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The Best Game Shows of the 2000s 

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If you’re a fan of both television and board games, chances are you're also a big fan of televised game shows. Most of the time the game consists of answering questions faster and better than other contestants. In the 2000s these types of game shows included "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" and "Family Feud." Some game shows need a bit more strategy, as in the case of "Deal or No Deal." This list of the best 2000s game shows include game shows that aired during the 2000s, and has been ranked by the community. 

Although game shows used to be a much bigger deal, there were a few stand out game shows during the 2000s that all audiences could enjoy. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "The Weakest Link" were each a cultural phenomenon before audiences lost interest. With new cable TV stations like the Game Show Network, fans of game shows now have a place to watch new and interesting game shows, as well as the old classics, all day long.

What are the best game shows from the 2000s? Did the game shows you think are the best make the list? Vote up the best 2000s game shows below or add the one you think is the best if it isn't already on the list.

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Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson

Premiered: 1976

Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson. The show features a competition in which two families must name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to ...more

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

Premiered: 1956

The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win ...more

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Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
bojanthebest added Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

Premiered: 1964

Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of ...more

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Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell

Premiered: 1983

Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win ...more

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Who Wants to Be a Millio... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer

Premiered: 1999

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American television quiz show based upon the British program of the same title, which offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 for correctly answering a series of ...more

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Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner

Premiered: 2008

Wipeout is a game show series in which contestants compete in what is billed as the "world's largest obstacle course". Wipeout is hosted and commentated by John Henson and John ...more

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Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine

Premiered: 2005

Deal or No Deal is the American version of the international game show of Dutch origin of the same name. The show was hosted by Howie Mandel, and premiered on December 19, 2005, on NBC. The ...more

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The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Bradley Walsh

Premiered: 2000

The Weakest Link is a British television quiz show, mainly broadcast on BBC Two, but also on BBC One. It was devised by Fintan Coyle and Cathy Dunning, and developed for television by the BBC ...more

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Are You Smarter than a 5... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Jeff Foxworthy, John Cena

Premiered: 2007, 2015, 2019

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is an American quiz game show. In each game, the adult contestant is asked a series of eleven questions, spanning ten subjects (such as Animal Science, ...more

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Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg

Premiered: 1966

The Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show, in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced ...more

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Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s

Premiered: 2005

Cash Cab (Discovery Channel, 2005) is an American game show hosted by stand-up comedian Ben Bailey that is part of the global Cash Cab franchise that originated in the United Kingdom. Starting ...more
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Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.

Premiered: 1963

Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show is based around deals offered to ...more

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1 vs. 100 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s

Premiered: 2006

1 vs. 100 is a game show created by Endemol that is aired in several countries. The game pits one person against 100 others for a chance to win a large cash prize. The game first aired in the ...more
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Fear Factor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Tom Islava added Joe Rogan

Premiered: 2001

Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. It originally aired between 2001 and 2006, when it was cancelled. It was later revived in 2011, only to be cancelled again on May 13, ...more

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Card Sharks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Joel McHale, Markie Post, Bob Eubanks

Premiered: 1978

Card Sharks is an American television game show created by Chester Feldman for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions. Two contestants compete for control of a row of oversized playing cards by ...more

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Minute to Win It is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Guy Fieri, Kimberly Fox, Aaron Hedrick

Premiered: 2010

Minute to Win It (NBC, 2010) is an American version of an international reality television series franchise that has also aired on ITV2, MundoFox, and Seven Network. Contestants take part in a ...more

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Lingo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Chuck Woolery, Stacey Hayes

Premiered: 1987

Lingo is an American television game show with multiple international adaptations. Three Lingo series have aired in the United States. The first was aired in daily syndication from September 28, ...more
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Russian Roulette is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Mark L. Walberg, Burton Richardson

Premiered: 2002

Russian Roulette is an American game show created by executive producer Gunnar Wetterberg that ran for two seasons on Game Show Network from June 3, 2002 to June 13, 2003. It was hosted by Mark ...more
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Beat the Geeks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Tiffany Hendra, Marc Edward Heuck, Paul Goebel

Premiered: 2001

Beat the Geeks is an American comedy game show that aired on Comedy Central from 2001 to 2002. The show was rerun on The Comedy Network in Canada and reruns currently air on G4techTV Canada and ...more
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Don't Forget the Lyrics!... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Wayne Brady

Premiered: 2007

Don't Forget the Lyrics! is a game show that originally aired on Fox from July 11, 2007 to June 19, 2009, hosted by Wayne Brady and produced by RDF USA, part of RDF Media. The launch of this ...more

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Hollywood Showdown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Hollywood Showdown

Premiered: 2000

Hollywood Showdown is an American game show that aired on both PAX and Game Show Network from January to November 2000, then returned solely on GSN in early 2001 and ran until April 2002. Reruns ...more
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Silent Library is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
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Premiered: 2008

Silent Library is an Europe television game show which aired on MTV and MuchMusic. The series is based on one of the segments in the popular Japanese variety show Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya ...more
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The Singing Bee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Melissa Peterman

Premiered: 2007

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Dog Eat Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Brooke Burns

Premiered: 2002

Dog Eat Dog is an American game show, which originally ran from June 17, 2002, to August 26, 2003. It is loosely based on the UK version of the show by the same name. It is hosted by Brooke ...more

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Friend or Foe? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 2000s
Kennedy

Premiered: 2002

Friend or Foe? is an American game show based on knowledge and trust which aired on Game Show Network. Three teams of two strangers attempted to persuade their partner into sharing their ...more