How to Play Games on Facebook

by Jarrett Melendez ; Updated September 22, 2017

Facebook offers its users a huge variety of applications from quizzes to virtual gift exchanges to games. The game apps include sponsored titles like Scrabble and Yahtzee, classic board games like backgammon and chess, and third party-designed virtual worlds that play similarly to role-playing games. Whatever type of game you favor, Facebook is sure to have an application for you. Being able to play these games is easy and only requires an active Facebook account. Once you've signed up with Facebook, you'll be playing games in no time.

Sign in to your Facebook account. If you don't have one, you'll need to create one using a valid email address.

Visit the Applications Directory (see Resources) and browse the selection of Facebook games. The top of the page will show you a list of recommended games but you can also search by keyword or genre.

Click the Application link to visit its page. Click on "Go to App" and allow the application to have access to your Facebook Profile information. Make sure you read and understand the Terms of Service before continuing.

Read the instruction guides for any games you decide to play. There are dozens of games on Facebook, each with its own sets of rules and objectives, so it's important to read up on them before attempting to play.

Bookmark by clicking the "Add Bookmark" box on the game's main page so you can easily access it any time you log in to your Facebook account.

About the Author

Jarrett Melendez is a journalist, playwright and novelist who has been writing for more than seven years. His first published work was a play titled, "Oh, Grow Up!" which he wrote and performed with a group of his classmates in 2002.

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