In a recent survey of Facebook users, over 50% of the respondents play games on the social network and 19% say they're 'addicted' to games like FarmVille, where you plant and harvest virtual crops with. In roughly a year, Facebook has gone from a place where you upload NSFW party pics to a full-fledged gaming platform.
FarmVille is the call brand of Facebook gaming -- you'd be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't at least heard of this virtual farm game -- but there are hundreds of other social games on the platform waiting for discovery. How do you know which ones are worth your time? Take a gander at this list of the 20 best Facebook games, based on number of players.
Join the virtual farming revolution with the game that started it all -- FarmVille. Plant and harvest crops, trees and animals, while working with friends to collaboratively build a hodge podge of items, everything from a beehive to a pigpen. Once you've mastered farming, try your hand at running a winery, spa or bakery. Give it a try -- 60 million players can't be wrong.
Texas Hold 'Em Poker
Knowing when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em is crucial to beating the competition in the best poker game on Facebook. Play Texas Hold 'Em against random live players and partner up with friends to give each other extra chips and boosts. Best of all, no one will ever be able to read your 'tells' when you're bluffing.
Travel to the Wild West and create your very own frontier town, while keeping nature at bay, in this case, wild grass, trees, snakes, bears and other pesky varmints. This simulation game gives you lots of missions, so you're never stuck wondering what to do next, and IMHO, is a must-play for anyone interested in Facebook/social gaming or life as a pioneer.