Our guide to popular games on Facebook
Anger, irritation and furiously clicking Cancel, is the usual response to a Facebook invite to play a game. And since we know how annoying the notifications are, we take the liberty of accepting some of them to help you decide to either ignore or play them.
Candy Crush Saga
For those out of the loop, Candy Crush involves matching up same-coloured pieces of candy to reach levels your friends haven’t yet. It’s addictive, so be warned: it’ll distract you, ruin relationships and make you see multi-coloured lines of candy as you sleep.
Farm Heroes Saga
Candy Crush but with fruit is well worth a miss. The fruit might make you feel healthier about yourself, but it’s best to stick with those addictive candies, we say!
As a Prince or Princess, you need to save your kingdom from the evil witch in this online role-play game. Start with menial tasks like feeding cows, before moving out of the castle on an adventure to slay the enemy. Entertaining but pesky, this game will have you buying upgrades with real money, in no time!
An interesting game that inducts you into the police of Grimsborough to solve a series of cases, this captivating CSI-esque game is about finding evidence and doing post-mortems. A two-thumbs up for this one.
Stick Figure Badminton 2
Difficulty controlling your player and the impossibility of winning a point makes this one frustrating and has you reaching back for the candies. Using just the mouse, you move a stick figure and also click at the exact time to score. A trick game, we think.
—Aakanksha Devi and Sam Slater