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Club Penguin Discussion 12/5: Should Club Penguin Make Pins Harder To Find?

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This week’s Club Penguin discussion is all about pins. Yes, pins. Pin finding is one of Club Penguin’s unique features. Before I kick this discussion off, allow me to tell you a little bit about Club Penguin’s pin history. It all started in March 2006 almost 8 years ago. Club Penguin hid their FIRST Pin, the Shamrock in the Coffee Shop.


Now let me tell you, finding pins in 2006 was a NIGHTMARE. But a good one. Club Penguin hid a new pin every 2 weeks, and still does to this day. Throughout 2006, pins were very hard to find. They blended in with the room very well. In order to find a pin back then, you had to look for something that wouldn’t normally be there.

For example, the Horse Shoe pin was hidden at the Mine. Now if you played Club Penguin in 2006, you would know that there isn’t normally a Horse Shoe at the Mine, so it had to be a pin! The Horse Shoe blended in with the room very nicely.


Another excellent example of how pins blended into the room is the Sun Pin. This pin was hidden at the Book Room in June 2006. When I first skimmed the room, I couldn’t find any pins. But after looking for a good 3-4 minutes, I noticed there was something unusually placed on the lamp next to the couch. Turns out, it was a pin! Do you see how nicely the Sun Pin blends in with the lamp?


Basically, from 2006 all the way up until 2009, pins were hard to find! I remember a few years ago I couldn’t wait to find the new pin because it was actually FUN exploring the island and hoping to run into the pin.


The Pin is on a rock. It took me a minute to find it. 😛

Starting in 2010 or so, Club Penguin started making pins easier to find. They would make it very obvious, and literally make the pin HUGE.

horrible hidden pins

At the end of 2012, Club Penguin changed something. They made it so you didn’t have to actually waddle on up to the pin to pick it up. All you had to do was click on the pin, and it was yours. I personally liked having to actually “walk” up to the pin. The first pin to be affected by this change was the Snowflake Pin.


As we advance to modern days, Club Penguin continued to make pins extremely easy to find, as well as draining the fun out of finding the pins.

Take a look at some pins hidden in 2006, and pins hidden this year.

Do you see the difference? Pins hidden this year stick out of the room. CP makes them HUGE. Wheres the fun in pin collecting if you can go into a room and instantly spot the pin? A few years ago, that wasn’t the case.

pins 2006-pins 2014

In my opinion, Club Penguin should make their pins HARDER to find. Blend the pins in with room instead of just plopping them out in the open.  I don’t see any fun in collecting pins nowadays. Do you?

Please be sure to leave a COMMENT below and let me what YOU think about pins. Do YOU wish Club Penguin would make pins harder to find?


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13 Comments on "Club Penguin Discussion 12/5: Should Club Penguin Make Pins Harder To Find?"

2 years 11 months ago

I totally agree with this. I joined CP in 2013 and I think this needs to be changed.It is so simple to find a pin these days and there are Pin Trackers too. I think CP should do something to continue the fun they had before.

2 years 11 months ago

I tend to share your same views. Although we’d all like the previous pin concept to return, Club Penguin’s age range has declined therefore ignorance for classic things like pins and items has risen. In response, CP has to do the desperation turn where they make things as obvious as possible. I appreciate the header picture, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a visual on the shamrock pin hidden so that’s pretty neat.

2 years 11 months ago

I agree with you. The classic way of hiding pins was far better because it was kinda like a game, with a thing to collect. Now it’s really only a thing to collect.

2 years 11 months ago

I certainly agree with you. CP made a well job in blending the pins very well in the room. Now they make it completely obvious and viewable easily. In the case of the Ghost Pin released in Oct 2014, CP could’ve done something like a ghost hiding in the Boiler Room archives from the old CP Times issues, and if the player hovered their mouse over it, the ghost would pop out. Something similar happened back in April 2008 with the Treasure Chest Pin.

An angry 2009 penguin.
2 years 11 months ago

I agree, pins should be harder to find. No wait, the whole game must be challenging! Why not making a “Game Over” screen like Nintendo games when you lose at the crabs? Only stamps are the hard things to get…

2 years 11 months ago

Personally, I think they should release two pins every two weeks, keep the big ones for the newer players who aren’t that knowledgeable of CP yet, but also release a much harder-to-find pin for the experienced CP players to have some fun trying to find!

2 years 11 months ago

Honestly, I understand why they made pins larger. Those old pins were really hard to find, maybe a little too hard. CP probably got lots of emails regarding this, and they made the pins large. But still, it’s too large. They should be placed organically into a room, but not make it too hard to find. Like, I thought the Anniversary Balloons pin from last October was hidden good, for the most part. If you removed the white outline (something they should remove from pins), at first glance, it would look like there were too small balloons hanging from that lamp in the Mine, and it wouldn’t be too hard for smaller kids to find, either.

2 years 11 months ago

Seriously, they should make pins hard to find. Everyone be like ‘What’s that uncommon thing with bold white outline? Oh its a new pin!’