Cards and RPGs Support This Week’s List of Emerging Facebook Games

Poker and other card games are once again performing well on our weekly list of emerging Facebook games, defined as those still under a million monthly active users. 鋤大地(大老二), a Chinese card game, is high in the rankings, and is followed by The Pokerist club — Texas Poker and Gambino Poker within the top five.

Top Gainers This Week – Games

Name MAU Gain Gain,%
1. Draw My Thing505,457+386,896+326%
2. 鋤大地(大老二)695,147+297,347+75%
3. Dog Show Friends312,317+249,135+394%
4. The Pokerist club — Texas Poker526,701+171,481+48%
5. Gambino Poker653,679+115,998+22%
6. Farm Bonuses382,339+114,017+42%
7. Legacy of a Thousand Suns327,838+80,969+33%
8. Eredan iTCG499,419+80,074+19%
9. Flying Typing119,174+77,748+188%
10. Friend Stock Market226,642+77,601+52%
11. Glory of Rome370,103+73,015+25%
12. Football Life172,936+71,060+70%
13. Slot World524,311+68,728+15%
14. Miner Speed270,417+65,563+32%
15. David Guetta, Play with it!523,170+65,303+14%
16. CityVille Community155,256+63,052+68%
17. My Shops527,337+62,288+13%
18. Miscrits: World of Adventure895,520+59,690+7%
19. COLLAPSE!433,041+50,896+13%
20. Click For Speed163,301+48,369+42%

The top earner of the week is actually Draw My Thing, a game that Omgpop brought over from their destination site. On Facebook it’s the same as the Pictionary-style original but with the addition of some viral mechanics, like wall-posting your drawings.

Dog Show Friends is the third fastest grower, with a respectable quarter of a million new users. This 4mm Games title has been around for a while, but only recently started to grow. Overall, it looks like a fairly standard pet-raising game, with some extra mechanics for competition.

Legacy of a Thousand Suns, a space-themed RPG, is headed back into growth after a significant decline post-launch in December; its all-time high was around half a million MAU, which at current rates it could break past in a couple weeks. Eredan iTCG, a similarly geeky card-based RPG, is also climbing again; interestingly, its largest user group appears to be French.

And Friend Stock Market is bringing back a concept that we haven’t seen for quite some time, allowing users to buy and sell their friends on an open market. Sure, many of Facebook’s American users may have bored of this concept two years ago with Friends for Sale!; that doesn’t mean, though, that there isn’t a whole new audience of international users waiting to relive the same experience.

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