The Greatest Game Shows of All Time TV Programs

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!

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List Criteria: No competitive reality shows.

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    Jeopardy

    2002 More
    100
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    often listed &loved
    Family Feud

    1976 More
    94
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    often listed &loved
    The Price Is Right

    1956 More
    94
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    most listed
    Wheel of Fortune

    1983 More
    87
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    1999 More
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    1966 More
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    1973 More
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    1966 More
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    1964 More
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    1952 More
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    1976 More
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    1965 More
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    controversial
    Deal or No Deal

    2008-09-08 More
    58
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    1962 More
    54
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    1983 More
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    controversial
    Tic-Tac-Dough

    1956 More
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    niche appeal
    What's My Line?

    1950 More
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    1978 More
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    2007 More
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    2000 More
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    1988 More
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    1958 More
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    controversial &niche appeal
    Win Ben Stein's Money

    1997 More
    45
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    No image

    Jokers Wild

    43
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    controversial
    Remote Control

    1987 More
    41
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    controversial
    1 vs. 100

    2006 More
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    2000 More
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    controversial
    Supermarket Sweep

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    1956 More
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    controversial
    Singled Out

    1995 More
    38
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    1993 More
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    MXC

    2003 More
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    1950 More
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    2005 More
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    1955 More
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    controversial &niche appeal
    The Moment of Truth

    2008 More
    28
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    Password

    1963 More
    23
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    1979 More
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