Last updated on March 18th, 2019 at 02:21 am
If you’re wondering what games to play with Alexa and which ones are the best then you’re in the right spot! There’s a little something for everyone.
We’ve done some research on game reviews and included the findings below in this helpful, up to date collection of the best games on Alexa powered devices.
If your Echo is close by just say, “Alexa, Enable (name of game you want to enable)” as you read through the list, or you can open the Alexa app on your phone to enable new Alexa games as well.
Don’t have an Echo device yet? Download the Amazon shopping app which has Alexa bundled in.
The Highest and Most Rated Amazon Alexa Games
1. SONG QUIZ
Test your brain power with songs from the 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s and 1960s. You’ll hear about 10 seconds of a song and you have to name the artist and song title for full points. Answering only title or artist gets you half points. A fun feature is being able to play against other people’s scores from around the country. Not only does this game have over 10,000 reviews, but at the time of this post it averages 5 stars! Definitely one of the best Alexa game skills right now.
“The most addicting Alexa game out there.”
2. QUESTION OF THE DAY
This Alexa game skill is very highly rated (currently one of the highest of all) and has over 3 million players from all over the world! Each day you’ll get a new question to answer from a range of interesting categories. Earn points from correct answers and see how your knowledge stacks up against other players.
“In an era of busy schedules, this is the one skill I take the time to play every single day. If right, I feel good and if wrong, data provided about the right answer enables learning. I love the skill for adults and about 10ish up. Even my younger grandchildren enjoy playing with the older generation and look forward to trying again the next day. This is a good family skill to enable and enjoy.”
3. WOULD YOU RATHER FOR FAMILY
This is a game where you’re given a choice between two funny, goofy situations and you have to choose which one you’d go with. Then you can see which choices other players decided to make as well. The family edition is multiplayer and also has premium, special edition questions (Like Superheroes and Disney) that you can purchase in game. (Note, that there are multiple Would you Rather Alexa game, and not all are created the same, so it may be best to manually enable this one via the app or directly through Amazon instead of trying to enable via voice.)
“Love this app! Played with my 13 year old and 19 year old. We had so much fun and it encouraged conversations about our answers!!”
Here’s one of the first major Alexa games to be released. Jeopardy has been on the air for over thirty years now and there’s a “secret sixth clue” to every category. You can find them by playing this Alexa game. An update to this game is Double Jeopardy where you get another six clues every week day. Double Jeopardy is free for Prime members or $1.99/month for non Prime members.
“Much continued fun playing this each week… many thanks for Double Jeopardy and Catch Up Play!”
5. PRICE IT RIGHT
An ode to the classic Price is Right game where you have to guess the most accurate price for items for sale on Amazon.com. Simple idea but a really fun time! Who knows they may even decide to reward players with gift cards again.
“What an AWESOME game. I love that I can play against other people all over the world!!”
Alexa Kids Games
1. Sesame Street
In the Sesame Street Alexa game your kids get to speak with everyone’s favorite, Elmo! This game helps children learn new things and to use their imagination in fun ways like Hide and Seek and calling Elmo.
“Love to have skills now focused on my kids. My 6-year-old loves Elmo and has been sharing it with all her friends.”
2. The SpongeBob Challenge
This is a memory game using the actual voices and sounds from the SpongeBob cartoon series.
“My grandson loves this game. We play it together all the time usually while I am preparing breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Keeps us connecting with one another and enjoying every minute we get together.”
3. Kids Quiz!
This one is pretty straight forward. Alexa has new questions to ask your children each day from a variety of categories like Animals and Fun Facts. It’s a fan favorite with many high rated reviews.
“Kids Quiz is the best part of our day every morning! My kids have fun testing their knowledge. Love the format, sound effects, and options for different ages. Awesome kids game for the kids to use! I have a 6 and 10 year old and they both love it!”
4. Freeze Dancers
Get your children moving with Freeze Dancers which directs them to dance around in fun, silly ways and they have to freeze in position when the music stops. The developer actively updates this app and listens to your feedback for additional dances and improvements.
“Love that Alexa tells the kids to do specific moves (gallop like a horse, crawl like a turtleneck, etc.). It really got my little one who is shy to participate!”
5. Music Bop Adventures
This one transports your kids into adventures with music and it encourages them to move around and work off some of the crazy energy they have. The current adventures your little ones can go on are Space, Sea, Jungle and Weather. You can sample them on their Youtube channel.
“My 2,3,&5 year old love it… it makes them listen for directions and gives them physical activity… even the nine month old “dances” with his sisters!”
6. Animal Workout
This fun little game prompts your kids to act like different animals while getting healthy exercise. Recent updates include more animal sounds, music and image compatibility with Echo Show devices.
“The music is lively and the workout duration is short enough to keep a child engaged but long enough to tire them out after a few animals. I highly recommend this skill.”
7. The Tickle Monster Game!
This is a highly rated game that your little ones are sure to love.
“This is a FANTASTIC skill and one that my whole family really enjoys. It is very easy to set up and works flawlessly. I cannot recommend it enough.”
8. Animal Game
In this game the tables are turned. Your kids can try and see if Alexa and guess the animal they have in mind. Alexa will ask questions to work on narrowing it down to her final answer. Alexa currently knows over 300 animals and will also provide your children with fun animal facts along the way.
“My daughter (4) and I use this on almost a daily basis. It adds a lot of value to Alexa being in our home..”
9. Bed Jumpers
The author of this Alexa game got the idea after his daughter would ask him to sing Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and she would change it up with different animals each time. Such an easy, great idea to entertain the kids!
“Great skill. My toddler loves it and always asks for it before bedtime.”
10. Panda Rescue
In this fun and educational adventure your child has just volunteered to help raise an abandoned Panda and they’ll have to work on keeping Panda healthy and safe through to adulthood.
“Gives them hours of fun and a lot of knowledge about pandas. Very nice game!”
Alexa Trivia and Button Games For Multiple Players
The games below are either made better with or require Echo Buttons to play.
1. Beat The Intro
Up to 16 players can test their music knowledge with this great game. Name the artist and song name as fast as you can for the most points. 3 new tunes available to play every day. Using Echo Buttons, players can tap in to answer. A cool free feature of this game is that you can set up teams to play against each other, and a paid feature is Unlimited where you can select the music genre and play unlimited tracks.
“I’ve never played a music game this good.”
2. Guess My Name
In this highly rated Alexa game (by Opearlo, developers of numerous other great games) players will hear clues in numerous categories and will have to guess who it’s about. Higher points for faster responses. This game comes with multiple modes: Lightning Round, Practice, Single and Multiple Player.
“I was genuinely surprised at how fun this game was!”
3. Trivial Pursuit Family Edition
Up to 4 players can play this classic trivia game on Alexa, built directly by Amazon developers. Throw in two Echo Buttons for even more fun!
“We have 2 Echo buttons. My wife and I just played. She won as expected. Good times.”
4. True of False
Another fact trivia game about the world that allows for up to 20(!) players to answer a simple, “yes” or “no” to the questions that Alexa asks. Come back each week when new facts are added.
“Love this game! I’ve learned a lot from it. “
In this quiz game from Amazon players are given letter clues, that when arranged correctly, spell words. Each correct, “buzzed-in” answer is worth 1 point. 3 points and you win. An incorrect guess gives other players a point. -Echo Buttons required-
“Really enjoy playing this game. This makes it worth getting the echo dot buttons.”
6. Bandit Buttons
In this fast paced game from Amazon, players have to be quick on their toes, tapping buttons while being sure not to hit red! Currently two game modes available: Quick draw, which is for 2-4 players, or Last Player Standing, which is for 3-4 players. -Echo Buttons required-
“Super easy to play, and incredibly fun for all, even those not actively playing a round.”
Story and Adventure Alexa Games
1. Escape the Room
Actual escape rooms have taken off in popularity over the last few years and now you can experience them from your own home with Alexa. This highly rated and frequently updated Alexa game puts you inside your choice of: a jail cell (easiest), an office (intermediate) or a car (expert). You’ll be given clues to puzzles that will have to be solved to get out. Your three main options are: Look (in a direction), Inspect (an item) and Use (the item).
“What an innovative way to implement an Escape Room concept! I was skeptical about this, and it took some trial and error to get started, but this ended up being a lot of fun!”
2. Yes Sire
In this adventure game you play as an ancient medieval lord who must make tough, smart decisions to stay in power over the land. Each decision either gives or takes wealth and influence. In-game upgrades and expansions available.
“This game is one of the most fun on Alexa. I’ve actually laughed out loud multiple times!”
3. The Magic Door
This is a fun little choose-your-own-adventure like game that integrates voice and sound effects where you’ll be solving puzzles and meeting mythical creatures along the way.
“Pretty awesome storytelling with sound effects. I was captivated. “
This is a highly rated Alexa game reminiscent of old school radio dramas that our parents and grandparents have told us about. Your choices can have an affect on how the stories play out.
“Wow! Just wow! This is insanely fun. I’m looking forward to more stories!”
5. The Vortex
The Vortex is a very well put-together Alexa game with great storytelling and production. Your character is the center of the story and it starts with you waking up on a spaceship full of robots under your command. You’ll create new relationships with other characters as you continue the story and survive alien enemies.
“I love it. Not to mention it’s quite amazing how detailed the storyline is! I wish I could have given it 6/5 stars!”
6. Jurassic Park Revealed
Another Alexa game with top notch production value thanks to Universal Studios Interactive and Earplay. In this one you’re traveling with a podcaster to report on what happened to the Dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nubar. Start playing 6 chapters now with the option to purchase 5 new extended chapters as well.
“What a unique way to let your imagination run, while listening to the narrator as they navigate thru various obstacles and seemingly real Dinosaur sound effects.”
7. Skyrim Very Special Edition
If you’re not a video gamer you might not realize that this Alexa game is based off a successful series called Elder Scrolls. Bethesda, the game’s developer studios, has successfully ported some of this fan favorite story over for great voice control fun. Are you ready to explore the dungeons and fight dragons of Skyrim?
“I love this! I finished the game in one evening!!!”
Alexa Games For Adults
1. Who Drinks – Drinking Game
Get your drinking buddies gathered around in a circle and ask Alexa, “Who Drinks?”, to get the drinking fun started!
“Actually very fun, give it a shot…get it?”
2. Party Game
Gather your friends, get a deck of cards (and deal the entire deck out), grab your favorite beverages and say “Alexa, play Party Game” and she’ll take it from there for great party fun.
“Fun & good times are guaranteed”
Here’s All the Alexa Games on Amazon if you want to go through them yourself.