Facebook is currently the most popular social networking website ever with more than 500 million active users in July 2010, which is about one person for every fourteen in the world. It was launched in February 2004 and is operated and have grown to be one of the most used websites on the internet and is believed to have more traffic than google.com. Users can add a personal profile and mark people as friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join networks/groups organized by workplace, school, or college.
Facebook has a good web-based platform, powerful APIs and a complete documentation that convenient the developers in building personalize applications. Facebook will be much less fun without its numerous games. Probably everyone will find a game corresponding to preferences and mood. Nearly every Facebook user has tried one fun application or another.
Mini games in Facebook is undeniably fun to play but the main reason that makes it so addictive is because the users are connected to thousands of other Facebook users who are also playing the games. In other words, multi-player gaming with friends takes it to a whole new level of fun. So, its more fun when you play free games and at the same time expand your friend list. In this article we will feature 30 highly addictive facebook games for you and your friends to enjoy.
1. Car Town
Yet another new game by a fairly new developer on Facebook – Cie Games.
They bring to you Car Town. Sick of restaurants, cafes, pets? Now you can design your own garage and own cars such as Mustang GT.
Car Town takes car fun to a whole new level. Join your friends on a road trip or race your friends in a drag race. Customize your garage, personalize your avatars, and of course collect awesome cars!
You can challenge your friends on races, send pizza deliveries, repair/wash cars and even customize virtual rides.
Man your ship, and be ready to soar the clouds! BattleStations is about flying ships and exploring multiple islands, battling with monsters and other captains. The story basically tells that some sort of calamity happened and left the world a mess. Islands are floating in the sky (which explains why you pilot air ships) and five kingdoms have risen to power which are The Alexin Imperium, Al-Amraan Caliphate, Jade Archipelago, Corxas Cartel, and Aeros: The Floating city.
It is another game by Zynga and it also is a very popular mini game on Facebook.
4. Castle Age
In Castle Age, you play as an unnamed hero of Valeria – a land threatened by a mysterious evil. As you play through the game, you’ll collect followers – heroes and generals as well as mundane troops, and these form the backbone of your force. Players earn experience points by undertaking quests or by fighting other players or some of the epic monsters. Quests require Energy and fighting requires Stamina, both of which are in limited supply. Once you use up your allotted energy and stamina, you have to wait for it to recharge at the rates of one point per five minutes each. As you level up, you gain skill points that can be used to increase your maximum energy and stamina.
Market Street is a fun game where you control your own retail store. To get started you can order some product and wait for it to be shipped to you. Once it arrives simply click on it and move it to an empty store shelf. You can buy additional shelving units in the game once you begin to level up. You can also buy clothing racks and expand the capacity of your shelves and racks with upgrades. Each display item will only hold one type of product. The more display cases you have in your store the more people you will attract into it. Be sure to have a wide variety of items and don’t just stock one product. You should have a mix of clothing, electronics, and hardware items.
6. Cafe World
Ever dreamed of owning your own cafe? Well, Zynga is here to make your dreams come true by creating Cafe World, an undoubtedly strong competitor of Restaurant City. Cafe world with its colorful cartoonish avatars rocks the Facebook gaming society and becomes one of the most addictive applications ever presented. The reason for its success lies mostly in the fact that the game features strong and solid gaming elements such as graphics, strategic gameplay, sound and interactivity.
7. Mafia Wars
Mafia Wars allows its players to form their mafia, to rob others and to get involved in basically every ‘illegal’ activity that is available in this virtual reality.The bigger a player’s mafia is, the stronger that player becomes. Mafia Wars involves traveling to various countries, money laundering and fights. What else could you ask for?
Players start on a small island which is covered in grids which need to be unveiled. As the player moves about the island the grids will give different types of treasure. The player will only be able to do several tiles before running out of energy and needing to take a rest. Sometimes the player will find treasure such as gold or other items and at other times they will find nothing just like a real treasure seeker would. Once the player completes an island more will unlock and eventually you will get your own island that you can decorate. Each treasure island will unlock experience for your character so you can buy better stuff for your personal island much like farming does in the popular game Farmville.
Petville lets you control a cute pet and clothe them, give them food, decorate a house, and visit friends to play games.
10. Fish Ville
Fishville is another very interesting Facebook aquarium game released by Zynga. As per the rules of the game, various types of fishes can be raised in a virtual fish tank.
11. Pet Society
Pet Society is one of the famous games in Facebook, developed by Playfish and only available in Facebook where player can customize their pet’s looks and house. In Pet Society, you can do a lot of things with your pet, such as you need to take care of your pet frequently by grooming, bathing, feeding and petting. Other than that, you can add your friends by inviting them to play Pet Society and become your neighbor, and then you can go to their house and play with their pet, such as kiss, hug, joke, dance and fight. You can also helping your friends by grooming, bathing, feeding and petting their pet.
12. Happy Aquarium
Happy Aquarium is a fun little Facebook game and as its name suggests, it involves creating and taking care of your virtual aquarium. This game has some quite fun features and the number of users confirms that it can become seriously addictive. According to official statistics, over 28 million Facebook members play Happy Aquarium on a monthly basis.
Happy Aquarium’s main aim is creating your own virtual aquarium, purchasing fish, feeding them and decorating to make your aquarium even better. As you gain experience, you move up the levels and get the chance to buy new fish species and decorations.
13. Zoo World
Facebook games are quite a hit with many site members. Zoo World is one of those games. It allows the user a chance to run their own zoo, hire staff, and acquire exhibits as well as food and entertainment kiosks. Users can hire friends to work in their zoo, and train and breed the animals housed in the zoo. Each level has specific goals that have to be reached before the next level can be achieved. When a user achieves the next level they receive what are called wildlife points, which they can then spend on rare and exotic animals to house in their zoos.
14. Restaurant City
Restaurant City puts you in control of your very own restaurant. When I say control, I really mean it. You are given the freedom to choose everything! From the menu, to the fixtures, even down to the jobs your employees will do, all of them will all rely on your good judgment. What I really like about this game is the tons of content waiting to be unlocked and discovered.
15. Social City
Social City is a Facebook city building game from Playdom. Players create houses, leisure buildings, municipal buildings, and factories that produce goods for income. As the player levels up new building become available. You start with a small tile area but can expand your playing area with game cash or more Facebook friends.
Yoville is a unique Facebook game where you can live alone and live large. To get started you need to pick your game character. Based on your gender, you get to choose a hairstyle, an outfit and a face for your character. Once that’s done you can start playing the game. When you start the game you live in the Yoville apartments, however, when you have earned enough money in the game you can pay a visit to the real estate office and buy yourself a house. Regardless of where you live you can decorate your place anyway you want by heading to town to shop the stores. Yoville offers a clothing store, a furniture store, the “Yo-Depot” and many other store to buy things for your character.
17. Mind Jolt
MindJolt Games is actually a large collection of puzzle games. You can select among various applications including simple puzzles, word games and solitaires.The MindJolt Games homepage will give you direct access to the most popular and to the newest games. What makes this application great is diversity.
18. Happy Island
This game is on Vacation Island that players need to build themselves. He is allowed to decorate and build the attractions to generate income.
19. Happy Pets
This game is all about taking care of the pets. Here the player will have to treat his pets by feeding, cleaning up or playing with them as if they are real ones.
20. Bejeweled Blitz
This is the Facebook version of this traditional game. Each round lasts one minute.The puzzle is very addictive. You play against your friends and receive various achievement ribbons based on your score.
21. Farm Town
In Farm Town you, or the customized avatar of you, are a farmer. You plow fields, plant seeds and trees, raise animals and buy buildings to decorate your property. You hire other players to tend to your fields to make yourself and them a little extra in-game gold. As you plow and plant you get experience. The experience turns into different levels over time. With higher levels you can purchase a whole new variety or seeds, trees, animals, plants and buildings.
22. Islands Paradise
Island Paradise follows the same farming theme as other games found on Facebook except this time the player is on a small island area. Players plant crops, harvest them and decorate their small island. Shells and other items appear from time to time that will reward extras experience points.
23. Bubble Island
This exciting puzzle game is based on a very popular arcade model which has been modified for social gaming purpose. Here a user shoots bubble-cannon which explode bubbles of similar colors to step forward through various stage
24. Tiki Resort
Tiki Resort is a Playdom Game on Facebook. You can use the game for free, and you are given an island, on which you can place money making attractions. The idea is to build up your resort with attractions, and decorations, and keep your resort visitors happy by supplying them with fun things to do, and drinks and leis as they ask for them
In FarmVille a player can plant crops and harvest them, plant trees and harvest them, collect animals and harvest regenerating body parts such as feathers, milk, hair, or fur, and set up buildings as either decorations or useable equipment. Unlike in (Lil) Farm Life, the animals in FarmVille do not move but considering you actually do something with them to earn not just awards but also coins they are more fun to utilize. Whenever harvest something on your farm you acquire coins which you can use to expand the farm’s land or buy things for it. Some people have been playing for a very long time and have huge farms with complexes of buildings, decorations and equipment. So far I’m only focused on trees, crops and animals with a small corner for decorations as I win them as awards or get gifts from my friends.
26. Word Challenge
PlayFish’s Word Challenge is another one of those popular games in FaceBook that combines a traditional word game with a more edgier and competitive ranking system. This is where “word lovers” from all over the world, compete daily to improve their scores and consistently advance in their ranks.
27. Bumper Sticker
Using any program like Adobe Photoshop which can edit images one can create an image that can be turned into a Facebook Bumper Sticker.
28. Country Life
Players new to Country Life will start the game with a few pre-planted crops, which can be harvested and sold or fed to a cow to begin the production process. Gifts from other players allow you to level up faster, and the interactive features of the game are highly superior to Farmville. Greenhouses are available to make crops grow faster. A mill can also be obtained to grind corn into cornmeal. You have to ask friends for help to obtain parts, so adding as many people as possible to be neighbors is helpful.
29. Frontier Ville
In this game the player plays a pioneer who travels westwards with his spouse waiting at home. The pioneer knows farming and gets astonished by a wandering bear. If you have not tried this game out on Facebook you should go and check it out.
30. Vampire Wars
Grow your clan and make an empire of vampires, fight with other players.