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

NameMAUGainGain,%
1.  CastleVille32,600,000+7,200,000+28%
2.  Words With Friends13,000,000+600,000+5%
3.  Bubble Witch Saga9,600,000+400,000+4%
4.  FarmVille31,500,000+400,000+2%
5.  Gem Rush910,000+400,000+78%
6.  Tetris Battle8,300,000+300,000+5%
7.  Bayou Blast290,000+220,000+314%
8.  Adventure World – An Indiana Jones Game8,800,000+200,000+2%
9.  Bejeweled Blitz8,700,000+200,000+2%
10.  Diamond Dash11,500,000+200,000+2%
11.  Zoo World1,900,000+200,000+12%
12.  Men vs Women490,000+180,000+58%
13.  Slots Farm – Slot Machines800,000+120,000+18%
14.  Best Casino – Free Slots, Bingo, Poker & Blackjack1,500,000+100,000+7%
15.  Bizim Çiftlik1,100,000+100,000+10%
16.  Bubble Atlantis1,300,000+100,000+8%
17.  Bubble Saga6,400,000+100,000+2%
18.  Café World6,700,000+100,000+2%
19.  Chef Quest170,000+100,000+240%
20.  Magic Land2,200,000+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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