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Inexpensive Ways to Have Fun with the Family and Amazon Alexa

The holidays are coming, and I bet the kids are starting to get excited about the toys and making their holiday gift wish lists!

Amazon Alexa has so many fun holiday games and activities, and they're all free!

Alexa’s interactive voice technology can provide hours of free entertainment, right from your own home. All you need to do is enable a free Skill on the Alexa app and enjoy!

Take a look at all of these great skill games to play with your family.

Word Mine:
Free to download, Word Mine is an Alexa Skill game, meaning all you need is an Alexa to play. In the game you play a word miner, looking for discarded letters buried in the ground. It’s your job to mine and piece together forgotten words using anagrams. Alexa accompanies you in the mines, looking out for your safety and helps you read each letter. Every level of the mine uncovers new letters, you have to use your lexical prowess to get to the bottom of the mine and collect coins for the words you create. The deeper you mine the harder the anagrams get, leaving you thinking deeper and faster.

Word Mine is created by Sensible Object, following their hit When In Rome- the first  Alexa connected travel trivia board game. Sensible Object is known for their diversifying gaming experiences using Alexa’s voice technology.
Tic Tac Toe:
A great family friendly classic with a cool twist. Play Tic Tac Toe with Alexa on a piece of paper or by using your memory. The way Alexa plays is by speaking out her move. For example she would say “bottom right corner” for a turn while you jot down or remember her move. Sounds easier than it is, since Alexa can be very sneaky with her moves. Tic Tac Toe is a free Alexa Skill that the whole family can enjoy and play.
With the Alexa version of Bingo, you have the freedom to play Bingo whenever you want. With this Skill, Alexa uses her voice technology to call out a number. Each round a number is called and is repeated into the Alexa App as well. This Skill supports numbers up to 75. You can respond to Alexa by saying “Next” for the next number or “Bingo!” once you have a winner. This classic game is available for free on all Alexa devices. You will need Bingo cards to play, fortunately a free PDF version of Bingo cards are available for the game.

This is a new form of 20 questions that you play with Alexa. In the game Alexa plays Akinator, a mind reading character that can tell exactly what you are thinking of just by asking a few questions. In the game you think of a character, prominent person, celebrity, or even fictional character, and then answer a series of only yes or no questions, in which Alexa tries to guess who you are thinking of. Akinator will leave you impressed since Alexa almost always guesses the person/celebrity/character you are thinking of. This game is a free Alexa Skill that requires no other game pieces.


  1. I am thinking about getting an Alexa for Christmas!

    1. I have one and enjoy using it. When not in use I unplug it.


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