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Farmville For Dummies


With over 80 million active users, FarmVille is a real-time farm simulation game developed by Zynga, available as an application on Facebook, as well as on FarmVille.com, Yahoo, and iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. Plus, future platforms are in the works.  In a nutshell, FarmVille is a worldwide phenomenon in social gaming and everyone is jumping in.  For those that are having trouble getting started or are still sitting on the sidelines, there’s a new beginner’s guide that offers an introduction and gives updates to experienced players.  FarmVille For Dummies (Wiley; ISBN: 9781118016961; February 2011; $19.99) is aimed at getting novices acquainted with FarmVille rules and regulations, while helping more savvy players sharpen their skills and find out how to stay up to date on the latest FarmVille features.

Presented in full color, this guide takes players through every stage of the game, from setting up a FarmVille account and meeting virtual neighbors, to earning Coins & Cash and learning how to care for livestock.  FarmVille for Dummies reveals the nuances of the game, and helps new players “level up” quickly and unlock new game features.  This book will help any user take their gaming skills to the next level.   Additional coverage includes:

  • How to find neighbors and interact with them, purchase farm cash and coins, shop at the market, and choose a profession
  • Ways to earn ribbons, construct buildings, and become a co-op farmer
  • Dealing with technical issues
  • Visiting the Farmer's Market, learning to use bushels, starting crafting, and earning Farm Coins from crafted goods
  • FarmVille etiquette tips
  • Shortcuts to a speedy harvesting
  • How to become a blue-ribbon farmer
  • Tips for avoiding scams and staying safe while playing

With over 150 million books in print and 900+ topics, For Dummies is the world's bestselling reference series.  FarmVille For Dummies give readers all the information they need to jump in and join the addictive fun of FarmVille.  With helpful tips on setting up and must-have directions for gameplay, this guide makes the FarmVille experience fun, safe, and easy.

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Angela Morales (Houston, TX), aka FarmGoddess, is the creator and primary writer/editor at FarmVilleFreak.com. The site provides user-oriented coverage from a player's perspective that focuses on FarmVille news, tips, in-game updates, and glitches. It is the largest FarmVille fan site to date and has been mentioned in articles in The New York Times, MSNBC.com, CNET.com, and InsideSocialGames.com.

Kyle Orland (Washington DC) is a Contributing News Editor for premiere game development community Gamasutra.com and a blogger for AOL's  Games.com. He also writes regular, stream-of-consciousness impressions of the first hour of various games at his blog, Games for Lunch (http://gamesforlunch.blogspot.com). He's been quoted as a videogame expert in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, NPR, G4 TV and TheStreet.com, among others. He is the author of Wii For Dummies.