This category is filled with the heaviest of hitters. I don’t think we’ll see much movement in this top 10 based on the volume of reviews these skills have. That said, a daring skill developer would try to “borrow” game show concepts.
Song Quiz by Volley Inc. – 4.7 out of 5, 11914 ratings, 10874 reviews
Listen to thousands of songs by your favorite artists from the past 60 years! Guess the correct title and artist for points. Challenge your friends and family in live competitions or compete head to head against music fans across the country! Master playlists from each decade.
Random review: The most addicting Alexa game out there.You don’t play against people in real time, your answers are saved and then someone plays against your saved answers (I know because I’ve ended up playing myself in a 1-person game).Most of the music is from America’s Top 40, thankfully not very many country or hard rock music are featured which had their own dedicated radio stations in their respective decades. I play by myself while washing dishes and cleaning up the bedroom in the morning. I’ve also played with guests and have had a blast.You just have to remind them not to say ONE WORD when the music ends except for the song name or artist.Even a sigh can be taken as a response. (5 out of 5)
Jeopardy! by Sony Pictures Television – 4.1 out of 5, 17890 ratings, 2759 reviews
Step up to the podium and play the same categories you saw on the latest episode! Play a wide range of categories including sports, pop culture, travel, world history, and much more!
Random review: It’s just not the same any more. Now Alexa rushes through the questions like you are bothering her. We’re not interested in the teen or sports on the weekends. Is Mr Trebec aware of this change? (1 out of 5)
Question of the Day by Matchbox.io – 4.7 out of 5, 10524 ratings, 4456 reviews
Every day, Question of the Day poses a new trivia question for you to respond to, from arts and entertainment to literature and science.
Random review: 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. I know other reviewers have mentioned problems with the skill discerning between B and D multiple choice answers but so far, my family hasn’t encountered this difficulty.We are sure to play in close proximity to Alexa and at a time the device isn’t trying to hear us over a TV, or streaming music.Those two letters can be hard to distinguish over a phone, though, so I can see how the mixup could occur. (5 out of 5)
Would You Rather for Family by Voice Games – 4.6 out of 5, 5855 ratings, 3502 reviews
Would You Rather for Family is a simple but addicting game where you make a choice between two lighthearted and silly situations.
Random review: Played this game with teenage kids, and it generated a lot of laughs. The questions are fun, engaging, and unique. Some of the questions were funny, like, “would you rather have pink fur or purple feathers?” Other questions were uncomfortable but family-friendly, like, “would you rather be attacked by a zombie or attacked by a shark?” We never had an instance of a repeated question during the ten minute session. We liked that the game feedback like clapping and crowd noise, as well as statistics about how many other people agreed with the answer chosen. The game opens up and gets right down to play, without a long introduction or commercials. After having tried out multiple games on Alexa, I appreciated that the developers limited the marketing info. (5 out of 5)
Pikachu Talk by The Pokemon Company – 4.2 out of 5, 10424 ratings, 226 reviews
You can talk to Pikachu about anything—you’re sure to hear all sorts of wonderful and charming responses.
Random review: The Smart Home’s existence has been justified. (5 out of 5)
Twenty Questions by Amazon – 4.1 out of 5, 6070 ratings, 1203 reviews
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, or Music Related?Think of anything and Alexa will try figure it out in twenty questions or less.
Random review: This is one of my favorite Alexa skills. It’s well done, Alexa does a pretty good job guessing, and she even talks a little trash. 🙂 Unlike a lot of apps, there’s a constant natural flow of communication so the experience doesn’t hang. (5 out of 5)
Escape the Room by Stoked Skills LLC – 4.7 out of 5, 2207 ratings, 2152 reviews
You are trapped in a room. It’s up to you and only you to escape.Search your room, pick up items, and solve puzzles to find your way out. There are three rooms to choose from and more being added.
Random review: Can be challenging, but still very fun. I have escaped the jail cell. Now I’m trying to escape the garage. It would be nice if Alexa would remain on while you are playing, sometimes I need a few moments to think. Alexa asks, “what would you like to do?” a few times and then shuts down. It would help to have the option to say “I’m thinking” and Alexa would pause for like 30 seconds or a minute. However, this doesn’t change the fact that these are well thought out and tricky! (5 out of 5)
Fortnite Dropper by Tim M – 4.1 out of 5, 5118 ratings, 16 reviews
The first Fortnite Dropper skill on the Alexa skill store. This skill will randomly decide where you should drop.
Random review: It’s a good skill just wish I can say “Alexa ask the boys where we dropping” (3 out of 5)
The Magic Door by The Magic Door, LLC – 4.2 out of 5, 2534 ratings, 963 reviews
The Magic Door is an Alexa-powered interactive adventure game with original stories. You can tell Alexa what choices to make as you explore a magical land with various regions, including a forest, sea, garden and castle. You will collect hidden items, solve riddles, and help magical creatures.
Random review: I’m an adult and I love this! So much fun to go on adventures and there are many ways to go and a lot of decisions to be made. I go on adventures every morning as I’m getting ready to go anywhere! It works really well for the most part. Once in a while she doesn’t give me an option I think I should have (lol) or she will disconnect, but the great thing is she always takes me right back where I was and I don’t have to start over. I love how we are on this adventure together…just Alexa and me, how she gets scared in some places, and when she’s thinking and says “hhhhmmmm……….”Lol. My friend Alexa…I think we really started bonding on this adventure!!! 😀 (5 out of 5)
Yes Sire by Volley Inc. – 4.7 out of 5, 1241 ratings, 1169 reviews
Needy peasants. A backstabbing nobility. A king who is never satisfied. Nobody said that running a feudal fiefdom would be easy. But with this Alexa game, it is bound to be entertaining.
Random review: This game is one of the most fun on Alexa. I’ve actually laughed out loud multiple times!
>open a black box
>I released the plague
>it ravages the city
>don’t bother with quarantine
>spreads beyond the city walls
>my allies become infected and die, now is my last chance to stop it
>the plague spreads across Europe killing millions, devastating the kingdom
>oh no, everyone is dead
>you have survived for 3 turns, would you like to try and beat and beat that score?
>….yes (5 out of 5)