What are the best Alexa skills?

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    #1Ask My Buddy

    Ask My Buddy
    If you need help, Ask My Buddy lets you immediately alert someone in your Personal Alert Network that you need them to check on you. You may alert just 1 contact or all of your friends or family with just one command.
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    Laura Simpson
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "Ask my buddy is such a great idea for so many people. I think it will be the new life alert. I have already got my mom all set up with ask my buddy and she loves the idea."
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    #2I'm bored

    I'm bored
    If you tell Alexa that you're bored, she will respond with an interesting fact that will can help you with your boredom. 
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    Doris Fisher
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "When I was bored, I asked Alexa for help. My Alexa skills help me know that she can help, and she did."
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    #3Deal or No Deal (unofficial)

    Deal or No Deal (unofficial)
    This addicting Alexa game begins by selecting 1 of 20 cases, each containing a hidden amount of money ranging from $.01 to $1,000,000. The case you chose stays by your side throughout the remainder of the game, and you begin to open the remaining cases in a series of rounds to reveal the amount of money inside them.
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    Felipe Nava
    Written on June 30, 2017
    "Looking for more things Alexa can do on my Echo, I started searching for Alexa skills. I ended up coming across "Deal or No Deal (unofficial)" on Amazon and I love it! This was one of my favorite game shows to watch and now I can play it myself."
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    #4This Day in History

    This Day in History
    If you are interested in some historical event in particular, you can say 'Alexa, launch This Day in History', and Alexa will tell you about the historical events that happened on this day and every other day of the year. 
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      Alice Porter
      Written on June 4, 2017
      "This Day in History is a really cool skill for Alexa. You can enable it easily from the Amazon site and you'll be able to ask Alexa about cool events that happened in history. She'll even elaborate on events for you if you want to hear more. It's really awesome!"
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      #5Sleep Sounds: Heavy Rain

      Sleep Sounds: Heavy Rain
      Heavy Rain is a skill that allows you to relax, sleep peacefully, or simply block out unwanted noise at work or home, thanks to the heavy rain sounds that it makes. 
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      Alan Sheng
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Rain is universally something that is good and inherently makes you feel comfy and at one with the world, very good alexa skill."
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      #6The Magic Door

      The Magic Door
      The Magic Door is an Alexa-powered interactive adventure with original stories. You can tell Alexa what choices to make as you navigate a forest, a garden, and other magical lands.
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      Kathleen Young
      Written on June 7, 2017
      "I think the problem I would have here is boredom. This solution would make use of my already existing Alexa system to send me on an adventure. I like that it has a set of choose your own adventure stories that I can use. This is a good solution to the problem (although no problem is explicitely stated above)."
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      #7TED Talk - Alexa Skill

      TED Talk - Alexa Skill
      With this skill, you can play the latest TED talk, play random TED talks, or search for talks by topic or by speaker name. New TED talks are available every weekday.
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      Amy Burton
      Written on May 7, 2017
      "If you're looking for new skills to add for Alexa, this is a really unique one. If you love TED Talks, you'll love this new skill for Alexa. She will play you the latest TED talk or help you search for talks by topic. "
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      #8The Bartender

      The Bartender
      This skill will give Alexa access to over 12,000 cocktail recipes. When you ask her what's in a cocktail, she will give you the ingredients, the amounts, and the instructions for mixing the ingredients together. 
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      Wayne Little
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "I am always looking for ways to optimize Alexa and found this fun little app which helps Alexa assist me with my Bartending. It is pretty decent overall as it helps with the mixtures and recipes on the fly but it feels a bit lacking overall. It's primary purpose is to get a good laugh out of friends to have Alexa tell you how to make adult beverages."
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      #9Yes Sire

      Yes Sire
      This is a fun Alexa game. You sit as a medieval lord of the realm, presented with an ever-expanding array of difficult choices. Make good choices and stay in power as long as you can!

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      Doris Alvarado
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "This game is pretty funny and amusing. You can play by yourself and it will probably make you laugh, because some of the options are just absurd. It really is a great way to kill time, or possibly waste time. But either way it's fun and entertaining and you can do it together with friends too if you want. I'd recommend it as a fun way to amuse yourself."
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      #10Sony's Android TV

      Sony's Android TV
      This skill allows you to control your Sony's Android TV by voice. Power it on, change channels, control volume... Before enabling this skill, you have to launch "TV Control Setup with Amazon Alexa" app on the Home screen of your TV. 
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      Anthony Woods
      Written on July 9, 2017
      "This was a fantastic solution. The setup was easy, and my Sony Android TV integrated well with my Alexa. I have two Android TVs, so I gave each a name in the TV's setup, and now I can control them both with Alexa. Very cool. "
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      #11Susan Miller's Astrology Zone

      Susan Miller's Astrology Zone
      Susan Miller's Astrology Zone is a website and a mobile application that offers daily horoscopes, compatibility, report, essays and more for each sign as requested. The Astrology has its two versions, the free and premium subscription.
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      Laura Hopkins
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "If you particularly enjoy getting your horoscope from your live-in AI, I suppose this is the best way to do it. The extension allows you to simply ask Alexa for your daily horoscope, and while I don't see the point in it, I didn't have any technical glitches or difficulties."
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      #12On This Day

      On This Day

      If History is or was your favorite subject in high school, you are gonna really love this Alexa skill. On This Day tells you relevant facts that happened on this day, in the past. 

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      Edward Keller
      Written on January 19, 2018
      "a genius app or skill for alexa it tells what you happened on the day you ask it it's pretty cool."
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      #13The Wayne Investigation

      The Wayne Investigation
      The Wayne Investigation is an Alexa choice-your-own-adventure style game. Alexa guides you as you hit the mean streets of Gotham to investigate the murder of young Bruce Wayne’s parents. 
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      Sherry Zhu
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "Mystery games is game that I can say that I love a lot. I love the idea of "thinking" because it is a challenge. I love challenges. However, with Alexa being added as an addition to the mystery game may make it better and definitely more fun. I would continue to ask Alexa for help solving the mystery. "
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      #14True or False

      True or False
      Think you’re a trivia pro? This is a fun game to test your knowledge about the world by answering either "true" or "false". The rules are simple, but the questions aren’t.
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      Bob Sun
      Written on September 22, 2017
      "Very fun game for my Alexa. The wife and I play it all the time, especially after hard days at work. Open a bottle of wine, play some True or False, and go to bed happy!"
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      #15Jeopardy!

      Jeopardy!

      Play with Alexa to the famous American television show. With lots of questions and a wide range of categories including sports, pop culture, travel, world history and much more. Get the Jeopardy experience.

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      Rose Lee
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I had some fun playing this game with Alexa, but also some frustration. It's just like the Jeopardy game on TV, which is great. But, Alexa sometimes tells me my answer is wrong when it is actually correct. It's also hard to understand Alexa sometimes."
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      #16WhereInTheWorld

      WhereInTheWorld

      WhereInTheWorld is an educational geography quizzing trivia game for Amazon Alexa. With cool facts and questions ranging from simple capital cities and country names to identifying which country a language is spoken in, this skill is ideal to learn more about the world we live in. 

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      Judith Guzman
      Written on October 2, 2017
      "When you're bored and have nothing better to do, why not test yourself on geography? That's what I think anyways. I was put in my place in short order though, because the questions seem to be a bit difficult, but it has been years since I did anything geography related. It's good though, because I need some brain boosting stuff."
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      #17Night Light

      Night Light

      Night Light is an Alexa skill that lets your Alexa device cast a cool, subdued glow that's enough to see without waking up anyone else in the room. Perfect for when you wake up in the middle of the night and need to get up to go to the bathroom, or simply when you need some relaxing lighting.

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      Jordan Delgado
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "The Amazon Echo has proven to be an extremely useful personal home assistant. By enabling Alexa's night light option, you can tell the device to emit a soft subdued glow perfect for lighting your way at night without turning on the lights in the house. It works by voice command."
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      #18Memory Match

      Memory Match

      Memory Match is a game where you try to match pairs of cards together in as few moves as possible. The twist is, you can't see the cards, so you have to keep it all in your head (or cheat with a piece of paper).

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      Adriana Castro
      Written on July 16, 2017
      "The first thing I did when I got my Alexa was find all the fun things that she could do. Having a home assistant gives a lot of practical help, but it's also something to show off to house guests. Memory Match is a free skill Alexa can learn that is a game people can play with her. It's super fun! I show it off to people all the time. It's a bit of an odd game to play, since memory usually requires physical cards."
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      #19Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

      Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

      Alexa is the best player in the Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock game, do you really think you could win? Dare to challenge Alexa and we will see who is the best in this game, an extension of the classic game of chance, Rock Paper Scissors, created by Sam Kass and Karen Bryla.

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      Wayne Jones
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "Fun game, challenging because Alexa is really good at it. Great way to pass the time"
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      #20Mind Maze

      Mind Maze

      This game requires concentration because has different and complex mazes, and Alexa tells his coordinates and the directions where you can travel. 




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      Jorge Luis Aguilar
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "This is a fascinating thing Alexa can do. The only issue is, it doesn't lend itself well to the platform. I tried to play this, and it's just hard..you have to keep track of so much information. Not the best of things it can do."
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      #21Golden Ticket

      Golden Ticket

      Golden Ticket is a movie trivia game that tests your ability to name the common actor or actress in two movies. Ask Alexa to "play Golden Ticket", and you will be asked what actor or actress in two movies share. Need some help? Say "hint". If you don't know the answer, say "I don't know, skip, next, or new question" to move on to the next question. 

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      Douglas Cooper
      Written on February 16, 2017
      "This is a fascinating game that Alexa can do. I think she does a lot more useful things to be honest, but I was looking for a neat little thing to do with the kids one night. It's a challenging game, that even the biggest movie buffs are probably going to struggle with."
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      #22Weed Buddy

      Weed Buddy

      Weed Buddy is your best friend if you are looking for some legal weed in your local area. This Alexa skill gets you all the information you need about marijuana. 

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      Matthew Ortega
      Written on June 20, 2018
      "I wanted to find a way to improve my Alexa skills and a friend said that I should check out Weed Buddy. I checked it out and to be honest did not find this Alexa Skill to be much use. There are better Alexa skills out there for me."
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      #23Amazing Word Master Game

      Amazing Word Master Game
      Alexa challenges you to a word game. Alexa starts by saying a word. You then have to respond back with a word that begins with the letter in which Alexa’s word ended. Alexa then does the same in response to your word. As you say words, you earn scores with each word. The longer your word, the higher your score. Compete with Alexa and folks at home to make a higher score. 
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      Stephen Banks
      Written on February 4, 2017
      "This seems like a simple vocal game to liven things up whilst doing boring and repetitive tasks. (my life is so exciting!) I think I confused Alexa in our last round, as she quit responding, but I am sure she will catch on and realize my superiority eventually. "
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      #24Party Game

      Party Game

      Party Game is an original and hilarious drinking game crafted for Alexa! Meet a group of friends and enjoy a fun party game together. You only need a standard deck of cards to play this game.


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      Christian Obrien
      Written on March 5, 2018
      "The Party Game skill on Alexa is a lot of fun! My friends and I had a great time playing it the other night. The rules are simple enough so that everyone should have no problem catching on quick, and the entertainment value makes this one of the best Alexa skills out there!"
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      #25Mind Blown

      Mind Blown

      Mind Blown is an Alexa skill game that tests your memory and helps you keep your brain active! It has different game modes that adapt to different preferences and situations, and it will make you become a master of mental gymnastics in no time.

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      Tiffany Dixon
      Written on January 17, 2018
      "If you have Alexa, you should definitely try this app. It'll keep you focused and you will learn a lot!"
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      #26The Fake News Game

      The Fake News Game

      If you are extremely tired of fake news, you probably gonna love this Alexa skill. The Fake News Game allows you to know instantly if a story you read in some headline is actually true. 

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      rokasmail2
      Written on January 25, 2018
      "A game to distinguish which news are fake and which ones are real. You can't believe everything you read in the newspapers."
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      #27Ocean Raiders Alexa Skill

      Ocean Raiders Alexa Skill

      Ocean Raiders is a game for the Alexa system of Amazon. The game is designed for learning maths to kids while playing an entertaining yet educational game. Ocean Raiders is an addition game with two different modes to help your children do their math.


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      Alicia Carol
      Written on July 9, 2018
      "I was just going through a blog and I found this."
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      #28Leadership Affirmations

      Leadership Affirmations

      Leadership Affirmations is one of Alexa's skills for self-improvement. This lets you train your subconscious mind to help you become an effective and successful leader. It also helps you make positive changes in your actions and thought process.

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      Rashim Mogha
      Written on April 8, 2019
      "Such an easy way to kick start your day hands-free! As you prepare breakfast or pack a lunch, you have already conquered the day by listening to a leadership affirmation with this valuable Alexa skill!"
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      #29Wearable

      Wearable

      Wearable is an Alexa skill which helps in determining the right clothes to wear on a specific day. This skill helps inform users to wear appropriate clothes based on the weather in their location, or if an umbrella is needed. 

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      Dikshant Shahi
      Written on June 10, 2019
      "The weather in New York is highly unpredictable. Just before heading out of my house, I just ask "Alexa ask wearable what to wear today?". A simple yet very effective tool."

    Summary

    Best What are the best Alexa skills
    RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
    1Ask My BuddyOther 33 Paid
    2I'm boredOther 31 Paid
    3Deal or No Deal (unofficial)Other 31 Paid
    4This Day in HistoryOther 31 Paid
    5Sleep Sounds: Heavy RainOther 30 Paid
    6The Magic DoorOther 28 Paid
    7TED Talk - Alexa SkillOther 27 Paid
    8The BartenderOther 26 Paid
    9Yes SireGames 23 Paid
    10Sony's Android TVOther 23 Paid
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