Most popular Facebook games as of October 2016, based on monthly active users (in millions)

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Monthly active users in millions
Candy Crush Saga149.57
Candy Crush Soda Saga38.78
Farm Heroes Saga30.53
8 Ball Pool26.03
Clash of Clans24.04
Criminal Case22.2
Pet Rescue Saga17.47
Subway Surfers16.14
Dragon City12.7
Trivia Crack10
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This statistic lists the most popular Facebook games, based on monthly active users. As of October 2016, Candy Crush Saga had 149.57 million monthly active users. Second-ranked Candy Crush Soda Saga had 38.78 million MAU.

Social network gaming

A social network game is a type of online game that is played through social networks, and typically features multiplayer and asynchronous gameplay mechanics. Most social network games have been browser-based but are distinct from regular browser games due to their usage of the player’s social graph and individual user data. With the growth in usage of mobile devices social networking games have increasingly become mobile and cross-platform.

Popular social gaming companies include Zynga and King, who have gone public in order to expand their scope, as well as Wooga, Playfish and Playdom. During the second quarter of 2012, Facebook generated more than 118.4 million U.S. dollars in advertising and virtual currency revenues through Zynga. Despite this peak in 2012, the company since had to battle declining revenues and a loss of users.

Another popular social network game is Candy Crush Saga by UK-based developer King. Launched as a Facebook game in April 2012, Candy Crush Saga was also published as a standalone mobile app in November 2012. As of July 2014, it is still one of the top grossing iOS gaming apps with close to 1 million U.S. dollars in daily revenue. Developer King currently has 481 million monthly active users playing their mobile games, including other Facebook titles such as Farm Ville Saga and Bubble Witch Saga, all of which are monetized through in-game purchases.

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