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The entire decade of the '90s was a great time for those who enjoyed watching game shows as some of the most interesting and innovative game shows premiered. While old family favorites were still on the air, such as "Family Feud," "Jeopardy," and "Wheel of Fortune," there were plenty of new game shows to choose from. Shows like "Shop ‘Til You Drop" and "Supermarket Sweep" took mundane activities like grocery shopping and made them exciting. This list of the best 1990s game shows include shows that aired durign the 1990s, and has been ranked by the community. 

Children’s game shows became very popular in the '90s, especially once Nickelodeon got into the game show business. Many a 90s kid dreamed about fighting their way through the maze in "Legends of the Hidden Temple" or getting slimed on "Double Dare." "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego" was another favorite of young audiences. Other game shows, such as "Win Ben Stein’s Money," were humorous takes on the game show format, and definitely for adults.

What are the best '90s game shows? Did the game shows you think are best make the list? Vote up the best 1990s game shows below or add the one you thought was best if it isn't already on the list. 

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Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Double Dare Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on Nickelodeon. The show combines trivia questions with occasionally messy "physical challenges". ...more

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
The Price Is Right Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win ...more

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Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Family Feud Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson. The show features a competition in which two families must name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to ...more

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Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Supermarket Sweep David Ruprecht Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary team-based quiz show with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket. In the timed race, ...more

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Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Wheel of Fortune Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a competition in which contestants solve word puzzles, similar to those used in Hangman, to win ...more

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Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Jeopardy! Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of ...more

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American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
American Gladiators Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen American Gladiators is an American competition television program that aired weekly in syndication from September 1989 to May 1996. The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each ...more

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Legends of the Hidden Temple Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centered on a temple that was "filled with lost treasures protected by mysterious Mayan temple ...more

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US) Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American television quiz show based upon the British program of the same title, which offers a maximum prize of $1,000,000 for correctly answering a series of ...more

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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Greg Lee, Lynne Thigpen, Rockapella Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is an American half-hour children's television game show based on the Carmen Sandiego computer game series created by Brøderbund Software. The ...more

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Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Nickelodeon Guts Felicia Day, Ryon Day Nickelodeon Guts was an American television "action sports" competition series hosted by actor/comedian Mike O'Malley and officiated by British actress Moira "Mo" Quirk. The ...more

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Shop 'til You Drop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Shop 'til You Drop Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg, Pat Finn Shop 'til You Drop is an American game show that was on the air intermittently between 1991 and 2005. Four different series were produced during that time, with the first premiering on Lifetime ...more

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Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Hollywood Squares Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg The Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show, in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced ...more

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Baseballislove added Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more

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What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
What Would You Do? Dee Bradley Baker, Marc Summers What Would You Do? is a 30-minute television show hosted by Marc Summers shown on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1993. Robin Marrella acted as the on-camera stagehand for the show's first season. Both ...more

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The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
The Joker's Wild Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen, Jack Barry The Joker's Wild is an American television game show that aired at different times during the 1970s through the 1990s. Contestants answered questions based on categories that were determined ...more

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Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Figure It Out Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young, Lorenz Arnell Figure It Out is an American children's panel game show that airs on Nickelodeon. The original series, hosted by Summer Sanders, ran for four seasons from July 7, 1997 to January 12, 2000. The ...more

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Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
scott-christopher-hillerich added Press Your Luck Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell Press Your Luck is an American television daytime game show created by Bill Carruthers and Jan McCormack. It premiered on CBS on September 19, 1983 and ended on September 26, 1986. In the show, ...more

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Singled Out is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Singled Out Carmen Electra Singled Out is a game show that ran on MTV from 1995 to 1998. Each episode featured a group of 50 men and a group of 50 women competing for a date with one main contestant of the opposite sex. ...more

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Win Ben Stein's Money is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Win Ben Stein's Money Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pimental Win Ben Stein's Money is an American television game show created by Al Burton and Donnie Brainard that aired first-run episodes from July 28, 1997 to January 31, 2003 on the Comedy Central ...more

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Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Let's Make a Deal Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr. Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show is based around deals offered to ...more

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The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
PanagiotisStavropoulos added The Weakest Link Bradley Walsh The Weakest Link is a British television quiz show, mainly broadcast on BBC Two, but also on BBC One. It was devised by Fintan Coyle and Cathy Dunning, and developed for television by the BBC ...more

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Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Nick Arcade Phil Moore, Andrea Lively, Michael Bower Nick Arcade is an American children's game show created by James Bethea and Karim Miteff and hosted by Phil Moore, with Andrea Lively announcing, that aired on Nickelodeon in 1992, airing ...more

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Wild & Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
SarahTrickett added Wild & Crazy Kids Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding, Jessica Gaynes Wild & Crazy Kids was an American television game show in which large teams, usually consisting entirely of children, participated in head-to-head physical challenges on Nickelodeon. The ...more

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Remote Control is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Remote Control Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Colin Quinn Remote Control is a TV game show that ran on MTV for five seasons from 1987 until 1990. It was MTV's first original non-musical program. New episodes were made for first-run syndication from ...more

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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Pictionary Pictionary is an American television game show which aired in syndication during the 1997–1998 season. The game was based on the board game, where contestants guessed words and phrases based on ...more

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Match Game is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Match Game Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson Match Game is an American television panel game show in which contestants attempted to match celebrities' answers to fill-in-the-blank questions. The precise format of the show varied through ...more

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Salute Your Shorts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Brittany Golden added Salute Your Shorts Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Amy Jo Johnson Salute Your Shorts is an American comedy television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 1991 to 1992 and in reruns until early 1999. It was based on the 1986 book, Salute Your Shorts: Life at ...more

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The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
RichardBeecher added The Dating Game Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ABC dropped ...more

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Fun House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Fun House J.D. Roth, Pat Sharp Fun House is an American children's television game show that aired from September 5, 1988 to April 13, 1991. The first two seasons of the series aired in daily syndication, with the Fox network ...more

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The Adventures of Pete & Pete is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Brittany Golden added The Adventures of Pete & Pete Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its ...more

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Rock & Roll Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
bojanthebest added Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Jeffrey Probst

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Scrabble is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Game Shows of the 1990s
Scrabble Chuck Woolery Scrabble is an American television game show that was based on the Scrabble board game. The show was co-produced by Exposure Unlimited and Reg Grundy Productions. It ran from July 2, 1984 to ...more