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

1.  CastleVille38,600,000+1,500,000+ 4%
2.  FarmVille33,100,000+1,200,000+ 4%
3.  CityVille49,300,000+500,000+ 1%
4.  Adventure World – An Indiana Jones Game9,800,000+400,000+ 4%
5.  Tetris Battle9,200,000+400,000+ 5%
6.  Galaxy Life1,100,000+300,000+ 38%
7.  Magic Land2,700,000+300,000+ 13%
8.  Words With Friends13,800,000+300,000+ 2%
9.  Men vs Women990,000+250,000+ 34%
10.  GodsWar: El Mejor 3D Juego De Fantasía240,000+210,000+ 700%
11.  Diamond Dash11,900,000+200,000+ 2%
12.  GnomeTown1,600,000+200,000+ 14%
13.  Ninja Saga4,500,000+200,000+ 5%
14.  Zoo World2,300,000+200,000+ 10%
15.  المزرعة السعيدة3,800,000+200,000+ 6%
16.  開心水族箱3,400,000+200,000+ 6%
17.  Bayou Blast670,000+180,000+ 37%
18.  Mission Impossible430,000+120,000+ 39%
19.  Bizim Çiftlik1,200,000+100,000+ 9%
20.  Bubble Witch Saga10,000,000+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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