1.3 Characteristics of SNG
In March 2011, Zynga had 7 of the 8 most popular games on Facebook (Osborne, 2011); CityVille alone had over 94 million users. Most of these games involved some sort of simulation-like gameplay (CityVille, FarmVille, FrontierVille, Café World, Mafia Wars, etc.).
However, these games offer simple game play and animation that fail to represent the cognitive eff