Facebook is the home of embarrassing photos, people you wouldn't talk to anymore in real life and privacy statements that are discussed the world over every time they're updated.

It's also home to hundreds of games that millions of players around the world get stuck into on a daily basis. Here's our pick of nine of the most addictive Facebook games.

 

Angry Birds

Angry Birds on Facebook

One of the most recognisable games in the world is also one you can play on Facebook for free, and it's brilliant fun.

Flinging fowl at evil - or perhaps misunderstood - pigs sounds daft, and it is. Oh, it's also totally addictive and the sort of thing you'll lose hours to.

Play Angry Birds

 

Pool Live Tour

Pool Live Tour on Facebook

Pool is always a good way to spend some time, to kill an hour here or there. So why not do it in this excellent video game version of the pub pastime?

Best of all, you can play Pool Live Tour against your friends or others online. And as there are millions of players, you'll never be short of competition.

Play Pool Live Tour

 

Jurassic Park Builder

Jurassic Park Builder on Facebook

Build your own Jurassic Park. That's all we need to say, really. Just don't hire Dennis Nedry - he's not the most reliable of employees.

Building up your own park to house the dinos is captivating and addictive, and Ian Malcolm's on it, so it's great.

Play Jurassic Park Builder

 

Bejeweled Blitz

Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook

One of the most popular and influential puzzle games ever made, Bejeweled hit its peak with the Blitz edition.

Tens of millions of people play the gem-matching game, and that's for a very good reason: it's brilliant.

Play Bejeweled Blitz

 

Criminal Case

Criminal Case on Facebook

It's got some (cartoony) adult content, but Criminal Case is great for appropriate players. A hidden item/adventure game, Criminal Case tasks players with solving a series of cases.

Ignore the fact it's set in a town called Grimsborough and just go with it - Criminal Case is captivating when it wants to be, and it often wants to be.

Play Criminal Case

 

Words With Friends

Words With Friends on Facebook

Would we get into trouble if we called this Scrabble by another name? Yes? Oh, we won't do that then, even if that's what Words With Friends is.

It's the classic competitive word game, with players trying to out-dictionary one another in their race to the top of 'I should have been on Countdown' Hill. Scrabble is brilliant, so it's unsurprising that Words With Friends is too.

Play Words With Friends

 

Farm Heroes Saga

Farm Heroes Saga on Facebook

There's a certain other 'Saga' game below, if you want to skip ahead to the most obvious choice in any Facebook game list ever. But those who want something a tiny bit different could do a lot worse than Farm Heroes Saga.

It's a match-three puzzle game with a farming theme, and it's as captivating as you'd expect from a King game. That is to say: you'll get addicted, given half a chance.

Play Farm Heroes Saga

 

Top Eleven: Be a Football Manager

Top Eleven: Be a Football Manager on Facebook

11 million players is a fair few, truth be told, and Top Eleven has more than that playing the game right now.

It's a simple, straightforward and fun football management game and it offers a great way to wile away the odd 10 minutes here and there. And those 'odd 10 minutes' will add up soon enough - you will  get addicted.

Play Top Eleven: Be a Football Manager

 

Candy Crush Saga

Candy Crush Saga on Facebook

We started with the obvious Angry Birds, we end with the just-as-obvious Candy Crush. If you haven't played it yet, you're missing out.

The object of the game is to match up the same type of sweet. That doesn’t sound very compulsive, does it? But trust us, once Candy Crush gets its sweet claws into you, it doesn’t let go.

Play Candy Crush Saga