The Greatest Game Shows of All Time TV Programs
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The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

List Criteria: No competitive reality shows.

What are the greatest game shows of all time? If there's one staple of American television, it's the game show. Over the decades, TV game shows have evolved with the times. Today, some of them combine elements of reality televison, while others stick to their guns and keep their original formats. Shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are good examples of this. They're popular for a reason: People love to play along at home. Which TV game show is the best ever? That's for you to decide here, with your votes. Vote up your favorites and of course, vote down any game shows you can't stand.

Almost everyone loves a good television game show. We enjoy rooting for the contestants as they try to answer questions correctly, estimate prices of items (no going over, Price is Right players!), wheel and deal with hosts to pick the best prizes (Let's Make a Deal) and navigate extremely tricky obstacle courses to win big money (Wipeout). Are you a viewer who pulls for the underdog? You probably aren't alone.

Dating-based game shows have been popular for years, going back to Match Game, The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game. Trivia game shows will forever be a favorite, as contestants try to answer questions correctly to win cash and prizes. As far as prizes go, we've come a long way from buying that tacky ceramic Dalmatian on Wheel of Fortune. Cash prizes for game shows now are easily in the tens of thousands, possibly more. Bigger prizes make for bigger competition!

Enjoy this list of the greatest game shows in television history and don't forget to vote. Also, feel free to add any of your favorite shows that are missing, and rerank them into your own list!

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    the people's #1
    Jeopardy

    2002 More
    100
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    1976 More
    94
  3. 3
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    1956 More
    93
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    most listed
    Wheel of Fortune

    1983 More
    87
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    1966 More
    80
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    1999 More
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    1973 More
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    1961 More
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    added by: AshleyLCarswell
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    1966 More
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    1952 More
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    1976 More
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    Jeopardy!

    1964 More
    60
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    1965 More
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    2005 More
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    1978 More
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    1962 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tic-Tac-Dough

    1956 More
    51
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    2000 More
    50
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    2007 More
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    1988 More
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    1997 More
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    ranked low on reranks
    What's My Line?

    1950 More
    43
    added by: snowman69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Remote Control

    1987 More
    42
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    1958 More
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    added by: snowman69
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    1983 More
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    Jokers Wild

    35
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    1965 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    2000 More
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    2006 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    2001 More
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    1993 More
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    1991 More
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    1992 More
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    1969 More
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    added by: snowman69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Singled Out

    1995 More
    24
    added by: snowman69
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Moment of Truth

    2008 More
    24
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    Wipeout

    2008 More
    22
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    Beat the Clock

    1950 More
    22
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    1979 More
    14
    added by: AshleyLCarswell
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