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

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By AJ Glasser Comment

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.

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