Facebook Reveals Its 2016 Games of the Year

Gardenscapes – New Acres from Playrix was named Facebook’s 2016 Game of the Year.

Gardenscapes – New Acres from Playrix was named Facebook’s 2016 Game of the Year.

Engineering manager Calvin Grunewald revealed the social network’s 2016 Games of the Year in a blog post, saying of Gardenscapes – New Acres:

A new launch on Facebook web this year, the game combines simulation elements with time-management and hidden-object mechanics, creating an exciting experience that breathes new life into an established property. Enabling players to become friends with their neighbors and invite one another to in-game social gatherings, Playrix managed to turn the necessary evil of gardening into our game of the year.

Other winners were:

Best web games:

Best mobile games:

Best Facebook Gameroom games:

Best Instant Games:

Best Facebook integrations in 2016:

Best use of Facebook Live:

Readers: How many of these games have you played?

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.