Alexa games: A game master clad as a virtual assistant

Besides setting alarms and timers and checking weather forecasts, Alexa is packed with some challenging games
An undated image displaying a collection of Alexa games. — Amazon
An undated image displaying a collection of Alexa games. — Amazon

What if we tell you that you can play games with Amazon Alexa? It definitely sounds strange, however, besides setting alarms and timers, reading news articles and checking weather forecasts, Alexa is packed with some challenging games as well.

It is not that obvious because Alexa is primarily known for being a virtual assistant that aids in smart home skills.

Given that, anyone would respond with an impression filled with surprise and shock after getting to know that Alexa supports games too.

So, let’s get on the track and explore some of the best games you can play with Alexa.

Best Alexa games to play in 2023

  • Tic Tac Toe
  • The Magic Door
  • Memory Match
  • The SpongeBob Challenge
  • WhereInTheWorld

The Alexa-supported games we have mentioned above are not only for kids but also serve as a good source of entertainment for adults.

Ranging from hilarious adventures to energetic kids’ activities, Alexa has built up a surprisingly great collection of games over the years. Most of these games are free and work on every Alexa-enabled device.

Tic Tac Toe

  • To play it with Alexa, you need to draw the board. Otherwise, you will have to imagine the game in your head.
  • To get started with the game, say "Alexa, ask Tic Tac Toe for a game." Alexa will then speak about its move, and you will have to speak about your next move. For example, say, "Top left" or "Bottom."

The Magic Door

  • The Magic Door is a kind of choose-your-own-adventure game available on Alexa. Alexa currently offers nine stories to choose from in the game, such as to help the princess find her crown, save monkeys on a tropical island, or explore a witch's mansion.

Memory Match

  • To start the Memory Match game, just say, "Alexa, open Memory Match." To flip a card, say its position in the grid, such as, "Row one, column three."
  • Memory Match is the card matching game which you must have loved as a kid wherein you couldn’t see the cards. Here you imagine the cards laid out in a four-by-three grid and visualise the game in your head to match all the pairs.

The SpongeBob Challenge

  • It’s a memory-jogging game as it compels you to set your brain at work. In the game, you see the Krusty Krab crew taking orders from multiple customers, and you have to remember what each customer ordered.
  • To start the game, just say, "Alexa, open The SpongeBob Challenge."


  • If you’re keen to improve your geography, or you’re already good at and have a spot for geography in the games you play, then WhereInTheWorld is the game to turn to.
  • This game makes you play a trivia game with Alexa where you test your world knowledge. It’s ideal for those who like to learn and play simultaneously.