Board Games You Can Play on Facebook

Play using the Facebook app or Facebook on the desktop

Facebook offers more than 100 board games that you can access from the Games tab on the Facebook website or the Gaming tab on the mobile app. Chess, Backgammon, Scrabble, Checkers, Reversi, and Words With Friends are just a few of the games to play with others, by yourself, or with new users across the web.

Find the Games tab on the left side menu on Facebook's desktop version. On the Facebook mobile app for iOS and Android, tap the Menu (three horizontal lines) and then tap Gaming.

Screenshot of Facebook's game

Facebook has at least 10 different versions of Chess, but more than 1 million users play, which offers free unlimited multiday or speed-chess. Play with Facebook friends or find a match online. The game helps you improve your play with tactics, videos, and other coaching features. Select Send to Mobile to move a game to your iOS or Android device.

Backgammon Live

Screenshot of Backgammon Live Facebook game

Among the slew of Backgammon games on Facebook, Backgammon Live is tops in popularity with more than 100,000 monthly users. Roll your virtual dice in Backgammon and move your pieces, collecting coins along with free bonuses and gifts. Match up with players all around the world and choose from a collection of unique and custom boards. Chat with your opponent as you play, and join the game's large Facebook community.

Checkers Plus

Screenshot of Checkers Plus Facebook board game

The free Checkers Plus has more than 2,000 monthly users and is one of the most popular Checkers games on Facebook. Play with friends or challenge other online players in multiplayer or single-mode, or select Random to be matched with a random opponent. There are three skill levels to choose from. If you do well, you might make it to the monthly Leaderboard! Other features include chat, language settings, custom skins for background tokens, and more.


Screenshot of Reversi board game on Facebook

Reversi is one of a suite of Facebook games from Nidink Games, which also offers Bingo and Bridge. Invite your friends to play or play Reversi with anyone anywhere in the world. Chat with your opponents as you play, and customize your game with avatars, fonts, and colors. This is a high-strategy game, so put on your thinking cap.

Tic Tac Toe Multiplayer

Screenshot of Tic Tac Toe game on Facebook

In a modern take on the classic game, this Tic Tac Toe version is for two players, X and O, who take turns marking their squares in a 15×15 grid. The player who succeeds in placing five respective marks in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row wins the game. Play with friends or find a player online.

Words With Friends

Screenshot of Words With Friends on Facebook

With more than 5 million monthly users, Words With Friends has taken Scrabble to new digital heights and popularity. It's easy to find friends to play with, but be warned that competition is fierce and cheaters aren't tolerated.

Words with Friends presents a clean, attractive interface and offers features such as the ability to look up word definitions. Track your performance, train in solo challenges, and complete challenges to earn fun, unique badges.

Facebook games have stirred up privacy concerns. Some game apps may be able to access only your public profile, while some might ask to access your Friends list and email address. Before you agree to play, make sure you understand the rights you're granting access to, and be aware of opting into announcements, messages, and tips.