The Best Game Shows of the 1980s

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Vote up the best game shows that aired new episodes between 1980 and 1989.

Many of the best 1980s game shows had already been favorites in earlier decades 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 your votes.

Old game shows 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. 1980s 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 shows that included celebrities or ones that focused on the average guy? Did the game shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the '80s game shows you think are the best of the decade.

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