Echo Buttons US Game Skills Contest

This contest is over and the winners are being selected. Winners will be announced on December 19, 2018.
Contest Status


Grand Prize - Best Echo Buttons Game
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$5,000 value

Finalists - Best Echo Buttons Game
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$2,500 value - 4 available

Best Echo Buttons Kids Game
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$2,000 value

Best Echo Buttons Action Game
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$1,500 value

Best Echo Buttons Trivia Game
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$1,500 value

First 150 Echo Buttons Games Published
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Echo Buttons 2-pack, with Bonus $100 Gift Card for First 25 Skills

$20 value - 150 available


Project submissions open:

September 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM PT

Project submissions close:

November 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT

Winners announced by:

December 19, 2018

Contest brief

We are happy to announce the Echo Buttons US Game Skills Contest, our newest Amazon Alexa Gaming challenge for developers in the United States with To compete, you will build a game skill for Echo Buttons – gaming-friendly gadgets that connect to compatible Echo devices - through the Alexa Developer Console. Once your skill is published, submit your game skill build experience on this contest page for a chance to win!

With Echo Buttons, developers can build engaging gaming experiences that bring families and friends together. We’re looking for you to help us build games for Echo Buttons!

Not located in the U.S.? If you are located in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, or Austria, you can participate in our Alexa Skills Challenge: Games.

Echo Buttons

Echo Buttons offer an interactive way to play games with compatible Echo devices. Customers are already using Echo Buttons for family game nights with a catalog of more than 100 compatible Alexa game skills, such as Trivial Pursuit Tap by Hasbro, Hanagram, Bandit Buttons, and Don't Cut that Wire.

Don't have an Echo or Echo Buttons to test your skill? Use the Alexa Simulator!

The Alexa Simulator allows you to test your Alexa skill without owning a device. Testing capabilities include text input, JSON debugging, and visual display by adding features like the ability to test multi-turn conversation, entity resolution, and dialog management.


Submit your projects to this contest for a chance to win. A great contest submission will tell a great story, have a target audience in mind, and make people smile. We’ve set up winning opportunities for a whole slew of Alexa skills - $25,000 worth of prizes in total!

First 150 Skills Published

Be among the first to publish your Echo Buttons game skills to win even more!

The first 150 people to publish skills to both the Alexa Skill Store and the Hackster contest page will receive a 2-pack of Echo Buttons - with a special bonus prize of $100 Amazon Gift Cards* for the first 25 developers. (Skill must be published between the contest start and end dates).


The Amazon team and other participants are accessible for help and questions on the contest discussion tab.

Keep in mind you don't need an Echo or Echo Buttons (or any hardware) to participate and build your skill. Use our technical resources to get started:

Game Examples

See what games developers have already built for Echo Buttons, then start building your own!

Judging Criteria

Eligible Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges, and evaluated using the following criteria. See the full rules for additional details:

  • Customer delight (30 points)
  • Use of Voice User Interface (VUI) best practices Reference blog (30 points)
  • Story/Instruction – Show how you created your project, including code, images, screenshots, and/or video (30 Points)
  • Skill is published to US marketplace with English (US) interaction model (5 Points)
  • Skill is published to UK marketplace with English (UK) interaction model (5 Points)

Bonus prizes can be earned for the following:

  • Skill is published to the DE marketplace with German (DE) interaction model (5 Points)

*The Gift Card may only be used for purchases of eligible goods on or certain of its affiliated websites. The Gift Card cannot be redeemed for the purchase of another Gift Card. Except as required by law, the Gift Card cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. To redeem or view a Gift Card balance, visit “Your Account” on Amazon is not responsible if any Gift Card is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission. If the Gift Card is lost or stolen, it will not be replaced. See for complete terms and conditions. The Gift Card is issued by ACI Gift Cards LLC., a Washington limited liability company. No expiration date or service fees.


Earn reputation points for participating in this contest:

  • Submit a project entry: 10 points
  • Submit a project entry 30 days before the deadline: 50 points
  • Be among the first 10 to submit a project entry: 50 points
  • Your submitted project entry wins the contest: 250 points