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The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made 

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Updated January 24, 2020 717 votes 99 voters 2.3k views 27 items

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When you were a kid, how often did you fantasize about ending up on a Nickelodeon game show, winning great prizes, and getting slimed? Some of the best shows to ever air on the network were the game shows. They were fun and different from the rest of the programming. The best Nickelodeon game shows are listed below. Do you prefer shows on the air now or the ones that aired back in the '90s? Let us know!

Double Dare is arguably the most famous game show to air on Nickelodeon of all time. In the show, kids had to complete physical challenges, including an obstacle course for the chance to win $5,000. The show has gone through various iterations throughout the years. The most recent edition came out in 2018. Nickelodeon has not slowed down with its game shows in recent years, and it recently came out with a new show called Keep It Spotless, where kids have to keep themselves clean as they go through an obstacle course. As you can see, obstacle courses are very important when it comes to Nickelodeon game shows. 

Which kid's game shows do you remember fondly, and which ones do not ring any bells? Vote on the best Nickelodeon kids game shows of the '90s and beyond. 

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Legends of the Hidden Te... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, Jennifer Holtz

Premiered: 1993

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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Double Dare is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

Premiered: 2000

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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Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Felicia Day, Ryon Day

Premiered: 1992

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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Nick Arcade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Phil Moore, Andrea Lively, Michael Bower

Premiered: 1992

Nick Arcade is an American children's game show created by James Bethea and Karim Miteff and hosted by Phil Moore, with Andrea Lively announcing, that aired on Nickelodeon in 1992, airing ...more
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Figure It Out is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young, Lorenz Arnell

Premiered: 1997

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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Wild & Crazy Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Wild & Crazy Kids Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding, Jessica Gaynes

Premiered: 1990

Wild & Crazy Kids was an American television game show in which large teams, usually consisting entirely of children, participated in head-to-head physical challenges on Nickelodeon. The ...more
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What Would You Do? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Dee Bradley Baker, Marc Summers

Premiered: 1991

What Would You Do? (Nickelodeon, 1991) is a reality television show. During each show, the audience viewed and voted on the outcome of a previously taped segment or stock film featuring children ...more
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Finders Keepers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Wesley Eure

Premiered: 1987

Finders Keepers is a children's game show that debuted on Nickelodeon and later aired in first-run syndication. The show featured two teams of two children attempting to find hidden objects in ...more
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Get the Picture is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Mike O'Malley

Premiered: 1991

Get the Picture is an American children's game show that aired from March 18, 1991 to December 6, 1991 on Nickelodeon. Hosted by Mike O'Malley, the show features two teams answering questions ...more
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Are You Smarter than a 5... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Jeff Foxworthy, John Cena

Premiered: 2007, 2015, 2019

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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Double Dare 2000 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Double Dare 2000 Jason Harris, Tiffany Phillips, Tia Marrie

Premiered: 2000

Double Dare 2000 (Nickelodeon, 2000) is an American television game show based on the original Double Dare. The new show used a revamped set and bigger physical challenges. It also featured the ...more
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BrainSurge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Lilly Petruzzi

Premiered: 2009

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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Nickelodeon Splat! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Nickelodeon Splat!

Premiered: 2004

Nickelodeon Splat! is a television block on Nickelodeon. It aired live every weekday in the summer of 2004, during commercial breaks between Nickelodeon shows on the early evening programming ...more
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Make the Grade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made

Premiered: 1989

Make the Grade is a children's game show that aired from October 2, 1989 through December 29, 1991 on Nickelodeon.
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My Family's Got Guts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
My Family's Got Guts Ben Lyons

Premiered: 2008

My Family's Got Guts is a family game show that aired on Nickelodeon. It was a revival of Guts, and debuted on September 15, 2008. The show was taped in Sound Stages 23 and 24 at Universal ...more
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Slime Time Live is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Anthony Franco, Lissa Lauria, Robby Roberts

Premiered: 2000

Slime Time Live was a television series that aired on Nickelodeon from 2000–2003, lasting 8 seasons. During its run it was hosted by Dave Aizer, Jonah Travick and Jessica Holmes and ...more
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Lip Sync Battle Shorties... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Nick Cannon, JoJo Siwa
Lip Sync Battle Shorties (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American reality television program presented by Nick Cannon and JoJo Siwa.
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Keep It Spotless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows 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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You're On! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
You're On! Phil Moore, Vivianne Collins, Travis White
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Think Fast! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made

Premiered: 1989

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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The Crystal Maze is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Adam Conover

Premiered: 2020

The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon, 2020) is an American version of the British children's game show. The series, in which a team of contestants take on a range of challenges set within a labyrinth ...more
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Paradise Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Daniella Monet
Paradise Run is a game show that premiered on Nickelodeon on February 1, 2016. The series is presented by Daniella Monet. At the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii, three teams of two children ...more
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Nickelodeon Robot Wars ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Nickelodeon Robot Wars Dave Aizer

Premiered: 2002

Nickelodeon Robot Wars is a game show that aired on Nickelodeon from August 25, 2002 to October 6, 2002. Hosted by Dave Aizer, the show was Nickelodeon's take on Robot Wars, the popular and ...more
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Scaredy Camp is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made

Premiered: 2002

Scaredy Camp is a reality show that aired on Nickelodeon, hosted by Emma Wilson. Season one ran from October 27, 2002 - November 3, 2002. Season two ran from August 2, 2003 - August 16, 2003. ...more
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Splatalot! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made
Alexia Khadime, Elliot Francis, Samantha Brown

Premiered: 2011

Splatalot! is a Canadian/Australian/British internationally co-produced medieval-themed physical game show for kids, which made its debut in its English Canadian premiere on March 14, 2011 on ...more