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The '80s and '90s were the heyday of amazing kids game shows. Did you spend most of your childhood watching Nickelodeon, clocking countless hours watching '80s kids in sweatpants and knee pads get slimed on Double Dare and getting blasted by confetti on Finders Keepers? If you grew up in that decade, then you were probably partially raised by old Nickelodeon game shows. These game shows were brilliantly marketed to children stuck at home after school, avoiding homework and wishing they could win some cool prizes like Pogo Balls and trips to Tampa.

Then, the 1990s came and blew '80s Nickelodeon right out of the water. The fun and mental exercise only got more wacky, starting with Wild & Crazy Kids, which featured stars like JTT doing totally bananas things like sitting on balloons filled with shaving cream. Whaaat?!?!?! Man, and then came Guts (and Global Guts), with Mike O'Malley and the freaking Aggro Crag. Could you have made it to the top? Did you have the GUTS?

And, of course, there was Legends of the Hidden Temple, certainly the most frustrating '90s kids game show. Oh, to have been given a shot at constructing the Shrine of the Silver Monkey... Which old kids game shows from the 1980s and '90s were your favorites to play along at home? For which would you have traded a younger sibling just to have a chance to meet Marc Summers? What Nickelodeon t-shirts are you about to search for on eBay? Vote them up!!

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3,382 464
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
2
4,289 456
Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
3
2,865 551
Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
4
2,469 789
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
5
1,751 805
Fox's Family Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
6
1,843 695
Wild & Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
7
1,760 698
What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
8
1,489 862
Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
9
1,771 743
Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
10
988 1,090
Finders Keepers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
11
848 1,093
Fun House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1988
12
866 887
Get the Picture is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
13
970 1,069
The Bozo Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
14
870 881
Slime Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
15
495 329
Where in Time Is Carmen Sandie... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
CosmicCastaway added 1996
16
787 872
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's H... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
17
402 959
Masters of the Maze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
18
399 975
Pick Your Brain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
19
268 960
Treasure Mall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
20
377 956
Think Fast! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
21
364 971
Make the Grade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
22
239 964
Video Power is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
Gil Gani added 1992
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23
202 902
Scrambled! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
snark1250 added Scrambled!
24
240 931
You're On! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1998
25
255 996
I'm Telling! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s