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There are 27,000 Facebook apps as of early June '08 (it's growing stupidly fast)

There are an amazing 3,000 apps tagged as "Games" or "Gaming"

I'm not sure how many of them correspond to physical board games - probably not too many.

Scrabulous is currently the most popular Game on Facebook. Who knows what will happen when Hasbro and Mattel finish with them


It was fun writing the GiftTRAP/Facebook app. Check it out. I'm still working on it.

I did wonder about offering a list of Board Games as Virtual gifts.

There are a crazy number of "Virtual Gift" apps, but GiftTRAP is the first one to turn it into a game. There's also several Secret Santa apps.

It's amazing to think approaching 1 billion virtual gifts have been given on Facebook and the like (my initial estimates were very low). Who would have thought the idea of sending virtual gifts would take off - especially when you had to pay for some of them.


Feel free to add the corresponding Facebook apps for other games.


Perhaps someone will write Settlers of Facebook or Facebookasonne

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1. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:1132]
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http://apps.facebook.com/scrabulous/
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2. Board Game: GiftTRAP [Average Rating:6.50 Overall Rank:1218]
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http://apps.facebook.com/gifttrap/
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3. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:326] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
 
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4. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.81 Overall Rank:11146]
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5. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:676]
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http://apps.facebook.com/texas_holdem/
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6. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:70]
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7. Board Game: Othello [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2008]
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8. Board Game: Pictionary [Average Rating:5.84 Overall Rank:3064]
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http://apps.facebook.com/sketch-it/
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9. Board Game: Trivial Pursuit [Average Rating:5.23 Overall Rank:11091]
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http://apps.facebook.com/multiplayertrivia
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10. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:913]
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11. Board Game: Diplomacy [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:360]
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http://apps.facebook.com/phpdiplomacy/
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12. Board Game: Mahjong [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:441]
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13. Board Game: Blokus [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:367]
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14. Board Game: Boggle [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:1645]
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15. Board Game: Risk [Average Rating:5.59 Overall Rank:9744]
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16. Board Game: Hex [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1829]
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17. Board Game: The Werewolves of Miller's Hollow [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:449]
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Well, Mafia just about qualifies...
http://apps.facebook.com/themafia/
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18. Board Game: Boxes [Average Rating:4.64 Overall Rank:10917]
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19. Board Game: Gangsters [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:3468]
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Mob Wars is one of my favorite facebook app games.

http://apps.facebook.com/mobwars/
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20. Board Game: Mouse Trap [Average Rating:4.10 Overall Rank:11168]
Nick Kellet
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http://apps.facebook.com/mousehunt/

I read a good review about this.

http://www.allfacebook.com/2008/06/mouse-trap-a-game-of-stra...
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21. Board Game: Bananagrams [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:1227]
Nick Kellet
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I just heard there's a Bananagrams game coming out soon.

No link yet.

Should be interesting to see what happens on Facebook with Scrabulous given Hasbro's law suit
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22. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:733]
Joel Hills
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Just saw this one today
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23. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Basic Game [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:1654]
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Dnd Game looks like 4th edition
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24. Board Game: Mertwig's Maze [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:3253]
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Maze Defence, nice maze game
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25. Board Game: Carrom [Average Rating:7.04 Overall Rank:865]
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http://apps.facebook.com/carrom_connect/

Any combination of bots and/or people, up to four players.
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