Top 5 Annoyingly Addictive Games on Facebook

Easily accessible social-gaming plays a major part of Facebook’s success. A lot of people are unwillingly drawn in by the annoyingly addictive quality of the games. However, there are many who are incredibly frustrated by the amount of game requests they receive from their friends on a regular basis.

Love them or hate them, let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular games that are annoyingly addictive for casual gamers, but just plain annoying for non-gamers. Games that make you think it would be a good thing for society if they just disappeared from the Apple app store altogether.

#1 Candy Crush Saga – King

Candy crush is possibly the most played game of the bunch. There’s just something about aligning those candies and bringing those fruits down to the button that’s so satisfying. The problem with this game is that it seems never-ending, and at certain stages you simply can’t get to the next level unless your friends help you out on Facebook, which is incredibly annoying for both the player and the friend.

#2 Farmville – King

Farmville’s players cultivate farms by ploughing, planting and harvesting crops and trees. They also care for animals by milking cows and collecting eggs from chickens. Farmville is probably one of the worst games for bombarding people with requests to help gamers harvest their crops. However, the most annoying thing about this game is its premise – the whole thing is pointless. It’s annoying how many people spend hours harvesting crops and milking cows rather than catering to their own needs.

#3 Mafia Wars – Zynga

Claiming to be the worlds’ most popular crime game is Mafia Wars. It allows you to build alliances, amass properties and fight mobs and enemies. Ultimately, it’s a game about power and deception. The game puts you in charge of your own Mafia team and you have to work them up to the top. The game is quite entertaining, but Mafia Wars is one of the worst for its incessant badgering of Facebook friends.

#4 Words With Friends – Zynga

Words with friends is essentially a tech version of the well-known board game, scrabble. It’s a social word game where your skills are tested and you can expand your vocabulary. The social experience is well emphasized in this game and has a straightforward and friendly approach that older players like.  The annoying thing is that it clogs up Facebook with notifications asking people for help, which not only annoys people, it kind of makes the player look a little dim, which is not a good look.

#5 Angry Birds – Rovio

Angry birds is the number one paid app of all time. It is now free and mostly popular with young people, as you get to catapult angry birds into your enemies. You get points for destruction and using as few birds as possible. You also have to learn what special flying capabilities each bird has, so that you can learn the best way to deploy your tactics. Entertaining for the first few levels but it has been seriously over hyped and commercialised. There are far too many variations of the same game. They even have angry bird pencil cases, notebooks and soft toys. It’s over kill and many people are sick of the sight of those angry birds. They’re everywhere!

Think before you click

Most games, especially on mobile, urge us to share things as much as possible. Sometimes it’s as simple as hitting a button after getting a high score, and other times it’s more elaborate, like asking for extra lives or boosts. Next time this happens, have a little think of how your notification will affect your unsuspecting Facebook friends and try to refrain from clicking the button.

Alternatively, for those who really are at the end of their tether, there is a way you can stop those pesky game requests – Just follow these instructions:

  1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the More button in the bottom navigation.
  3. Tap on Settings— it’s all the way at the bottom so you’ll need to scroll down a ways.
  4. Tap on Notifications.
  5. Tap on Mobile Push under the How You Get Notifications
  6. Uncheck Application Requests and Application Invites.