Google Home Games: The use of Google Home devices have been on the rise ever since the tech giant launched the first iteration of the device in November 2016. Now, we all know that Google Home devices can be used to play music, stream videos on your TV sets, search online and can also be used to control other smart appliances in your household using voice commands. But did you know that you can also play games on the device in your spare time?
Although there is no visual aspect in these games, they are still quite fun to play and can also help to boost your creative or imaginative power. Google Home games are played with audio only and some of them are really interesting. While there is a very long list of games that can be played on Google’s smart speakers, many of them do not respond to voice commands as well as they should. While there are others that are quite difficult to play owing to the unusual questions that they dish out. We decided to check some of these games ourselves and create a list of the best Google Home games that are truly worth your time.
Best Google Home Games You Should Try Out
It should be noted that Google Home games are entirely based on audio so you need to speak in a clear voice for them to respond properly. You can launch these games by asking your Google Home device to “open” or “launch” the title of the game. For example, if you want to launch Lucky Trivia, just say “Launch Lucky Trivia”.
1> Lucky Trivia
Lucky Trivia is an exciting game that you can play on Google Home. As soon as you launch the game, Google Home plays a small jingle to welcome you. The Assistant then asks you about the number of participants you want to play the game with. Once you respond, it assigns you an imaginary name and the game begins. It is about answering questions (true or false) based on general knowledge and there are is a total of five rounds. The participant with the maximum number of points accumulated at the end of five rounds wins the game.
2> Absurd is the Word
Unlike the title, the game is quite fun to play and is one of the most popular Google Home games available now. The game asks you to pick a category and then name items in that category. Once done, it asks to make “which would you rather” absurd comparisons with the choices you have made earlier. It is a popular party game and you can choose to play this game with your buddies to have a good time.
3> Sub War
Sub War is a very intriguing game and is about fighting and drowning enemy submarines in your vicinity. In the game, you are the captain of a submarine in the Acton Straits. The game tells you the current location of your sub and you need to use the SONAR effectively to track your progress. You can choose to destroy other submarines in the locality with the use of ammunition but remember you only have a limited quantity.
4> 6 Swords
Next up, we have 6 Swords which is an RPG game where you can explore unknown towns, dungeons, castles and much more with a total of six characters. The characters grow stronger as you progress further in the game and you would be required to take important decisions that have a direct impact on the final outcome of the game. Since there are no visuals to guide you, utmost concentration and patience are required to win the game.
5> Freeze Dance
Freeze Dance is another popular party game on Google Home that you can try out. Similar to Musical Chairs, the game plays music which suddenly stops when it’s time to freeze. A female voice then guides the people by dishing out instructions and rules and also tells the people which crazy dance move to make. It is plenty of fun to play this game with your friends at parties.
6> 21 BlackJack
If you have a knack for playing cards, then you will love playing 21 BlackJack. It is quite similar to the real BlackJack that is played with an actual deck of cards. In the game, the speaker shuffles the cards, stacks them up, tells you your cards and the card with the face-up. Now you can choose to hit or stray like in the real game. In the end, the speaker tells you your score and your position on the leaderboard.
7> Math Logic
As the name suggests, Math Logic is a trivia game that combines mathematics with logic. While some questions are quite difficult to answer, there are many that require your logical reasoning to answer them correctly. The game is not simply about answering simple mathematical questions so it is quite fun to play. However, the game has some issues understanding the voice commands and you may have to repeat some of your answers.
8> Number Master
This is a memory game which if played regularly might improve your short-term memory. The game reads out a sequence of three numbers. After the first sequence is read out, you need to answer the sequence in the correct order. Easy going at first, the game gets difficult as the sequence increases in length and you have to remember 12 or 15 numbers in the right order.
If you want to have a good time with your friends or seek to enhance your short-term memory, try out some of these Google Home games we have mentioned above. You can share your experience with us if you wish by using the comment section below. Also if you play any other game on Google Home, let us know below.