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Facebook Game Addiction

Updated on November 20, 2017
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Sojourner writes about games and activities for adults and children. The author of several books for adults and children alike.

Addictions Aren't Always Ugly

Sometimes addictions come in cute little packages like the little cats and dogs in the Zynga game PetVille. Where you take your pet out and socialize with other pets that are owned by your friends on Facebook. In PetVille you get points and money to clean up after your pet, who pays you in real life to bathe the cat and change her clothing? I mean think about it, who pays you to go to a friends house and clean up the half-eaten pizza and apple cores? Only in a game on Facebook can you be so aptly rewarded for such menial tasks.

Nothing is as beautiful as red, gold, blue and green jewels that line up and glitter at you in Bejeweled Blitz. Jewels that sparkle before exploding into vivid bursts of light and disappearing into the night. Pushing your score ever and ever higher. Bringing you closer to the high score of one of your Facebook friends. Always one low score away from your best game score, and always teasing you that you can do it! Do not minimize the one glorious moment when you hit your highest score this week and move a little higher on the Leaderboard list of faces. Knowing that there you are possibly one game away from being on the top of that board.

There is nothing ugly about an addiction that gives you a little farmer picking crops and growing acres of crops for you to harvest and sell at the market in FarmVille. When your friends on Facebook come over and happily work in your fields, harvesting your rice, wheat, and corn, and are happy to do so. How can this become an addiction? There is something very calming about watching your little farmer getting his hands dirty while you sit back and rake in the coins which you will spend on a new barn or a pond or maybe a few new animals. Moving ever closer to unlocking secret crops, decorations, and buildings.

Then there is the socially active Sims game where you create a Sim character and let them live their busy life learning music, cooking, and art. Completing quests and earning amazing gifts like household furnishings, clothing, and other special rewards. The Sims Social Game is one of the newest and most popular games out.

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The Musical Addiction

Each game has their own unique sounds that keep you there for hours clicking away at the mouse making the magic happen. Making the jewels drop into place while the drums beat in Jungle Jewel. With the pleasant sounds in the background encouraging you as you drop the like colored jewels into a line and sending them over to fill the vacant slots in order to get a gold coin or a magic star.

Nothing feeds an addiction like pretty lights and interesting sounds and these Facebook games are proof of this phenomenon. This doesn't even attempt to question the addictions of the other games on Facebook. Notice I did not mention FishVille or YoVille or any of the other thirty or so other games I am drawn to on a daily basis.

An Addiction is the only explanation I can come up with, how else could a grown woman spend a full Saturday evening making this magic happen? I beg you to excuse me for wrapping this up, but I have my FishVille aquarium that I need to check.


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      Sojourner McConnell 6 years ago from Winchester Kentucky

      Enjoy word with friends! It is a fun game I play with my friends and daughters as well. Thank you for checking out my hubs, I so appreciate your comments.

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      Alfreta Sailor 6 years ago from Southern California

      I was about to leave your hubs when I found this one, because I'm currently addicted to Words with Friends. I keep the maximum allotted games,(20) going at all times. I find myself checking the board upon awaking in the morning, and just before I go to bed, even if I wake up in the middle of the night, and can't sleep, I'll start or play a game in progress. Now this is an addiction that I should try to put in check, and maybe when I tire of it I will. However, I'm already playing a similar game on my Tablet, called Wordfeud. So this doesn't look like it will end anytime soon. LOL! Anyway this is another great hub. I'd better go now, because I find if you spend too much time with any one hubber your score seems to drop temporarily. But I'll be back. Voted up, interesting.

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      Sojourner McConnell 6 years ago from Winchester Kentucky

      I find that I am still enjoying my addictions with games Razedsgn :) And like Squidmom I am taking it one day at a time.

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      razedsgn 6 years ago

      I do agree with your opinion.LOL.

      addiction is not always bad,especially for games :D

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      Squidmom 7 years ago from Texas

      Lol, trust me I completely understand! I'm currently taking my facebook game adictions one day at a time.....