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The Best Game Shows of the 1960s

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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
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    The Price Is Right

    Bob Barker, Janice Pennington

    Premiered1956

    The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Jeopardy!

    Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

    Premiered1964

    Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Match Game is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Match Game

    Betty White, Patty Duke

    Premiered1962

    Match Game is an American television panel game show in which contestants attempted to match... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Hollywood Squares

    Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens

    Premiered1966

    The Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show, in which two contestants play... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Password is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Password

    Betty White, Allen Ludden

    Premiered1961

    Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Let's Make a Deal

    Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum

    Premiered1963

    Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    To Tell the Truth (1956) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    To Tell the Truth (1956)

    To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show created by Bob Stewart and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 8
    The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    The Newlywed Game

    Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell

    Premiered1966

    The Newlywed Game is an American television game show that pits newly married couples against... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Supermarket Sweep

    David Ruprecht

    Premiered1965

    Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    What's My Line? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    What's My Line?

    Lucille Ball, Tony Randall

    Premiered1950

    What's My Line? is a panel game show which originally ran in the United States on the CBS... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Concentration is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Concentration

    Ed McMahon, Hugh Downs

    Premiered1958

    Concentration is an American television game show based on the children's memory game of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    I've Got a Secret is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    I've Got a Secret

    Teri Garr, Steve Allen

    Premiered1952

    I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Truth or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Truth or Consequences

    Ralph Edwards, Jack Bailey

    Premiered1940

    Truth or Consequences is an American television show originally hosted on NBC radio by Ralph... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    The Dating Game

    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood

    Premiered1965

    The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 15
    Beat the Clock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Beat the Clock

    Monty Hall, Warren Oates

    Premiered1950

    Beat the Clock is a Goodson-Todman game show that aired on American television in several... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 16
    Tic-Tac-Dough is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Tic-Tac-Dough

    Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry

    Premiered1956

    Tic-Tac-Dough is an American television game show based on the paper-and-pencil game of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sale of the Century is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Sale of the Century

    Barbara Lyon, Kit Dougherty

    Premiered1969

    Sale of the Century is an American television game show which debuted in the United States on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 18
    Home Run Derby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
    Home Run Derby is a 1960 television show that was held at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles pitting... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    You Bet Your Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    You Bet Your Life

    Groucho Marx

    Premiered1947

    You Bet Your Life is an American quiz show that aired on both radio and television. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Queen for a Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Queen for a Day

    Jack Bailey

    Premiered1945

    Queen for a Day was an American radio and television game show that helped to usher in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Who Do You Trust? is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    Who Do You Trust?

    Edgar Bergen

    Premiered1956

    Who Do You Trust? is an American game show which aired from September 30, 1957, to November... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Video Village is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
    Video Village is an American television game show produced by Heatter-Quigley Productions... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    The Family Game is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
    The Family Game was a game show that ran on ABC for six months in 1967. Geoff Edwards was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    You Don't Say! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    You Don't Say!

    Jay Stewart, Tom Kennedy

    Premiered1962

    You Don't Say! is an American television game show that had three separate runs on television.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    A Question of Sport is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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    A Question of Sport

    Sue Barker, Matt Dawson

    Premiered1968

    A Question of Sport is a long-running BBC sports quiz show that has been airing since 2... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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