Game shows

Collection of 70s game shows

Game show is one of the most common things on American TV. TV game shows have changed over the years to match the times. Today, some of them mix in elements of reality TV. But the guests we polled said they still like the old game shows better than the new ones. So let’s look at why people love 70s game shows so much.

Why are 70s game shows so popular?

Why are 70s game shows so popular
Why are 70s game shows so popular?
Here are some of the reasons why people love 70s game shows:
  • After dinner, everyone in the family can watch game shows together at home.
  • Game show hosts are very skilled and graceful, and they always make people laugh and smile.
  • 70s game shows have a wide range of topics and are very interesting to watch.

70s Game show hosts

Dennis James

Dennis James is the host of popular games such as: “Cash and Carry,” “The Name’s the Same,” “The Price Is Right,” “Name That Tune”.
He was one of the famous presenters in the period from 1946-1977

Jim Lange

People who watched “The Dating Game” on daytime TV in the 1970s will remember Jim Lange as the show’s host.
Other game shows such as: “Spin-Off” and “Give-n-Take” are also hosted by Jim Lange.

Tom Kennedy

Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy
Tom Kennedy is the host of many game shows such as “Doctor I.Q.”, “It’s Your Bet”, “The Big Game”.
People who watched a lot of game shows on TV between 1958 and 1987 couldn’t have failed to know the famous host Tom Kennedy.

Hal March

Hal March started out as one half of the comedy duo Sweeney & March. He was on early TV shows like “I Love Lucy” and “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show.”
After that, he took on the role of game show host for other game shows like “The $64,000 Question”, “What’s It For?” and “It’s your bet”.

Jack Narz

Jack Narz
Jack Narz
Jack Narz is the brother of Tom Kennedy. As well as being as well-known as his younger brother, he has been the host of famous game shows like “The Price Is Right,” “Dotto,” and “Top Dollar.”

Gary Moore

Garry Moore is a host for music and quiz shows. He has been the host of popular game shows like “I’ve Got a Secret” and “To Tell the Truth.”

Peter Marshal

Peter Marshall is the host of popular game shows on 70s game shows.
“Hollywood Squares,” “Storybook Squares,” and “All-Star Blitz” are all popular shows that he has hosted.

Art Fleming

Art Fleming was the first host of “Jeopardy!” on NBC, which ran from 1964 to 1975. He was also the host of the TV game show Jeopardy from 1978 to 1979, but it was called “The All New Jeopardy!”
He is also well known for being the host of the show “University Bowl.”

Collection of 70s game shows

Break the Bank

Similar to Hollywood Squares, but with 20 tiles instead of four. The player chooses a tile and then decides which of the two celebrities gives the right answer to a question. This lets them flip a tile. Getting 3 types of dollar values won the game, but getting 3 out of 5 bags broke the bank (I think that raised $1,000 on no win).

Tom Kennedy was the host of ABC for three months in 1976. From September 1976 to September 1977, co-producer Jack Barry was the host of the co-op.

Break the Bank
Break the Bank

Wheel Of Fortune

This is a game show created by Merv Griffin.

Since January 1975, the show has been on the air every week. For a chance to win cash, contestants will have to solve word puzzles, and the prizes will be decided by spinning a big carnival wheel.

Diamond Head

It was shot in Hawaii.  Maybe it started in 1975.

People would have to pick one of her purses, and sometimes there would be a key to a new car or money in it. At the end of the show, they would go into a glass booth with a purse, turn on a blowing machine, drop money, and then have to catch the money while it was in the air and put it in their purse.

The $20,000 Pyramid

There were two teams, each with a celebrity guest and a contestant. The teams chose from the list of categories. In 30 seconds, one person told the other about seven words. There were three rounds of play. The “winner’s circle” was where the team with the most points got $10,000.

The famous guest stood in front of the pyramid and gave hints about six different topics in one minute. The contestants then switched out their celebrity guests and did it again. If the same person won again, they would try for $20,000, even if they had already won $10,000. If the other person won, the episode would be boring, so they would try for $10,000.

The $20,000 Pyramid
The $20,000 Pyramid

Card Sharks

It was on NBC for three years, and Jim Perry was the show’s host. From September 6, 1978, until September 9, 1981, it was first shown. Each of them had two contestants on whom they could bet high or low.

It was kind of like “The Price Is Right,” but they had to play with cards instead of money.


Jeopardy! was made by Merv Griffin, who is also the host of the show.
It is kind of like a quiz show that has been changed a little bit. Instead of being given questions to answer, candidates are given general knowledge clues in the form of answers. They have to figure out who, what, where, or why each clue is about by putting each answer in the form of a question.

The New Treasure Hunt

Three people in the studio audience got gift boxes. One was full and the other two were empty. The person who got the surprise went on to choose from 30 boxes with items that ranged from worthless to expensive. Or they could take something like cash.

From 1973 to 1982, Geoff Edwards was the host, and Johnny Jacobs did the announcing.

The New Treasure Hunt
The New Treasure Hunt

The Price Is Right

This is a TV game show made by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson, and Bill Todman. Contestants will try to guess the prices of items to win cash and prizes.

The contestants were chosen from the studio audience as the announcer called out their names and the show’s famous catchphrase, “Go down!”

Password/Password Plus

Password was a word association game in which two stars and two contestants took turns giving each other one-word hints to figure out the password.

In a new version of the NBC show Password Puzzle called Password Plus, you have to guess 5 passwords that add up to the answer to the Password Puzzle.

Both versions were hosted by the late Allen Ludden.

Family Feud

It first aired on ABC during the day in 1976, and in 1977, a syndicated prime-time show was added. Richard Dawson was the host, and Gene Wood gave the news.

Two families with five people each competed by answering questions based on the answers of 100 people. The winners bet $5,000 on “fast money,” which was worth $10,000 at night.

Family Feud
Family Feud

Here are the 70s game shows. They are really fun shows that make everyone happy. If you have a lot of free time, check them out one more time!

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