Hardcore gamers might snicker at Facebook’s ultra-casual games, but they do serve one important cause – wasting a lot of time. All those bored kids, bored high-tech workers and bored unemployed people are very happy to pass big portions of their day with the simple games of Facebook.
Here are 5 of the currently hottest games on Facebook:
Texas Hold’em Poker
Hold’em has become one of the most popular games on the net – not only on Facebook. This Facebook version of the engaging card game allows you to play against your friends and waste tons of time while you’re at it.
Paf Le Chien
This silly little game requires almost no skills at all, but still manages to be addictive and slightly amusing. Your job is to kick Paf as far as possible. Your kick launches the creatures, and things along the way either help it fly further or slow it down. You can post your high scores to your profile and annoy your friends because you broke THEIR record by two meters.
If you have always dreamed of becoming Don Corleone, here’s a chance to practice – the Mafia Wars game on Facebook enables you to start your own Mafia, with the help of family and friends. The goal is to become the most powerful familia, while annoying as many as your friends with stupid Twitter updates and direct messages.
The guys at PopCap sure know their jobs – even when it comes to Facebook games. The all-too-addictive game of Bejeweled Blitz is a huge hit among ladies. It’s simple – you have one minute to score as many points as you can. True to PopCap tradition, the game is full of colors, fun and cool sound. There’s also a ranking system with medals, which keeps you going and going, in order to get them all.
Currently the most popular game on Facebook, with 55,268,478 monthly active users, FarmVille has spread like diseased crops in every corner of social media sites. The goal is to build and maintain your own farm, and develop it over time. The game continues even when you are not around. If you are into crops, cows and sheep – this is the game for you.