Facebook Games

More likely than not, you’re on Facebook. Who isn’t, after all? One of the single the best ways to get and stay connected, Facebook, a worldwide phenomenon in social networking, is a great way to socialize. Have fun with friends and family, make new friends, and enjoy Facebook’s great games, day or night!

What are Facebook Games?

Most Facebook games are flash-based applications you play on Facebook. Thousands of games are available, but playing the game is almost always only half the fun. On Facebook, part of the fun is becoming a fan of your game’s Facebook page, reading their forums, and making friends, both new and old! Best of all, Facebook games are completely free! While most Facebook games have offers and sell game currency, purchasing currency isn’t mandatory to play the games.

Zynga

While there is a multitude of games available on Facebook, some of the most popular are produced by Zynga. Zynga produces games for Facebook, MySpace, iPhone/iPod, MSN, Tagged, and MyYahoo. Some Zynga games available at Facebook include, but are not limited to:

  • CaféWorld
  • YoVille
  • Mafia Wars
  • Treasure Isle
  • FarmVille

Zynga’s vastly popular games allow Facebook users to build properties, share with friends and family, and are all socially interactive. The more friends that play along, the better the café, or island, or mafia will be!

All your Favorites!!

Hooked on Bejeweled or MineSweeper? Have fond memories of Super Mario Brothers on the NES? Enjoy first person shooters, puzzle and maze games, and Atari classics? Chances are, if its an amazing classic game, Facebook has it! Facebook games are searchable by name, alphabetically, or by category, so look for such greats as:

  • Super Mario Flash
  • Carnival Tycoon
  • Connect 4 & Yathzee
  • Duck Hunt
  • Zelda Memory

Be Advised

While Facebook games are fun, they can also be extremely time consuming and should be enjoyed, like all things, in moderation. Most Facebook games, like those written by Zynga, allow users to send requests to friends and family en masse, so users should be aware of how many requests are being sent. No one wants to be spammed or alienated, although most of Zynga’s games, for example, only allow a certain number of requests a day to cut back on request spam. Most Facebook games also have requirements and won’t run on all systems.

So, when looking for something to do, or a way to get more connected, Facebook is a great social network with hundreds of ways to live and play with friends and family. Join Facebook, look for the great games and more, and begin the social experiences enjoyed by millions of Facebook users.

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