What are the best Alexa skills?

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    Juan Santos
    Written on May 7, 2018
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      rokasmail2
      Written on November 14, 2017
      "It's pretty cool how it tells you what happened on this day in the past and facts that are not just related to history."
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Javon Hart
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "I just enabled this skill for my Echo Dot and I find it informative and easy to use. It's like a wiki or encyclopedia for all things related to cannabis. I'm actually not very knowledgeable about the subject and in just minutes I've gotten a much broader education and knowledge. I recommend this Alexa Skill to others no matter what your stance on or level of knowledge about cannabis is."
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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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      Anvisha Singh
      Written on February 5, 2018
      "I came across this a couple of days ago and I think it is a good solution because it one of its kind. It is a unique skill that is educational, and fun for kids. I have not seen something of this sort and it is very interesting."
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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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      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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    Summary

    Best Alexa skills
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Ask My Buddy Other 445 Free
    2 Deal or No Deal (unofficial) Other 405 Free
    3 Sleep Sounds: Heavy Rain Other 391 Free
    4 This Day in History Other 375 Free
    5 I'm bored Other 357 Free
    6 TED Talk - Alexa Skill Other 331 Free
    7 The Magic Door Other 313 Free
    8 The Bartender Other 283 Free
    9 Sony's Android TV Other 278 Free
    10 Yes Sire Games 253 Free
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