Facebook Gaming Is All About Poker, Crime and... Farming?

If you play games on Facebook, then chances are you're either dealing cards, running mobsters or... growing crops.

Inside Social Games tracks the most popular games on social networks including Facebook. They've just published the top 25 Facebook games for July 2, based on the total number of active users over the past month.

Unsurprisingly it's casual games specialists Zynga who lead the way, with four apps in the top ten, such as the ubiquitous Texas Hold 'Em and Mafia Wars, and another two apps in the top 25.

As someone who doesn't play Facebook games, however, I'm baffled by the presence of two farming games in the top ten. At $5 is Farm Town and at #8 is Farmville, totalling just over a staggering 15 million players between them. Why farming?

Do you play Facebook games? What are your favourites?

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The ISG Top 25 Facebook Games for July 2009 [Inside Social Games]


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    I play a little bejeweled blitz every now and then, god way to kill a few minutes as each game takes only 1 minute. other than that not really

    Bejeweled Blitz every now and then, only because there's strife competition between people on my profile. Texas Hold'em to prepare me for the real world losses. Baww

    My mum plays that Farm Town one a lot. Seems to be a pretty simple farm sim time sink. You can show off your gardens, and it has a pretty easy learning curve along with quick beginner progress/rewards. I'd imagine that does a very good job or not just spreading the game but holding the new users attention long enough to hook them.

    I love Barn Buddy because the animations and art work is really pretty - The graphics don't want to attack your eyes. The game is low maintenance and if you leave your plants alone they don't die; Oh, and lastly it's great fun to steal and sabotage your friends' farms too! Haha!

    I've played Mafia Wars (briefly), Vampire Wars, Robin Hood (another Zygna game, all three are much the same, slight variations, different themes is about all) and Chain Rxn. Mostly because they're all very much casual games. For the Zygna ones you can click a button to do whatever your next choice is and ignore it until you come back to it if you want. And Chain Rxn is a pretty short game but definitely repeatable as you try to better your score.

    I know a few people who play Farm Town. Seems to be a mini-Sims sort of thing. Collect things and put them around your farm to make it the way you want.

    Bejeweled Blitz to kill some time, yeh

    I'm into Mob Wars though. Just a bit of fun.

    I just play Texas HoldEm Poker. Yet, I think I have a problem and I waste all my money. -_-"

    i'm palying texas holdem poker,but i lose my chip 1M
    pleas give me back my chip...???
    pleas help me ZYNGA T_T ???

    help help help please i had 2.7mil yesterday this thing came up as i was playing saying i can get more chips for free so i put my password in thing the thing was ok but when i went on to poker today all my chips were gone can u help me please get them back

    If you play games on Facebook, then chances are you’re either dealing cards, running mobsters or… growing crops.

    Inside Social Games tracks the most popular games on social networks including Facebook. They’ve just published the top 25 Facebook games for July 2, based on the total number of active users over the past month.

    Unsurprisingly it’s casual games specialists Zynga who lead the way, with four apps in the top ten, such as the ubiquitous Texas Hold ‘Em and Mafia Wars, and another two apps in the top 25.

    As someone who doesn’t play Facebook games, however, I’m baffled by the presence of two farming games in the top ten. At $5 is Farm Town and at #8 is Farmville, totalling just over a staggering 15 million players between them. Why farming?

    Do you play Facebook games? What are your favourites?

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