Alexa is not just for scheduling, running your smart home and. This gal is also fun. make it party's life with parlor tricks, and corny jokes.
Plus is Alexa loaded with party games that are challenging and surprisingly fun. Here are 25 of the best games you can play on your Alexa speaker.
Editor's Note: Originally published on March 16, 2016, this article has been updated to include newer games and to reflect changes made to existing games.
Bingo is a timeless classic. To play it with your Alexa speaker, say, "Alexa, open Bingo." Each number named Alexa will be repeated and viewed from the Alexa app. To proceed to the next number, say "Next" or "Call Next Number."
When someone wins, say "Bingo!" and the game will end.
Of course, to play Bingo you need number cards, which you can download for free from lovemyecho.com.
2nd Tic Tac Toe
If a standard game Tic Tac Toe against a computer is too easy for you, try playing a round with Alexa. If you don't draw yourself, you have to imagine the game in your head.
To start a game, say "Alexa, ask Tic Tac Toe for a game" or "Alexa, ask Tic Tac Toe to start a new game by taking my center."
Alexa will then talk Alexas drag, and you must speak your next move. For example, say "Top left" or "Bottom."
3rd Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
Outside the box you can challenge Alexa to a round Rock Paper Scissors. But the built-in functionality is a little sterile, and it gives you no information, like who won the round. To spice it a bit, try the more advanced version, Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock.
If you activate the Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock skill, Alexa will explain how to win or lose, keep track of your winnings and tell you
To open the skill, say "Alexa, open the Lizard Spock" and follow instructions.
Try to blunt Alexa with Akinator. It is essentially a form of 20 questions, where you choose a character and answer a series of yes or no questions and Alexa tries to guess who you are thinking about.
To start a game, say "Alexa, open the Akinator." The game starts immediately, and you have to answer every question with a yes or no . Don't be surprised when you can't blunt Alexa.
5th Blackjack (Beat The Dealer)
You can also play Blackjack with Alexa with the skill Beat The Dealer. To activate and open it, just say, "Alexa, open the reseller."
The virtual dealer takes care of you and Alexa will talk your cards and one of the dealer's cards. It will then ask you if you want to turn or stand . Decide what you want to do and speak your answer. If you do not change and eventually choose to stand, Alexa will tell you what the dealer chose to do and whether it broke or you won.
It will then ask you if you want to play again.
Earplay is an adventure game where you play the role of a secret agent in a radio drama. As in other independent adventure games on Alexa, your responses affect the outcome of the story.
This skill requires you to link your account so you need to open the Alexa app on iOS or Android, enter the Skills menu and search for Earplay. Click Activate and sign in or sign up for an Earplay account. Also know that any content in Earplay may not be suitable for all ages.
7th Wayne Investigation
Another optional adventure game for Alexa is The Wayne Investigation. In this game, your goal is to investigate the death of Bruce Wayne's parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. All your choices affect your ability to solve the mystery. Wayne Investigation also contains some content that may not be suitable for all ages.
Begin the game by saying, "Alexa, open The Wayne Investigation" and follow the instructions.
8th The Magic Door
The Magic Door is another example of an amazing choice-your-adventure game available on Alexa speakers. There are currently nine stories to choose from in The Magic Door, such as helping the princess find her crown, saving monkeys on a tropical island or exploring a witch's spooky mansion.
Unlike Earplay and The Wayne Investigation, The Magic Door is more suitable for younger ears.
If you are into geography trivia, WhereInTheWorld is a game you should definitely try. You will be asked about capitals, where some languages are spoken and much more. To start playing WhereInTheWorld, just say, "Alexa, open Geography Trivia."
10th Memory Match
Memory Match is the card game that you loved to play as a child with a twist – you can't see the cards. You have to imagine the cards that were placed in a four to three grid and use your memory (and some visualization in your mind) to match all pairs.
You can cheat and write it down, but it ruins the fun.
To start the Memory Match game, just say, "Alexa, open Memory Match." To turn a card, say its position in the grid, for example, "Row one, column three."
eleventh Hunting the Yeti
As Memory Match, you need to use memory and visualization with Hunt the Yeti. This game is an audio-only interpretation of Hunt the Wumpus. You are navigating a hunter around obstacles he is chasing a yeti.
The hunter is lost in a cave (which is five to five grids), where he can run in oversized bats, who will pick him up and move him to a random place in the cave or fall to his death in a pit. He smells yeti when he comes close and you have to tell him in which direction he throws his spear. If he hits the yeti he will kill it. If he misses or enters the yeti, the hunter will be killed.
To start the game, say "Alexa, open the Yeti Hunt Game." And to move the hunter through the cave, say "Move [north, south, east or west]." To throw the spear, say "Throw [north, south, east or west]".
12th Escape the Room
With the Escape Room you are stuck in a room and you have to escape. You have to navigate through a room, solve puzzles and find items and objects you can interact with. There are four different rooms to choose from, each with different levels of difficulty. You can control your stats while playing and competing with your friends or family for the best of times.
To start a game, just say, "Alexa, open the Escape the Room."
thirteenth Song Quiz
Song Quiz will play thousands of songs from the last 60 years and the object is to guess the correct title and artist. To start playing, just say, "Alexa, open the Song Quiz." Then choose one of the playlists for different decades: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 or 2010.
14. Millionaire Quiz Game
Millionaire Quiz Game is an unofficial Alexa version of the popular game program Who wants to become a millionaire?
You will be asked for a series of 14 multiple questions. Every time you respond correctly, you earn money (not real money, unfortunately) and continue to the next question. Along the way, you have three lifetimes to use: 50/50 eliminating two of the four possible answers, asking social media and calling a friend . If you answer all 14 questions correctly, you will win $ 1,000,000. Again, not real money, unfortunately.
15th Deal or No Deal Game
Similarly,is an unofficial tag on the same game play. There are 20 cases, filled with (not real) money, ranging from $ 0.01 to $ 1,000,000. Choose one of the cases, hope it has the highest possible value. Then choose cases to open, hoping for the lowest possible values. After opening several cases, the round will end and the bank will make an offer based on which case values remain. You decide if it's a business or no deal. If you choose no deal, the game continues. If you choose to make an agreement, the game ends and the original case you selected opens. The goal is to go away with the most (imaginary) money possible and preferably more than what was in your original case.
16th True or false?
True or false? is exactly what it sounds like. It's a trivia game that you can play with up to 20 people, asking questions about the world. Answer with either true or false and see how much you really know about the world we live in.
Based on the long-standing game program Jeopardy! Can you use the official Alexa skill to go up to the podium and test your knowledge. You can also play the categories you saw on the latest episode, don't forget to formulate your answers with "What is …"
If you really like this game, Prime Members can subscribe to Jeopardy for $ 1.99 per month to play Double Jeopardy! and get six additional clues every weekday.
18th Volley Trivia Showdown Game
About Jeopardy! is not your speed but you love trivia, Volley Trivia Showdown Game may be worth checking out. This game also asks you trivia questions that you must answer with either true or false but unlike True or False? Matches you to another player from around the world. The more you play and the better you get, you match with harder opponents.
From the same developer there are two other trivia games worth checking out: Volley Daily Trivia Game and Volley Family Trivia Game. The daily trivia game gives you seven new trivia questions each day, while the family version reminds you of friends and family.
19th Amazing Word Master Game
You may have played this game with your friends before, but Amazon Word Master Game with Alexa will challenge you even more. To begin saying, say "Alexa, ask Word Master to play a game." The game begins with Alexa saying a word. You have to answer with a word that begins with the last letter of the word Alexa said – the more letters, the more points you score. Alexa does the same and the game continues until you can't answer or you leave the game.
20th Do you prefer to have a family
Have you always been a fun party game and you can now play it with Alexa. There are several versions, but if you activate the skill called "Do you want instead of family" the questions will be kept PG. In essence, Alexa will urge you with a selection of two fun situations and you choose one of them. There are no winners or losers, just stupid answers and lots of laughter and fun to have.
21st Heads Up!
Heads Up! is the popular game played at The Ellen DeGeneres Show . Your Alexa speaker will handle you a "card" and give you clues to help you try to guess the right word. Try guessing before time runs out. You can play this game yourself or with a group of friends.
Heads Up! comes with three free tires to choose from, but you can buy extra tires within the skill. A set of five extra tires will set Amazon Prime members back only $ 0.99 (£ 0.74 or $ 1.30) while non-Prime members must pay (£ 2.24 or AU $ 3.92). For a more mature audience, there are also adult-only tires available.
22nd BOSCH: A Detective Case
Based on the Amazon's original exhibition Bosch BOSCH: A Detective's Case will put you in the detective's shoes. Working with Harry Bosch and LAPD, you only have one day to find a woman who mysteriously disappeared. You have to make the right decisions along the way and avoid the false leaders you come across.
23rd Categories Games
The Game Skill Categories is a faster word game similar to Scattergories. You get a set of categories and a letter. Then you need to quickly come up with words that begin with the specified letter for each of the categories before the time is finished. Compete with friends and family to see who can get the highest score.
You are kind and fast and correct you respond to each category. For example, if you do not get a particular category or give a wrong answer, the score for that category in that round is zero. If you answer correctly, the score is 50 minus the number of seconds you need to answer.
24th Rush Order
Rush Order is a game created by Amazon that requires Echo buttons. You will make smoothies by pressing Echo Buttons in the correct order. The buttons will change colors quickly and their colors will correspond to different ingredients (red may be for strawberries while green may be for glues). Be sure to make smoothies in the right order.
25th Fake News Game
Fake News Game is much like True or False? You get ridiculous headlines and have to choose whether it's current news or fake news. You can play this game alone or with up to 20 friends. Just try to remember the world we live in. You will be amazed at what is really real news. And you can lose some faith in humanity.
Also, if you dropped the dice from a board game, you can ask Alexa to roll two virtual dice for you. Say "Alexa, roll two dice." Alexa will then tell you what it did.
You can also become a little more specific with it. Say, "Alexa, roll 15 10-sided dice." Alexa will list the results for each die.