July 2009’s Mix-n-Match badges have been released. They cost 16 gems each.
Bingo Luau – Umbrella Drink Badge
Get 25 bingos in 20 days!
Cribbage – Double Run Badge
Win 2 121-point games in 2 days!
Dominoes – Domino Delivery Badge
Win a game by 25 or more points 3 times in 2 weeks!
First Class Solitaire – First Class Meal Badge
Win 2,000 tokens in 1 day! (Including Jackpot Spins)
Hearts – Heartbreak Kid Badge
Take EXACTLY ZERO Hearts in a 50-point game 20 times in 20 days!
High Stakes Pool – Too Much Chalk Badge
Win 6 ‘Cutthroat’ games in 6 days!
No Limit Texas Hold’em – Raise the River Badge
Win 2 hands with a Full House or better in 1 week!
Pinochle – Grand Piano Badge
Create 15 Pinochles in 15 days! (Meld the Jack of Diamonds and the Queen of Spades)
SCRABBLE – Rocket for 12 Points Badge
Earn 40 Triple Letter Score Bonuses in 2 weeks!
Stack ’em – Animal Ark Badge
Remove 20 or more animals with one move once in 10 days! (This is an Expert Level Badge)
Tri-Peaks Solitaire – Temple of the Moon Badge
Win 3 hands IN A ROW in 12 days! (Win the hands before or at the same time you reach the Gold Treasure Chest)
Word Craft – Birds of a Feather Badge
Earn Bonus Tokens 25 times in 8 days! (Solve the puzzle before the timer expires to earn Bonus Tokens)
If you’d like to contribute hints or tips on how to earn any these badges, please post a comment below. (Only on-topic posts will be approved.) Thanks!
I’m not going to lie, but most of these looks easy to moderately difficult. And there are some that are time consumings. Seems like the easiest M&M badges I’ve seen thus far.
HELP…. How can this one be done…anyone??? Stack ‘em – Animal Ark Badge
Remove 20 or more animals with one move once in 10 days! (This is an Expert Level Badge) Would appreciate any HELP! :O)
Kiss….actually it’s not hard. I’m only rank 9 and only play it for badges, and only play on easiest level. I managed to get the badge the first game. All you have to do is get the bomb, that will usually clear 20.
im with you kiss how can this be done,20 animals in 1 move well it looks like i wont be getting but 2 this month if any cause of the diffulty hagd
SO GLAD TO SEE A NEW PINOCHLE BADGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have a question about the HEARTS badge though-
Take EXACTLY ZERO Hearts in a 50-point game 20 times in 20 days… does this mean in the ENTIRE game or is it just for individual hands? that could be really difficult if its the whole game…
Thanks Susan…that was my question about stack-em – does using the bomb count – LOL… I did wordcraft & tripeaks in like 20 minutes each; on wordcraft, just use the hint button so you beat the timer….
For the hearts badge, it is 20 hands, not games, I am working on it right now. The bomb works in Stack Em, I got that one in one game. also got the tripeaks one on the second try and the wordcraft badge in one game. Happy playing everyone!!
Diedra, you don’t have to play an entire game to get the hearts badge. I have no idea why Pogo specifies a 50-point game, but just to be safe, I set mine at 50 and played against the bots. You get credit for every hand if you don’t take any hearts. If you get a heart, just stand up and re-start.
As for the other mix-N-match challenges, I’m having a huge problem with No Limit Texas Hold ’em. I spent about two hours on that this morning and the best hands I got were 2 pair and 3 of a kind. How are we supposed to complete this without jokers? Or am I not going about this the right way? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
vgl and have fun with the weeklies, mix-N-matches and Boggle. Think I’m going to be hooked on that game. 🙂
Susan 07.01.09 at 8:00 am
THANK YOU, THANK YOU got it on the first try!! :O)
Yes, Deidra….that does mean the entire game. It is really easy tho. If you get them at the beginning…just start a new game. Good Luck!!!
Hi Everyone and Happy 4th of July!! On the tri-peaks m/m, is there a trick to winning 3 IN A ROW? Also, if anyone cares to partner up with me on Cribbage I would appreciate it – thank you. By the way, I didn’t see a m/m for Beaker Creatures, does anyone know why? I am going to try the tip in Stack em’, I am not very good at that game but the tip sounds like a good idea. Thank you all again, nice to see and hear from helpful people. Good Luck everyone, be safe and enjoy.
Genevieve: I noticed the Beaker Creatures M&M (which was originally planned for a July release) wasn’t on there, but it was replaced with the Cribbage badge. Weird. I meant to do a little digging to see why the Beaker Creatures challenge didn’t end up making the cut, but it slipped my mind. Anyone heard any rumors?
Susan, Thank you so much for your tip on the Stack Em badge. The bomb totally worked and on easy the first try! I loathe that game but I gotta have my badges 😉
Possibly Pogo didn’t want to deal with players who couldn’t get the badge because they have problems with Beaker Creatures since it is Flash-based? Just a guess…
Happy 4th of July!! Wow thank you for the tip in Stackem’, I got the m/m in one game, fantastic. Just need any tips to win 3 games in a row in tripeaks, would greatly appreciate any tips. Thank you.
just leave the room if your going to lose , then come back in , dont click new game though , for tripeaks .
On Tri-Peaks you lose your progress when you get to the last treasure chest on the top, it doesn’t carry over. I had 2 in a row when I got to the last gold chest and it reset my progress. I’m fairly lucky with this game and managed to get it the 2nd time across, but can’t say that I was happy when I lost my 2 in a row 🙂
The easiest way to get the poker badge is to get 1 other person and play at a table for 2 in low rollers. After the first 3 card flop just fold if you can’t get a full house or better with the last 2 cards. It took me about 4 hours playing that way to get the badge.
Good Luck to everyone and have a Happy 4th of July!!
Is anyone else finding that the Scrabble “Earn 40 Triple Letter Score Bonuses in 2 weeks” badge only awards ONE per game, even if you actually get four or five? Grrrr.
I finished all the new badges and didn’t have any problem with the Scrabble badge. Sorry you are having that problem. I would tell you to email Pogo help but you will probably be finished before they could fix it.
I had no trouble with the Scrabble “earn 40 triple letter badge, and as for the Poker one,, I played bots in the just for fun rooms ,, took awhile but finally got them.