A new Facebook game that puts you in charge of your own virtual shop. Make sure you place orders in a timely fashion to keep your shelves stocked and keep customers coming back for more. This is one of several virtual shop games that have opened recently, and even though it's not really unique, it's still well done.
This goal of this game is to open friend's jewel boxes and complete your gem collection. The number of boxes you have to open depends on the number of friends who are also playing the game. Don't really see the appeal, but, then again, diamonds are a girl's best friend.
Broken Bulb Studios
If the movie 'Office Space' were turned into a Facebook game, well, you'd probably get something like Office Wars. This fighting game set in an office environment has your employees go head to head with other offices, and fighters are armed with everything from spoiled lunches to fluorescent light bulbs. This game doesn't have the mass appeal of FarmVille, but it's charming and fills the hole that Ponzi left behind.
This is a pretty simple cafe game where you make and serve up coffee and baked goods to customers. It's girly and charming, but if you've played Baking Life, Restaurant City or Cafe World -- you've pretty much played this.
If you're looking for something a little more arcade-like, this is a little like Pole Position, except your car can hop over the competition. Your goal is to get as far as possible when the timer runs out and then post your final score on your Facebook Wall for bragging rights.
This medieval themed role-playing game joins a slew of others on Facebook. This one is more text based and doesn't look as good as some of the others out there, but it offers a fine level of detail that a seriously hardcore RPG fan craves in their games. The tutorial was a little confusing, so I recommend reading the game's Getting Started guide before jumping in.
Four in a Row
Core 10 Gaming
This Connect Four clone matches you up against another live player and then you try to get four chips in a row while blocking the other player's move. Simple execution of a classic game. Once you get into a game, however, there's no way to pause for a bathroom or dinner break. Bummer.
Bingo Island 2
It's Bingo! On Facebook! Even if you don't think you're a big bingo fan, you'll find yourself sucked in by the relaxing beach theme and the friendly players who send each other gifts that boost popularity and never forget to wish each other 'GL' in the live chat when a round begins.
TV star? Oh, yes, you are in Tellywood, a game where you run your own television studio.
Platinum Life Web Edition
Want to live the Platinum life? This is your chance to sing, DJ or rap your way to the top by taking on gigs and showing everyone what you've got. Think Mafia Wars for the hip-hop set, with real-life tracks thrown in for good measure.
Have you played any of these games? Which ones would you recommend to people who want to try something new?
[Via Inside Social Games]