Blog Post #84 – July 31, 2018

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Hello Pogoians,

Happy Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 to each and everyone of you here in Pogo! How has your week been since we last came together for the Pogo Insider?

 

Questions about Double Deuce Poker HD
Pogoians, what questions do you have for the Pogo team about Double Deuce Poker? I’ll be sitting down with them next week and would love to know what you’re curious about with regard to Double Deuce Poker HD, which will be arriving here in Pogo on August 28, 2018.

 

 All the buzz around here is about two games coming up. Once of them being Double Deuce Poker and the other being Word Whomp! In this week’s Sneak Peek, I wanted to focus on the character creation of our beloved Word Whomp character, Nestor. The team knows Nestor is an important part of Word Whomp and wanted to keep him true to himself while also giving him a sleeker style to fit the game.

I sat down with the Pogo Art and Design team and this is what they had to say about the development of Nestor.

“When embarking on the HD upgrade of Word Whomp, the team recognized that we had to be particularly thoughtful about the treatment of its star character, Nestor.

Over the years, Nestor has become one of Pogo’s most visible and recognizable characters. While this lovable gopher has become an ambassador to the Pogo brand, the expression of his personality in the original Word Whomp game was fairly limited. The Art team set about updating the character design to support a greater variety of emotional states and animations. We stayed mindful of adhering to the original spirit and intention of the original character, while exploring ways we could communicate a greater sense of personality.

We began by reaching out to our community, the Pogo players, to discover what people valued and loved about this little guy. The response from the community was particularly insightful. Many players related Nestor to the playfulness and curiosity of their own pets. Others appreciated his never stay down spirit- for every knock on the noggin’, this gopher pops right back up to face another challenge. It was clear that our audience appreciates Nestor’s positive and playful spirit! We took this to heart when updating his character design. We gave him a broader smile and larger eyes- allowing him to emote more clearly to the player. He includes more animations than the original version of the game so he can to express his personality more visibly, too. His animations express a playful attitude and a curiosity, modeled after a few of the Art team’s own pets. We hope the players appreciate the new Nestor as much as we appreciated our opportunity to work with such an iconic Pogo character.”

Here is a look at part of the process of character development for Nestor, which began several months ago.

In the next edition of the Pogo Insider, which will be August 14th, I will have another Sneak Peek for Word Whomp HD!

 

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.

Upcoming events

Pogo’s 19th Anniversary will be here on September 1. Can you believe it’s been 19 years? In celebration, we’re throwing a Pogo party in true Pogo fashion – with loads of fun! That fun will include an Amazing Mini show on August 30th (more details to come later), a few free Mini items, free Badges and sales on Hidden Object Game Episodes, Power-Ups, and Badges.  This is just a preview, but there will be more complete information available as the time nears.

Pogofest – We’re going to continue the party with PogoFest , which will occur at the end of September and include a Badge Marathon.

We have several other Badge Marathons coming your way, too! Here’s the lineup that we currently have planned, though please understand dates and titles are subject to change so we’re going to use the word “slated” just in case something does change on us!

  • Summer Badge Marathon – Slated for August 6.
  • Quinn’s Aquarium Badge Marathon – Slated for August 20
  • Solitaire Gardens Badge Marathon – Slated for September 6
  • PogoFest Badge Marathon – Slated for September 22

 

Game Updates

Cookie Connect: New levels coming in September

Jet Set: New levels slated for September

A Way With Word: Brand-new Challenges slated for September

 

New Games

We’ve already told you all about Double Deuce Poker and Word Whomp, but just in case you missed those dates, here they are! We’re excited to be bringing these games to you soon.

Double Deuce Poker – Coming August 28!

Word Whomp HD – Coming September 11!

Poppit! HD – September 25!

Tumble Bees HD – Slated for October

Lottso Express HD – Slated for October

Tri-Peaks Solitaire HD – Slated for October

Solitaire Gardens (HTML5) – Slated for November

Mahjong Safari HD – Slated for December

First Class Solitaire HD  – Slated for December

 

Known Issues

Tumble Bees – Some players had reported Rank points were not displaying correctly. This issue has been fixed with the July 31st release.

Jet Set Solitaire – We’re aware of an issue in which the map navigation dot doesn’t currently correspond with the proper level to reach San Francisco. The workaround for this is to hit the left arrow and you will reach San Francisco. The team is aware of this issue and are currently working to fix it. This issue has been fixed with the July 31st release. Additionally, we adjusted a glitch with the cards in the Sydney Extended Stay State Library level. Thank you for all of your feedback about this!

Multiple Games – Some players have reported seeing odd images for Rank Points. The images include $ and % signs. The team has investigated this issue and have found it to be an issue. A fix for the $ issue has been pushed out with the July 31st release. The fix for the $ issue is in the works and should be released in August. Please note: this does not affect gameplay or Rank status

Google Chrome browser – Some players who are using the Google Chrome browser are receiving notifications that Pogo is not a secure site. This is due to Chrome changing their settings. Pogo is currently working with Chrome on updating things on our end to comply with the new standards that Chrome uses. This has been mostly updated with the July 31st release! You will no longer see this message while using Google Chrome for all games except certain Flash games. The Flash games affected by this will have a fix coming out within the next month and I’ll keep you posted here on that. Please understand that Pogo is still secure while using the Google Chrome browser.

H5 games using Safari on mobile/tablets – We’re currently in the process of updating Pogo games so that they’re more fully supported on mobile and tablets, and the functionality of Pogo on mobile/tablets with Safari is part of this; currently, it’s working as intended on Safari as we to adjust games and their mobile functionality.

Website updates

August Mini Mall update: The August Mini Mall update will be out August 2 with some additional summer items. After that, there will be another Mini Mall update on August 28 with special poker-themed items to celebrate the release of Double Deuce Poker!

CLUE will be taking a break from Pogo.com. The last new update for now was on July 30, though you’ll be able to go back and re-play any episodes you’d like at any time, or even buy new episodes if you’d like. Click here to read more.

Pogo recommendations and specifications for your computer – The team has updated the recommended specifications for playing Pogo games smoothly; please click here in order to find out more about these recommendations to help ensure that Pogo games run more smoothly on your computer.

New Pogo Sign-In Experience – New Pogo sign-in experience will be starting to roll out in August and is slated to end in October. Click here for an FAQ.

Chat – (No new update). We’re reviewing new chat solutions. I thank you for your feedback in the blogs on your Pogo chat experience. I’ve collected the feedback and alerted the Pogo team.

 

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. I want to update my email, but there isn’t an option for me to change it. If there is, I don’t see it. How do I update my email address?
A. With the new sign-in process rolling out this fall, many are asking how to update their email address. Here are the steps you can take to update your email address.

  1. Click on My Account
    2. Enter your password to continue
    3. Under “Personal Information” you will see the header named Email. To the far right of that, you will see the word “Edit” and if you click on “Edit” you will be taken to a page that will allow you to update your email address.
    4. Enter in the updated email address and click the yellow Save Changes buttonAs a reminder, please understand that with the new sign-in experience rolling out, you will only be able to have one email address attached to each of your Pogo accounts.

Q. When the upgrade takes place, will I have to pay a yearly membership for Pogo and EA separately? Will the cost of membership go up as well?
A. There are no plans of the Club Pogo membership going up at this time. Please also understand that EA owns Pogo, and has since 2001. There will only be one yearly membership.

 

Alrighty folks! That is the Pogo Insider for this week! I hope you have a very fun and fabulous week here in Pogo. The next Pogo Insider will be Tuesday, August 14th!

Always remember that YOU matter.

Cheers,

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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449 Comments

  • im so happy to see more of teh games getting to hd so i can play them im so excited…ty pogo

  • I’m thrilled that Mahjong Garden is going to be the GOTM for August. I’m about 80 years to getting the last rank badge, but really don’t get much time to just play for ranks, always working on something else :) Maybe this will give me a little push.

    I was happy to see some of the older games on the list for conversion. The one thing I’ve noticed is that none of the games where there is a lobby have been chosen to be converted. Everyone (almost) loves Canasta, Jungle Gin, & Dominoes. Is there a reason? Is it because of the lobby?

    Thanks!

    Suz

    • Hi Moms,
      The reason games with lobbies are not currently being converted is due to needing the technology to make it so. These are known as multiplayer games and we’re working on the technology for that. Once this work is complete, we can start on converting those games over.
      I’m glad you’re thrilled for Mahjong Garden! Enjoy your week.

  • why do we have trouble getting into some game it says you need a flash i think and please put more badges on all the games bingo ,gin ,etc tyvm

    • Hi Pokey,
      Unfortunately I’m unable to troubleshoot from the blog. Have you tried going here for loading help or contacting Pogo’s customer support? I do encourage that as those options will help you solve the issue.

  • BTW, hope Humpty Dumpty will be coming back to the mall real soon !

  • Why are the games all HD games, I have trouble with clicking on mouse & two letters come down on most of those games, hard to win the games. Also when & I hope the Mimis get news clothes to spend my tokens on. I Love pogo, but most games are speed games for the younger players. also I wish in the Pogo Bingo you would have numbers called slower with 4 cards for the elderly players. Thank you

    • Hi Darthestar,
      Thank you for your suggestions for Pogo. We are working on lots of updates here and I’ll keep you posted here in the Pogo Insider blog as they come about. I do hope you have a good and fun week here in Pogo.

  • I’M STILL HAVING TROUBLE PLAYING QUINNS . IF AFTER WAITING MINUTES TO START , I CAN NEVER PLAY A SECOND GAME . I HAVE TO LEAVE AND COME BACK . HELP, THANK YOU .

    • Hello Bh3,
      Unfortunately I’m unable to troubleshoot from the blog. Have you tried going here for loading help or contacting Pogo’s customer support? I do encourage that as those options will help you solve the issue.

  • Def miss playing for tokens hope “the new rewarding system” wont be points or badges. The new Turbo 21 used to be a fun game to play and was my favorite of all pogo games. But after the change updated version it is no longer fun. Thanks pogo.

    • Hi CoastalNC,
      Thank you for your feedback. What other games are you currently playing?

      • My main game was old version of Turbo 21, truly hate the new. I play yahtzee party wilds, bingo and hidden objects but not enjoying these games as much as turbo was. I have tried others but boring. I guess after playing my favorite since app 1999 it was bound to go away from pogo due to changes…I am saddened to say I will not be renewing my yearly this month on pogo. May sound petty but when I liked a game so well I was happy to pay for it, and now that the old version of Turbo 21 is gone I am no longer interested in paying for the “other games”. Thanks

        • Hi CoastalNC,
          Thanks for your response. Could you please tell me what, specifically, you do not enjoy about the new version of Turbo 21? I will take this feedback to the team. Thank you very much.

  • Wow, I’m so excited to see the long list of games that are coming out in HD in the upcoming months! The one drawback is that now I have to “bust my tail” to make sure I complete all the challenges in time, haha! (I know the purchased ones will be auto-awarded, but it’s more fun to earn them myself.) Oh, and by the way, I love the new Nestor; he’s adorable. Have a great week, Pogo_Llama! :)

    • Howdy jnkmckay1103,
      I totally believe you can do this and complete all the Challenges. As the saying goes, “you got this!”
      Enjoy your week and have a lot of fun striving for those Challenge goals.

  • Please answer this question for me. Why is it that some of the new games do not have the forum statements/questions on the initial page? Others have it on the second page. I enjoy reading the comments while waiting for the game to load and that is impossible when being sent to the second site. I doesn’t seem to have anything to do with HTML versus old games. Please put the comments back on the original page so we can see the avatars and the thoughts easily.

    • Hi uuseruser,
      I’m not aware of that. Which specific games are you experiencing that in?

      • Here are the games that I play that send you to another page for forum comments. There may be more. Turbo HD
        Crossword Cove HD
        World Class Solitaire HD
        Here are some newer games that DO NOT send you to another page, but have the forum right under the original sigh-in space.
        Aces Up HD
        Jewel Academy
        JetSet Solitaire
        Please ask your technicians/programmers to keep the forum on the initial sign-in page. It says in the heading for the forum page that “this is a place for members to make friends, share a joke or get help–but it makes it hard when you have to go to another spot. Thanks

  • HI POGO -LLAMA IS ALL THE GAMES GOING TO HD GAMES?

    • Hi lifes,
      Yes, all games will be HD games.
      To better understand why we are updating our games to the new HTML 5 technology, I believe it would be best to read this article I wrote and posted back in July of last year. This will explain what is going on with the technology and why Pogo must embrace it.

  • Dear Pogo_LLama, Thank you for the heads up in the up coming switch for games going to HD. I’m sure, there are many like me that are trying to finish the game challenges for them, before they are switched. You musta had ESP. I was thinking the other day what the other’s might be, so I had time to try or get them all finished. THANK YOU!!!

    • Hi Boop,
      Haha! Well, I definitely want to be able to let you all know what games are coming as soon as I hear about them, so I’m definitely trying to keep up with them all. :)
      Have fun finishing the ranks for the games that will be converted!

  • Dear Pogo_Llama, I’m sorry to write you again, but couldn’t remember what it was I wanted to ask. I know in a blog you had what the new icons were for in the games. I can’t find the # blog you had it in. So if you would so kind to let me know the blog # or review again. THANK YOU!!!

    • Hi Boop,
      I am so sorry but I’m not sure what you mean by new icons. Please reply back and let me know and I’m happy to help find that blog for you. Thank you!

  • Pogo_Llama

    Wishing Pogo a Early Happy 19th Anniversary with more to come
    I did a Happy Dance when I saw there is to be a Amazing Mini Event for it (praying)
    Please Remember Every Game on Pogo Has it’s “Own” Max Number of Players for each room
    Like Pogo Bowl has a max of only 20 players per room.
    (the one Christmas event did not go well because of this)
    so have your Team try to Find a Game with a Max # of Players per room
    around 40-60 players
    I like The New Look of Nestor,to me Having the Eye Brows floating above the eyes
    Not on the forehead it’s self is a odd look but I know this way of doing it
    is used a lot that I know

    • Hello Miladylc56,
      Thanks for the reminder and the feedback on Nestor. I’m so glad you like his updated look. Yes indeed, there will be an Amazing Mini event for the Pogo Anniversary!
      Enjoy your week here in Pogo.

  • I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY MOST THE GAMES I PLAY ARE HARDER TO WIN ANYMORE. I COME IN HERE TO RELAX, BUT VERY HARD ANYMORE DUE TO CHANGES. I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER FOR A VERY LONG TIME, AND DO NOT LIKE SOME OF THESE CHANGES SUCH AS WORLD SOLITAIRE. DO NOT PLAY OR LIKE NEW VERSION.

    • Thank you for your feedback, msdillon. I will pass this along to the team.

  • hi just wanted to say I love the new nester thanks and why keep puting up popit bingo with no new costumes its no fun thankyou

  • Thanks for letting us know what the upcoming Marathons will be, so we can decide in advance which ones we’ll even bother opening. Quinn’s Aquarium will NOT be opened by me, as we all know the many problems associated with this game. I love the game, but it’s not worth the hassle, or a full Marathon. Ditto for Solitaire Gardens. Not everyone likes this game and certainly don’t appreciate it becoming such a mandatory part of out Pogo experience. Whatever happened to diversity?

    • Hello magicalMune,
      Thanks for your feedback. What games would you like to see for Challenges?

      • There are tons of games that would make wonderful challenges. Everyone Wins Bingo, Bingo Luau, Cansta, Match and Merge (new levels are long overdue), Sparks and Tumble Tiles are all good choices. Also, now that Scrabble is staying, I love that game, and there are always lots of people playing. Spades and Word Whomp always have tons of players too. It’d be nice to see some of those games that have lots of players balanced against the Wednesday poll results, too. Thanks for listening! magical Mune

  • Hello Remote here, iam stuck in jewel academy level 102, for about a month now. i have spent many gems for power ups to move on . im still stuck.its with the bombs and weeds thank you remote

    • Players, do you have any advice for Jewel Academy level 102?

      • take your time, 102 is not timed (no need to buy extra moves at all)

        Look at the Board
        Make a move that will make at least 3 or 4 other moves
        Watch the numbers on the Bombs (you can take out a few Bombs with the POWER Ups you CREATED yourself) The Power Ups you Create in the game will take out the vines..
        ONE Power Up might take out all the Power-Ups your Created which will cause the METER to go up very high when they remove a lot of vines, bombs and blocked jewels

        the meter was already at 3 Stars when I had 7 moves left in one game and at 3 Stars when I had 1 move left ,

        Keep at it, you will get it ….

  • Nestor looks like a monkey now lol…I am working on the last badge that exists in Everyone Wins Bingo, the passing of 25,000 wild”s. How about some badges to play while doing that please ….That game and Spades needs to be HTML also…

  • I’m really excited to see that Tumble Bees, Double Deuce and Lottso Express are getting updated. People can and do complain about the HTML games, but when you go back and play some of those java games with their tiny little screens it really drives home how much nicer the new games truly are.

  • When are the new levels of Quinn’s aquarium coming out. With a marathon for the game coming I have finished all levels and am excitedly awaiting more. I love most everything about Pogo except jet set solitaire and it seems to pop up a lot as a daily or as a weekly. My apologies to all the great pogo players that love it but I do not. Thank you for all Pogo does for us. You all are awesome.

    • Hi Skippysue56,
      New levels for Quinn’s Aquarium are released on the second Tuesday of every month. Thank you for asking. Also, you’re awesome, too.

  • I was wondering if there are any plans for more levels on Everyone Wins Bingo ? I have been topped out for a long time. I love that game and everyone wins. People working together to get the goal.
    Thank you
    PICKIVICKI

    • There will not be new levels for the Flash version of Everyone Wins Bingo. However, if I get any updates on EWB going over to HTML 5, I will let you all know in the Construction Zone of the blog. As of right now, there is no word of that happening.

  • I just finished another album makes 40 for the year. Can’t believe it with all I have had to miss. With being in the hospital, sick before and after. Plus all the days with the fibromyalgia acting up. Have missed a month at least a month total. So not bad for that.

    • Hi tweetymonkey,
      Congratulations on your 40th album this year, that’s amazing! Which album was it? I’m so glad you’re out of the hospital and I hope your health is on the mend. Take good care.

      • It was a Mix and Match album number 89 for me. I now have 134. So it was an old one. Thank you for asking. Potassium is now too high and seems to be climbing. Still adjusting my meds. And getting blood work done every week. HATE that part.

  • One of my favorite things about POGO was the tokens. Will not be renewing with it gone. I am not sure why you are getting rid of something people enjoyed.

    • Hi rjrena,
      I do understand your fondness for the tokens. To answer your question, back in May, I answered a Pogo Insider question about tokens. In the article, I stated that, in the future, the current token system will be replaced with a new awarding system. When I have an update on that, I will let you all know but as of right now, I do not have an update. Please do click on the link above and then scroll on down to the Insider Question area to read more. Thanks for asking and for being a part of Pogo.

  • is scrabble still being continued?

  • Thanks for all the updates. I too was looking for Jewel Academy levels. I’ve reached the end of the line. The game is a hit in my book. Thanks for the update

  • I will be out of town soon for at least four weeks with no computer access. Will I lose my Pogo account or get kicked out of my tournament team?

    • Hi Carol_2_heaven,
      You will not lose your Pogo account. As for your Tournament team, you will have to talk to the Tournament leader. I hope you have a nice time away!

  • DEAR POGO -LLAMA
    WONDER IF POGO WILL BE ADDING NEW RANKS TO MONOPOLY WORLD EDITION? I’VE RANKED 100 FOR YEARS. AND WHEN WILL POGO ADD NEW BADGES FOR THIS GAME ALSO?
    THANKS, DOLPHINSKRISTAZ

    • Hi DOLPHINSKRISTAZ,
      Congratulations on ranking out on Monopoly World Edition! As that game is a Flash game, there will not be any new ranks added to it, but there may be some badges in the future. I’m actually not sure on that one, though. If, and when, I have any updates on Monopoly being converted to H5, I will let you all know in the Construction Zone. Thank you.

  • With the new HD game and the HTML5 games is there anyway to have pogo messenger or anyway of keeping the chat on the side rather than below so that ppl can still talk to each other when they have their game full screen? I’m sure that many ppl like the new HD games however it is no fun when you can’t talk to your friends while in full screen mode.

    • Hi Lady,
      Thanks for your suggestion on Chat. The Pogo team is reviewing new chat solutions and are aware players do not enjoy the chat on the bottom of the game screen. Thank you!

  • I hope the hd version of Mahjong Safari gives us the ability to choose our own layouts. No more pressing the new button just to choose an easy enough layout.

  • Hi,
    After World Class Solitaire HD came out, I haven’t seen it as a daily challenge, nor are there any badges for it. Will you be adding it anytime soon?

    Also, I’m really upset about tokens going away. It seems that Pogo is limping along on two payment modalities. One a yearly fee PLUS added cost for diamonds and extras for games. On other gaming platforms (including other EA platforms like Steam) you don’t pay a yearly fee and either pay for the games you want to play or only pay for extra items like the hints, extra cards, etc.

    I’m on a fixed income so this means a lot to me. So with my favorite games not being added to HTML5, games costing extra, tokens going away, I have to really consider where I spend my money. Can you offer any insight on whether or not this is being evaluated at all? My renewal in several months depends on this.

    One last item. As I was playing Poppit the other night, I was thinking about the sound it makes when you pop those balloons. I’ve always loved that sound, and when Poppit Party came out with a different sound it just didn’t work for me. But the light bulb went off and I realized why that first sound makes the difference! Its the bubble wrap sound! Popping bubble wrap is therapy! Free therapy LOL. Despite those that it irks, that sound just brings out the kid in me. Please don’t take that sound away when you transition Poppit, and could you think about fixing Poppit Party so that it makes that sound too?

    ((Hoping you have time to answer all of that.))

    thanks…
    Ada

    • Hello Ada,
      Thank you for your suggestions and thoughts on all-things Pogo. I can definitely speak for the entire Pogo team when I say that we love and appreciate each and everyone of you. We’re always thinking player first and I read and relay all sentiments to the team.
      Thanks again for for your feedback and I hope you have a fun weekend here in Pogo.

  • Since Word Whomp is so popular, is there any way that Pogo might consider keeping both the old and and new versions up and running until Flash actually disappears in 2020? I know those of us who prefer playing for tokens would love it!

    • Hi Jenny,
      Thank you for your suggestion. Unfortunately we will not be able to keep the Flash version of Word Whomp available when the new HD Word Whomp is release.

  • Can we have the download games come onto Pogo? Just to add more interesting games to the current ones.
    Also in the mini mall can we have the wolves in snow from a few years back come back to the mall?

  • I was playing Squelchies yesterday (trying hard to do complete my horde of java mix n match badges) and I got the oddest spin … it said i won “gametime” and I discovered that I had won a free week of Club Pogo. I have won a few gifts over the years from wallpapers (that’s going back a few years) to gems. Is a free week of Club Pogo a new item on the spinners?

    • Hello Bronze,
      Club Time is not a new prize on the jackpot spin. Thank you for asking and have fun working on your horde of Java MnMs!

  • I see Lottso Express is going to HD, what about the regular Lottso? I so miss that game and pogo addiction solitaire?

  • I am definitely one who will purchase badges without really caring what the game is or what the requirements are. However, I would suggest reading the many Forum comments concerning Quinn’s Aquarium before going ahead with a marathon.

  • Since you will be replacing tokens in the future is there any possibility that we could earn some gems? Most of the items that I like the most you have to buy with gems! Thank You

    • Hi Karin,
      Thank you for your suggestion and question. As Gems are a form of real currency, we will not be adding them into the games.

  • when will pogo update some of the old games that require tables and playing with other people. these were the best games where you could interact with other people and not just play by yourself. games like: canasta, pinochle, hearts, spades, gin, lottso and dice city roller. the whole premise of pogo was play and chat and and make friends. That is not true with all your new games.

    • Hi kimby2c,
      The reason games with lobbies are not currently being converted is due to needing the technology to make it so. These are known as multiplayer games and we’re working on the technology for that. Once this work is complete, we can start on converting those games over. Thank you for asking and have a fun week here in Pogo.

  • Some of us came late to the party. The updated versions (HD) blank out the weekly games in the past. Are they taken off the must do lists or we getting credit for them? I know when we buy we get credit. Not sure what happens for the weekly challenges…Thank you Pogo Llama :)

    • Hello Allycatstoo,
      No problem that you’re late to the party, I’m here to help all who arrive. :)
      Yes, you do get credit for the challenges that you have purchased of games that have been transferred over to H5. For what’s going to happen for Word Whomp, please click here.
      Thank you and have a good week.

  • My tourney team mates and me love to chat while we play our games. In the new layout for HTML games this is impossible with the chat at the bottom of the screen. Why can’t you move it to the side of the screen like the old games. This is one of the reasons I joined this site and by moving the chat and taking away the option to play and chat at the same time I may not renew my subscription next year.

    • Hi cavebear12,
      I want to say thank you for being a member here in Pogo and for participating in Tournaments.
      Thank you also for your suggestion on Chat. The Pogo team is reviewing new chat solutions and are aware players do not enjoy the chat on the bottom of the game screen. Thank you.

  • please if your going to keep doing badges for Claire hart type games please add some more free areas..it is quite boring to replay the same episode for all these types of games on a weekly basis I cannot afford gems so I have been getting discouraged
    thanks

  • I realize that we are not going to be rewarded with tokens any more. I am wondering if we will be losing the ones that we already have?

    • Hi Purple,
      Tokens will not be removed from the Flash and Java games that currently have them. Thank you for asking.

  • can you please tell me when you might be bringing high stakes pool to html format, as I cant play it on my current operating system and it used to be one of my fav games, along with backgammon, they could both use a update! Thank you

    • Hi pllmyhairharder,
      I do not have any updates for you about pool, but I thank you for asking. When and if I do receive updates about this game, I will provide an update in the Construction Zone section of the Pogo Insider blog. Thank you.

  • Hello everyone in Pogoland!

    My question is one I’ve asked so many times, and am always told “it’s under advisement”, but nothing has changed in years.

    That question is … will we ever get more games to play and choose from on the tournaments?? They’re so boring anymore, and have been for some time. It would be nice to have more word games, like Boggle Bash(love it!) or m
    Monopoly so several team members can meet up and play together. Does that make sense?

    We’ve played these games to death, and as a team host I feel sorry for my team when they have to play the same games over and over. We all love games like Canasta, Spades, Tri-Peaks etc. And, we are all tired of playing First Class like you can’t imagine. Plus, my team and so many that do play on the tournaments LOVE pogo, and for many of us it’s our primary entertainment.

    Please Pogo, do consider adding more of a selection for the tournaments. We would all be so very appreciative.

    Thank you for your time and consideration!

    Kind Regards,
    Loviesxo ~

    • Hi Loviexo,
      Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions for Tournaments. When and if I do get any news on Tournaments, I’ll definitely let the community know in the Construction Zone section of the Pogo Insider. Have a good weekend!

  • Thank you for all these news ! But I’m very very very bored because chat has no solution and before the end of the year all games will be in HD and we won’t be able to speak with our friends during playing games ! Pogo is no more a place to make friends but only to play !!!! Hagd

    • Hi Calou21,
      As stated in the blog, the Pogo team is reviewing new chat solutions. They have been collecting player feedback and are aware of the issues. Thank you.

  • Great job on all the new stuff!! I have not been able to play Quinn’s. Aquarium for the last couple of weeks. I am able to access the game as far as going into the story then I get the message that POGO has stopped working. The site freezes up and I have to shut down everything and go back into POGO. I really liked it when I was able to play it.

    • Hi Katb,
      Well thank you and I look forward to you trying out all the new things here in pogo.
      Regarding Quinn’s, unfortunately I’m unable to troubleshoot from the blog. Have you tried going here for loading help or contacting Pogo’s customer support? I do encourage that as those options will help you solve the issue.

  • I agree, I would love a poll regarding the marathon challenges being the same game versus different games. While I love a challenge, this weeks marathon requires us to play over 100 games, one on high difficulty, no hints, 42 games? I think that’s a stretch! The thing about playing the same game over and over is that it gets BORING and tedious and afterwards I wont play that game until there is a Wednesday badge for it. Love V1 for Nestor and can’t wait for the HTML of Word Whomp. Thanks!

  • Is Mahjong Garden going to be updated to a HD game? This my favorite game on Pogo

    • Hi oldtxlady,
      Thank you for sharing what your favorite game is here in Pogo.
      I do not have any updates on Mahjong Garden, but I thank you for asking. When and if I do receive updates about this game, I will provide an update in the Construction Zone section of the Pogo Insider blog. Thank you.

  • When will Crossword Cove award tokens?
    Crossword Cove used to show tokens awarded after each game. Now it doesn’t. Why?

    • Hi Lefty,
      Crossword Cove HD will not be having tokens added to its gameplay. In May, I answered a Pogo Insider question about tokens. In the article, I stated that, in the future, the current token system will be replaced with a new awarding system. Please do click on the link above and then scroll on down to the Insider Question area to read more. Thanks for asking and for being a part of Pogo.

  • I need new badges for Monopoly since it has not expired at this time. Also, Dominos I do not have enough games to reach the level 50. Any news about these updates?

    • Hi nonyajean,
      Unfortunately I do not have updates for you on Monopoly Badges and Dominoes for you. Thank you for asking and for playing Pogo.

  • Hellooo Pogo_Llama, Happy August 1st to you!
    Boy have you guys packed our summer full of fun!! THANK YOU THANK YOU! So very happy to see Tumble Bees in the line-up!! It used to be one of my favorites when I had Java on my old computer. I have missed playing it. And I’m over the moon about Word Whomp HD coming next month! Though I like the old Nestor, the new Nestor is still adorable! And more levels in Cookie Connect-AWESOME! And more challenges in A Way With Words-Yay! And the list goes on… too long.. LOL

    That said I have to be honest and say how disappointed I am (insert crocodile tears here for effect.. lol) that Jewel Academy got bumped to an unknown date many.. many.. many.. months away. :( It is said that good things come to those who wait, so I guess I will just have to wait. ;) I have played through & gotten 3 stars on all of the levels twice now & I am just a few points shy of earning the January Jet Tour 4 badge for the 9th time. Out of all my favorites, Jewel Academy is my MOST favorite game!!! :)

    Also just curious, why are some games referred to as being HD & some as being HTML5? Thank you for your time & your patience in taking all of our comments and questions here in the blog, it does make us feel like we really do matter. :)

    • Hi OneHappyJoy155,
      Thank YOU and you’re welcome, haha!
      H5 and HTML 5 and HD are all the same thing. However, Pogo uses HD in the name of the H5 titles but it is all the same thing. :)
      Thank you for enjoying so much of Pogo and have an excellent weekend.