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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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3,364 458
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

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4,256 452
Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

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2,848 544
Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

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2,449 781
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

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1,743 799
Fox's Family Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

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1,836 686
Wild & Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

7
1,752 692
What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

8
1,480 856
Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

9
1,762 739
Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

10
978 1,085
Finders Keepers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

11
836 1,087
Fun House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1988

12
861 883
Get the Picture is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

13
967 1,060
The Bozo Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

14
863 876
Slime Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

15
489 322
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

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783 868
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's H... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

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398 955
Masters of the Maze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

18
395 970
Pick Your Brain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

19
266 954
Treasure Mall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

20
376 951
Think Fast! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

21
363 965
Make the Grade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

22
238 958
Video Power is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
Gil Gani added 1992 - 11

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201 896
Scrambled! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
snark1250 added Scrambled!

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240 924
You're On! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1998

25
254 990
I'm Telling! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s