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Hey Alexa, what’s your favorite toy? Here are the best Alexa-enabled toys

The Amazon Echo is great for controlling your smart home and playing music, but it can also be used for fun, enhancing games, powering some of the best Alexa-enabled toys you've ever seen. Whether you're enjoying a night in or playing outside with your friends, these are some of the best Alexa-compatible toys you can buy.

Trivia board game

When in Rome

Staff Pick

When in Rome is a travel-oriented trivia board game that tests your knowledge of 20 cities worldwide. Just like Escape Room in a Box, When in Rome ties into Alexa to add music, sound effects, and even character voices. If you have an Amazon-powered speaker like an Echo Dot, Alexa can host your game, keeping score, and reading the game's rules.

$7 at Amazon

Twist and shout

Twister Ultimate

This edition of Twister is a larger version of the old favorite, perfect for families or larger gatherings. When you enable the Twister Spinner Alexa Skill in the Alexa app, you can have Alexa dictate the instructions and gameplay.

$20 at Amazon $32 at Walmart

Dance party

Dance Charades

This game is loads of fun for families with small children or folks who just want to act like children. You dance for 40 seconds, and can be prompted by the included CD or your favorite AI assistant, Alexa!

$15 at Walmart $31 at Newegg

Smart board game

Escape Room in a Box

The next time you have an hour to spare, Escape Room in a Box is a cooperative board game for up to eight players. You need to solve puzzles and find hidden clues to survive. It connects with Alexa to give hints and play accommodating music, adding a layer of immersion to the game, and there are several versions to choose from.

$54 at Walmart

Have a ball

Play Impossible Gameball

If you prefer physical activities over board games, the Play Impossible Gameball is an excellent option. It's a Bluetooth-connected ball with sensors inside that track speed, airtime, and catch force to create interactive games within the Play Impossible app. Whether you're playing by yourself or with friends, there are ten free games available. Play Impossible is bringing Alexa support soon to handle tracking and start games.

$71 at Amazon $99 at Microsoft

Fuzzy friends

Fuzzible Friends Plush Toys

These cute and cuddly collectibles can be paired with a compatible Amazon Echo device to allow your child to interact with their plush through Alexa. The Fuzzible Friends speak their own fun language, which Alexa "magically" translates for your children. They're great for interactive games and stories.

From $12 at Amazon

Twerks with Alexa

Gemmy the Twerking Bear

Admit it - this one made you smile just a bit. Not only will this stuffed bear strut his stuff, but Gemmy can lip-sync Alexa spoken responses and dance along to music played through Amazon Music. It will also react when you call out "Alexa" and respond to timers, alarms, and notifications. Note that there is also a Christmas version of Gemmy, as well as a twerking Santa!

$22 at Amazon

Next Food TV star

Kidkraft Amazon Alexa 2-in-1 Kitchen

Playing kitchen and pretending to be a grown-up has long been a little kids' pastime. This connected playset has smart pots and pans, a smart faucet, a smart oven, a cutting board, and a stovetop. Best of all, it works with Alexa.

$300 at Amazon

Is there an Echo in here?

Echo Dot Kids Edition (4th Gen)

This kid-friendly version of the popular Echo dot is a fun way to introduce your little ones to Alexa. It comes with one free year of Free Time Unlimited, including lots of age-appropriate music, jokes, stories, games, and other content. It also features robust parental controls over content and access.

$40 at Amazon $40 at Best Buy

Lighten up

Amazon Echo Glow

The Echo Glow is a smart lamp that works through Alexa to create any number of fun, comforting, and calming scenes. You can configure nightlight and wakeup modes, have the light pulse to music, or set fun themed timers.

$30 at Amazon $30 at Best Buy $25 at B&H

Alexa can be fun too!

Though the selection of the toys is pretty slim among the best Alexa devices, Amazon has been working with major toymakers like Hasbro to expand its smart toy catalog through its Alexa Gadgets program. For now, though, board games like When in Rome are an inexpensive, accessible way to entertain yourself and friends with Alexa. We also think some of the novelty gadgets like Gemmy the Twerking Bear and novelty games like Dance Charades are a fun way to interact with Amazon's smart assistant.

The Echo Dot Kids Edition is a great way to introduce youngsters to the vast capabilities of Alexa in a fun, controlled manner. It is worth noting that any Echo, Fire TV, or Fire tablet device comes with Alexa built-in and features a massive library of paid and free interactive games and skills to provide hours of entertainment, though few are as geared towards kids fun than the Echo Dot Kids Edition.

We hope to see this area of the Alexa ecosystem continue to expand over the coming months and years, and encourage you to try some of these great toys for yourself!



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