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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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3,336 455
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

2
4,216 449
Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

3
2,822 542
Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

4
2,423 777
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
1,731 798
Fox's Family Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

6
1,815 684
Wild & Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

7
1,737 689
What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

8
1,460 854
Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

9
1,745 738
Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

10
968 1,080
Finders Keepers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

11
827 1,082
Fun House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1988

12
854 879
Get the Picture is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

13
956 1,055
The Bozo Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

14
858 871
Slime Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

15
477 316
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
776 864
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's H... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

17
393 951
Masters of the Maze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

18
391 967
Pick Your Brain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

19
260 951
Treasure Mall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

20
370 949
Think Fast! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

21
359 961
Make the Grade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

22
232 955
Video Power is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
Gil Gani added 1992 - 11

23
198 893
Scrambled! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
snark1250 added Scrambled!

24
235 921
You're On! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1998

25
249 988
I'm Telling! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

26
165 803
Quiz Kids Challenge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

27
157 849
Uh Oh! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1997

28
136 841
Kidstreet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1987

29
136 820
Wild Guess is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1996

30
137 832
Maximum Drive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

31
122 806
5-4-3-2-Run is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

32
9 43
Knightmare is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1987

33
0 2
Jungle Run is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
Jungle Run 1999

34
0 2
Get Your Own Back is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
Get Your Own Back 1991