Game shows have become so popular over the years that there are entire channels dedicated to them. The very first TV game show was "Spelling Bee," airing just about eighty years ago. Since then, these shows have been on both the radio and the television, and their prizes keep getting more impressive as time passes by.
We're not sure whether it's the energy of the contestants and the audience or the chance of actually winning something, but these TV programs are entertainment that we cannot live without. So, of course, we want to know how much you know about the topic. We want to see if you can identify these game shows from just one image.
Now, some of these aren't technically game shows, but they come pretty close, in our opinion. Sure you can identify "Jeopardy," because Alex Trebec is pretty much a TV staple, and "Wheel of Fortune" because what other game has such an impressive wheel? But do the games "The Gong Show," "Idiotest," "The Wall" and "Pay It Off" sound familiar to you?
If you think you know enough about these shows to not only ace this quiz, but also win them if you were a contestant, go ahead and get started on this quiz!
Created by Merv Griffin in 1964, "Jeopardy!" is a trivia game show in which clues are given in the form of answers. Contestants must respond in the form of a question.
First aired on NBC in 1975, "Wheel of Fortune" - or Wheel as it is commonly referred to - was created by Merv Griffin.
A show currently hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, the Family Feud game entails two families rivaling to win the cash prize of twenty thousand dollars.
In this ideal show for frequent shoppers, contestants make attempts at naming the price of a wide range of products. But don't bid too high!
"Match Game," since its debut in 1962, has aired on NBC, CBS and ABC. And then there's the Game Show Network.
Listed among TV Guide's top 60 game shows in 2013, "Hollywood Squares" was a complicated game of tic-tac-toe, played on a 3x3 vertical board with celebrities.
The contestants or "traders" of "Let's Make a Deal" often dress up in bizarre costumes in an attempt to catch the attention of the host. Hosts have included Monty Hall and Wayne Brady.
"Deal or No Deal" is based entirely on luck and chance. Contestants pick one suitcase out of twenty-six, hoping it holds the top cash prize of $1,000,000.00.
This is a trivia and knowledge type game show. Contestants on "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" win cash prizes by answering elementary-school questions.
In a battle of the sexes, two teams compete against each other by trying to complete a chain of two-word phrases.
Released in 2017 with only one season, the "Candy Crush" game show was based on the mobile game of the same name.
First aired in the United States in 1987, "Lingo" is a word-guessing game now played in multiple countries. Of course the game was inspired by bingo.
Introduced in 2017 and hosted by Jamie Foxx, "Beat Shazam" is a game in which players try to "beat Shazam" in identifying songs played.
This is a reality competition series much like ANTM. The host RuPaul searches for the next top drag queen in "RuPaul's Drag Race."
In the game show "Save To Win," contestants "buy" products by answering correctly to questions about the product. Chef Pat Neely hosts.
Premiered in 2017, "Snap Decision" airs on the Game Show Network and is hosted by David Alan Grier.
Making its debut on NBC in 2013, "Hollywood Game Night" is hosted by Jane Lynch.
In this physically demanding game called "American Ninja Warrior," competitors endure an obstacle course of extreme difficulty. It is based on a Japanese show.
An adaptation of the British show of the same name, "Weakest Link" first aired in the United States in 2001.
Created by Bob Stewart and debuted in 1973, "Pyramid" initially awarded a top prize of $10,000.00. The amount has since increased to $100,000.00.
Aired briefly on BET, "Pay It Off" was a game show similar to "Debt," where contestants earned money to pay off debts by solving trivia puzzles.
In "The Chase," contestants collect cash prizes by answering questions. They would then face off against an intelligent man referred to as "The Beast."
"Funny You Should Ask" was a comedy game show hosted by Lloyd Thaxton on ABC from 1968 to 1969. It was resurrected in 2017.
First aired on CBS in 1983, contestants of the "Press Your Luck" game won spins by answering trivia questions. The spins were then used to win prizes on a game board.
As the name would suggest, newlyweds are quizzed on their partners' personalities and dislikes in the "Newlywed Game." Bob Eubanks was the original host.
Broadcasted from Food Fair supermarkets, "Supermarket Sweep" was a combination of a team-based quiz and a timed race through a supermarket.
A trivia game show where one contestant competed against a "mob" of one hundred other contestants, "1 vs. 100" was moved from NBC to GSN in 2010. The NBC host was Bob Saget.
Hosted by Ben Gleib and broadcast by GSN, "Idiotest" is a game show in which contestants compete by solving brain teasers and puzzles.
This one is based on a U.K. show of the same name. Contestants compete in a variety of games for the top prize of $25,000 in "Dog Eat Dog."
Drawing inspiration from the board game, "Scrabble Showdown" was broadcast on The Hub from 2011 to 2012.
Broadcast on NBC, "The Wall" is a trivia type game show created by Andrew Glassman, LeBron James and Maverick Carter in 2017.
Based on the Yahtzee dice game, the Yahtzee game show first aired in 1988. It was hosted by Peter Marshall and Larry Hovis.
"Wipe Out" was a comedic game show. Competitors of all shapes and sizes attempted to complete a fun yet difficult obstacle course in "Wipe Out."
An adaptation of a British show, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is a comedy improv show. It is often simply referred to as "Whose Line?"
Created by Chuck Barris in 1965, "The Dating Game" first aired on ABC. The show had several revivals.
First introduced in 1986, "Double Dare" featured both trivia questions and physical challenges. It was a production of Nickelodeon.
The longest-running U.S. primetime game-show, "What's My Line?" has been awarded three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for Best Quiz" and Best TV Show.
Created by Harry Salter in 1952, "Name That Tune" tested participants on their knowledge of songs and awarded them with a grand prize up to $100,000.
A contest of amateur talent, "The Gong Show" first aired in 1976 on NBC. Chuck Barris created and hosted the show.
"Twenty-One" aired on NBC from 1956 to 1958 and again briefly in 2000. The show, hosted by Jack Barry, was said to be rigged.