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Alexa Skills: A Good Pictionary Clone

A new Alexa skill called Sketches Game really pushes the creativity of game play for Alexa devices.

Once enabled, the Sketches Game skill works with the web site. The site is essentially a blank canvas that is constantly in “drawing” sketches. Some of the sketches are good, some are poorly drawn, but all of them are similar to what you’d see from anyone hurriedly trying to beat the Pictionary hourglass timer.


To play, you initiate the game through Alexa (say: “Alexa, start Sketches game“) and then head out to the accompanying web site and start trying to guess.

The drawings are random and you have 15 seconds to guess the web canvas is wiped clean and a new drawing starts.

Where to get it: You can locate the Sketches Game Skill in the Amazon Alexa app, enable it using your voice, or use the following web link: Sketches Game

Alexa is available for Amazon devices Echo, Dot, Tap, Echo Show, Echo Look, Fire tablets, and Fire TV, but also on iOS, Android, and the web with

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