Let's face it we could all do with a giggle at the moment! So if you are looking for some Lockdown entertainment or want to wait until Christmas, here's some great fun things to do with the whole family straight from your Alexa.
Ask Alexa “tell me a joke,” and she’ll often tell a pun or silly joke like, “Where do skeletons go for a fun night out... anywhere so long as it's a hip joint” or “What does a house wear.... address” But, just like Dad her jokes often warrant a groan or two and some are definitely funnier than others.
Your Echo device goes way beyond scheduling your diary and reminding you to buy groceries, so we've scouted the internet and made a list of some of the silly things you can do which can keep you entertained for hours!
Where in the World
Know your Countries? This one is for you 'Alexa, open Geography Trivia'
Escape the Room
With Escape the Room you are trapped in a room and you must escape. You must navigate through a room, solving puzzles and finding items and objects you can interact with. There are four different rooms to choose from, each with varying levels of difficulty. You can check your stats while playing and compete with your friends or family for the best times. Alexa will give you a run down on how to play the game and she has a few hints if you are stuck!
Top Trumps Pub Quiz
Get ready to challenge yourself with up to 500 Top Trumps Pub Quiz questions. Enjoy 100 General Knowledge questions for free, and answer as many correctly as possible to climb the leaderboard. Its a great game to play solo, or with your family and friends. You can also unlock an additional 400 questions from the Music, Sports, Science and Film & TV category questions. Top Trumps pub Quiz is optimised for Echo devices with a screen such as the Echo Show, but it also works great on all Alexa enabled devices - just ask 'Alexa, play Top Trumps Pub Quiz'.
This fun game plays thousands of songs and you need to guess the correct title and artist. This sounds easier than it is! Choose your era from the 60s, 70s, 80s 90s, 2000s or 2010. 'Alexa, open song quiz'
True of False
This one does exactly what it says on the tin but a great game to play with the family. Answer true or false and see how much you really know! 'Alexa, play true or flase' you will be asked how many people are playing from the outset. We like this one as she also gives you the reason why you are right or wrong!
The Magic Door
An adventure game where you choose from 3 scenarios - the mountains, sea or a dark forest. to find a magic door. Once you make a selection, you'll start your journey. Alexa will walk you through the path, giving you details about what's ahead, and will ask if you would like to get out of there or keep going. Keep going to continue the story to the end. Collect hidden items, solve riddles and help magical creatures. To start playing say 'Alexa, play The Magic Door'
This is similar to the true or false game - you're given ridiculous headlines and you choose whether it's actual news or fake news. You can play this game alone or with up to 20 friends. Just ask 'Alexa open Fake News'.
You’re looking for a five-letter word. Alexa will supply the first letter or two, but the rest is up to you. It’s a bit like playing Wheel of Fortune without the light-up letters. Going the “r-s-t-l-n-e” route isn’t a bad idea, because you’ll know when you got a letter in the right spot, when you’ve got the correct letter but it’s in the wrong position, or when a letter isn’t in the word at all. Let’s say your word starts with “bl.” You could guess “bland,” and Alexa would tell you that “b,” “l,” and “a” were in the right spots, “n” isn’t in the word, and “d” is in the wrong spot. Opting for “blade” next would probably be a good idea.
Guess My Name
Though you can play this skill alone, it’s much more fun playing with a group of people. You’ll hear a series of clues in your chosen category. Your job is to guess what you think Alexa is describing before anyone else. For example, if you knew the answer you would yell, “Alexa, you’re Marilyn Monroe!” Categories include countries, animals, historical figures, famous actors, animated characters, and random.
Alexa, sing your Christmas song
Alexa, tell me a Christmas story
Alexa, who is on the naughty list
Alexa, play family friendly Christmas Music
Here's a couple of random things you could ask her too...
Alexa, can you give me a random fact
Alexa, talk like a pirate
Alexa, tell me a poem
Alexa, what are some interesting sports facts
Alexa, can you entertain me?
Alexa, what's the magic word
Alexa, what happens if you step on lego?
Alexa, I've got 99 problems
Alexa, how was your day?
Alexa, what do you think about Cortana?
Alexa, why is six afraid of seven?
Alexa, do you believe in ghosts?
Alexa, give me a kiss?
Alexa, winter is coming
Alexa, beam me up
Alexa, who stole the cookie from the jar
Alexa, sing me a song