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The Best Nickelodeon Game Shows Ever Made

Updated July 10, 2020 1.9k votes 191 voters 5.2k views28 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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    Double Dare

    Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Malone

    PremieredJune 25, 2018

    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". It originally...  more

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    Legends of the Hidden Temple

    Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker

    PremieredSeptember 11, 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 guards". Kirk Fogg...  more

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    Nickelodeon Guts

    Felicia Day, Ryon Day

    PremieredSeptember 19, 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 series was broadcast by...  more

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    Figure It Out

    Jeff Sutphen, Elle Young

    PremieredJune 11, 2012

    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

    Donnie Jeffcoat, Omar Gooding


    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 show lasted...  more
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    What Would You Do?

    Dee Bradley Baker, Marc Summers

    PremieredAugust 31, 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 or...  more

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    Double Dare 2000

    Jason Harris, Tiffany Phillips


    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 new...  more
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    Nick Arcade

    Phil Moore, Andrea Lively


    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 originally...  more

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    Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

    Jeff Foxworthy, John Cena

    PremieredFebruary 27, 2007

    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, Spelling or...  more

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    Get the Picture

    Mike O'Malley


    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 and...  more
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    Lilly Petruzzi


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    Nickelodeon Splat!

    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 block....  more
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    Finders Keepers

    Wesley Eure


    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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    Slime Time Live

    Anthony Franco, Lissa Lauria


    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 produced/directed...  more
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    My Family's Got Guts

    Ben Lyons


    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 Studios...  more
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    Lip Sync Battle Shorties

    Nick Cannon, JoJo Siwa
    Lip Sync Battle Shorties (Nickelodeon, 2017) is an American reality television program presented by Nick Cannon and JoJo Siwa. ...  more
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    Make the Grade

    Lew Schneider


    Make the Grade is a children's game show that aired from October 2, 1989 through December 29, 1991 on Nickelodeon....  more

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    Paradise Run

    Daniella Monet

    PremieredFebruary 1, 2016

    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 race...  more
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    Jay Pharaoh, Darci Lynne

    PremieredNovember 25, 2020

    Unfiltered (Nickelodeon, 2020), originally titled Game Face, is a six-episode game show series. Celebrities’ true identities are hidden behind an animated filter and voice changer, while a...  more

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    Think Fast!

    Michael Carrington, Skip Lackey


    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 James...  more
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    You're On!

    Phil Moore, Vivianne Collins
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    Keep It Spotless

    Melissa Vanderschyff

    PremieredMarch 26, 2018

    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 for...  more
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    Alexia Khadime, Elliot Francis

    PremieredMarch 14, 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 YTV,...  more
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    The Crystal Maze

    Adam Conover


    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 of the...  more