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The Best Game Shows of the 1970s

Updated April 12, 2020 5.6k votes 1.1k voters 82.7k views36 items

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The 70s was a great time for game show viewers, whether they casually watched whatever show was on or were major enthusiasts of the genre, never missing an episode of their favorite game. During the 70s, many of the most famous game shows of all time were created, or perfected. While shows like Jeopardy, Match Game, and Let’s Make a Deal were continuing on from the 60s, there were many famous game shows that first aired in the 70s. This list includes game shows that aired during the 70s and has been ranked by the community. 

Game shows that aired in the 70s included amazing programs like The $20,000 Pyramid, The Gong Show, and Family Feud. Many 70s game shows included contestants and panelists of Hollywood stars. Hollywood Squares and Celebrity Sweepstakes were known for having big name stars on the roster. While shows like The $1.98 Beauty Show may not have stood the test of time, they were uniquely '70s television-programming.

What is are the best 1970s game shows? Did the game shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the 70s game shows you think are the best or add them below if the aren't already on the list.

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    Match Game

    Betty White, Patty Duke
    Match Game is an American television panel game show in which contestants attempted to match...  more

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    The Price Is Right

    Bob Barker, Janice Pennington
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    Family Feud

    Al Roker, Richard Dawson
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    Hollywood Squares

    Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens
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    Let's Make a Deal

    Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum
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    Jeopardy!

    Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert
    Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a...  more

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    Password

    Betty White, Allen Ludden
    Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for...  more
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    The $10,000 Pyramid

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    The Newlywed Game

    Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell
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    Name That Tune

    George DeWitt
    Name That Tune is an American television game show that put two contestants against each other...  more
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    The Joker's Wild

    Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen
    The Joker's Wild is an American television game show that aired at different times during the...  more
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    Card Sharks

    Joel McHale, Markie Post
    Card Sharks is an American television game show created by Chester Feldman for Mark...  more

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    The Gong Show

    Phyllis Diller, Michele Lee
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    The Dating Game

    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood
    The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the...  more

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    Wheel of Fortune

    Pat Sajak, Vanna White
    Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show...  more

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    Truth or Consequences

    Ralph Edwards, Jack Bailey
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    The $25,000 Pyramid

    Bill Cullen, Bob Clayton

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    Concentration

    Ed McMahon, Hugh Downs
    Concentration is an American television game show based on the children's memory game of the...  more
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    What's My Line?

    Lucille Ball, Tony Randall
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    Pyramid

    Betty White, Dick Clark
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    The New Treasure Hunt

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    Supermarket Sweep

    David Ruprecht
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    Double Dare

    Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone

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    Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on...  more

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    High Rollers

    Alex Trebek
    High Rollers is an American television game show that involved players trying to win prizes by...  more