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The Best Game Shows of the 1990s

Updated September 13, 2019 13.2k votes 1.4k voters 69.5k views34 items

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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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    The Price Is Right
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    113

    The Price Is Right

    Bob Barker, Janice Pennington

    Premiered1956

    The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Family Feud
    442
    122

    Family Feud

    Al Roker, Richard Dawson

    Premiered1976

    Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson. The show features a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Double Dare
    509
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    Double Dare

    Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone

    Premiered1986

    Double Dare is a children's game show, originally hosted by Marc Summers, that aired on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Jeopardy!
    388
    144

    Jeopardy!

    Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert

    Premiered1964

    Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    American Gladiators
    398
    155

    American Gladiators

    Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann

    Premiered1989

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  • 6
    Wheel of Fortune
    370
    137

    Wheel of Fortune

    Pat Sajak, Vanna White

    Premiered1983

    Wheel of Fortune is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Supermarket Sweep
    475
    146

    Supermarket Sweep

    David Ruprecht

    Premiered1965

    Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Whose Line Is It Anyway?
    234
    106

    Whose Line Is It Anyway?

    Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie

    Premiered1998

    Whose Line Is It Anyway? (ABC, 1998-2007, The CW, 2013) is an American improvisational comedy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Press Your Luck
    181
    86

    Press Your Luck

    Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland

    Premiered1983

    Press Your Luck is an American television daytime game show created by Bill Carruthers and Jan... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US)
    289
    145

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US)

    Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews

    Premiered1999

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is an American television quiz show based upon the British... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
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    Premiered1991

    Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? is an American half-hour children's television game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 12
    Hollywood Squares
    287
    167

    Hollywood Squares

    Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens

    Premiered1966

    The Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show, in which two contestants play... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    Legends of the Hidden Temple
    418
    170

    Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered1993

    Legends of the Hidden Temple is an action-adventure game show for children. The show centered... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 14
    Nickelodeon Guts
    292
    185

    Nickelodeon Guts

    Felicia Day, Ryon Day

    Premiered1992

    Nickelodeon Guts was an American television "action sports" competition series hosted by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    The Weakest Link
    155
    147

    The Weakest Link

    Bradley Walsh

    Premiered2000

    The Weakest Link is a British television quiz show, mainly broadcast on BBC Two, but also on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    Shop 'til You Drop
    291
    190

    Shop 'til You Drop

    Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg

    Premiered1991

    Shop 'til You Drop is an American game show that was on the air intermittently between 1991... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Let's Make a Deal
    184
    193

    Let's Make a Deal

    Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum

    Premiered1963

    Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    The Newlywed Game
    38
    45

    The Newlywed Game

    Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell

    Premiered1966

    The Newlywed Game is an American television game show that pits newly married couples against... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    The Joker's Wild
    263
    169

    The Joker's Wild

    Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen

    Premiered1972

    The Joker's Wild is an American television game show that aired at different times during the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Win Ben Stein's Money
    175
    211

    Win Ben Stein's Money

    Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel

    Premiered1997

    Win Ben Stein's Money is an American television game show created by Al Burton and Donnie... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    What Would You Do?
    223
    186

    What Would You Do?

    Dee Bradley Baker, Marc Summers

    Premiered1991

    What Would You Do? (Nickelodeon, 1991) is a reality television show. During each show, the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Wild & Crazy Kids
    141
    123

    Wild & Crazy Kids

    Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding

    Premiered1990

    Wild & Crazy Kids was an American television game show in which large teams, usually... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    The Dating Game
    97
    137

    The Dating Game

    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood

    Premiered1965

    The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Figure It Out
    185
    194

    Figure It Out

    Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young

    Premiered1997

    Figure It Out is an American children's panel game show that airs on Nickelodeon. The original... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Singled Out
    198
    215

    Singled Out

    Carmen Electra

    Premiered1995

    Singled Out is a game show that ran on MTV from 1995 to 1998. Each episode featured a group of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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