80sTV 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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3,354 458
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

2
4,239 451
Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

3
2,839 542
Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

4
2,435 778
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
1,738 799
Fox's Family Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

6
1,832 684
Wild & Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

7
1,748 689
What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

8
1,472 854
Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

9
1,758 738
Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

10
975 1,082
Finders Keepers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

11
833 1,083
Fun House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1988

12
860 880
Get the Picture is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

13
962 1,056
The Bozo Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

14
862 873
Slime Time is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

15
484 318
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
781 865
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's H... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

17
397 952
Masters of the Maze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

18
394 967
Pick Your Brain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

19
264 951
Treasure Mall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

20
374 949
Think Fast! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

21
363 961
Make the Grade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

22
236 955
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
200 893
Scrambled! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
snark1250 added Scrambled!

24
239 921
You're On! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1998

25
252 988
I'm Telling! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

26
168 803
Quiz Kids Challenge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

27
161 849
Uh Oh! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1997

28
139 841
Kidstreet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1987

29
139 820
Wild Guess is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1996

30
140 832
Maximum Drive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

31
125 806
5-4-3-2-Run is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s

32
11 43
Knightmare is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
1987

33
3 2
Jungle Run is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kids Game Shows of the '80s & '90s
Jungle Run 1999

34
2 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