Once you’ve mastered the basics of using Alexa, gaming is a great way to keep your mind sharp – and have fun.
In fact, there’s an explosion in games for seniors – who have been dubbed ‘grey haired gamers’.
A recent study from AARP found a 14% increase in the number of adults age 50-plus who play online or video games on a monthly basis.
But how do you take your first steps into the world of gaming?
Nontech gamers are most likely to enjoy crosswords, sudoku, solitaire, board games, and card and tile games.
And don’t think just because you only have a smart speaker like Alexa you’ll miss out – they have loads of games available as well.
Here are our picks for the best games for Alexa. They work on all devices, but are more fun with a device with a screen like the Echo Show.
If you get bored, just say ‘Alexa, stop’ and to find more games, say ‘Alexa, let’s play a game’.
If you’re new to Alexa, check out of beginner’s guide here.
This is the official Alexa version of the game, complete with Johnny Gilbert and Alex Trebek, and is one of the best games for Alexa. Each day, you’ll get to answer a question from six Jeopardy! categories, which include sports, pop culture, travel and world history. The Double Jeopardy round gives you 6 extra clues every weekday, plus Teen Jeopardy and Sports Jeopardy on Sundays. To play, say ‘Alexa, play Jeopardy’
A great version of the hit UK quiz. Join Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman and Alexa in this fun version of the Pointless Quiz Show, available on all Amazon Echo devices. The aim of the game is to score the lowest number of points as possible. To do this you must find the most obscure correct answer. To play, say ‘Alexa, play Pointless’
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Featuring the current US TV host, Chris Harrison, this version of the game offers 15 fresh questions, 7 days a week, and lifelines, 50/50s and all the fun of the hit show. To play, say ‘Alexa, play Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’
As the name suggest, this quiz plays clips of songs to you, and you have to identify the artist and title. It’s really fun, as it pits you against a random opponent who could be anywhere in the world. You can select your favorite music decade, like the ’70s or 2000s. (pick a category you’ll know well). To play, say ‘Alexa, play song quiz’
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader
The hit Nickelodeon show is also on Alexa. You can team up or play solo to answer as many 1st through 5th grade questions as you can. To play, say ‘Alexa, play Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader‘
Therse are just some of the best games for Alexa.
To find More, Amazon has an exhaustive list here – or, just say ‘Alexa, let’s play a game’ and she’ll talk you through the options.