What Board Games Can Alexa Play?


Alexa Board Games

I have found that pretty much every home now has a virtual assistant such as Amazon Alexa. Once I learned that Alexa has some awesome tabletop skills, I began researching different board games Alexa can play with me. I began finding myself asking Amazon Alexa to play board games with me when I’m either bored or have noone to play with. Many board gamers may be thinking what board games can Alex play? We have decided to put together the best Alexa board games that you can play within your home.

Amazon Alexa can play a variety of different board games. Our favorites include When in Rome, St. Noire, Ticket to Ride, Magic Door, and more. In most of the board games played with Alexa, the virtual assistant acts as the game master by keeping track of gameplay and scoring, as well as making sure all of the rules of gameplay are being followed.

Keep in mind, some of the board games Alexa plays may still require you to have the physical copy of the board game in order to play with Alexa. Amazon Alexa either acts as the opponent or the game master for your favorite board games. For example, in Ticket to Ride, you will need the physical board game. Alexa can either act as game master or opponent when playing.

In other cases, Alexa will offer full games as a “skill” that will need to be downloaded and installed. The great thing about Amazon skills is that all you need is your voice and nothing physical at all.

The Best Amazon Alexa Board Games

We will go over some the best Amazon Alexa board games that you can play with your virtual assistant right now. The games either require you to have a physical copy of the board game or just require you to download a skill to your Alexa device.

There are so many Alexa skills for games currently available for download. We will go over what we think are the best Amazon Alexa board games and we hope that you will find enjoyment in playing them as well!

Playing Board Games With Alexa

The games listed below are board games where you will need the physical copy in order to play with Alexa. The requirements to play these games include a physical copy of the board game and the installation of the corresponding Amazon Alexa skill.

We will leave links for each on where to download the skill and begin playing with Alexa!

Escape Room in a Box

If you love board game puzzles and physical escape rooms, then the Escape Room in a Box board game is a great way to experience the exciting experience of an escape room from the comfort of your home.

You will need to purchase the physical copy of Escape Room in a Box (sold on Amazon), as well as teach Alexa the Escape Room in a Box skill so that she can give you enhancements to the original game.

The Escape Room in a Box skill is free to enable on Alexa, but you are required to purchase the physical copy of the board game in order to play with Alexa.

Click here to enable the Escape Room in a Box skill to your Amazon device. Once enabled, just say… “Alexa, play Escape Room in a Box”

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to ride is one of our favorite boards games to play for game night. When I found out that I can play Ticket to Ride with Alexa, I was pumped! Alexa’s role in Ticket to Ride is to help guide the game and even fill in as an extra opponent if necessary.

The great thing about the Ticket to Ride Alexa skill is that she does a great job explaining the game to new players. As a game master, Alexa clearly states the rules and lays them out gradually, instead of all at once. As you play through the game, she will explain and moderate the game for you.

It’s important to note that not only can you play the base game of Ticket to Ride with Alexa, but you can also play Ticket to Ride Europe. Also, these Alexa skills are completely free, aside from having to purchase the physical board games.

Ticket to Ride Game Board

If you are looking to play Ticket to Ride with Alexa, use these links to purchase your physical copy today! – Ticket to Ride OR Ticket to Ride Europe.

The base game of the Ticket to Ride skill is free to enable, click here to install the skill on your Amazon device. Once enabled, just say… “Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride”

The Ticket to Ride Europe skill is free to enable, click here to install the skill on your Amazon device. Once enabled, just say… “Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride Europe”

St. Noire

St. Noire is an awesome board game played with Alexa where players use the Alexa skill to interview suspects, while keeping track of their investigation using character cards and murder weapon tokens. The purpose of the game is to identify the killer. The best part is that the identity of the killer is randomized on each play-through. This makes every new game feel fresh and unpredictable.

In St. Noire, you will act as the detective as you gather clues and question suspects. Your job is to piece together the events on the night of the murder. You will work with Alexa as you explore the different locations in town to find the right murder weapon and confirm suspect’s whereabouts on the night of the murder.

Alexa Board Game

The St. Noire skill requires you to purchase the physical board game in order to play along with Alexa.

This skill is free to enable, aside from purchasing the actual board game. Click here to install the skill onto your Amazon device. Once enabled, just say “Alexa, open St. Noire”

Games to Play With Alexa Without Needing the Board Game

Below I will list some games that you can play with Alexa without actually needing the physical copy of a board game. The only thing required on your part is to install the skill onto your Alexa device and tell her to start playing!

Magic Door

Magic Door is a choose your own adventure game that you can play with Alexa. This is a nice game to play for beginners as Alexa guides you through an adventure by asking whether you would like to explore the mountains, sea, or forest. This is a magical quest that involves magical objects and creatures.

This skill is free to enable, click here to go to enable this skill on your Amazon device.

Once enabled, just say “Alexa, open the magic door”

Twenty Questions

Twenty Questions is a guessing game that you can play with Alexa. To start, you will have to think of anything and follow the prompts. Alexa will ask you series of questions, while attempting to guess what you’re thinking of.

This skill is free to enable, click here to go to enable this skill on your Amazon device.

Once enabled, just say “Alexa, play Twenty Questions”

Jeopardy

Since I love watching Jeopardy on TV, I was excited to hear that I can now play this classic trivia game from my living room using my Amazon Alexa device. You can play a wide range of categories including sports, pop culture, travel, world history, and much more!

This skill is free to enable, click here to go to enable this skill on your Amazon device.

Once enabled, just say “Alexa, play Jeopardy”

Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

The famous quiz tv show where we get to see cute little kids demolish adults in trivia has made its way over to Alexa where you can now test your own skills!

In Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader, answer questions from grades 1 through 5, starting with a grade 1 question. After each correct answer, you’ll graduate up to the next grade. Answer the final 5th grade question correctly and prove that you’re smarter than a 5th grader!

This skill is free to enable, click here to go to enable this skill on your Amazon device.

Once enabled, just say “Alexa, open Are You Smarter”

Deal or No Deal

Deal or No Deal is one of my favorite game shows to watch on TV. Who doesn’t love looking at Howie Mandel’s shiny head as he directs contestants to open cases full of different money amounts on stage.

Deal or No Deal Alexa Board Game

Start the battle of wits by choosing one briefcase that you hope contains the ultimate prize – $1,000,000. Gradually eliminate each remaining briefcase to reveal what you’ve lost, and consider the mysterious banker’s offers to quit and walk away from winning your million.

This skill is free to enable, click here to go to enable this skill on your Amazon device.

Once enabled, just say “Alexa, open Deal or No Deal”

Would You Rather

Remember sleepovers as a kid, asking your friends different Would You Rather questions. Ah, those were the good old days. Well now you can play Would You Rather with your Amazon Alexa!

When starting this Alexa skill, Alexa will show a would you rather situation. See how you and your friends answer that! You can play it with your friends & family at sleepovers, or at parties, or during any gatherings. Or if you’re bored, you can just play by yourself!

This skill is free to enable, click here to go to enable this skill on your Amazon device.

Once enabled, just say “Alexa, start would you rather”

What Board Games Can Alexa Play?

As you can see, there are so many different kinds of Alexa board games that you can play on your device, right from the comfort of your own home.

Some of these games require you to own the physical copy of the board game, or to simply download the skill and start playing right away.

We hope you enjoyed this article. If you have any questions or suggestions, be sure to leave a comment below!

Hillary

Hillary is a 26 year old board game enthusiast from New York who specializes in hosting game nights.

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