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List Rules Vote up the best game shows that aired between 1980 and 1989

What do you look for in a good game show? Is it an enjoyable host, who is charismatic, friendly, and funny? Do you enjoy watching people making fools of themselves? Or maybe it’s the challenge of the game that keeps you glued to the screen? Whatever your reason for watching game shows, the '80s had plenty of amazing game shows. This list of the best game 1980s shows includes TV game shows that aired during the 1980s, and has been ranked by the community.

Older programs like The Price Is Right and Family Feud had begun before the 80s but still ran strong throughout the entire decade, exciting new audiences every year. However, many of the best game shows of the decade were uniquely '80s, such as Tic-Tac-Dough and Everything Goes. 80s game shows often relied on celebrity panels, like in Hollywood Squares, where people got to interact with their favorite celebrities while trying to win prizes.

What are the best 1980s gameshows? Were the best the ones that included celebrities or ones that focused on the average guy? Vote up the greatest 80s game shows below or add the one you thought was the best if it isn't already on the list. Take a look at these classic game shows and decide which of them should be the top rated.

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
The Price Is Right Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

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2
222 41
Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Family Feud Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson

3
190 65
Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Jeopardy! Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

4
184 55
Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Wheel of Fortune Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell

5
132 37
Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Pyramid Betty White, Dick Clark, Dara Torres

6
144 77
Match Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Match Game Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson

7
186 67
Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Hollywood Squares Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg

8
234 54
Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Press Your Luck Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell

9
110 71
The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
NickiGreenVigil added The Joker's Wild Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen, Jack Barry

10
133 72
Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Let's Make a Deal Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.

11
107 75
Tic-Tac-Dough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Tic-Tac-Dough Gene Rayburn, Jack Barry, Bill Wendell

12
136 64
Name That Tune is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Name That Tune George DeWitt

13
129 80
Card Sharks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Card Sharks Markie Post, Bob Eubanks, Gary Kroeger

14
112 43
Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Supermarket Sweep David Ruprecht

15
116 80
Win, Lose or Draw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Win, Lose or Draw Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Vicki Lawrence

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16
107 86
The Gong Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
The Gong Show Phyllis Diller, Michele Lee, George Gray

17
83 38
Password is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Password Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood

18
130 89
Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Double Dare Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

19
105 92
Love Connection is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Love Connection Chuck Woolery

20
89 46
The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added The Newlywed Game Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs

21
72 93
Sale of the Century is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

22
89 98
Remote Control is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Remote Control Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Colin Quinn

23
41 41
To Tell the Truth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added To Tell the Truth

24
67 46
Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Scrabble Chuck Woolery

25
63 47
Whammy! Push Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Whammy! Push Your Luck Rufa Mae Quinto

26
40 51
The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added The Dating Game Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange

27
33 50
Classic Concentration is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Classic Concentration Alex Trebek, Gene Wood, Art James

28
58 68
Super Password is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Super Password Bert Convy, Gene Wood

29
47 50
Shop 'til You Drop is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Shop 'til You Drop Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg, Pat Finn

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36 73
Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Chain Reaction Bill Cullen, Johnny Gilbert, Geoff Edwards

31
44 57
Are You Smarter than a 5th Gra... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Jeff Foxworthy, Danielle Soibelman, Madison Leisle

32
54 91
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
bojanthebest added Pictionary

33
22 55
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Scattergories Dick Clark

34
21 38
I've Got a Secret is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added I've Got a Secret Teri Garr, Steve Allen, Richard Dawson

35
19 43
Tattletales is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Tattletales Bert Convy, Bob Hilton, Gene Wood

36
44 111
Battle of the Network Stars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
Battle of the Network Stars Howard Cosell, Gabe Kaplan, Darleen Carr

37
24 54
Singled Out is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Singled Out Carmen Electra

38
13 56
Greed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Greed Chuck Woolery

39
15 39
Blockbusters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Blockbusters Bill Cullen, Bill Rafferty

40
15 40
Treasure Hunt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Treasure Hunt Annabel Croft, Suzi Perry, Dermot Murnaghan

41
19 52
Bumper Stumpers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Bumper Stumpers

42
4 21
Body Language is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Body Language Bob Hilton, Gene Wood, Johnny Olson

43
16 55
1 vs. 100 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added 1 vs. 100

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13 50
Hot Potato is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Hot Potato Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen

45
10 40
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Bullseye Jim Lange

46
10 43
Catch 21 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Catch 21 Alfonso Ribeiro, Mikki Padilla

47
23 79
High Rollers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added High Rollers Alex Trebek

48
13 72
Top Card is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

49
8 46
Liar's Club is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
sch20119 added Liar's Club Rod Serling, Allen Ludden

50
2 4
The $20,000 Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1980s
TVscum added The $20,000 Pyramid Dick Clark, Bob Clayton