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Best TV Game Shows of All Time

Updated on March 3, 2017

Legendary Game Shows

Wheel of Fortune was a television game show hosted by Pat Sajak. Spin The Wheel.
Wheel of Fortune was a television game show hosted by Pat Sajak. Spin The Wheel. | Source
The Price is Right is a t.v. game show that has been on the air since the late 1950's. The contestants must guess the price of household products.
The Price is Right is a t.v. game show that has been on the air since the late 1950's. The contestants must guess the price of household products. | Source
Family Feud has been hosted by several people during it's stint on television. Also, video games have been made based on the show.
Family Feud has been hosted by several people during it's stint on television. Also, video games have been made based on the show. | Source
Who wants to be a millionaire was originally hosted by Regis Philban and each contestant had one life line.
Who wants to be a millionaire was originally hosted by Regis Philban and each contestant had one life line. | Source
The Love Connection was hosted by Chuck Woolery and it featured people searching for the perfect partner.
The Love Connection was hosted by Chuck Woolery and it featured people searching for the perfect partner. | Source
The Newlywed Game allowed new married couples a chance to get to know each other.
The Newlywed Game allowed new married couples a chance to get to know each other. | Source

Great Game Shows

1. The Price is Right (1956): This is a game show that I have been watching for my entire life. This game show started out featuring Bob Barker and his beauties. The beauties would highlight each part of the game and the prize that could be won. Sometimes, winners of the showcase at the end of the show can win into the thousands of dollars. There have been numerous hosts but, Bob Barker was the original, the longest and the best of the hosts. Remember, have your pet spade or neutered. This was a public message that he shared at the end of each broadcast. This show is still on the air today but, Drew Carey is now the host. The Playstation 3 actually has a Price is Right video game that is called, The Price is Right Decades.

2. Wheel of Fortune (1975): Another game show that I have literally watched since I was a child. The game is based on solving puzzles by guessing one letter at a time and vowels are made to cost extra at $150 a piece. The contestant with the most money at the end of the show, will get to advance to the bonus round or the famous showcase! You can spell out the puzzle very slowly by spinning the wheel or you can solve the puzzle. The show is still on the air today and still has the host Pat Sajak and the famous Vanna White.

3. Jeopardy (1964): I never really watched Jeopardy all that much but, Jeopardy was made for very intelligent people who are provided with the answers to the questions and they figure out the question, and ask the judge in question form. If you do not have knowledge of several, several subjects or just have knowledge of every subject in the world, then you would probably not do very well at Jeopardy.

4. Let's Make A Deal (1963): This show is known for the very unusual clothing that is worn by audience members. They wear the clothing to hopefully attract the attention of the show hosts. If they stand out enough, hopefully they will be picked to go on stage to play the game. You can trade your winnings for a chance at bigger prizes and the audience gets very involved in helping you make your decision. I can remember my mom talking about this show and watching it growing up. Now, there is a very today of the old show.

5. Deal or No Deal (2005): Played with 26 suitcases with different amounts in each one. In the game, you can accept the deal or you can reject the deal and go with opening more suitcases. The show is hosted by Howie Mandell since 2005. It s funny to watch the contestants look to the audience for advice on which case to open. Mandell happily and in good fun picks on the contestants at times.

6. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (1998): A very popular game that I remember watching on Sundays and even through the week. There are different categories of money and after answer questions to get to a particular level, you can't lose below a certain amount. Trivia questions in many different categories are a way to advance to another money bracket.

7. Family Feud (1976): Families compete for money. This show is filled with family fun and teamwork to be the first to answer the questions with the most popular answers that were asked to the public earn more money and more points for their team. The winning family, is sent to the bonus round where specific questions are asked and the most popular answers are being sought after.

8. The Dating Game (1965): This game came out about the same time as The Newlywed Game. The Dating Game it just what it implies. Contestants are brought on the TV show and asked questions, to see if they are compatible with either the male or female contestant. Then, a follow up visit is scheduled after they have been out on the date to see if there will be a second date.

9. Love Connection (1983): This show is hosted by Chuck Woolery, Love Connection is very similar to The Dating Game. A male or a female comes on the show looking for love. If the contestant is female then there are three male contestants that will be answering questions. The one with the most flashy answers are usually picked and a date is set. A follow up show is scheduled for the couple to see if they might go out again. Some of the dates were outrageous but, some of the couples did go out more than once. Chuck Woolery was never afraid to ask the tough questions. No question was really off limit.

10. The Newlywed Game (1966): This game features newlywed couples that have been married one year or less. They are brought on the show and asked very embarrassing questions, to see how well they know each other. They are asked a variety of questions in sometimes what I would call questionable subjects for public television but, the show is often very funny. This is a great show for couples to watch together.

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1. Price is Right

2. Wheel of Fortune

3. Family Feud

4. Jeopardy

5. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire

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    • TheDoItAllGuy profile image

      TheDoItAllGuy 4 years ago

      I actually like the game show 1vs100 as well even though it did not last that long.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was looking for "Hollywood Squares," my all-time favorite game show. However, of the ones you listed, Jeopardy is my favorite. Thanks for a look back.