How to Block Facebook Game Requests

You either love them or you… don’t. If you don’t, this quick overview will explain how to Block requests for Facebook Games (and/or Apps).

screenshot of a Facebook Game request

Facebook Games and Apps often entice users into inviting all of their friends to “participate” as well, frequently by offering “rewards” within the game/app itself. So even your most well-meaning friends may give into temptation and send you a game request. This brief guide will take you step by step through the ways to block those requests.

  1. There are two ways to block Facebook Game or App requests – wait until you get one, or pro-actively add some of the most popular ones. We’ll show you how to do both.

    When do you receive a request to play a game, click it (which seems like the last thing you’d want to do, but trust us on this one).

  2. You’ll be presented with a confirmation screen, which will vary in look based on the game. Regardless, as soon as that screen appears, click the Cancel button.
  3. After clicking Cancel, Facebook will redirect you to that games “Page”. On this Page, click the “3 dot button” ( . . . ) located on the far right side of the “Cover photo” (see screenshot below).

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  5. A ‘drop-down’ menu will appear. From that menu, click Block App
  6. Another confirmation window will appear. Review it and click Confirm
  7. That’s it! No one will be able to send you “requests” to play that specific Game or App ever again.

    The other way to block Facebook game requests is to manually add them. Click here (opens in a new window/tab) to visit your Facebook Blocking Settings. Scroll down the Blocking page until you locate the section titled Block apps

  8. In the space provided, you can type in Game (and App) names that you want to block. As you start typing, a list of Games/Apps will begin to appear. Select the game you want to block from that list.
  9. As of May 2015, the following list contains the 10 most-played games on Facebook (source). If you manually type in each game (or copy and paste) you’ll have a good start on pre-emptively blocking the most popular games.

    Candy Crush Saga
    Candy Crush Soda Saga
    Clash of Clans
    Farm Heroes Saga
    8 Ball Pool
    Hay Day
    Criminal Case
    Trivia Crack
    Pet Rescue Saga
    Bubble Witch 2 Saga

  10. If you’re reading this guide well after May 2015, you may want to run a Google Search for the phrase most popular Facebook games and find a more recent list of current popular games.