The annual About.com Readers' Choice Awards are underway, and the finalists have been chosen. Here are the five finalists for Best Facebook Game (based on a game show, of course) as nominated by readers, viewers, and fans. These games all offer their own take on popular game shows, and while many stay true to the original, others offer a new twist on the familiar formats. All finalists in all categories are listed alphabetically.
Polls are open for voting, so once you've taken a look through the list of finalists, follow the link at the bottom to place your vote. Voting is limited to once per category, per day. There are nine other Game Show categories you can vote in as well, and these are also linked at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to everyone who made nominations and best of luck to all of the nominees! Voting will close on March 21st, and the winners will be announced on March 30th. I can't wait to see who you choose as the winners!
1 vs. 100
Ready to face the mob? Facebook's version of 1 vs. 100 isn't exactly like the show, but it's close enough that you'll feel pretty good knocking out those pesky mob members. As an added bonus the mob is made up of your Facebook friends (they aren't actually playing the game of course, but familiar faces still make it a little more interesting).
If you love Jeopardy! you really need to try the Facebook version of the game. You'll feel right at home with the music and sound effects, and the game stays fairly close to the original. Whether you're brushing up on your buzzer skills in preparation for being on the show or just want to kill a few minutes playing trivia, this is a great little game that you'll get hooked on fairly quickly.
The $100,000 Pyramid
There are scores of Pyramid fans out there and the game's format lends itself well to a social media application--two good reasons for the popularity of Facebook's $100,000 Pyramid game. It's quick and easy to play and you can get your friends involved throughout the game. If you like word play, give this one a shot.
Wheel of Fortune
Last year's winner in this category was Wheel of Fortune for Facebook, an addictive version of the show complete with authentic music and sound effects. The game is really easy to play but also challenging, with a wide variety of puzzles to solve in plenty of familiar categories. Now if we could just get little animated versions of Pat and Vanna here the game would be complete...
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire for Facebook takes an interesting turn with the basic game format. While most of the time you'll see a standard multi-player game show become a single-player game on Facebook, Millionaire has gone the other way and become a game for many competitors to play at once. Work your way through the new syndicated game format, but at the same time you're competing to be the "fastest finger" with a number of others. It's an interesting take on the game, and one that's a little more challenging than some of the other trivia offerings out there.
Voting is now open! Vote for Best Facebook Game, and then be sure to check out the other polls in all of the Readers' Choice Awards Game Show categories:
Vote for Best Game Show
Vote for Best Game Show Host
Vote for Best Classic Game Show
Vote for Best Game Show Announcer
Vote for Favorite Game Show Contestant
Vote for Best Game Show Twitter
Vote for Best Mobile Game Show
Vote for Best Official Game Show Website
Vote for Best Game Show Fan Site