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7 Game Shows From The 70s You Totally Forgot Existed


We all love watching game shows and luckily there have always been so many to choose between. Whether you like a trivia based game, a strategy game or something completely outrageous, there has always been a show for you.

A lot of new games shows get launched every year, so it's easy to forget some of the ones that we grew up with. How many of these do you remember?

Hot Seat


It was a lot like The Newlywed Game except with one added component: A lie detector. Your emotions and nerve responses get tracked while you answer questions about about your partner. The bar above your head will give it away if you are lying... No pressure!

The Wizard of Odds


This show introduced the world to Alex Trebek! It was his first big American game show, and it even had a theme song by Alan Thicke.


You and a celebrity partner were teamed up to solve some synonym puzzles that would eventually lead you to the $20,000 prize. Essentially, it was clues like "Sizzling / Canine" which would mean "hot dog".

There are even more shows that you totally forgot you used to watch...

Make Me Laugh


The contestants had to resist laughing while comedians did everything in their power to make them laugh. The longer they last the better their prize would be.

Rhyme and Reason


It was kind of like the match game except that the celebrity had to choose a word that rhymed with the last word of a phrase. The contestants would then pick celebrities to see if they matched.

Treasure Hunt


This weird game had three contestants essentially play a lottery before they would decide who would actually get to go on to the next part of the game.



This show would have the constants try to identify "bloopers" which were essentially just false facts. If they successfully identified all the incorrect items they would get to go up against the "villains". There was a bunch of characters that you would have to go against and if you won you would be given $25,000!

Which of these of these forgotten game shows do you wish you could be on?