New regular feature: What are we playing this week?

My Empire on Facebook
My Empire on Facebook

Here at the blog, we write about all of the popular Facebook games and try to cover a wide base of different titles to make sure you're finding the news you need. We, the writers, love to play these games as well - but there aren't enough hours in the day for us to play ALL of the top Facebook games. We thought it would be a nice feature to do a weekly regular feature in which we tell you all what we're playing this week. And as always, we'd love for you to comment and let us know what YOU are playing too!

Here's a peek at what we're playing this week:

Libe Goad (@libe_goad): My Empire from Playfish is at the top of my list: I'm a total, old-school Civilization nerd and this is like Civ lite. Right now I'm level 7 and am building Stonehenge (need lots more tar) and completing a few other buildings. FarmVille and Mafia Wars are my two daily go-to games on Facebook. In FarmVille (level 37), am considering which new Co-Op job to pick up and trying to finish up that space-hogging botanical garden. In Mafia Wars (level 159) , am desperately trying to finish up Paris (sigh, wish I was in real Paris right now) before time runs out. Not sure I'm going to make it -- maps are few and far between.

Tami Baribeau(@cuppy): I am currently still addicted to Treasure Isle, and I'm level 32 and working my way through the final Tiki Isles IV map. I also log in daily to FishVille, where I'm working on the Clown Fish Mastery to unlock my next fish. I have been playing Treetopia a bit this week, since it's new and feels a bit different than a lot of these games. Finally, I just finished maturing my FarmVille Sheepdog into a full grown dog, and I'm working on my second trick. Too many games, too little time!

Kyle Orland (@KyleOrl): Haven't had as much time as I'd like to play Facebook games recently because of work and life responsibilities, but when I do get a chance I find myself drifting back to Zynga's Hold 'Em Poker and iWin's Family Feud. The former because it's a constantly changing and surprising battle of luck and skill (sometimes seemingly more luck) and the latter because I really enjoy proving I'm smarter than the people on the TV version of the game.

Jenny Ng: Last week, I broke 500k in Bejeweled Blitz for the first time; I make it my weekly mission to be the top of my leaderboard. I'm also hooked on Puzzle Quest 2 Mage Trainer, which looks like it may evolve beyond its Facebook promo demo status. Restaurant City keeps me busy with socially obligatory gift requests, even though I've fulfilled my dream of a starship bridge layout (though my best friend keeps calling it a "casino with a sci-fi theme"). And everyone's taking the new My Empire for a spin, so I'm there too.

Alexander Armero: This week, like other people in the office, I've been getting into My Empire. I have a pretty modest city at the moment which is nice, but I just don't have enough friends playing to finish some of those larger buildings and wonders. I need tar! Hopefully the game builds in popularity; the fate of my empire lies in the hands of my friends. In addition, other than signing into Restaurant City to feed my workers now and then, I've been all about Red Dead Redemption for Xbox 360. The western themed game is seriously good, but be careful, I have accidentally wasted hours of my life exploring the wild west, hunting animals, and adventuring. What a perfect summer pastime...

What are YOU playing right now? Tell us in the comments!

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