My First Alexa Trivia Skill

Amazon’s Alexa Trivia Skill sample focused on creating a working Reindeer Game. Not too challenging. There were two sets of instructions provided by Amazon that went about creating the game from two angles. One example was from their website and another was directly from the GitHub readme. Both instructions ended up with a working Reindeer Game. Neat.

Customizing the Reindeer Game into a separate working Trivia Skill was time consuming because I did not take into account how sensitive Alexa is with syntax. Super sensitive. I realized this through trial and error. I ended up replacing all questions that ended with a period with a question mark. This solved the bulk of the syntax issues. After much more time than Amazon’s suggested “hour” to create a customized trivia skill, I was happy to submit a working game to Amazon for certification and publication.