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
    86
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    1966 More
    80
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    1999 More
    79
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    1963 More
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    1973 More
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    1966 More
    68
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    1961 More
    68
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    1952 More
    62
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    1976 More
    62
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jeopardy!

    1964 More
    61
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    1965 More
    59
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    2008-09-08 More
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    1983 More
    53
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    1978 More
    52
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    often listed
    Tic-Tac-Dough

    1956 More
    51
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    To Tell the Truth

    1962 More
    50
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    2000 More
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    2007 More
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    1988 More
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  24. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    What's My Line?

    1950 More
    44
    added by: snowman69
  25. 25
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    1997 More
    43
  26. 26
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Remote Control

    1987 More
    42
  27. 27
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    1958 More
    39
    added by: snowman69
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    1983 More
    37
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    Jokers Wild

    36
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    1965 More
    35
    added by: bojanthebest
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    2000 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    1987 More
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    added by: monty46
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    1987 More
    33
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    1963 More
    33
    added by: AshleyLCarswell
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    2006 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    1988 More
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    added by: monty46
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    2001 More
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    added by: bojanthebest
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    1993 More
    30
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    1991 More
    29
    added by: bojanthebest
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    1956 More
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    2003 More
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    1992 More
    25
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    1969 More
    25
    added by: snowman69
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    ranked low on reranks
    Deal or No Deal

    2005 More
    25
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Singled Out

    1995 More
    24
    added by: snowman69
  46. 46
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Moment of Truth

    2008 More
    24
  47. 47
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    Beat the Clock

    1950 More
    23
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    2008 More
    22
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    1955 More
    22
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    1979 More
    15
    added by: AshleyLCarswell
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