Zynga Games Gain Ground on This Week’s List of Fastest-Growing Facebook Games by MAU

Zynga retakes the top spot with CastleVille on our list of fastest-growing Facebook games by monthly active users and rounds out the rest of the top four with FarmVille, CityVille, and Adventure World.

We anticipate a sluggish growth period for most social games this next week as it falls between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays when most potential players may be traveling or vacationing. Apps with cross-platform play on mobile, such as Words With Friends, could potentially see an increase as players access these games from smartphones more frequently during the week. It will be difficult to isolate what percentage of users these mobile players make, however, as apps like Words With Friends do not distinguish Facebook Connect logins from desktop Facebook logins.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1.  CastleVille 38,600,000 +1,500,000 + 4%
2.  FarmVille 33,100,000 +1,200,000 + 4%
3.  CityVille 49,300,000 +500,000 + 1%
4.  Adventure World – An Indiana Jones Game 9,800,000 +400,000 + 4%
5.  Tetris Battle 9,200,000 +400,000 + 5%
6.  Galaxy Life 1,100,000 +300,000 + 38%
7.  Magic Land 2,700,000 +300,000 + 13%
8.  Words With Friends 13,800,000 +300,000 + 2%
9.  Men vs Women 990,000 +250,000 + 34%
10.  GodsWar: El Mejor 3D Juego De Fantasía 240,000 +210,000 + 700%
11.  Diamond Dash 11,900,000 +200,000 + 2%
12.  GnomeTown 1,600,000 +200,000 + 14%
13.  Ninja Saga 4,500,000 +200,000 + 5%
14.  Zoo World 2,300,000 +200,000 + 10%
15.  المزرعة السعيدة 3,800,000 +200,000 + 6%
16.  開心水族箱 3,400,000 +200,000 + 6%
17.  Bayou Blast 670,000 +180,000 + 37%
18.  Mission Impossible 430,000 +120,000 + 39%
19.  Bizim Çiftlik 1,200,000 +100,000 + 9%
20.  Bubble Witch Saga 10,000,000 +100,000 + 1%

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

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