90s TV The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s  

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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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3,376 461
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

2
4,277 454
Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

3
2,858 548
Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

4
2,464 784
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
1,747 803
Fox's Family Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

6
1,841 690
Wild & Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

7
1,758 696
What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

8
1,486 859
Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

9
1,768 742
Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

10
984 1,089
Finders Keepers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

11
844 1,091
Fun House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1988

12
864 886
Get the Picture is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

13
968 1,066
The Bozo Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

14
866 880
Slime Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

15
493 326
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
785 871
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's H... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

17
399 958
Masters of the Maze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

18
396 974
Pick Your Brain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

19
267 958
Treasure Mall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

20
376 955
Think Fast! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

21
363 969
Make the Grade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

22
239 962
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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202 900
Scrambled! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
snark1250 added Scrambled!

24
240 929
You're On! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1998

25
254 994
I'm Telling! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s