Skill Review

Skill Review: My Pizzeria

My Pizzeria by Web Ventures Ltd. is an attempt to deliver a business simulation gaming experience at its very basic level. Daunting it may seem to run an actual business and face the real repercussions that tag along. This Alexa skill brings an alternate risk-free way of launching a virtual business and honing your entrepreneurial skills through fun-packed gameplay. Ever wanted to be a manager at your own restaurant and evaluate the success of your strategies? Then this game is right up your alley. You get to adorn the role of a pizzeria owner weaving business plans to keep it functioning profitably against all odds.

Skill Review: Amazing Word Master Game

Amazing Word Master Game by Saket Agarwal is an interactive vocabulary-building skill suitable for all age groups. With the motive of making language learning fun, this word game exposes you to new vocabulary and also tests your proficiency in English. For Scrabble enthusiasts and Word Search gamers, it opens up an avenue to challenge their vocab knowledge and trigger active learning by competing against Alexa.


Skill Review: Allrecipes

Allrecipes is a must-try Alexa skill for cooking enthusiasts who are on the constant endeavor to upgrade their culinary skills. Developed by the well-acclaimed recipe provider, Allrecipes, this interactive cooking manual makes at-home cooking seamless and efficient. The innovative use of voice guidance facilitates a hands-free experience by sparing you the hassle of tapping your phones now and then to look up recipes and expert tips. Assuming the role of a sous chef, the skill trains you to make impressive dishes of your choice at your pace and convenience.

Language teacher

Skill Review: Language Teacher

Language Teacher by Kiwiana is an Alexa skill specifically designed to enhance the multilingual capabilities of a user who is aspiring to become a polyglot. In an advanced and interconnected world, proficiency in multiple languages gives you a competitive advantage over your monolingual peers. Equally commendable are the perks you gain when traveling to a foreign country with a basic knowledge of their local language. Aiming to serve linguaphiles, this voice app trains you to bolster your command over 7 different languages – Russian, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish.

categories game

Skill Review: Categories Game

Developed by Verto Labs, the Categories game on Alexa is a quick-paced and highly engaging word game. Following a guided gameplay, Alexa rolls a random letter and asks the player to come up with words beginning with it, in six different categories. What truly ups the ante and the thrill, is the scoring system. If you answer correctly, your score is decided by deducting the number of seconds before you say the answer, from 50. If you cannot answer for a letter in a category, the score in that category for that round is zero.


Skill Review: Mixologist

‘Mixologist’ by Luis Sala is a true-to-style bartending skill that equips the cocktail-loving community to step into the shoes of a bartender in the comfort of their homes. Mastering the art of mixology is not something everyone can get their hands at. It demands talent and precision to mix the right amount of ingredients and whip up the cocktail concoction of your choice. The skill keeps justice to its name by relaying detailed recipes of more than a thousand fine cocktails, thereby helping users become pro-mixologists to fix a palate-pleasing drink.


Skill Review: Starfinder

Starfinder by Paizo is an interactive multi-part RPG set in a futuristic extraterrestrial setting. It begins with appointing heroes to analyze a dubious ship that emerges on the Absalom station. Created by Amazon in collaboration with Paizo, the skill boasts a star-studded cast like Nathan Fillion, Laura Bailey, and 13 other artists voicing its characters.

Dark Citadel

Skill Review: Dark Citadel

“The kingdom of Alderton is under attack, and you are the only one who can save it!”
This is the central premise that the Alexa skill ‘Dark Citadel’ is based on. Developed by LC Publishing, the episodic game follows a CYOA format and unravels divergent storylines based on the player’s choices. Author and web developer Lincoln Cole made sure to deliver a highly elaborate and intense voice gaming experience by adding over 1000 unique sound effects, 23 chapters, and all standard elements of an RPG to the mix. Be ready to be tossed into a labyrinth of branching paths full of mystical creatures, monsters, and of course, Dungeons.

Finish the Phrase

Skill Review: Finish the Phrase

Finish the phrase developed by Alexa Architects is a fun yet educative game to familiarize yourself with the popular sayings in English, thereby prepping you to converse like a native speaker. The skill covers a variety of expressions like idioms, slogans, epithets, puns, proverbs, axioms, and much more; a package that will help users progress from beginner to intermediate and advanced levels in communication. Adeptly guiding learners through 5 questions per day, the skill manages to motivate literature enthusiasts as well to brush up their knowledge of using adages.