80s TV The Best Game Shows of the 1980s  

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What do you look for in a good game show? Is it an enjoyable host, who is charismatic, friendly, and funny? Do you enjoy watching people making fools of themselves? Or maybe it’s the challenge of the game that keeps you glued to the screen? Whatever your reason for watching game shows, the '80s had plenty of amazing game shows. This list of the best game 1980s shows includes TV game shows that aired during the 1980s, and has been ranked by the community.

Older programs like The Price Is Right and Family Feud had begun before the 80s but still ran strong throughout the entire decade, exciting new audiences every year. However, many of the best game shows of the decade were uniquely '80s, such as Tic-Tac-Dough and Everything Goes. 80s game shows often relied on celebrity panels, like in Hollywood Squares, where people got to interact with their favorite celebrities while trying to win prizes.

What are the best 1980s gameshows? Were the best the ones that included celebrities or ones that focused on the average guy? Vote up the greatest 80s game shows below or add the one you thought was the best if it isn't already on the list. Take a look at these classic game shows and decide which of them should be the top rated.

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
The Price Is Right Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

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+ - 209 35
Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Family Feud Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson

3
+ - 174 60
Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Jeopardy! Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

4
+ - 174 50
Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Wheel of Fortune Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell

5
+ - 122 31
Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Pyramid Betty White, Dick Clark, Dara Torres

6
+ - 133 71
Match Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Match Game Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson

7
+ - 173 64
Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Hollywood Squares Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg

8
+ - 103 63
The Jokers Wild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
The Jokers Wild

9
+ - 217 49
Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Press Your Luck Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell

10
+ - 126 64
Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Let's Make a Deal Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.

11
+ - 101 68
Tic-Tac-Dough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Tic-Tac-Dough Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry, Bill Wendell

12
+ - 124 72
Card Sharks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Card Sharks Markie Post, Bob Eubanks, Gary Kroeger

13
+ - 102 36
Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Supermarket Sweep David Ruprecht

14
+ - 124 60
Name That Tune is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Name That Tune George DeWitt

15
+ - 110 75
Win, Lose or Draw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Win, Lose or Draw Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Vicki Lawrence

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16
+ - 100 80
The Gong Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
The Gong Show Phyllis Diller, Michele Lee, George Gray

17
+ - 73 34
Password is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Password Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood

18
+ - 121 84
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Double Dare Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

19
+ - 97 86
Love Connection is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Love Connection Chuck Woolery

20
+ - 81 39
The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
The Newlywed Game Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs

21
+ - 66 87
Sale of the Century is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

22
+ - 86 88
Remote Control is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Remote Control Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Colin Quinn

23
+ - 37 36
To Tell the Truth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

24
+ - 62 41
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Scrabble Chuck Woolery

25
+ - 57 39
Whammy! Push Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Whammy! Push Your Luck Rufa Mae Quinto

26
+ - 30 44
Classic Concentration is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Classic Concentration Alex Trebek, Gene Wood, Art James

27
+ - 32 46
The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
The Dating Game Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange

28
+ - 53 63
Super Password is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Super Password Bert Convy, Gene Wood

29
+ - 41 41
Shop 'til You Drop is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Shop 'til You Drop Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg, Pat Finn

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+ - 31 67
Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Chain Reaction Bill Cullen, Johnny Gilbert, Geoff Edwards

31
+ - 52 83
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

32
+ - 39 50
Are You Smarter than a 5th Gra... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Jeff Foxworthy, Danielle Soibelman, Madison Leisle

33
+ - 21 47
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Scattergories Dick Clark

34
+ - 20 30
I've Got a Secret is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
I've Got a Secret Teri Garr, Steve Allen, Richard Dawson

35
+ - 4 12
Body Language is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

36
+ - 12 48
Greed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Greed Chuck Woolery

37
+ - 16 36
Tattletales is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Tattletales Bert Convy, Bob Hilton, Gene Wood

38
+ - 41 104
Battle of the Network Stars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Battle of the Network Stars Howard Cosell, Gabe Kaplan, Darleen Carr

39
+ - 19 46
Singled Out is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Singled Out Carmen Electra

40
+ - 18 44
Bumper Stumpers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

41
+ - 12 33
Treasure Hunt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Treasure Hunt Annabel Croft, Suzi Perry, Dermot Murnaghan

42
+ - 11 34
Blockbusters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Blockbusters Bill Cullen, Bill Rafferty

43
+ - 13 40
Hot Potato is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Hot Potato Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen

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+ - 13 48
1 vs. 100 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

45
+ - 8 33
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Bullseye Jim Lange

46
+ - 22 71
High Rollers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
High Rollers Alex Trebek

47
+ - 13 63
Top Card is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

48
+ - 7 35
Catch 21 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Catch 21 Alfonso Ribeiro, Mikki Padilla

49
+ - 7 38
Liar's Club is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Liar's Club Rod Serling, Allen Ludden

50
+ - 6 7
Finders Keepers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Finders Keepers Wesley Eure