Yes, Facebook is great for finding everyone from your best friend in the first grade, to checking out what your ex-boyfriend’s been up to, to networking for business purposes- but the truth is there’s one thing that’s been making sure I visit Facebook daily, and it’s called Restaurant City. Here’s what my restaurant currently looks like:
Emphasis on the “currently”, because as anyone who plays this strangely addicting game knows, one is constantly decorating and redecorating in Restaurant City. You start with a small, simple structure- one or two tables, a stove, a cook and a waiter- and, as in the best of games in this genre, from there it’s all about building.
With each level, you get a larger restaurant or an additional employee, and you build your menu with ingredients you “collect” (one free ingredient a day, two if you answer the daily food quiz correctly!) And, because it’s a Facebook game, the social aspect of the game is most important: you must trade ingredients with your friends, giving up an ear of Sweet Corn for an Onion, for example, or some Rice for three scoops of Ice Cream. It all depends, of course, on what dishes you’re featuring on your menu. Used to be, you could only feature one dish from each category (Starter, Entree, Dessert, Drinks)- but a few days ago, RC increased this to two dishes per category- causing a huge flurry of ingredient-trading, at least among my similarly-obsessed friends.