We are excited to introduce a new voice gaming design whitepaper that will help you build engaging companion Alexa skills for board games. Today, customers have access to thousands of games that can be played on hundreds of millions of Alexa-enabled devices. Publishers and designers have also taken the opportunity to add voice into an analog gaming experience for one of the most popular game categories worldwide, board games. For example, check out Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe by Days of Wonder to play the award-winning train adventure board game with Alexa.
We met with creators in the board game industry to learn more about the business, game design and most importantly, the passions and needs of board game players. Through this process, we compiled best practices for building immersive board game experiences with Alexa and published our insights in the How to Build Companion Alexa Skills for Board Games whitepaper. Download your copy today here.
The selection of physical and digital board games is growing rapidly, and customers will continue to expect new and more innovative ways to play. Adding Alexa can enhance the board game experience and help make the game stand out from others. Board games benefit from voice interfaces because they provide:
We developed three conceptual use cases for Alexa companion skills. They address needs and desires from board game players, publishers and creators and also utilize new features and use cases for board games that are only possible with voice technology. In this guide, you’ll learn the design principles for the following: