The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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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!

Check out more lists like Game Show Fails and The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home.
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    Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Jeopardy! Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

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    The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    The Price Is Right Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

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    Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Family Feud Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson

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    Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Wheel of Fortune Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell

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    Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Hollywood Squares Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg

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    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US) Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer

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    Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Let's Make a Deal Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.

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    Match Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Match Game Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson

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    Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Pyramid Betty White, Dick Clark, Dara Torres

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    Password is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Password Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood

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    The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    The Newlywed Game Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs

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    Name That Tune is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Name That Tune George DeWitt

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    Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Deal or No Deal Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine

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    The Gong Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    The Gong Show Phyllis Diller, Michele Lee, George Gray

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    Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Press Your Luck Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell

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    The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    The Dating Game Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange

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    Card Sharks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Card Sharks Markie Post, Bob Eubanks, Gary Kroeger

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    Are You Smarter than a 5th Gra... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Jeff Foxworthy, Danielle Soibelman, Madison Leisle

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    Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Wipeout John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner

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    What's My Line? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Lucille Ball, Tony Randall, Steve Allen

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    To Tell the Truth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    To Tell the Truth

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    Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Double Dare Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

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    Tic-Tac-Dough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Tic-Tac-Dough Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry, Bill Wendell

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    Win Ben Stein's Money is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Win Ben Stein's Money Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pimental

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    Bradley Walsh

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    Remote Control is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Remote Control Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Colin Quinn

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    Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Supermarket Sweep David Ruprecht

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    Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Whose Line Is It Anyway? Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

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    Concentration is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Concentration Ed McMahon, Hugh Downs, Gene Wood

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    Love Connection is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Love Connection Chuck Woolery

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    American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    American Gladiators Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen

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    Lingo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Lingo Chuck Woolery, Stacey Hayes

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    Jokers Wild

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    Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Legends of the Hidden Temple Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz

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    1 vs. 100 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    1 vs. 100

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    The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    The Joker's Wild Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen, Jack Barry

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    Win, Lose or Draw is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Win, Lose or Draw Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Vicki Lawrence

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    Monty Hall, Warren Oates, Dee Bradley Baker

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    Shop 'til You Drop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Shop 'til You Drop Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg, Pat Finn

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    Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Nickelodeon Guts Felicia Day, Ryon Day

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    Gary Kroeger

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    Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Figure It Out

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    Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    Chain Reaction Bill Cullen, Johnny Gilbert, Geoff Edwards

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    The Chase is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time


    The Chase

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    MXC is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    MXC Beat Kitano, Mary Scheer, John Cervenka

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    Minute to Win It is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Minute to Win It Guy Fieri, Kimberly Fox, Aaron Hedrick

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    Paul Reubens

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    Sale of the Century is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Sale of the Century

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    Singled Out is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    Singled Out Carmen Electra

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    The Moment of Truth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

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    The Moment of Truth Mark L. Walberg

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