A new month is upon us and that means it’s time for AppData to let us know what the most popular games are on Facebook. There are two separate breakdowns, Daily Active Users (DAU) and Monthly Active Users (MAU). We’re not going to provide the full lists, but how about the Top 10 games by DAU to whet your appetite?

  1. Words with Friends

  2. CityVille

  3. Hidden Chronicles

  4. Castleville

  5. Texas HoldEm Poker

  6. FarmVille

  7. Bubble Witch Saga

  8. Diamond Dash

  9. The Sims Social (Tie)

  10. Tetris Battle (Tie)

There’s quite a bit of overlap between the games on the DAU and MAU lists, and it’s no surprise to see that Zynga is the publisher dominating both charts. Also, as if there were any question about how popular social games are these days, the lowest-ranked game on AppData’s DAU list still sees 1.3 million players a day. How many does first place Words with Friends have? Just a cool 8.9 million.

Though the overall numbers look strong, there is still some troubling data in the monthly activity lists. While some games have managed to post incredibly strong increases in their player base, heavy hitters like CastleVille and FarmVille saw losses of 2.2 and 1.6 million players month-to-month. Even though CityVille continues to hold down the top monthly spot, it seems that the –Ville franchise might be on shaky ground moving forward.

In any case, be sure and check out the full list if you want to know what’s hot these days. Or, if you’re a nonconformist, then take a peek so you’ll be up to speed on which games to stay away from because that’s what all the sheep are playing.

[via InsideSocialGames]