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List Rules Vote up your favorite British game shows in any genre.

British game shows are a top form of entertainment, combining the thrill of competition with luxurious prizes. The top British game shows come in many forms, from competitions to dating shows to panel games. This is a list of the best British game shows, including everything from Mastermind to 8 Out of 10 Cats to The Crystal Maze.

What series will you find on this list of the best British game shows? The Weakest Link became popular all over the world thanks to its engaging format. Presenter Anne Robinson was nicknamed the "Queen of Mean" for her icy demeanor with contestants. Deal or No Deal originated in the Netherlands, but it became a successful game show in the UK as well. Other good British games shows featured on this list include Blankety Blank, University Challenge, and Catchphrase.

Which English game show is the best? Give the greatest series a thumbs up, and please add any good competition shows that are missing.

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The Chase is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
The Chase 2009

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Pointless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Pointless 2009

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The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Countdown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Countdown 1982

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Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Mastermind 1972

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The Generation Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Blockbusters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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The Crystal Maze is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Catchphrase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Blankety Blank is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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The Golden Shot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Ted Butler added The Golden Shot 1967

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8 Out of 10 Cats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Take Your Pick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Ted Butler added Take Your Pick 1955

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Family Fortunes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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University Challenge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Fifteen to One is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Eggheads is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Eggheads 2003

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Just a Minute is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Going for Gold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Golden Balls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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The Cube is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
The Cube 2009

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The Million Pound Drop Live is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked

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Only Connect is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked