Facebook games seem to be the "thing" to do right now. Nearly everyone has a Facebook account, even those of the older generations who may not completely understand what it is. And what better way to make sure people spend as much time on the system as possible but to create addictive, time consuming games where the only way to get the best items is to either buy Facebook credits to purchase the items or to get an insane amount of friends to play with you and help unlock the goodies.
My hubby made fun of me for weeks every time he would hear the music from the games. In Happy Aquarium he now knows the music that plays when I mate 2 of the fish and calls it "fish sexy time". I even stole his account and played the games there to send myself items in all the games. But I have my revenge! A couple weeks ago he found that there is a version of Dragon Ages for Facebook and since he has played through both full versions of it he decided to give it ago. Well that game is one where you only have so much energy to use at a time then you have to wait for it to refill, so one day while he was waiting he bounced over to the other games I'd started on his account. He seems to like Mighty Pirates the best, but he still opens the other games at least once every day also. After weeks of making fun of me he is now playing the games himself! He feeds his fish, takes care of his Zoo Paradise to the point that he is actually expanding and improving it, and of course he has now passed me in levels in Mighty Pirates.
We both spend way to much time on the computer but there are worse things we could be doing. And so far we've resisted spending money on any of the games. Though I have been really really tempted.