Words With Friends Creeping up on CastleVille in This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by MAU

Words With Friends continues to work its way toward the top of the heap while CastleVille keeps a strong lead in this week’s list of fastest-growing Facebook games by monthly active users.

Words With Friends for Facebook launched in August with a large userbase already available to it via the game’s fan Page. Once live, the app factored in Facebook Connect logins from from mobile players on Android and iOS where the game is available as a one-time download or as an ad-supported free version. Since October, it’s seems as though the app is also reflecting users accessing the game through Facebook’s mobile platform. Note that the Facebook version is also ad-supported with the option to play the game ad-free by paying Facebook Credits or by inviting a certain number of friends, which could explain the steady growth:

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.  CastleVille 32,600,000 +7,200,000 +28%
2.  Words With Friends 13,000,000 +600,000 +5%
3.  Bubble Witch Saga 9,600,000 +400,000 +4%
4.  FarmVille 31,500,000 +400,000 +2%
5.  Gem Rush 910,000 +400,000 +78%
6.  Tetris Battle 8,300,000 +300,000 +5%
7.  Bayou Blast 290,000 +220,000 +314%
8.  Adventure World – An Indiana Jones Game 8,800,000 +200,000 +2%
9.  Bejeweled Blitz 8,700,000 +200,000 +2%
10.  Diamond Dash 11,500,000 +200,000 +2%
11.  Zoo World 1,900,000 +200,000 +12%
12.  Men vs Women 490,000 +180,000 +58%
13.  Slots Farm – Slot Machines 800,000 +120,000 +18%
14.  Best Casino – Free Slots, Bingo, Poker & Blackjack 1,500,000 +100,000 +7%
15.  Bizim Çiftlik 1,100,000 +100,000 +10%
16.  Bubble Atlantis 1,300,000 +100,000 +8%
17.  Bubble Saga 6,400,000 +100,000 +2%
18.  Café World 6,700,000 +100,000 +2%
19.  Chef Quest 170,000 +100,000 +240%
20.  Magic Land 2,200,000 +100,000 +5%

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Stay tuned for our look at the top emerging apps on Friday.

Read our reviews of…

Facebook Marketing

Mediabistro Event

Facebook Marketing

Starting January 13, work with the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds to grow your business on Facebook! In this course, you’ll learn how to set up your company page, understand Facebook best practices, and execute a monthly content strategy. Register now!


Leave a Reply

3 Responses to “Words With Friends Creeping up on CastleVille in This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by MAU”

  1. Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Lists Both San Francisco Homes Ahead of IPO | Zillow Blog - Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News says:

    [...] centerpiece of a celebrity flight snafu last week that has since brought 600,000 new users onboard, lifting Word With Friends usage by 5 percent to 13,000,000 players. Alec Baldwin at LAX after getting booted off plane. [...]

  2. Facebook Changes Helping Developers Reach Users (Including Zynga, Ahead Of Its IPO) | TechCrunch says:

    [...] its initial public offering coming up later this week, Zynga is making a few notable traffic gains on Facebook and mobile. Older games like FarmVille are growing, not just new ones like [...]

  3. Inside Facebook · This Week’s Headlines From Across Inside Network says:

    [...] Words With Friends Creeping up on CastleVille in This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Game… [...]

Get the latest news in your inbox
interested in advertising with inside social games?

Social Media Jobs
of the Day

Assistant Editor

8 Inc.
New York, NY

Copywriter & Editor

Santa Monica, CA

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neumans' Kitchen
New York, NY

Social Community Manager

Tallahassee, FL

Editorial Director

Phoenix House
New York, NY

Featured Company

Join leading companies like this one and recruit from the nation's top media job seekers on the Mediabistro Job Board. Every job post comes with our satisfaction guarantee. Learn More

Our Sponsors

Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2014 Mediabistro Inc. call (212) 389-2000 or email us