30 Alexa, Google Home and Apple TV games to play with family this Thanksgiving
If you're going to be spending time with family this holiday season, try playing these 30 games to avoid awkward conversations.
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Thanksgiving means turkey, mashed potatoes, pie and a healthy dose of awkward family time.
Instead of letting your uncle hog the TV with football or listening to your grandmother ask for 24th time why you are still single, bring your family together with games.
devices all have built-in games that are sure to keep your entire family entertained and the weird political discussions at bay. Try these 30 games you can play with your family this holiday season.
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SketchParty TV is like Pictionary, but without the mess. Each player is given five words to draw in two minutes while other players try to guess the word. You will need either an
to play, and up to eight players per team can join. SketchParty TV is $4.99 (£4.99 or AU$7.99).
3via is a multiplayer general trivia game for Apple TV. Players can use their iPad or iPhone to connect to the game and you can choose between three playing styles: Death Match, Classic (best out of seven) and Speed (first to answer correctly). 3via and the companion
app are both free.
Astro Duel, inspired by Super Bomberman, is a quick multiplayer deathmatch-style game where players try to destroy each others' ships. There are 13 different arenas and several different play modes, including free-for-all, team deathmatch, Ship Hunters (a battle for the most kills) and Pilot Hunters (last man standing). Astro Duel is $4.99 and the companion remote app for iOS is free.
Sky Force Reloadedis a popular scrolling shooter that you can also play on Apple TV. If you're tired of blowing up your friends and family in Astro Duel, you can take on bosses together with the cooperative mode. Sky Force Reloaded is free on Apple TV and iOS with in-app purchases.
Hotlap Heroesis a multiplayer racing game for Apple TV. While the game itself is $3.99, the companion remote app is free. The best part? It works on both Android devices and iPhones.
Fire Team for Chromecastis effectively Bomberman that you can play with your friends using Chromecast and a few Android devices. Each player must download the free app and connect to the same Wi-Fi network. Then there are four game modes to choose from: Survival, Deathmatch, Flag Capture and Team versus Team.
Twenty Questions is a classic game where you think of anything. Alexa will then try to guess what you're thinking of by asking 20 questions or less.
Millionaire Quiz Game is the voice version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" You are given 14 questions with four possible answers. You have three classic lifelines: 50/50, asking the audience (asking on social media) and phoning a friend.
Deal or No Deal Game is the unofficial Alexa game based on the TV show. There are 20 cases with money ranging from 1 cent to $1,000,000. Pick cases you think have the least amount of money in them or play your odds with offers given by "The Banker" between each round. You can play with or against your family members to see who can walk away with the most money.