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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
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
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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Who Wants to Be a Millio... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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Wheel of Fortune is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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The Price Is Right is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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Are You Smarter than a 5... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Jeff Foxworthy, John Cena
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) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Cash Cab
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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Match Game is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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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1 vs. 100 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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Hollywood Squares is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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Deal or No Deal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine
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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The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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Password is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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Betty White, Allen Ludden, Gene Wood
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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The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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The Chase is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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Bradley Walsh
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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Let's Make a Deal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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Lingo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Chuck Woolery, Stacey Hayes
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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Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Bill Cullen, Johnny Gilbert, Geoff Edwards
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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Family Game Night is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Family Game Night is a television series based on Hasbro's family of board games and EA's video game franchise of the same name. The show is hosted by Todd Newton. Burton Richardson announced ...more

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Press Your Luck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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 in 1983 and ended in 1986, with a revival in 2019 hosted by ...more

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Win Ben Stein's Money is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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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Minute to Win It is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Guy Fieri, Kimberly Fox, Aaron Hedrick
Minute to Win It (NBC, 2010) is an American version of an international reality television series franchise that has also aired on ITV2, MundoFox, and Seven Network. Contestants take part in a ...more

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The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs
The Newlywed Game is an American television game show that pits newly married couples against each other in a series of revealing question rounds to determine how well the spouses know or do not ...more
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Whammy! Push Your Luck ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows to Play Along at Home
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Rufa Mae Quinto
Whammy! Push Your Luck is a GMA Network TV program based on the American game show Press Your Luck and its updated version Whammy! The All-New Press Your Luck. It aired weeknights before 24 Oras ...more
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The Joker's Wild is listed (or ranked) 25 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.