Tired of using your Alexa device just to check the weather and store your grocery list? We have a solution: the brand new Zebra Smash Alexa Skill.

Our Alexa skill isn't another lame podcast app. Nope. Instead we built a turn by turn adventure game. Collect items and encounter mythical creatures as you attempt to "win" a financial planning conference.

How do you enable the skill and then play the game? Two steps:

Step 1: Say "Alexa, enable Zebra Smash"

Step 2: Say "Alexa, open Zebra Smash"

Ben learned the hard way that saying "Alexa, play Zebra Smash" gets you to a place you don't want to be, so be careful to follow the steps above to the letter.

Best of luck, and let us know what you think.

Links:

Wired - Inside the Alexa Prize

Develop an Alexa skill in 5 minutes or less