Blog Post #86 – August 28, 2018

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Hello Pogoians,

HAPPY 19th Anniversary to Pogo and welcome to Blog #86 of the Pogo Insider. September 1st will be the official 19th anniversary of Pogo. We’re so happy to be celebrating with you! Please click here to read up on a bit of history of Pogo.

To continue with exciting Pogo events: Double Deuce Poker HD is now available.  We hope you have lots of fun playing it!

 

Word Whomp HD
Word Whomp HD will be coming out on Thursday, September 13. (Please reference this article for more information). Pogo Producer, Pogo Clement, will be joining me in the Pogo Insider studios again for a Question and Answer session. So, I’d like to know what questions you have for him regarding the creating of Word Whomp HD. Please submit your questions in the comments below and your question may end up in the next Pogo Insider.

Starting soon, all new Badges will flip from landscape and portrait to only portrait. Why is this, you may be asking? Here’s the deal: making all badges portrait orientation ensures they are optimized for high-resolution devices. So basically, they will look even more super-glorious! Also, using a consistent orientation allows the Pogo design team to be more efficient and create more Badges. You’ll start seeing this soon and eventually it’ll happen for all Badges in the coming months.

Here is the landscape badge for August 29th’s Mahjong Garden Challenge.

Here is an example of what the new portrait badges will look like. This yet-to-be-named-badge is for an upcoming Wednesday Challenge for the game, Peggle Slots.

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 celebration – Now through September 1!

Amazing Mini Show for Pogo’s 19th Anniversary – August 30.

Solitaire Gardens Badge Marathon – September 6

PogoFest Badge Marathon – Slated for September 22

Claire Hart 2: Secret in the Shadows Badge Marathon – Slated for October 3

 

Game Updates

Cookie Connect: New levels coming in September

Jet Set: New levels landing in September that will include new destinations to Los Angeles and Houston and extended stay in Cusco!

A Way With Words: Brand-new Challenges called Legend Challenges are slated for September

Jewel Academy – New levels slated for October

 

New Games

Double Deuce Poker – Available now!

Word Whomp HD – Coming September 13! (Please note: this release date was pushed back from 9/11 to coincide with the Tournament for the Flash version of Word Whomp).

Poppit! HD – September 27! (As with Word Whomp, we pushed this release another few days later by virtue of the Tournament for the Flash version).

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

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

Token Updates: As many Pogoians may be aware of at this point, the current token system will be replaced with a new award system. As stated in a May 2018 blog, I, and the rest of the Pogo team, know this is a point of contention with some players. For those of you 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.

As such, the Pogo team has started to design a new awarding system that will allow you to engage with Pogo and Challenges in more meaningful ways. We know that it’s truly important for players to see a symbol of their accomplishments here on Pogo as a whole, and the new system is being crafted with this in mind.

As Pogo makes way for the new awarding system, tokens will be removed from the following HD games on September 25:

Poppit! Party
Story Quest
Cookie Connect
Poppit! Bingo
Aces Up! HD
Phlinx II
Pogo™ Sudoku
Please understand that I do not yet have a preview for you about what the new system entails but, I will provide more details at a later time when I am able, as I know the team will be very excited to share that information with you. Tokens in the current Flash and Java games will remain and will not be removed. Thank you for your understanding.

September Mini Mall update: The Mini Mall update will be on 9/6 with some animal-themed Minis; we’ll also have two special Word Whomp Minis coming out just prior to the release of the HD game on 9/13! After that, our next scheduled Mini Mall release will be in October, when we have Halloween Minis coming your way!

Pogo recommendations and specifications for your computer – The specs have been updated as of August 14, 2018.  These are 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 – The new Pogo sign-in experience will be starting to roll out in this week with the first part of the two part process. The first part will start with the new login screen. Click here for the latest information.

Chat – See Pogo Insider Question 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. What’s going on with Expressions and tokens?
A. Expressions are still currently available and can be part of your collection with tokens at this time. However, the token pricing will be removed at some point in the future- the change is currently slated to take place in mid-September. I’ll let you know here, in the Pogo Insider blog, when I have more information.

Q. Seems like the Pogo team has been reviewing chat solutions for a long time. Why is the chat update taking so long?
A. A bit of Pogo chat history for you all first – The current chat system uses Flash as the majority of the games, at one time, were Flash based. However, when HD games were created, the Flash chat system continued because if we removed the Flash component of chat, it wouldn’t work in Flash. This is why some players experience a disruption in chat for HD games as it is Flash based and Flash and HD do not mix. As you know, Pogo is working on bringing over many more HD games, and as we move forward, we’re also working on implementing a new, updated, and improved HD chat. So you’ve been asking “Why does this process seemingly take so long”? The truth is, the process is a lengthy one.

Here’s a brief overview of what happens
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First, the team collects feedback and there are plenty of discussion and brainstorming meetings to be had. Then, there’s the technical aspect of it all as to what can be implemented and what happens if something else is implemented, and how it all comes together to work without disrupting any other facets of the site. After all of that, the actual system has to be “built,” by the engineers and then tested by our quality assurance team. Once that has been completed, then it will be time to launch to our players. It’s a lengthy process, but one that is totally worth it and we are currently in the beginning stages.

Chat is a priority to the entire Pogo team, as we know Pogo is a great place to make friends and having chat certainly helps with that. Another thing that adds to the time it takes to implement a feature such as chat is working on converting games. We have a team here at Pogo but have to efficiently delegate where the resources go so while chat is important, so is the conversion and creation of new HD games for Pogo. To summarize, the Pogo team is working on chat and I will be keeping you here with updates on it as they become available. This process will take some time due to everything involved, but it is a priority for us and we know how much Pogoians love their chat, and we do too!  We all thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Seeing as it is Pogo’s 19th anniversary week, please comment below with what originally brought you to Pogo and how long you have been a part of this fabulous and fun site. I would love to hear your story and will share it with my team, and you all in the Community, as well.

I would like to tell you what brought me to Pogo! It was the early 2000’s (sadly, I do not recall the exact year) and my great aunt would tell me about this fun game site that she played on, and it was called Pogo. When I would go back home to visit, she and I would spend hours looking through her badge albums (she would print off the badges and had them in a binder) and she would show me her favorite games. It was such a bonding and unique experience that I decided right then and there that I wanted to work for this great gaming site. Fast forward years later, here I am!

I hope you all have a very fun week playing your favorite games and working on Challenges here on Pogo. I shall return on Tuesday, September 11, with the next edition of the Pogo Insider. For those in the US, please have a safe and good Labor Day on Monday, September 1.

And please, always remember, 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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374 Comments

  • I was looking for free games and stumbled upon you in 2000. My first experience with live chat and everyone in the room, including me were so afraid of it!!!! After everything we heard about this strange invention. I still love Pogo!!!!!! Have met many friends. and lived thru the duck badge doing the origninal requirements lol

  • Joined POGO in 2015 and I have enjoyed many, many hours playing many games. But I love earning the points and am sad and confused as to why the new games will not use the points. Are we supposed to use them up in the drawings or what? Not happy with that situation. Happy Birthday POGO!

    • Thanks for being a part of Pogo, angel44444_,
      For more information on the future of tokens, please read the Construction Zone section of this blog as it was addressed there. Thank you!

  • I joined in 2000 because a great deal of my family were already members, and we wanted to play together. When I ranked out all my favourite games, I created a new account and started over. Sadly, only my husband and I are still here, and that’s because he travels extensively, and this gives us a chance to play together while he’s gone, and chat at the same time. I miss the big family get-togethers on here, though.

    • Hi PenguinsPet2,
      That is so sweet that you and your husband play especially when he’s away on his travels. Thank you for sharing your story with me and to both of you for being a part of Pogo.

  • Congratulations on these 19 years of POGO. I joined when I was looking for word games to keep my brain from Alzheimer’s and on AOL, they featured games for free for members of AOL. And there was my dream game, Word Whomp, my favorite still today. It took a while to learn to play on level 3 and it was always challenging. At 81 I still do not have our families’ past disease. I think it is keeping my mind on POGO which I joined in 2001. I remember telling my hubby that the game, Jungle Gin, was a live game and people were playing the game with me. It was shocking and exciting to join in the chats through the years with friends. I’m here to stay for there are still many opportunities to have fun playing good games. I loved the competition of winning badges! I really wanted you to bring back Lottso, the lottery game and not Lottso Express, which is a boring game. Regular Lottso places balls in the slots and won by being first to finish. It is a great party game. I also loved Word Whomp Whackdown and wish you would bring both back. Thanks for the extra badges and years of fun. Congratulations!

  • I would like more challenges and badges in Mahjong Gardens. I will keep playing it, but I would like more rewards in the game! Thanks!

  • I came to Pogo for the jackpot spins! Love the extra chance of winning some real cash for my game playing.

  • Looking for a place to play computer games brought me to Pogo in 1999.

    • Well I am sure glad you went looking for computer games back in 1999! Thanks for being a part of Pogo, Lmjp2000!

  • Happy 19th Anniversary POGO!!!! I joined Pogo in 2003 and LOVE playing the games, it is very relaxing for me!!!! I am so glad that you decided to keep Scrabble, it is my favorite game and I play every day. My husband loves the original Battleship, any chance of upgrading that to HD? Would love to use some of my tokens to purchase Gems, I spend about $80.00 a month on Gems, love the new Quinn’s Aquarium and Solitaire Gardens, but I am on a fixed budget. Thanks and keep up the great work on updating the dite!!!!

  • Spring 2009 I was pregnant and put on bed rest (was a rough pregnancy…but all turned out well) So I was bored and needing something to occupy me, I was told by a friend to check out Pogo. And here I am (under a new name as I forgot my old one and password after having baby). My favorite game is Dice City Rollers and there is a whole group of us that play very regularly…when we can get in to it. We are all crossing our collective fingers for an update to keep this game … and our little group of friends together. Thanks for the fun times and for a place to make some pretty awesome friends :)

    • Thank you for being a part of Pogo, blueraven204! Glad to hear your pregnancy turned out healthy and well!

  • Hey, P_L!

    I was introduced to Pogo by my daughter. She was playing a game that was called Poppit. I became addicted. We kinda fought over time to play it. I became a club member pretty much as soon as it was offered. Gave me something to do when I retired that was pretty much paid for. This was pre-gem, of course.

    I’ve “only” managed a bit over 5400 badges but the day is still young! Happy Annys!

    • Lovely story, Marko50! Thanks to you, and your daughter, for being a part of Pogo.

  • Hi Pogo Llama, I have been a pogo loyal member since 2004 and would love to see Shuffle Bump back I can’t play it now as its a java game, is there any hope for this.

    • Thanks for being a part of Pogo, JoanpogoGuy! I’m not sure about Shuffle Bump but I will keep you posted in the Construction Zone section of the blog if I hear anything.

  • Scrabble brought me to Pogo

  • I would very much like if you could do the java and flash game’s up to date so we could play them. Most of my favorite game’s were them and now can’t play them. Please Please think about it. Those we’re the game’s that kept me coming back. They were so much fun. Keep up the good work on everything. Thank you

    • I have great news for you as we are working quite diligently to bring over more Java and Flash games to HD. Stay tuned! Thanks for being a part of Pogo, GrandmaGray1951.

  • I would like to wish Pogo a very Happy 19th Anniversary. I have been a member since 2009 enjoy playing the games and have made some nice friends. My favorite game is Yahtzee Party I enjoy the game and the friends I have made.

  • HI I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN MAKE BACK GAMMON A SINGLE PLAYER WITH BOTS…LIKE DOMINOS….NOW YOU HAVE TO PLAY WITH PEOPLE…I LIKE PLAYING WITH PEOPLE..BUT SOMETIMES I LIKE PLAYING BY MYSELF.. THANK YOU

  • A friend told me about me a great game site she had just joined and you could win jackpot prizes. I checked it out and have been hooked every since. Great games, great people and so much fun. Thank You Pogo and keep up the great work.

  • Just want to let you know that being on Pogo profoundly changed our lives. My husband had been in a terrible accident, was working in pain every single day. Met a lovely woman on Pogo who told me about the great place she had retired to in Florida. She spent the time to tell me all about it, send pictures and even met us at the train station and let us spend the week with her and her hubby when we ventured to FL to see her place.

    Exactly ONE week after I met her on Pogo, we bought a place in the same complex! My husband was able to retire much earlier than we thought he’d be able, thanks to the lower cost of living. I owe my friend forever and ever for changing our lives. (She is absolutely still my best friend!) I owe Pogo my thanks forever and ever for providing the chat area that saved my husband so much pain.

    Please know that ‘chat’ is, for the most part a nice way to meet people, but sometimes, there have been really, really important things that would never have happened without it. Marriages, friendships that have extended far off the internet, and in our case, a life that has been enriched forever.

    • gypsyheart5134, this is such a wonderful “come to find Pogo” story and life story, too! I’m so grateful that, via Pogo, you found a place where your husband was able to retire early and you are able to enjoy a lovely friendship. Thank you for sharing this with me. Thank you, and your friend, for being a part of Pogo.

  • I hope you will be upgrading the regular Lottso, Penquin Blocks, and several of the neglected solitaires. So many favorites are still in Java, Please keep them playable! I have been with POGO since 2001 and the Club since its first months and still enjoying it, but wish the old games would get fixed before SO many new games!

  • i started Pogo sometime early 2000 i think 8-10. i was visiting my daughter in Florida and she sat me down at the kitchen table and said mom look what I’ve been playing. It was Phlinx. I got so excited and enjoyed it so much every morning we got up we would play all morning. it was so fun for me as soon as i got home my husband and i went and baught me a computor. i’ve been enjoying Pogo ever since being retired and 73 with severe artheritis it is a joy for me. Every day when i get up coffee in one hand and playing Pogo with other . I LOVE YOU GUYS >>Again THANK YOU for everything you give us POgo people you are GREAT.

  • I started playing another web site because pogo hadn’t been born yet. Then I found Pogo after searching for other web game sites. Then I was hooked on Pogo. I was so pleasantly surprised at how much it had grown in such a short time. There was a Club Pogo and so many badges than the other sites offered. The graphics continue to improve by leaps and bounds. There was a time when a computer didn’t have picture on your screen, just a prompt. And a game had no pictures, only forward/backward and right/left. I love how much the computers operate now. Club Pogo has such a variety in the mini mall it can really expand your creativity and the games are there to relax while expanding one’s brain cells. Happy Birthday Pogo. You came, You saw, You stayed. Keep up the good work. Thank you Llama for taking the time to write the blog and allow our voices to be heard.

    • Hi deer4angels,
      Well thank you for sharing your story with me and for being a part of Pogo. “You came, You saw, You stayed.” So true and so lovely. Take care.

  • Good Day, I can’t wait to try the new Word Whomp. I am curious, will we be able to chat and play as we do now with the old whomp? Thank you for all your efforts for our gaming experience.

    • Hi Shadow,
      Yes, chat will still be available in the new Word Whomp. For more on chat, please read the Pogo Insider question in this week’s blog. Thank you.

  • Happy 19th, as for me its been 12 years. I was introduced to POGO by a friend we played Ali Baba slots, and of course my all time favorite Word Whomp. There were nights well early mornings I would go to bed and my arm and wrist would hurt so bad from all that clicking, LOL..I truly love earning badges and collecting tokens. I had left for a short while due to illness’s in my family but I have returned. Its my only outlet due to caring for my 93 year old mother, who just a couple of years ago had to quit playing POGO as well due to eyesight problems,.But she loved earning badges too..Also loved Word Jong but for some reason not able to load at this time..Thank you I hope all these changes will not leave us high and dry. I would hate to not be able to play POGO. Love solitaire gardens I have already reached the highest garden, hate to hear there will be no tokens given..Thanks again. and Keep on pogoing..lol

    • Thank you for being a part of Pogo, icspud_! I’m so glad Pogo is there for you. I also think it’s pretty awesome your 93 year old mother played Pogo! Please thank her for us.

  • Thanks for all the great work you do for Pogo. All of you are to be commended. I love POGO. Plain and simple.

  • Well I signed on in 2015, so guess I’m the newbie compared to everyone else. LOL. But Happy Anniversary Pogo!

    Now my input on this: This yet-to-be-named-badge is for an upcoming Wednesday Challenge for the game, Peggle Slots. How about naming it Lassoing the Queen? Since the picture shows the Q being lassoed?

    Z :)

  • Also, thank you for the update on Word Whomp regarding the tournament, that the release date was moved from Sept. 11th to Sept. 13th. Makes things a lot easier for us tournament people.

    Z :)

  • I started in 2001, I worked for a video game manufacturer and they asked me to play on pogo to see which games I liked the best. I’ve been addicted ever since! Happy 19th!! I look forward to all the new things coming our way. Thanks again to you for keeping us so informed!

    • Wow! Now that is an interesting story of how you came to find Pogo by playing it for another job at another gaming company. Thank you for being a part of Pogo, DrkXtc!

  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY P O G O !!!!!

    THANK YOU FOR MANY HOURS OF GREAT FUN & GAMES & PEOPLE!
    Glad to be apart of such a great gaming place.

  • hello im on a guest pass and I see all the clothes from mini mall on others those things are not available to new people I will be getting a year on my name is it possible that pogo could bring some nive summer clothes and fall and winter I have talk to several others they agree

  • I first played card games that came loaded on the computer. Bored, I searched for other games and found Pogo. At first badges weren’t important, but then I got hooked and now have 4,000 + badges. I take my laptop traveling in-country or overseas so I can play Pogp!
    I like the HD games–game screen is larger and clearer and easier for “older” eyes to enjoy!

    Are you going to update jigsaw puzzles like Treasure Hunter? If so, please add more pictures and designs for the puzzles.

    • Thanks for being a part of Pogo, mainedream! I’m not sure about jigsaw puzzles, (although I know the players would love them and have relayed that information to the team), but I will keep you posted in the Construction Zone section of the blog if I hear anything.

  • hi Pogo Llama, Happy 19th . have been a club pogo player sence 2003, the only game site i play every day, love it love it. Thanks for being here,i was wondering if pogo can add some more game n badge awards to Tri Peaks. i love the game, it would make me get back to the game to rank out, as you know it takes along time to get there, so that would sure help, (alot) thanks for listening to me, have a great day, hugsss to all at pogo.

    • Thanks for being a part of Pogo, jypce2003! Tri Peaks is on the list to be transferred to HD in October. Read more about that by clicking here.

  • got my first computer early 2006, whereupon my granddaughter introduced me to Pogo. I’ve been in love with it ever since. It has been a way into the world of electronics for me that I understand. I suggest Pogo to friends of my comparative age to sharpen their hand/eye coordination and improve their cognitive skills. Thank you

    • How wonderful that Pogo helps in so many ways. I love hearing that and have experienced it myself. Thanks for the the story and for being a part of Pogo, pkittenramsey!

  • Pogo_Llama: Is there a way to make the Mahjong Garden back rounds we get after you complete the 12 animals across the top. Then when we reach the 100 percent and we get a different scene with our dragons. Can you and the pogo team come up with a way to make them a back round we can use, or make them a badge? Because some of them are really awe some. thank you Pogo_Llama cougerxr71967

  • Happy Birthday Pogo!!!! I joined in 2009, after my son got me hooked on the site…I played for a couple of years free play before I decided I was tired of commercials. In Canada we DO pay more because of the US exchange, but..still pretty reasonable game play for a year! I will voice my wish too, to keep the side panel for chat, so much easier to follow, AND the option to chat in PC, to avoid bothering others in the room. Group chats are always so much fun tho, I have met many fabulous people who we went on to meet in person! THANK YOU POGO, and EA

  • Happy 19 th Anniversary. I was wondering what good is our tokens now? Can your team let us use some tokens to buy extra levels in our games? Maybe just use a certain amount every month. Can you suggest it to your team? Thank you for all the free gifts and badges.
    POGO MEMBER
    PICKIVICKI

    • Hiya Pickivicki,
      There’s not much to do with Tokens at this point, aside from collecting them or playing casino games with them. But never fear, there is an updated reward system in the works. And yes, I will suggest it to our team. Have a great great weekend!

  • Happy 19th Birthday Pogo. I came to Pogo because of my nephew. He told myself and his Mom about this great gaming site he had found. I was amazed at all the games that were on the site. As I went through the game list I found many games that quickly became favorites. It was a great way for us to stay engaged as we live in different states. We would spend time in different games rooms and cheer each other on. It was and still is great fun. I love Pogo and all it offers its players and members. I have to admit I am not crazy about some of the changes, but willing to give it a try. As my Mom would say, “Just give it a try, you never know.” So, keep on keeping on Pogo and thank you for an outlet that ties this family together in daily fun. Oh, my nephew is Katnipaz and his Mom is Jerrcagirl.

    • Hi caheartlandlady,
      How fun to have Pogo in the family! Thank you to you, your nephew and his mom for being a part of Pogo. Enjoy your weekend.

  • Pogo Llama, I LOVE your story! That is so awesome! I, myself, discovered Pogo in 2002. I played for five years until I moved. I had computer issues after that and didn’t really play anymore until I got a new laptop in about 2011. Now I play every day! So glad to be back…

    • Thank you for being a part of Pogo, AmbienQueen, and thanks for reading my story. I feel very close to my (now passed on) dear great aunt by working here at Pogo.

  • Pogo_Llama August 29, 2018 2:58 PM

    So Glad to Still be here to Celebrate Pogo’s 19 Anniversary with All the Wonderful Friends I have met Since I have been a Member of Pogo on Sept. 02, 2009! I have enjoyed playing so many different Games and enjoying the exciting Mini Contests and all that Pogo has to offer Us and More! Tournaments, leagues you can Bowl On and much much More! But, most of all the Fun chatting with all the People from all over the Country and across the World that enjoy Pogo too, and Still more Fun to come! (Thank You Pogo For Making My Days Joyful and Fun!)

  • Hi first off I love POGO and play it everyday. Second, I have maxed out all of the costumes in part I of Poppit Party and it still won’t let me use part II. Is this my problem from my end, or isn’t part II available yet. If not yet, then when. Thanks ahead of time.

    • Hi billysmom15,
      Thanks for being a part of Pogo and for playing Poppit! Party. Please know this not an issue on your end. The new costumes are not yet available and I’ll let you know here, in the blog, when they are. Thank you for asking and playing.

  • Upon recommendation from my sister, I joined Club Pogo in 2007. I currently have 9,855 badges and hope to obtain 10,000 in a few months. I love what is going on with the new HD games. I have ranked out in Pogo Sudoku and WCS HD. I also love the Badge Marathons. Keep up the great work you all do for us members!

    • Wow wow wow! 10K badges almost and you will be hitting that soon. Please accept an early congrats from me and thanks for being a part of Pogo, hmp0755!

  • With all these changes to the games and games being deactivated etc is there any plan to take those games out of our badge albums? Is there a point in still keeping them in a file if we can’t even play them anymore? I mean you’ve taken the time to get rid of the game(s) on your end already …
    I (along with many others in the land of Pogo) have games needed to complete some albums but I find it very disheartening when I click on a game and there’s a big grey thing saying deactivated…

    Or even another option – a way to “HIDE” those games so when we are do a “badges not won” search they arn’t in the games that pop up? Just curious…

    Anyways Happy 19th Pogo!! :)

    • Hi lilthunder18,
      Thanks for your question. The badges will not be completely removed or hidden, but once those games are transferred over, the badges are grayed out and you will not have to finish them to complete the album.Thank you for your suggestion and thanks for being a part of Pogo.

  • I don’t know if this has been asked yet, but are any of the table card games, Jungle Jin, Canasta, Spades, Dominos, etc, going to be converted to HD?

    • Hi Creamtrout,
      That question was actually answered in an Insider Question in a previous blog. We’re still working on the technology for that as those games are all multi-player games. The short answer is “yes” they will be coming, but it may be awhile as we work to make that happen.

  • wooohoooo I am now a proud pogo member now pleaseeeeeeeee put some summer clothing 2 piece 1piece bathing suits

  • My brother and I lived across town and I discovered POGO in 1999 via my AOL account. We could actually hook special microphones to our desktops and talk to one another while playing on the POGO site. Our favorite game was Spades. It didn’t occur to us to become members until years later, but my brother insists we have played over a million Spades games since then. I don’t know if that’s true, but POGO has been my go to game site for stress relief and relaxation since late 1999. Happy Anniversary POGO and keep the games coming.

    • HI Zsanese! Thank you to you and your brother for being die-hard Spades fans and Pogo players!

  • Hi POGO Llama! Thank you for all of your valuable information! I have to admit I do not always read every update or blog so this may have been addressed. With regards to Solitaire Gardens, can you give me a little more information please? Will our seeds and power ups still be there, as I have purchased them previously and would hate to lose them?

    Also, is there an easier way to find specific information regarding any game?

    Thank you for taking the time to answers my, and others, questions!

    • Thank you so much for being a part of Pogo, butterfly051402!
      Regarding Solitaire Gardens, we will have to check with the developer as Solitaire Gardens was not developed by Pogo. The developer for Solitaire Gardens is Jolly Bear. Thank you for asking.
      The very best place to find information on a specific game is to read the Construction Zone section of the Pogo Insider blog. As soon as I hear something about a game, I make sure that information is available to you all in that are of the blog. It really is the best way to stay informed.
      Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.

  • Hi POGO. Just wanted to let you know I have been a member for many years. I had 3 different sign in names just so I could play more games. Is it possible to combine them all to get all my tokens? Thanks and I dont know where I would be without you. You have helped me through my sons death, 3 dogs passing and 4 cats. A move across one end of Canada to the other side and you help me cope with my now terminal husband. When I am down and cant cope I come to ou and play games, see friends and then I feel better. Soooo a BIG FAT HAPPY THANKS TO YOU POGO YOU ARE AN EVERYDAY PART OF MY LIFE. I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU <3

    • Thank you for being a part of Pogo, growlychoda. I’m so glad Pogo has been here for you through the loss of so many loved ones including your son and beloved pets. I wish you all the best in your future and I am so sorry to hear of your terminal husband.

  • I have been a member of Pogo for over 10 years. Enjoyed many of the older JAVA based games that I am not able to play anymore. Hope you can get some of them back also: i.e. Jigsaw Detective, Jigsaw Treasure Hunter, and Hearts. Good luck and wish many more years of gaming fun.

  • I never remember what year I found POGO – I have to check my profile lol I had just retired and already had my own computer. I made some friends in a slot game and we played for hours chatting mostly. When Club Pogo arrived, we were not sure if it was something we wanted. I took the trial and was hooked! NO ADS! I told everyone it was worth the cost just for that and one by one, they all joined. We had a great time, playing for badges and helping each other when we could. I really miss those times. All my friends either went to Facebook for the free games or they passed away sigh The changes in Pogo are amazing! I don’t like all the new games but I’ve tried most of them. Llama you do a great job on here, thank you!

    • Thank you so much for the compliment, duffer. I really love Pogo and this community. It’s a great place to be a part of. Thank you for being a part of Pogo and for having brought so many on over to Club Pogo once upon a time.

  • I have been playing on POGO since September 1, 1999!
    I have seen many changes over the years some great changes, some not so great.
    Change is going to happen I realize this, as technology gets better, things have to change to keep up with the times.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY POGO!!!!

  • i would like to say i am so happy to be apart of the pogo family i love pogo i love playing games and chatting with my friends thank you so much for being the number gaming site to me thank you very much

    • And I am so happy you are a part of Pogo, too, Perezynkrs! I absolutely love it that you’re enjoying it so much.

  • What brought me to Pogo? About 11 or 12 years ago I purchased a Bejeweled and a Word Whomp CD for my computer. I noticed that both were advertising for Pogo so I checked it out and got hooked instantly.

    • How fun! Thank you for being a part of Pogo, CheeseLandGal! (You must be from Wisconsin?!)