Inside Social Games’ Top 20 Social Games for June 24, 2008

As the social gaming space grows, Inside Social Games will be keeping track of the top Facebook games. Here’s a first look at the top 20 social games on Facebook as of today, June 24, 2008:

RankTitleDaily Active UsersDeveloper
1Owned719,375MyYearbook
2Friends For Sale696,507Serious Business
3Texas HoldEm Poker592,577Zynga
4(Lil) Green Patch583,400Ashish Dixit and David King
5Scrabulous475,116Agarwalla Brothers
6Mob Wars365,330Unknown
7Bowling Buddies314,291Playfish
8Who Has the Biggest Brain?293,112Playfish
9Word Challenge255,019Playfish
10Pokey245,624Bonehead Labs
11Speed Racing213,552Zynga
12MindJolt Games183,560MindJolt
13Scramble159,550Zynga
14Parking Wars139,990area/code
15Bubble Town128,833I-play
16Pet Pupz127,158Nicola Borchard and Matt Beswick
17Premier Football124,563PageFad
18Word Twist113,547Zynga
19Tower Bloxx102,144Digital Chocolate
20Knighthood97,727Hive7

Some interesting observations:

  • This list only measures DAU, not engagement or monetization, of course.
  • 5 of the top 10 and 21 of the top 50 Facebook apps are games.
  • Social network MyYearbook has the most popular game on Facebook, Owned. It is a copy cat of Serious Business‘s Friends For Sale, which is only slightly behind at #2.
  • Playfish is a rising star with 3 out of the top 10 games. Their engagement rate as a company is also at 13%, the highest of any large app developer on Facebook.
  • Zynga has 4 apps on this list, and is the 3rd largest Facebook developer overall in terms of DAU, behind Slide and RockYou.
  • Even though Nicknames, the largest app in terms of DAU by social game developer SGN, doesn’t make it into this list, SGN is the 7th largest Facebook developer overall in terms of DAU.