjoy. :)

  • THANK YOU for the new Crossword Cove HD. I love everything about it! Esp. that we can back play a few months and fill up that need for a good American puzzle. Well done, Pogo.

  • I think the new crossword cove is really cute. I love it.

  • I do like the new look of Crossword Cove and more than appreciate the work it has taken to get it out to us…however…the puzzles do not have the content that the older version had. they aren’t as challenging or as big. I did today’s puzzle which took no time at all. I have gone back on the calendar and have been working on those as well. Thank you for all the hard work, but I wanted to give this little bit of feedback.

    • Thank you so much for your feedback, stillstuckinutah. Have you been playing the puzzles on the hard difficulty level? I just want to make sure.

  • Love the remake of Crossword Cove. Please could tokies go along with the games the way they were before?
    I also love the ability to go back in time and play more. I plan on getting back up to speed and then working on the harder levels.
    Thanks, team Pogo!
    Nicely done!

  • I really think POGO should give the opt of Bald heads for women with cancer I would like my Mini with a bald head like me.

    • Hi Charsz,
      Thank you for the Mini request and I will forward that on to the team. I do hope you have a good week. I’m sending healthy healing thoughts to you. All the best.

  • I love American and British style Crossword Cove. Can’t we keep both?

    • Hi tuck,
      Perhaps someday, but at this time we are going with the US style. I’m really happy to hear you enjoyed the UK version, though. :)

  • Why can’t winning tokens be added to HD games? I apologize if this has been answered, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I love Crossword Puzzles and like the new format. However, I won’t be playing if there are no tokens earned. Thanks.

    • Hi pnny,
      You are correct, there are no tokens in Crossword Cove HD. For those of you, such as yourself, for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. So here’s the great news: we have a new system in the works that will allow you to engage with Pogo in new and meaningful ways. The Pogo team is actively working on this new system and is working with your wants and needs in mind, and we’ll provide more details at a later time, but we’re truly excited about what we’re working on for you. It’s true, we are excited.

  • Thank you for the new Crossword Cove. I did not like the previous one a bit and would not play it. I played the new one a couple of times this evening and I love it! Thanks.

    • Wow thank you so much, LDHanl3! Have a great time playing the new Crossword Cove.

  • Greetings, Pogo Lama.

    The new HD Crossword Cove is not exactly like the previous one.

    There is a major “bug” in the new HD Crossword Cove. Somehow the ability to simply hit the “enter” key on the keyboard to go from one word to the next is missing. Thus typists have to remove their hand from the keyboard, to pick up the mouse, also removing their vision from the definition of the word in order to focus on the proper little square for the next word to start, click on that square, then return the hand to the keyboard and type in the word. This process must be repeated after EVERY SINGLE WORD!

    This is simply too tedious! It spoils the game. Please pass this on to your technical team to correct. I’m sure it won’t be a major problem.

    Otherwise the new version is fine!

    • Hi hbjdottie1,
      The team has definitely heard the Pogo community of Crossword Covers express their request for the Enter button and other key features to return. I have awesome news for y’all about that: The team started working on that feature yesterday and we’ll get that updated into the game with its next update. As to when that is, I will keep you posted here on the blog as I do not have an estimated timeline quite yet. Thanks for all of your feedback on this. The team is listening and we are all striving to make this the greatest version of Crossword Cove!

  • WAHOO!!! I’m super excited about Crossword Cove HD 8)

    I’ve played a few puzzles to get a feel for it and I absolutely LOVE it!!!

    Everything is beautifully done…our little crab is so adorable…and the fact we already have an archive of puzzles is awesome (when the style was changed last year all the past puzzles became unplayable…reason I fell just short of 60…guess I’ll just have to go for it again lol)

    Now while CC is back on my favorites list (top 4 seen on my profile page) there are 2 critiques I want to pass along…

    1) Navigation around the board via arrow keys is still easy…however the highlighted square doesn’t jump to the start of the clue and when I move to the front of the word the highlighted clue changes based on what arrow I tap…so if I’m working on an Across clue but have to move up to get to the blank space to fill in the word the clue changes to the Vertical one so I have to tap the space bar to see the Across clue again…just a little annoying but it’s been so long since we had the US style this may have been how it was before…

    2) I mostly navigate with the arrow keys since it’s easier than moving my arm up and down between the keyboard and mouse…the issue I’m having is I get the “Click Continue” message since I’m not clicking anything (I like to try and not use hints & stars if I can help it…not sure if it changes the points earned but I think it did the letters in the old game…partly why I missed 60)…while I can understand this feature being added to games however this is not a game that should have it IMHO or the timer should be extended so players don’t have to randomly click the mouse or have their game interrupted just because they use the arrow keys to move around the board

    Other than those two points this is a great upgrade and I can’t wait to get back to the puzzles 8)

    A few weeks ago someone posted some suggestions for Poppit Party costumes and that got the wheels turning in my mind…I’ve been meaning to post these but either missed the Tuesday reply cutoff or you were enjoying a vacation and nobody could comment lol

    I liked some of hers and have a few of my own but for a twist I think it would be awesome if the cacti in question was Spike’s cousin Needles from Poppit Sprint…Spike has 3 games on Pogo…4 counting this one…was in the old download game (still upset about those being dropped…I mean they WERE Pogo games…just supplied by another company…) and makes a cameo in Ali Baba and Pogo Addiction while Needles just has Sprint…heck until a few months ago when we got that special badge the two hasn’t even been on a badge together let alone featured in a mini item…I know Spike is the mascot of Pogo but I just think Needles could use a little love too…especially when it was players who voted on his name just like our little crab…also also a few of the powerups mimic those in Sprint while the only one from any other Poppit (classic Bingo & Popfu) is the pushpin

    Anyway here are my Poppit Party (Needles) costume ideas

    Basic – Needles in his general attire maybe with his electric guitar and possibly make the background feel more like Sprint for his side

    ~ Fun Related:
    1 Wizard – Wizard Hat, Cloak, Book of Spells, Magic Staff/Wand
    2 Child – Boy Hairdo, Bright Shirt, Kite, Toy Train
    3 Doctor – Headlight, White Coast & Colorful Shirt w/ Stethoscope Around Neck, Otoscope, Reflex Hammer
    4 Train Conductor – Conductor Hat, Dark Blue Suit, Train Whistle, Pocket Watch
    5 Builder – Hardhat and Goggles, Work Clothes and Tool Belt, Blueprints, Hammer

    ~ Holiday Related:
    6 Easter Bunny – Bunny Ears, Bunny Costume, Easter Basket, Chocolate Bunny
    7 Vampire – Slick Black Hair and Fangs, Tux and Cape, Bat, Garlic
    8 Leprechaun – Green Hat w/ Clover Orange Beard and Hair, Green Jacket Shirt and Tie, Pot of Gold, Four Leaf Clover
    9 Christmas Tree- Star, Decorated Tree, Ornament, Present
    10 Spooky Slots Jack – Top Hat Blond Hair and Beard, Blue Shirt and Cape, Jack-o-Lantern, Frankenmouse

    ~ Sports Related:
    11 Fisher – Fishing Hat, Fishing Vest and Shirt, Fishing Rod (w/ Fish), Tackle Box
    12 Diver – Diving Mask, Wetsuit, Air Tank, Flippers
    13 Race Car Driver – Helmet, Jacket, Checkered Flag, 1st Place Cup
    14 Basketball Player – Sweatband, Jersey, Basketball, Basketball Trophy
    15 Bowler – Wild Hairdo, Fun Bowling Shirt (maybe with bowling pins), Bowling Shoes, Bowling Ball

    ~ Pogo Related:
    16 Octavia – Rain Hat, Octavia Costume, Umbrella, Rainbow
    17 Flying Ace – Aviator Hat w/ Goggles, Jacket and Scarf, Aces Up Plane, Flight Wings (those gold things kids get)
    18 Toothy – White Hat, Toothy Costume, Chocolate Coin, Candy
    19 Dotty – Bandanna Curly Hair Earrings and Glasses, Blouse and Skirt, Crystal Ball, B1 Ball
    20 Tex Carter – Explorer Hat, Explorer Outfit, Golden Chest, Treasure Map

    • Wow wow wow. Thank you for your very thoughtful comment. I shall relay the messages. :) Enjoy your week here in Pogo!

  • I am sorry but I still don’t understand why you cannot replay a level in Quinn’s Aquarium. You can replay levels in many other HTML games, why not Quinn’s? Thank you, Pam

    • Hi Pammie,
      I actually referenced this question in the blog and I’m happy to explain:
      The way in which players progress in Quinn’s Aquarium is designed to keep moving forward after every successful completion of a level. After you have completed all of the current level’s in Quinn’s (Congratulations on if you have done that you rockstar, you!) then you will be brought to the bonus level and you will be able to play those levels indefinitely. New levels to Quinn’s are added every 2nd Tuesday of the month, so you’ll have more levels to play at that time.

  • Thanks for fixing the Chrome sound issue for the HTML games. It’s nice to “hear” them again.

  • Just a note to say I love Pogo bingo. Keep it coming.

  • Pogo_Llama, the only hot tea I drink now is Green Tea. Oh, believe me there is some out there I like. But if you have a cold I add honey and lemon if I have them both. I also have been seeing some items in stores, esp. craft stores of a cactus. Like for example: a stamp set or embossing folder with 2 cactus. In case you don’t know what that is, you put a paper inside it and put it through a machine and the paper has the image on it and you can feel the image of the pattern. My point is the cactus I see reminds me of Spike.

  • Really appreciate the introduction of Crossword Cove HD! Had fun playing it today.

    From the article … Pogo Terry: ” A lot of the previous gameplay features remain and NOTHING was removed besides the British style puzzles, though.”

    What happened to tokens? Also, the puzzle cursor did not move forward with a “return” key. I’m glad this is out, but it is disappointing to see Pogo dropping token awards from most of their rebuilds and new products. Can you PLEASE address this trend in the blog? I know this is not a happy-happy-joy-joy topic, so it has little chance of seeing the light of day, but I am pleading for answers and a change in the trend going forward.

    • Hi encouragement,

      Regarding tokens, and yes, happy happy joy joy it is definitely not…For those of you, such as yourself, for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. So here’s the great news: we have a new system in the works that will allow you to engage with Pogo in new and meaningful ways. The Pogo team is actively working on this new system and is working with your wants and needs in mind, and we’ll provide more details at a later time, but we’re truly excited about what we’re working on for you. It’s true, we are excited.

      Thanks again and have a terrific week of fun here in Pogo.

  • thank you pogo for fixing this problem.!!!!!

  • Thanks for bringing back the US crossword puzzle. However, as with the new World Class Solitaire, we no longer earn tokens, and chat is at the bottom of the page.

    So two questions:

    1. Is Pogo going to get rid of token games?
    2. Do you not want players to be able to chat with other room players?

    I’m quite baffled.

    • Hi Lynda,
      You are correct, there are no tokens in Crossword Cove HD. For those of you, such as yourself, for whom tokens provide a way to project status and achievement over time, we hear you and we understand your aversion to losing this status. So here’s the great news: we have a new system in the works that will allow you to engage with Pogo in new and meaningful ways. The Pogo team is actively working on this new system and is working with your wants and needs in mind, and we’ll provide more details at a later time, but we’re truly excited about what we’re working on for you. It’s true, we are excited.

      Regarding chat – Chat is still a feature in H5 games. You will find the chat screen at the bottom at this time. The Pogo team is aware that players do not like chat located at the bottom of the screen so they are looking into alternative options.

  • Glad to see Quinns A is working again…thanks…Crossword Cove is super…thanks

  • I am really liking the new Crossword Cove HD. The new crab is cute — Cap’n Pinchers I believe is its name. Today’s puzzle was in the U.S. format — thank you.

    I have completed February and half of the March calendar based puzzles. (I am trying to get the Level 10 badge.)

    I see that the prior calendar based puzzles are the British format, and they appear to be repeats of puzzles I already completed in the old Crossword Cove. No problem for me, as I am thankful for having extra puzzles to do. (Although, I do miss the daily 4000+ tokens for completing a puzzle.)

    I am also liking the new Quinn’s Aquarium game. I like the task based concept, and the ability to get badges so much more quickly than with say Mahjong Garden.

    (I am on level 43 in Mahjong Garden, and I still have so long to go to get to levels 49 and 50, as no badge was given for reaching level 40. I do not think I will even try to reach level 60.)

    I had to stop myself from completing the second batch of tasks for Quinn’s Aquarium soon after they were released, so that I would have some levels left to complete for last Wednesday’s Challenge badge.

    I am currently playing random games in Quinn’s Aquarium until the next batch of tasks are released.

    (I have earned over 1000 sand dollars and matched over 450 shells to advance 3 rank levels just playing random games.) Please note: I have noticed that I often play multiple Challenge rounds in a row when I am playing random games.

    • Wow! You are a Pogo HD rockstar, Quietdi! Thank you for playing Crossword Cove and Quinn’s and congratulations on all of your progression in both. I’m so glad to hear you’re having a great time as that is what Pogo is all about…fun! Have a terrific week!

  • I appreciate your keeping everyone up to date on construction zones. And on that topic, I would appreciate even more if you would start championing for more levels of Poppit Bingo. I am soon to start level 18 and rank 214/353 so it won’t be long before I have them all, and I am sure I am not the only one more than half-way finished and I think it would be great to have more to look forward to! :-)

    Have a happy week!

    • Thank you for your request, PJSGames! I, too, LOVE Poppit! Bingo. Way to go on your rank, it’s really amazing! Happy week to you, too.

  • new crossword cove the graphics are good! look forward to play everyday. here’s a thumbs up !!

    • Thank you very much, goodWildWill58! I can’t tell you how happy I am that you’re enjoying it!

  • Ooops my brain went faster than my fingers. My post was supposed to say I am rank 109 /160 and have 214/353 badges in the game.

  • I honestly, wish, that you would do as many levels for JET SET, as you have done with SOLITARE GARDENS. I do all levels as fast as they come out. On JET SET, I have 3 stars, every level,.. need more!! Thank You

    • Hi Rockyontop,
      Thanks for the request! So glad you’re enjoying Jet Set so much. :)

  • In the new Crossword Cove HD, will familiar keyboard controls be added? For instance in the original Crossword Cove, hitting the return key took you to the next “across” word space, or the next “down” word space. Thank you so much for bring back the US Style puzzle. I’ve missed it!

    • Hi Carkee52,
      The team has definitely heard the Pogo community of Crossword Covers express their request for the Enter button and other key features to return. I have awesome news for y’all about that: The team started working on that feature yesterday and we’ll get that updated into the game with its next update. As to when that is, I will keep you posted here on the blog as I do not have an estimated timeline quite yet. Thanks for all of your feedback on this. The team is listening and we are all striving to make this the greatest version of Crossword Cove!

  • Played the new crossword cove game & enjoyed it very much. What! another game with no tokens?

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed the new Crossword Cove! You are correct, this game will not have tokens.

  • I loved to play Word Whomp Whackdown! I would love to see it become a non-java game!

  • I’ve been anxiously awaiting the new Crossword Cove – American format. I was disappointed mainly with the difficulty in moving around the grid. Finally just kept a hand on the mouse to move where I wanted. It would help if the tab key could move you to the next word in the sequence you’re working (across or down). Any adjustment to the movement or clarification on how to move more easily would be appreciated.

  • Good Morning!
    Will the new sign on requirements help with the bot problems in the tournaments? “Real” players then have to spend so much time trying to keep up that we don’t have much time for any of the other games…
    Here’s hoping a solution is coming!
    Donna

    • Hello!
      I definitely believe it’ll reduce bots and cheaters, yes. Thanks for asking.

  • I love the new Crossword Cove. I’m so glad to have the US style back. I do have a question, though. I’m not sure whether it would be considered “technical” or not, but here goes … I’m wondering why, after I’ve correctly completed an answer, I have to use my mouse to move to the next clue. Why doesn’t the “Enter” key automatically move to the next question?

  • Here is a nontechnical question — When POGO decides to eliminate a game (Like Turbo 21 and Snood), why does it not just award the badges for those games to it members? That doesn’t seem like a big deal to POGO and it would be a good public relations move with those who are trying to get all the Wednesday Challenges. I noticed that Scrabble and Monopoly games are going away soon. I don’t think I can get all them by the time they disappear.

    • Hi gdadmath,
      The Badges for Turbo 21 (and the other transferred over games) have been awarded. Please make sure to look back in the blogs to read the articles on the details. Here is the article on Turbo 21 badges. Thank you!

  • How about new badges for Everyone Wins Bingo ? Also Spades, can’t get enough of them…

    • Thanks for the request, KhloeKat! I’ll see what I can do about Everyone Wins Bingo and Spades.

  • Thanks to the Pogo team for all that they do for us. I am going to miss Scrabble have all the badges and game awards except get 500 bingo’s and hope to get them before July 30th. wish me luck.

  • I know some players didn’t like the former Crossword format, but there are still some of us out here who like being challenged. With the HD format the ‘hard’ game is far, far too easy. I truly hope you can find a way to toughen up these puzzles.
    Thank you.

  • The graphics are great on the new Crossword Cove, however, pogo missed the mark when it eliminated being able to use the “enter” button to move from word to word as well as NO TOKENS.I understand the problems with java and flash not being the fault of pogo, however, why keep creating games that players don’t want and recreating other games that have NO TOKENS which is what players do want. Each time another game comes out that doesn’t award tokens I won’t be playing it unless there is a badge for it that awards tokens with the badge. It seems like pogo is heading in the direction of eliminating tokens and if so, just let us know.

    Please read all the comments on the forums as well. Thanks and blessings.

  • I love, love, love Quinn’s Aquarium!!!!

  • Why is it that we leave constructive comments and they get removed because you can’t take advice?
    I am not renewing now.. that’s ridiculous company standards.

    • Hello thebannonfive,
      Thank you for your comment and I do hope I can clarify on the comment approval and response process. Please click here to read the article I wrote. I appreciate the blog comments. They definitely take time to get through so I also appreciate everyone’s patience.