TV 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
Jeopardy! Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

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2
+ - 532 157
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

3
+ - 552 154
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

4
+ - 470 175
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

5
+ - 389 237
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US) Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer

6
+ - 371 186
Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Hollywood Squares Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg

7
+ - 313 203
Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Pyramid Betty White, Dick Clark, Dara Torres

8
+ - 330 199
Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Let's Make a Deal Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.

9
+ - 295 211
Match Game is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Match Game Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson

10
+ - 290 205
The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
The Newlywed Game Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs

11
+ - 286 184
Password is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Password Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood

12
+ - 225 209
Name That Tune is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Name That Tune George DeWitt

13
+ - 254 198
Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Press Your Luck Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell

14
+ - 251 261
Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Deal or No Deal Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine

15
+ - 201 235
The Gong Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
The Gong Show Phyllis Diller, Michele Lee, George Gray

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+ - 203 232
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

17
+ - 165 228
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

18
+ - 223 240
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

19
+ - 192 196
The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
The Weakest Link Bradley Walsh

20
+ - 204 231
Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Wipeout John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner

21
+ - 169 213
Win Ben Stein's Money is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Win Ben Stein's Money Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pimental

22
+ - 170 204
To Tell the Truth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

23
+ - 158 222
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Double Dare Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

24
+ - 118 250
Tic-Tac-Dough is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Tic-Tac-Dough Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry, Bill Wendell

25
+ - 192 168
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What's My Line? Lucille Ball, Tony Randall, Steve Allen

26
+ - 132 66
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

27
+ - 100 219
Remote Control is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Remote Control Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Colin Quinn

28
+ - 150 201
1 vs. 100 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

29
+ - 165 169
Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Supermarket Sweep David Ruprecht

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+ - 130 174
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Concentration Ed McMahon, Hugh Downs, Gene Wood

31
+ - 112 200
Lingo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Lingo Chuck Woolery, Stacey Hayes

32
+ - 105 226
Love Connection is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Love Connection Chuck Woolery

33
+ - 75 58
American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
American Gladiators Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen

34
+ - 67 136
Jokers Wild is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Jokers Wild

35
+ - 45 75
The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
The Joker's Wild Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen, Jack Barry

36
+ - 118 205
Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Legends of the Hidden Temple Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz

37
+ - 18 0
The $100,000 Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

38
+ - 59 78
Win, Lose or Draw is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Win, Lose or Draw Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Vicki Lawrence

39
+ - 74 113
Beat the Clock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Beat the Clock Monty Hall, Warren Oates, Dee Bradley Baker

40
+ - 34 31
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella

41
+ - 105 195
Shop 'til You Drop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Shop 'til You Drop Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg, Pat Finn

42
+ - 24 57
Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Chain Reaction Bill Cullen, Johnny Gilbert, Geoff Edwards

43
+ - 27 59
The Chase is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
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44
+ - 30 67
Minute to Win It is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Minute to Win It Guy Fieri, Kimberly Fox, Aaron Hedrick

45
+ - 36 52
Whammy! The All-New Press Your... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

46
+ - 7 15
Fear Factor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Fear Factor Joe Rogan

47
+ - 79 211
Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Nickelodeon Guts Felicia Day, Ryon Day

48
+ - 14 54
Twenty One is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Twenty One Jack Barry

49
+ - 25 62
Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
Figure It Out

50
+ - 19 60
You Don't Know Jack is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Game Shows of All Time
You Don't Know Jack Paul Reubens