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The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home 

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List of the best game shows to play at home. Your favorite play-along game shows are ranked here for you and your family to join in on the televised fun. From "Family Feud" to "Jeopardy!" the whole family can gather around the couch (maybe with some TV dinners) and yell out the right answers when the game show contestants can't. The greatest TV game shows to play along with at home range from the brand new to the newly rebooted.

Puzzle shows, quiz shows, trivia shows, and all that TV questions-and-answers have to answer are cataloged here. This list of TV trivia contains puzzle and quiz shows that you can play from the comfort of your couch. Whether it's Bob Barker or Drew Carey, the game show hosts present the best series currently airing on American networks - including BBC America, of course. So play along with these TV game shows and guess that million-dollar answer from the couch.

Make it an interactive experience so that, thanks to this list of TV game programs, you'll never again have to ask "What's the best TV game show to play along with?" Here are our favorite quiz shows that can test your trivia skills, listed here for your ranking (and viewing) pleasure. Vote up the game shows you can't help but play along with!
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Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

Premiered: 1964

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Al Roker, Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson

Premiered: 1976

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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Who Wants to Be a Millio... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television

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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Are You Smarter than a 5... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Jeff Foxworthy, John Cena

Premiered: 2007, 2015, 2019

Genres (Tv): Game show

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? is an American quiz game show. In each game, the adult contestant is asked a series of eleven questions, spanning ten subjects (such as Animal Science, ...more

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Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Cash Cab

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Game show

Cash Cab is a TV game show devised by Adam Wood that originated in the United Kingdom and has been licensed to television networks in numerous other countries. Passengers in a specially ...more

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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Bob Barker, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson

Premiered: 1956

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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Match Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
RobLein added Betty White, Patty Duke, Richard Dawson

Premiered: 1962

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Rob Marrocco Jr.

Premiered: 1963

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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Password is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
RobLein added Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood

Premiered: 1961

Genres (Tv): Game show

Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been well known as the host of the ...more

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Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Tom Bergeron, Shadoe Stevens, Whoopi Goldberg

Premiered: 1966

Genres (Tv): Game show, Panel game, Comedy

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The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
The Joker's Wild Charlie O'Donnell, Bill Cullen, Jack Barry

Premiered: 1972

Genres (Tv): Game show

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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The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Bradley Walsh

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television

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Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television

Deal or No Deal is the American version of the international game show of Dutch origin of the same name. The show was hosted by Howie Mandel, and premiered on December 19, 2005, on NBC. The ...more

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1 vs. 100 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Game show

1 vs. 100 is a game show created by Endemol that is aired in several countries. The game pits one person against 100 others for a chance to win a large cash prize. The game first aired in the ...more
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Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Peter Tomarken, Savage Steve Holland, Charlie O'Donnell

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Game show

Press Your Luck is an American television daytime game show created by Bill Carruthers and Jan McCormack. It premiered on CBS in 1983 and ended in 1986, with a revival in 2019 hosted by ...more

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Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Bill Cullen, Johnny Gilbert, Geoff Edwards

Premiered: 1980

Genres (Tv): Game show

Chain Reaction is an American game show created by Bob Stewart, in which players compete to form chains composed of two-word phrases. The show aired three separate runs: Bill Cullen hosted the ...more
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Lingo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Chuck Woolery, Stacey Hayes

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Game show, Family Film

Lingo is an American television game show with multiple international adaptations. Three Lingo series have aired in the United States. The first was aired in daily syndication from September 28, ...more
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The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Snoop Dogg
The Joker's Wild (TBS, 2017) is an American television game show, a reboot of the 1970s game show. Hosted by Snoop Dogg, the game show features streetwise questions, problem solving, and trivia.
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Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Karel King added Betty White, Dick Clark, Dara Torres

Premiered: 1973

Pyramid is an American television game show that has aired several versions. The original series, The $10,000 Pyramid, debuted March 26, 1973, and spawned seven subsequent Pyramid series. The ...more

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The Chase is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Game show

The Chase is a British television quiz show, broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh. Contestants play against an opponent, known as the "Chaser", who plays for the bank. The ...more

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Whammy! Push Your Luck ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Game show

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23
Win Ben Stein's Money is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pimental

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Game show, Comedy

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Name That Tune is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
George DeWitt

Premiered: 1952

Genres (Tv): Game show

Name That Tune is an American television game show that put two contestants against each other to test their knowledge of songs. Premiering in the United States on NBC Radio in 1952, the show ...more

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The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs

Premiered: 1966

Genres (Tv): Game show

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