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In the 1960s, television was still relatively new, and there wasn’t much in the way of programming. The concept of games on television began in the 1950s, so many of the earliest game shows aired during the 60s as well. "The Price Is Right," "Truth or Consequences," "Queen for a Day," and "Concentration" had all aired in the 50s and 60s. This list of the best 1960s game shows includes shows that aired between 1960 and 1969, and has been ranked by the community. 

Some of the world’s most famous game shows got their start in the 60s, such as "The Dating Game," "Jeopardy," and "The Newlywed Game." Not all the game shows that aired in the 60s had a long shelf live. Shows like "PDQ," "Dream House," and "The Generation Gap" were short lived but enjoyed by audiences nonetheless.

What are the best 60s game shows? Did the game show you think is best make this list? Make your opinion known by voting up the best game shows of the1960s below or add the one you think is the best if it isn't already on the list.

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
The Price Is Right Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson 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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Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Hollywood Squares Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg 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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Match Game is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Match Game Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson Match Game is an American television panel game show in which contestants attempted to match celebrities' answers to fill-in-the-blank questions. The precise format of the show varied through ...more

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Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Let's Make a Deal Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr. 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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Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Jeopardy! Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire 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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Password is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Password Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been well known as the host of the ...more

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The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
The Newlywed Game Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs The Newlywed Game is an American television game show that pits newly married couples against each other in a series of revealing question rounds to determine how well the spouses know or do not ...more

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To Tell the Truth (1956) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
To Tell the Truth (1956) To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show created by Bob Stewart and produced by Goodson-Todman Productions that has aired in various forms since 1956 both on networks and in ...more

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Concentration is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
RobLein added Concentration Ed McMahon, Hugh Downs, Gene Wood Concentration is an American television game show based on the children's memory game of the same name. Matching cards represented prizes that contestants could win. As matching pairs of cards ...more

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The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
The Dating Game Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ABC dropped ...more

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Truth or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Truth or Consequences Ralph Edwards, Jack Bailey Truth or Consequences is an American television show originally hosted on NBC radio by Ralph Edwards and later on television by Edwards, Jack Bailey, Bob Barker, Bob Hilton and Larry Anderson. ...more

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I've Got a Secret is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
RobLein added I've Got a Secret Teri Garr, Steve Allen, Richard Dawson I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. Created by comedy writers Allan Sherman and Howard Merrill, it was a derivative of ...more

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Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Supermarket Sweep David Ruprecht Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary team-based quiz show with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket. In the timed race, ...more

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Beat the Clock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Beat the Clock Monty Hall, Warren Oates, Dee Bradley Baker Beat the Clock is a Goodson-Todman game show that aired on American television in several versions since 1950. The original show, hosted by Bud Collyer, ran on CBS from 1950 to 1958 and ABC from ...more

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (GSN, 2002) is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies. The show features a ...more

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Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added Deal or No Deal Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine 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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Sale of the Century is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Sale of the Century Sale of the Century is an American television game show which debuted in the United States on September 29, 1969, on NBC daytime. It was one of three NBC game shows to premiere on that date, the ...more

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Are You Smarter than a 5th Gra... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Jeff Foxworthy, Danielle Soibelman, Madison Leisle Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is an American quiz game show on Fox. It is produced by Mark Burnett and is hosted by Jeff Foxworthy. The show premiered as a three-day special which began on ...more

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Queen for a Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Queen for a Day Jack Bailey Queen for a Day was an American radio and television game show that helped to usher in American listeners' and viewers' fascination with big-prize giveaway shows. Queen for a Day originated on ...more

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Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added Chain Reaction Bill Cullen, Johnny Gilbert, Geoff Edwards Chain Reaction is an American game show created by Bob Stewart, in which players compete to form chains composed of two-word phrases. The show aired three separate runs: Bill Cullen hosted the ...more

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Home Run Derby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Home Run Derby Home Run Derby is a 1960 television show that was held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles pitting the top sluggers of Major League Baseball against each other in nine-inning home run contests. The ...more

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The Family Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Preston Crow added The Family Game The Family Game was a game show that ran on ABC for six months in 1967. Geoff Edwards was originally to host the pilot, but was dropped at the last minute and was replaced by producer Chuck ...more

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Video Village is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Video Village Video Village is an American television game show produced by Heatter-Quigley Productions which aired on the CBS network in daytime from July 11, 1960 to June 15, 1962 and in primetime from July ...more

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You Don't Say! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
You Don't Say! Jay Stewart, Tom Kennedy You Don't Say! is an American television game show that had three separate runs on television. The first version aired on NBC daytime from April 1, 1963 to September 26, 1969 with revivals on ...more

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Stump the Stars is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Stump the Stars Stump the Stars was the 1962 revival of the game show Pantomime Quiz on CBS.

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The Who, What, or Where Game is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
The Who, What, or Where Game Art James The Who, What, or Where Game is an American television game show that was broadcast weekdays on NBC from December 29, 1969 to January 4, 1974. The host was Art James, and the announcer was Mike ...more

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Jan Murray's Charge Account is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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Dream House is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Dream House Bob Eubanks, Mike Darow Dream House is an American game show that saw contestants competing to win, as the title of the show indicates, a brand new house. The show originally premiered in primetime on ABC on March 27, ...more

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Jackpot Bowling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Jackpot Bowling Jackpot Bowling was a professional bowling show on NBC from January 9, 1959 to June 24, 1960 and again from September 19, 1960 to March 13, 1961. Jackpot Bowling was the first national TV ...more

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100 Grand is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
100 Grand 100 Grand is an American game show hosted by Jack Clark. The series ran for three episodes, weekly on Sunday nights from September 15 to 29, 1963 on the highly touted "New ABC" as the ...more

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PDQ is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
PDQ PDQ and Baffle are American television game shows created by Heatter-Quigley Productions. Both shows objective was to guess a word or a given phrase in the shortest amount of time with the ...more

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Play Your Hunch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Play Your Hunch Don Pardo, Gene Rayburn, Robert Q. Lewis Play Your Hunch was an American game show first hosted by Merv Griffin from 1958 to 1962, and was then hosted by Robert Q. Lewis until 1963. The announcers for the show were, respectively, ...more

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Fast Draw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Fast Draw Fast Draw was a game show hosted by now-Jeopardy! announcer Johnny Gilbert for syndication from May 25 to Fall 1968 and was distributed by Warner Brothers/Seven Arts Television. Taped at the ...more

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The Generation Gap is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
The Generation Gap The Generation Gap was a primetime American game show that aired from February 7 to May 23, 1969 on ABC. It was originally hosted by Dennis Wholey, who was replaced by Jack Barry after ten ...more

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Snap Judgment is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Snap Judgment Snap Judgment is an American daytime game show hosted by Ed McMahon and announced by Johnny Olson which ran on NBC from April 11, 1967 to March 28, 1969 at 10:00 AM Eastern. The program was ...more

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He Said, She Said is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
He Said, She Said Johnny Olson He Said, She Said is an American game show hosted by Joe Garagiola, with Bill Cullen occasionally filling in when Garagiola was covering baseball games. The show, which asked couples questions ...more

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You're Putting Me On is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
You're Putting Me On Bill Leyden You're Putting Me On! is a short-lived Bob Stewart NBC game show in which celebrities tried to communicate the identities of famous people through odd and interesting clues. Bill Leyden was the ...more

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Call My Bluff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Call My Bluff Robert Morley, Sandi Toksvig, Alan Coren Call My Bluff is a long-running British game show between two teams of three celebrity contestants. The point of the game is for the teams to take it in turn to provide three definitions of an ...more