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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
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
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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Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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Match Game is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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Password is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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Concentration is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
RobLein added 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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To Tell the Truth (1956) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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Truth or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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I've Got a Secret is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
RobLein added 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
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
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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Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added 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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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added 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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Are You Smarter than a 5th Gra... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added 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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Sale of the Century is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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You Bet Your Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Groucho Marx You Bet Your Life is an American quiz show that aired on both radio and television. The original and best-known version was hosted by Groucho Marx of the Marx Brothers, with announcer and ...more

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Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
pup2bill added 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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Tic-Tac-Dough is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry, Bill Wendell Tic-Tac-Dough is an American television game show based on the paper-and-pencil game of tic-tac-toe. Contestants answer questions in various categories to put up their respective symbol, X or O, ...more

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Queen for a Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
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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What's My Line? is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Lucille Ball, Tony Randall, Steve Allen What's My Line? is a panel game show which originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. ...more

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Home Run Derby is listed (or ranked) 24 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 the top sluggers of Major League Baseball against each other in nine-inning home run contests. The ...more

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Who Do You Trust? is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1960s
Edgar Bergen Who Do You Trust? is an American game show which aired from September 30, 1957, to November 15, 1957, at 4:30 pm, Eastern on ABC, and from November 18, 1957, to December 27, 1963 at 3:30 pm, ...more