Top 100 Game Shows (pg 2)

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21.  Identity
Contestants rely on their own perceptions and judgment in order to match up a group of strangers with a list of unique characteristics about each person such as their shoe size, weight or career.This show was captivating. i loved watching it and i really really want it to come back on the air. it was so good. every night i watched it and every night my love of the show quadrupled. Penn just made it so much better. He was hilarious and just made the show so suspenseful. Please make this show a weekly event! It's better than Deal or no Deal!!! watch it! i promise that you wont be disappointed. if you are then you don't know a good show when you see one. i cant emphasize enough how good penn was. he would make great wisecracks and i would end up on the floor laughing my rear end off. for the sake of everyones entertainment we need to put this show on the air once again.
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22.  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

The syndicated television quiz show, is an on-air program of thirty (30) minutes in length. To qualify to become a Contestant on the Program individuals must go through an audition process (see Rule 3 below). The dates and locations for auditions will be announced via various means, including, but not limited to, and local media. Individuals must attend an audition session that will be held at designated audition site(s). Individuals must go to the designated audition site at the specified audition time(s) and complete a written test within the specified time limit. Individuals who do not receive a passing score will be eliminated from the audition. Individuals who do receive a passing score will continue with an audition interview. Producer, in its sole discretion, will determine which people have passed the audition interview. Those people will be put into a pool along with all other individuals who have received a passing score on the written test and who have passed the audition interview, for possible selection as a Contestant for the Program . For each episode of the Program, the Producer, in its sole discretion, will select Contestants from the Contestant Pool to appear as Contestants who will play the game on the Program in which they can win up to One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) by correctly answering up to fourteen (14) multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty.
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23.  Million Dollar Money Drop
During each game, two contestants work together as a team to beat one of the most difficult challenges of their lives: saving the million-dollar mountain of cash in front of them from disappearing forever. Unlike any other game show, the duo is given their prize money - bundles of real cash totaling $1 million - at the start of the game, and it's up to them to keep this life-changing cash. Once the question is revealed, the duo must debate and decide the answer(s) on which they will risk all of their money. Are they confident enough to place all of their money on one answer? Or will the relentless pressure cause them play it safe and spread their money across a few answers?
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24.  American Gladiators
"American Gladiators" premiered in 1989. Throughout all of its seasons, it was hosted by Mike Adamle with a co-host. Those co-hosts have ranged from talents like Joe Theismann, Larry Csonka and Dan Clark. The show lasted for seven seasons, with each season having two tournaments and the grand finale featured the winners of both tournaments competing against each other. The show also had special episodes featuring former NFL players, NYPD officers, former Olympians and returning "American Gladiators" champions.

Most game shows rely on contestants' knowledge and wit, but the classic show "American Gladiators" relied on speed, strength and agility. The show was formatted in a tournament style where two players would compete against each other every week, as well as being challenged by one of the "Gladiators." This show was so popular that it will always be a part of pop culture history.
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25.  Baffle
Baffle was a syndicated game show of identifying phrases. It was a revival of the 1965 show P.D.Q. It was also the show that took the time slot of Concentration, which ended a 14-year/8 month run on NBC that past Friday.

Two teams, each of a celebrity and a civilian, participated. One member of each team is in a soundproof booth. As the opponent's booth is shut off, the other's partner is shown a phrase and puts up three letters on a rack. The object was for the player in the booth to identify the phrase. A signal told the partner to add a letter. Once the phrase is identified, the opposing team plays the same phrase. Scoring is based on the amount of time used to guess the phrase with the quickest time tallying a point. The top scoring team after four rounds is the winner.

The winning team vied to identify words from three-letter clues for the chance to win a new car.
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26.  The Challengers

Revival of the 1969-74 NBC classic The Who, What, or Where Game hosted by Art James, now a syndicated current-events quiz with three players (one a returning champion) and Dick Clark at the helm. While the basics of the game remained the same through the run, certain aspects of the game were tweaked along the way.

Each show was introduced by announcer Don Morrow giving the date (e.g., "Today is Monday, September 3, 1990") and began with a 60-second rapid-fire current events question round called the "Challengers Sprint", with $100 per correct guess and $100 deducted for an incorrect guess. (This was later changed to just one toss-up question to decide who started, but the Sprint eventually returned.) The contestant with the most money after the Sprint got to select from a board of questions. Each round had six categories of three questions about current events and popular culture; each question was worth $150, $200, and $250 .
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27.  Eye Guess
Two rounds of two boards (one for each board) were played and at the beginning of each round, the eight answers were revealed for six to nine seconds with the "Eye Guess" square left blank. Then host Cullen read eight questions pertaining to those answers. The player in control selected a number he/she thought the correct answer was found under and a correct choice earned points and kept his/her turn but an incorrect choice received no points and lost his/her turn. Upon an exposure of a wrong answer, a funny reaction occurs. On one question, if the correct answer he/she thinks is not hidden on the board, all that player has to do is call "Eye Guess" causing the "Eye Guess" square to be revealed and if the correct answer was exposed, he/she gets the points, but if that square was blank no points were scored and that player lost his/her turn. If a player can get five correct answers in a row, he/she also won a bonus prize
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28.  The Face is Familiar
This quiz hosted by Jack Whitaker teamed a celebrity with a member of the public. There were two teams and the premise involved the teams having to guess the identity of a person from a jumbled up picture. $200 was won for each correct guess – the bonus round was worth $500 and contestants had to identify someone just from seeing a picture of their nose, eyes, etc.
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29.  Face To Face
Game show. This very early show featured an artist (Bill Dunn) having to draw a picture of a celebrity simply by hearing their voice, the celeb generally sat on the other side of a curtain to the artist so the audience could monitor his progress. Eddie Dunn and towards the end of the shows run a lady called Sugar hosted.
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30.  The Honeymoon Race

Meshing nicely in theme with ABCs other games at the time (The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game), The Honeymoon Race had three newlywed duos compete in a scavenger hunt of five items hidden in a mall in Hollywood, Florida. However, unlike its successor Supermarket Sweep, the couples used electric scooters rather than shopping carts to locate their booty. Another loser game show, Temptation, replaced this in 1968. Hosted by Bill Malone.
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31.  Face The Music
Face the Music was an American television game show that aired in syndication from January 14, 1980 to September 1981. The show tested contestants' knowledge of popular music songs, and association of song titles with famous people, places and things. The show was hosted by Ron Ely and also featured the Tommy Oliver Orchestra and vocalist Lisa Donovan. Dave Williams, now the morning anchor at KNX-1070 in Los Angeles, was the announcer from January to September, 1980. For the second season, John Harlan announced with Art James occasionally filling in. The show was produced by Sandy Frank Productions. Game show fans remember the show for its cheesy production values (broken lights on the set, bizarre sound effects, etc.) and the sometimes overenthusiastic hosting job by Ely. Both these aspects make it a cult favorite today. At the 1988 NATPE Convention, there was a possible syndicated revival available for the taking, but not enough stations signed on.
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32.  Fear Factor

Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. It was originally created by Endemol Netherlands and first aired on June 11, 2001. The original Dutch version was called Now or Neverland. When Endemol USA and NBC adapted it to the American market in 2001, they changed the name to Fear Factor.
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33.  He Said, She Said

A few months back there was word that Howie Mandel was casting for a TV adaptation of the board game Battle of the Sexes. It looks like it’s finally coming to fruition, apparently without the board game tie-in. The show is now called He Said She Said and it’s created/executive produced by Howie and Don’t Forget the Lyrics! producer Jeff Apploff. The description of the show is contestants of the opposite sex have to answer edgy polling questions and the winners get some gender specific prize, like a fishing trip for men or a spa weekend for the ladies. Pretty standard show.
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34.  High Rollers

High Rollers was a daytime game show that ran from 1974 to 1976 and 1978 to 1980 on NBC. This page is devoted to the latter of those two versions, as the original version has no episodes circulating on the trading circuit thus meaning your curator has not seen any.
Current Jeopardy! emcee Alex Trebek hosted both versions of this show.
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35.  I've Got A Secret
The I've Got A Secret TV show was a game show series where the contestants would tell a secret to the host and the audience. Then a panel of four celebrities would ask them questions and try to figure out what their secret was. On one show this really old guy's secret was "I saw John Wilkes Booth Shoot Abraham Lincoln"! The longer it took the panel to guess, the more money the guest would win! (with a maximum of $20 in the early years and eventually up to a whopping $80) Guest celebrities would also come on the show with their own secrets, join the panelists in guessing the secrets, or even host the program.
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36.  The Joker's Wild

The Joker's Wild was a game show that successfully started in 1972. It aired on CBS for a few years. It is a game show where "knowledge is king and lady luck is queen", literally. The game board is literally a gigantic slot machine with jokers, devils, cars, categories, and prize amounts; all made possible by what was close as possible to LCD screens at that time: 3 slide projectors, most likely carousels, and specifically a Sawyer/GAF group of slide projectors, each shining backwards on the other side of a clear screen. The spinning slides would pause randomly, and any slide projectors not in use would have its lamp turned off. Use of these projectors in this method would result in them malfunctioning, with having to repair and alternate slide projectors and replacing the lamp bulbs.
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37.  Liar's Club
The Liar's Club Game Show was a game show produced by Ralph Andrews that first premiered on American television in 1969. The game show had a panel of celebrities who were given a strange object, based on the object the celebrities would make up an explanation on what the object was used for, and the contestants would wager on which explanation was correct. Starting at ten dollars with a maximum of one hundred, the contestants would wager until the other opponent refused to challenge their bid, leaving the celebrities to reveal which one was telling the truth. Popular celebrities that frequently made appearances were David Letterman, Betty White, Jim Byrnes, and Jimmy Walker. The show was canceled after the first season but premiered again in 1976 and ran until 1989 when it was canceled. Hosts included Bill Armstrong, Allen Ludden, and Eric Boardman. Eventually the show was syndicated and was shown in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
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38.  The Magnificent Marble Machine
The Magnificent Marble Machine was an American television game show that was based on pinball, and starred Art James. The show ran on NBC from July 7, 1975 to June 11, 1976, but was interrupted for about two weeks in January, due to scheduling changes on the network. It aired in both half-hour slots between Noon and 1 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. and Noon Central. Merrill Heatter and Bob Quigley packaged this program. Robert Noah was the executive producer. MMM and the short-lived 1967 ABC game show Temptation (coincidentally hosted by James also) were the only two game shows packaged by Heatter-Quigley to not use Kenny Williams as announcer. Because Williams was so busy at the time on the other H-Q shows, Johnny Gilbert, best known today as the long-standing voice of Jeopardy, worked MMM instead.
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39.  The Moneymaze
The Money Maze was an American television game show seen on ABC in 1974 and 1975. The host of the show was Nick Clooney, the father of veteran actor George Clooney and a Cincinnati-based television personality. Alan Kalter was the announcer. It was produced by Daphne-Lipp Productions, of which Dick Cavett was a principal.

The object of the game was to negotiate a large maze built on the studio floor. A contestant would direct his or her spouse from a perch above the maze; the spouse would need to find his or her way to a pushbutton on the side of a tower inside the maze.
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40.  The Newlywed Game

A game show in which newly-married husbands and wives were separately asked the same questions and had to predict how their spouses would answer, was a staple of American television for over twenty years. It aired in a prime time network version from January 1967 to August 1971 and ran during the day from July 1966 to December 1974. A syndicated version was produced from 1977 until 1980, and the show was revived yet again as The Newlywed Game in the fall of 1985, a version that lasted until 1990.
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