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Play these games with the Alexa-powered Instinct™ smart light switch to keep your family occupied

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Desperate for ideas to keep the family occupied? Play Alexa-powered games for free with Instinct™, the smart light switch with Alexa built-in.

Just like apps on your phone, you can enable free Skills in the Amazon Alexa app. These additional Skills make your Alexa devices even smarter, and give your voice assistant extra abilities. One subset of Alexa Skills are games/trivia. There are thousands of games you can choose to play with Alexa devices like Instinct. If you feel like browsing yourself, here are the highest rated games to choose from. 

If you're not sure where to start, the list below is a sampling of some games to try. Once you find something you like, just check for related games and you'll have plenty to keep you and your family busy for days on end. 

Choose-your-own adventure

Description: 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.

Description: Explore ancient ruins in order to uncover the secret of a cursed painting hidden deep inside an abandoned castle, and stop the undead curse plaguing the kingdom in this expansive RPG.

Description: Enjoy audio stories you play with your voice, featuring voice acting and sound effects like in a radio drama. Experience this exciting new storytelling medium where you become part of the story, interacting with characters to affect how the events unfold. 

Description: Engaging adventures for ages five and older. Children and families first select an animal to rescue, and then the journey begins.

For the entire family 

Description: You are trapped in a room. Search your room, pick up items, and solve puzzles to find your way out. There are several rooms to choose from. 

Description: No melody to help; guess the song just by hearing lyrics.

Description: Answer  ludicrous and silly questions written especially for kids.

Description: Brain teasing trivia quiz game where you need to decide whether statements are true or false.

For the kids

Description: Ask SillyThings to give you something to do and it will give you something funny to act out. 

Description: Mischievous elves have kidnapped the Tree Queen, and she can only be rescued if you, her best mathematician, unlock the charms that are keeping her hidden. Kids 6-8 use early elementary math facts, solve word problems, and stretch their imaginations and vocabularies in a quirky tree house castle full of surprises and kid-friendly humor.

Description: Kids get to become different animals while getting exercise. 

Description: Bust out your best moves and when the beat stops, you freeze. 

Description: New questions daily for children ages 5-12, from animals and science to brainteasers and fun facts.

Description: Play games like hide and seek with Elmo. 

Adults only (drink responsibly, must be 21+ when consuming alcohol)

Description: Take turns asking Alexa "who drinks?" — make sure you follow the rules and drink responsibly. 

Description: Deal out a deck of cards and let Alexa take the lead for this original game.