20 Fun Games You Can Play With Alexa
You can play these games without even standing up.
You already rely on your Amazon Alexa for so many things, from turning off your lights to turning on your favorite new song. But as you probably suspected, your Alexa has a ton of features that you might not be aware of. For example, it can help you play games. Yep, your Amazon device is equipped with a ton of Alexa games—everything from Tic Tac Toe to Beat the Dealer—that have the potential to occupy you for hours. There are also games for sports-lovers, trivia fiends, and adventure-seekers. Find out which is best for you with this comprehensive list of incredible free Alexa games you can play with everyone's favorite Amazon accessory.
1. Beat The Dealer
If you enjoy gambling games but don't have time to make a trip to Vegas, then all you need to say is, "Alexa, ask the dealer to deal the cards" or "Alexa, ask the dealer to play blackjack." Or, more simply, "Alexa, ask the dealer to deal." When you do, Alexa's dealer will tell you what cards you have and let you in on what card they're showing. Just continue to say "hit" until you think the hand you have will beat the one the dealer is holding, at which point you can tell Alexa that you want to "stand." But just like the real-life game, don't go over 21 or you'll lose.
2. Escape the Room
Escape rooms are a popular pastime these days, which is why you may be thrilled to find out that you can now play a virtual version. "Alexa open Escape the Room" is all you need to say to launch this game, which will force you to search a cyber "space," find items, and solve puzzles in order to make your way out of your imagined imprisonment. The game currently offers three rooms at varying levels of difficulty—jail cell (easiest), office (medium), and car (hardest)—as well as a bonus garage room escape level.
3. Would You Rather
Something fun to play on your own, with a friend, or at a party, this popular game prompts you to decide between two options that are either silly, saucy, or thought-provoking. Just say "Alexa, launch Would You Rather." While some questions seem easy to answer—like would "you rather have the power to read minds or teleport?"—others will surprise you, and the answers can often be more revealing than expected. If your kids also want to get into the action, there's a PG-version called Would You Rather For Family that is suitable for anyone who's old enough to make a choice or two.
4. The Magic Door
"Alexa, open the magic door," are the words that will lead you into one of the most popular interactive adventure games on the device. Explore an enchanted land that includes magical creatures and hidden items while you delve into original stories and solve mysteries along the way. With plenty of tips to help you on your journey, you won't be able to resist opening the magic door.
5. Hunt the Yeti
Bigfoot enthusiasts may not have had the best luck when it comes to tracking down the questionable creature in real life, but we promise you'll have a better shot at finding an abominable snowman in Hunt the Yeti. Use the prompt, "Alexa, launch Yeti Hunt game," and ask "how to play" to get a few straightforward directions that will see you navigating obstacles while attempting to escape a cave and hopefully locating the Yeti before it locates you.
6. Yes Sire
When you ask Alexa to "play Yes Sire," you'll suddenly find yourself transformed into a medieval lord who must manage their realm in order to avoid a dire fate. Make daunting decisions as challenges pop up while dealing with problematic peasants, conniving nobility, as well as a demanding king and you'll either fail or prevail in this popular (mature-rated) game.
Become part of the action in this interactive game where you take on the role of a secret agent in a radio drama-style story. Suspense sparks as the tantalizing tale moves along while you enjoy a choose-your-own-adventure experience and interact with the virtual characters in order to affect the twists, turns, and eventual outcome that will unfold once you say, "Alexa, start Earplay."
"Alexa, play Jeopardy!" When you say those words, you'll get access to the "extra" 6th clue from each of the television game's categories. Every day, you'll be presented with a new group of prompts that will put your trivia knowledge to the test, just like the long-running game show. And if you're looking for even more fun that forces you to answer in the form of a question, check out Sports Jeopardy and Teen Jeopardy.
9. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
The team that's responsible for Alexa's Jeopardy game also put together something for fans of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire hosted by Chris Harrison. While you won't take home any money while playing, you will be faced with 15 new questions seven days a week that will allow you to rake up points and climb nationwide rankings. And, of course, you'll also get lifelines to help you when you're truly stumped.
10. Price It Right
If you're a smart shopper, then put your spending savviness to the test—and give your wallet a rest—by telling your Alexa to "start Price It Right." Much like the beloved gameshow hosted by Bob Barker before Drew Carey took over, this game will quiz you about the cost of popular products (however, since this is Alexa, all the products come from Amazon). Play by yourself or against an opponent from anywhere in the world. The more accurate your guesses are, the more likely you are to win.
11. Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock
Rock Paper Scissors is a classic game that will always offer a bit of fun, but fans of The Big Bang Theory know that to take things up a notch, you need to play Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. Challenge a virtual opponent by saying, "Alexa, open Lizard Spock." And if you have an Echo Show, you can set it up to display images of your match as well as your current score.
12. Heads Up!
The incredibly popular game made famous by The Ellen DeGeneres Show now lets you get in on the fun by giving you the chance to tell Alexa to "play Heads Up!" When you do, you'll receive clues to try to guess a specific word on a card before time runs out. You can start out with the three free decks of cards including Superstars, Blockbuster Movies, and Favorite Fictional Characters, then pay for additional decks if you're so inclined. It's one of the best Alexa games to play at a party.
13. Movie Challenge
The perfect game for film-lovers, Movie Challenge plays audio clips from all kinds of films and asks you to identify each one. While some quotes may seem obvious to anyone who's seen all of the classics and people who keep up on the latest blockbusters, other movie moments will elude all but the experts. "Alexa, ask Movie Challenge to start the game," is the command you need to start reliving your favorite film clips in virtual quiz form.
14. Song Quiz
If you're just as knowledgable about music as you are when it comes to films, then as soon as you take a break from Movie Challenge, ask Alexa to "open Song Quiz." Choose a playlist from either the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, or 2010s, and Alexa will play a snippet of various tunes. You need to identify both the song title and the artist to earn points in this challenge where you can play against others from around the country head-to-head or in live competitions as new music is regularly added.
15. Twenty Questions
Animal, vegetable, mineral, music, or abstract concept? Those are your options when you ask Alexa to "play Twenty Questions." But instead of putting you to the test, you're the one challenging Alexa. Pick an item or idea and your virtual opponent will ask you up to 20 yes or no questions to try to figure out what you're thinking about. And while you might assume that it's easy to stump Alexa, you may find yourself digging the depths of your brain to come up with a rare animal or random veggie that the challenger may not recognize in 20 questions or less. It's one of the best Alexa games to play on a rainy day.
16. Trivial Pursuit Tap
Grab a few of your Trivial Pursuit-loving friends to play this game that comes directly from Hasbro and Amazon. Answer questions from one of six different categories and face the final challenge question in this fast-paced version of the old-school board game. To get things rolling, just say, "Alexa, open Trivial Pursuit Tap."
17. True or False?
This trivia game is as straightforward as it gets, but that doesn't mean that it won't provide you with hours of fun. As you're presented with various questionable facts that test your knowledge of all sorts of worldly topics, you just need to say whether or not you think it's true or false. And while that might seem a little bland, as the creators explain, "the rules are simple, but the questions aren't."
18. The Fake News Game
There isn't only a lot of misinformation out in the world, there are also seemingly endless tidbits of fake news floating around. Find out how good you are at separating fact from fiction by telling Alexa to "open The Fake News Game" and you (as well as up to 20 of your friends) can try to determine whether or not "a woman became pregnant after eating calamari," if "a robot gain[ed] citizenship in Saudi Arabia," and "did KFC launch a bubble bath that smells of fried chicken?"
19. Tic Tac Toe
While this version of Tic Tac Toe requires a little imagination on your part since you'll be playing by voice instead of writing down each move (although you could totally write it down as you go if that suits you better), you'll get a kick out of playing this classic game against a virtual opponent. After telling Alexa to "ask Tic Tac Toe for a new game," tell her where you want to place your next mark by identifying it as "top left" or "center." And while Alexa can be tricky to beat, you can definitely win if you're both quick and calculating.
More classic fun that you won't want to miss out on, start a game by saying, "Alexa, open Bingo." You'll need bingo cards to get rolling, but if you don't have any on hand, you can download some for free at lovemyecho.com. Endlessly enjoyable entertainment whether you're on your own, with friends, with your kids, or with your grandma who usually likes to spend her nights at the bingo parlor, this old-school game on Alexa might be your new favorite pastime.