Toggle Area in Automation

Hi, I am trying to create an automation that will toggle all the plugs in an area when a button is clicked.

This is the same behavior as the area toggle that gets automatically added to the dashboard, see:

So the desired behaviour is like this: if one of the plugs in the area is on, turn them off; if none of the plus in the area are on, turm all of them on.

I searched the documentation and the forum, but could not find a solution that works. I found some solutions that require to create a group, but I would like to avoid that if possible. I feel like I am missing something fairly obvious.

The following automation configuration toggles all the entities in the area individually, which is not what I want.

alias: Toggle Area
description: ''
  - platform: device
    domain: mqtt
    device_id: 45f06abed8227cc756974d0b655c2bfd
    type: action
    subtype: left_bottom_release
    discovery_id: 0x000d6f000fe4c1d2 action_left_bottom_release
condition: []
  - service: homeassistant.toggle
      area_id: woonkamer_lampen
mode: single

See also this related topic (use-header-toggle-in-automation), but this is not specific about area’s.

You can’t avoid that, currently you can’t control areas from automations/scripts.