Here are 20 games you can play with Alexa, whether you’re trying to educate your kids by games or keep them occupied while you prepare dinner.
Although your Alexa speakers are great for keeping you on track, monitoring your smart home, and ordering pizza when you don’t have time to cook, they’re also great for keeping your kids entertained. The Alexa skill catalogue is full of interesting of useful third-party apps, including kid-friendly skills and a range of games to keep kids occupied. And it isn’t just senseless entertainment; there are plenty of educational games as well.
Here are 20 Alexa games to play with your children.
Lemonade Stand is an abridged version of one of the first video games of the same name. Alexa will give you the day’s (in-game) weather forecast. The player then manages the lemonade stand by purchasing cups of lemonade and advertising for their lemonade stand with their money
In Panda Rescue, you play as a caregiver tasked with caring for an orphaned baby panda. As a parent, you must answer questions and make the right choices before the panda reaches adulthood and is released back into the wild.
Hungry Birds will teach your kids the basics of coding and programming by putting their critical thinking and problem-solving skills to the test. The aim of the game is to assist the bird in reaching its nest by guiding it along a path that is littered with worms and corn. The fox will catch the bird if you make a bad move.
Obviously, not all games must be educational. The game Freeze Dancers is a spin-off of the classic Freeze Dance. Alexa will play music and instruct you on how to dance in a crazy manner. When the music ceases, you must stop moving and remain in that spot until the music resumes. You’re out if you crash (or do 10 jumping jacks and rejoin when the next song plays). Play until there are no more people standing.
The SpongeBob Challenge
The SpongeBob Challenge is a memory game in which the Krusty Krab crew must take orders from customers and remember them, no matter how strange or complicated they are.
Alexa will tell you something funny to act out in Silly Stuff. For example, if you say to Alexa, “Alexa, ask Silly Things to tell me to do something silly,” it might tell you to behave as if you just ate a sour lemon or that the floor is lava.
Outer Space Alice
Alice from Outer Space is a film about a teenage astronaut named Alice who is stationed on the International Space Station (ISS). If you ask her, she’ll tell you the ISS’s current location as well as an interesting fact about it.
Kids Court Kids Court isn’t really a game for kids, but it’s fun for adults. If your children have a disagreement, you should advise them to take it to Kids Court, where Judge Lexy can issue you a ruling or can play the judge in other people’s trials.
Magical Adventure can tell children’s stories featuring characters named after your children. Each story is about five minutes long, and a new story is sent to each gender once a week. You can also send your own stories to the developer via email, which can be found on the skill’s landing page.
You must explore a dungeon in Math Dungeon, where you can meet various creatures. To advance through the dungeon, you must solve increasingly challenging word puzzles. If you make it to the end, you’ll face a final challenge from the wizard.
Hide and Seek
Alexa can play the classic game of hide and seek with you when you use the Hide and Seek abilities. Since Alexa can’t hide, you’ll be in charge of the situation and Alexa will guess your hiding spot
The classic 20-question game Akinator is back. You pick an object, whether it’s a human, a location, an animal, or something inanimate, and answer yes or no to a series of questions. The genie will make an effort to figure out what you’re thinking about.
The Alexa skill catalogue includes a number of trivia games, including Mighty Trivia. With three different difficulty levels, this one is targeted at a younger audience. Alexa will disguise herself as an item, human, location, or animal, and you will have to guess what she is based on questions and hints. It’s the polar opposite of Akinator.
If Akinator is a little too big for your child, try the Animal Game, which is similar to Akinator but only involves animals. Choose any animal you’re familiar with and answer a series of questions as Alexa tries to find out which one you’re speaking of.
Memory Game For Kids
Memory Game For Kids will give you a list of words and then ask you a question like “What was the word before dog?” To continue, do your best to memorise the list and answer all of the questions correctly.
Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is an immersive version of the classic novel. You can encounter puzzles and problems along the way that you must solve in order to return home.
Would You Rather For Family
Would You Rather For Family is a PG spin on a classic party game in which you must choose between two ridiculous scenarios.
True, False or Trick!
Is it true, false, or a trick? Will provide you with information on nature, science, animals, history, and other subjects. You must decide whether the truth is correct, incorrect, or a trick. Make sure you’re playing the right version of this game for your kids. There is another version of this game by a different developer that isn’t targeted toward kids.
UNICEF’s Kid Power program is a fantastic way to get your children involved and educate them about the environment while still assisting those in need. The skill can instruct your children to participate in various activities such as running or jumping, as well as quiz them on countries around the world and take them on an immersive adventure. They will gain Kid Power points when they use the ability, which will be transferred “into food packets that UNICEF will distribute to malnourished children around the world.”
The Queen’s Mathematician
Another adventure in which the queen is abducted by elves is The Queen’s Mathematician. To open the charms and save her, you’ll need to use your math skills. They can also play the game over and over again since it has thousands of levels.