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The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made  

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List Rules Vote up the best kids game shows that have aired on television.

When you're a kid, getting $10 makes you feel like a millionaire. That's why so many children tuned in each week to watch their favorite game shows. Over the years, numerous game shows aired on Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, The Disney Channel, and other networks to great acclaim from kids and adults alike. Kids dreamed of one day appearing on the TV and winning the grand prize. Which of these kids game shows were your favorite growing up and which new kids game shows compete with the classics from the '80s and '90s?

A lot of kids did not win the ultimate prize on Double Dare, but they at least got slimed. That's basically a rite of passage for any youngers growing up in the 1990s. Kids today who aspire to be chefs should definitely watch Masterchef Junior. Gordon Ramsey knows how to tone down his ordinarily hot temper to encourage kids to cook the best meals they can. Honestly, there are some pretty impressive kids on children's competitive cooking shows who can prepare more meals than most adults. 

From solving puzzles to answering trivia, these are the top kids game shows of all time. Decide whether you are a Blue Barracuda or Green Monkey and start clicking. You can help decide which one is victorious by voting for your favorites below. 

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
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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MasterChef Junior is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi, Graham Elliot
MasterChef Junior (Fox, 2013) is an American cooking competition. 24 of the best junior home cooks in the country between the ages of eight and 13 will compete in the first audition round and ...more
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Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
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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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Jim Conroy
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, sometimes shortened as Fetch!, is a children's television series on PBS during the PBS Kids Go! block of educational programming. It is a reality-game show that is ...more
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Win, Lose or Draw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Vicki Lawrence
Win, Lose or Draw is an American television game show that aired from 1987 to 1990 in syndication and on NBC. It was taped at CBS Television City, often in Studios 31, 33, and 43 at various ...more
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Think Fast! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Think Fast is an American children's game show which aired on Nickelodeon from May 1, 1989 to June 29, 1991. For the first season, the show was hosted by Michael Carrington, and announced by ...more
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Quiz Kids Challenge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
The Quiz Kids Challenge is an American game show that was a take on the Quiz Kids programs of the past, which involved schoolchildren trying to answer questions posed to them by various adults. ...more
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Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
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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Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner
Wipeout is a game show series in which contestants compete in what is billed as the "world's largest obstacle course". Wipeout is hosted and commentated by John Henson and John ...more
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Star Search is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Naomi Judd
Star Search is an American television show that was produced T.P.E./Rysher Entertainment from 1983 to 1995, hosted by Ed McMahon, and created by Alfred Masini. A relaunch was produced by 2929 ...more
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Masters of the Maze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Masters of the Maze is a children's television game show that aired on the Family Channel from August 29, 1994 to September 22, 1996. The first season was hosted by J. D. Roth, and the second ...more
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Girls v. Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Girls v. Boys Pooch Hall, Jake Epstein, Lauren Collins
Girls v. Boys, also known as GVB, is an American reality series that has aired on The N from August 8, 2003 to October 7, 2005. GVB pits teams of adolescent boys and girls against each other in ...more
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Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
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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Kids Baking Championship is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Natalie Venable
Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is a television program hosted by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. Talented young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, a cash ...more
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Hole in the Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Laila Odom, Matt Clifton
Hole in the Wall is an American game show that has aired in two versions on American television. The first version aired on the Fox television network from 2008 to 2009. The show was an ...more
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Off the Wall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Off the Wall
Off the Wall is a children's game show produced by Vin Di Bona Productions that was shown on the Disney Channel from 1998-99. It was hosted by the wild and crazy-haired Larry Zeno, and co-hosted ...more
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Video Power is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Video Power is an American television series that aired in two different formats from 1990-1992 in syndication. Both formats revolved around video games, and actor Stivi Paskoski presided over ...more
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Destroy Build Destroy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Andrew W.K.
Destroy Build Destroy was a live action reality series on Cartoon Network. It focused on an unusual type of a game show, where two teams destroy a random object and build vehicles out of them, ...more
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BrainSurge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Lilly Petruzzi
BrainSurge is an American children's game show aired on Nickelodeon hosted by Jeff Sutphen. The show taped its first season in February 2009, and debuted on September 28, 2009. The show's format ...more
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American Ninja Warrior is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
American Ninja Warrior is a sports entertainment competition spin-off of the television series Sasuke, in which competitors try to complete a series of obstacle courses of increasing difficulty ...more
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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
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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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
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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What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
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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Keep It Spotless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Melissa Vanderschyff
Keep It Spotless (Nickelodeon, 2018) is an American competition television series created by Simon Crossley. Presented by Melissa Vanderschyff, the show features children contestants competing ...more
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Genius Junior is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Game Shows For Kids Ever Made
Neil Patrick Harris
Genius Junior (NBC, 2018) is an American children's television game show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. The series sees children, aged 12 and under, competing in teams of three in five ...more