Voice Originals: When In Rome is a board game you play with your ALEXA SPEAKER! Yep, you heard me right. It’s a whole new way to play with and interact with Alexa. This game is so much fun and great for the whole family. My kids loved listening to Alexa ask the questions, and I’m not gonna lie, it got a little competitive in my house very quickly last night!
Let’s get to the important stuff, When In Rome is the first in a series of social board games that are powered by smart speakers. The first of its kind in the world, actually. In the game, you split into two teams and fly around a board game travel map to 20 different cities. When you visit a new city, Alexa will introduce you to a real recorded local who asks a question about food, culture, customs, etc. You get points for correct answers and can earn fancy souvenir items from new friends, which help you advance in the game.
When In Rome is a really cool way for the whole family to learn about all different parts of the world, and even about our hometown New York. That’s right – there are some tricky questions to this game that! And after 5 plays with the family, we still haven’t hit any repeats, which is a refreshing for a trivia game.
While my kids are a bit on the younger side – the suggested age is 13 – my wife and I were able to help them out. It also helps that the whole game is run by Alexa! That’s right! There’s no rulebook, no need to keep track of the score and no reading question cards. With When In Rome, Alexa tells you how to play, asks the questions and keeps track of the score. While I was a bit skeptical in the beginning, it was enjoyable to have Alexa guide gameplay and not have to reference a rulebook or score card.
Here’s the best part, since the technology is already being used in tens of millions of homes, When In Rome retails for just $30! Great value. If you want to pick up your own copy of Voice Originals: When In Rome, you can go to Amazon or www.VoiceOriginals.com. Dont forget you need to own an Amazon Dot (but for a few extra dollars you might go with the Dot kids edition) or Echo to play.
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Need help locating your car when you park in that giant mall parking lot? how about getting an actual charge from your car charger well then the ZUS Car Finder and Smart Car Charger is the solution for you. The ZUS chargers 2x faster then typical car chargers it split plug design give you two USB ports to plug 2 different devices into. Plus remember when I said if you needed help finding your car… ZUS saves your car’s location automatically. To find your car, open the ZUS app and be guided back to your car.
If you cant find your car then most likely I’m betting you’re always loosing your keys. Tile is the solution for that problem. This little square that you sync to your phone can be found within 30 feet with the simple touch of a button on your app. Plus if you miss place your phone you can tap the tile and it’ll ring your phone (if the app is open in the backround). They sell them in different counts cause it doesnt just have to be keys a little tape or glue and you can stick it to a remote control or place one in a wallet maybe even hide one in your kids favorite stuffed animal 🙂 For more info on Tile check out their website or purchase from amazon.
If you’re an Amazon fan and have a Amazon Prime account then you need the Amazon Echo, not only can it play music off of the amazon music access that you get from being a prime member you can also ask alexa for the weather, to add diapers to your cart – while say youre in the middle of changing the last diaper, plus dozens of other cool commands. I was recently gifted one from my friends at Huggies and its pretty awesome. The Amazon Echo comes in 3 different sizes the original amazon echo, the echo dot, and a portable version called amazon tap.