Can you guess the decade when these classic TV game shows began?

The ultimate quiz about quizzes!


It's time for trivia about trivia… a quiz about quiz shows! 

Game shows have been a part of television since the medium's earliest days. Over the decades, there have been some genius ideas — and genius players — that helped make these game shows part of American pop culture.

We're going to name some of the longest-running game shows. See if you can guess the decade in which they began! Good luck!

  1. Former Hogan's Heroes star Richard Dawson was the first host of Family Feud when it began in the…?
  2. Vicki Lawrence of Mama's Family fame was the host of Win, Lose or Draw, which aired in the…?
  3. The gross-out Nickelodeon kids show Double Dare, hosted by Marc Summers, featured "physical challenges" when it premiered in the…?
  4. Chuck Woolery was the original host of Wheel of Fortune when it began in the…?
  5. Bill Cullen was the first host of The Price Is Right when it premiered in the…?
  6. Art Fleming hosted the original version of Jeopardy! when it premiered in the…?
  7. "No Whammies!" Peter Tomarken hosted Press Your Luck on its original daytime run in this decade.
  8. Sally Field, Yvonne Craig, Bill Mumy, Bill Bixby and the rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock were some of the celebrity guest stars on The Dating Game in its first decade. Jim Lange was the host.
  9. Bob Eubanks was the first host of The Newlywed Game and made "making whoopee" a catchphrase when it first aired in this decade.
  10. Red Benson was the first host. Guessing the first tune would win you $5 when Name That Tune kicked off in the…?
  11. Dick Clark was the first host of Pyramid, back when it premiered as 'The $10,000 Pyramid.' It later increased in value to $25,000… $50,000… $100,000… but when did it begin?
  12. Ernest Borgnine was "Center Square" on Hollywood Squares in its early days, hosted by Peter Marshall in this decade.
  13. Bill Malone was the original host of Supermarket Sweep when it aired in this decade.

Can you guess the decade when these classic TV game shows began?

Your Result...

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ttenchantr 1 month ago
Too bad you couldn't tell us the actual years.
moosecat 18 months ago
6 out of 13. I never heard of some of these game shows!
JMike 26 months ago
Well, that really blows. 9 0f 13! I thought I'd do better than that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
DerekBird 34 months ago
You got 12 out of 13
This was a hard one! If you got them all right, perhaps you should be on Jeopardy!
RobertM 35 months ago
My late father once did some work for Bill Cullen when the latter lived in New York City.
idkwut2use 51 months ago
10/13...been a while since I skimmed my game show encyclopedia, but I remembered enough...^^
KellyShort 51 months ago
You got 7 out of 13.............Well its over half
RobCertSDSCascap 51 months ago
HA! Just noticed their emcee is sporting a Big Boy hairstyle.
scp 51 months ago
Twelve out of thirteen; I did not imagine how old one of them was.
RobCertSDSCascap 52 months ago
My favorite game show theme of all time!
scp RobCertSDSCascap 51 months ago
Holy cats, that show started in the fifties?
RobCertSDSCascap scp 51 months ago
The original, yes.
bnichols23 52 months ago
Way too easy, but then again I'm a game show freak from waaay back when Cullen did TPIR. :)
DavidBartholomew 52 months ago
I was a Game Show Tester, so I played a lot of the games that premiered in the LATE 70&80s. There were about 12 of us in Los Angeles that all of the production companies used. Heater Quigley, Eubanks, Hall, Goodson-Todman, Sandy Frank and Merv Griffin were all big names in the industry.

I broke a lot of games before they got on the air, because I found loopholes in the rules.

My favorite was PDQ, hosted by, at various times, Dick Enberg, Joe Garagiola and I think Hugh Downs.
PDQ was hosted by Dennis James in the 60s. The 70s version, Baffle, was mcd by Dick Enberg.
Joe hosted He Said She Said (the precursor to Tattletales) and Joe Garagiola's Memory Game. Hugh's only game show was Concentration.
DavidBartholomew 52 months ago
Supermarket Sweep! There were no SUPER markets in the 40s

The Golden Age of Game Shows was the 70s. Three networks had a combined 15 hours of daytime game shows daily! From the oldies like Concentration and What's My Line to new ones like Family Feud and High Rollers (about out to Alex Trebek!)
MrsPhilHarris 52 months ago
Watched tons of game shows as a kid. Match Game was a favourite as as was Hollywood Squares. An early ones were What's My Line. Loved it.

Does any one remember the name of the one with Bert Convey? It had a "banana section".
Tattle Tales.
These celebrity couples answered personal questions, the audience won the money.

The audience sections were 100 people each, and they were there for 5 tapings. Each day, $1,600 was divided up, so..
$1600 x 5 equals $8000
Divided by 300 audience members equals $26!

Many charities would bring a group in, 40 or 50 people, and they would donate the checks to the group. 26 x 40 is Thousand bucks.
Thanks. I never remember the name.
bnichols23 MrsPhilHarris 52 months ago
Convy's was Tattletales.
Kiyone57 DavidBartholomew 34 months ago
Thanks for sharing this info. I've watched reruns on Buzzr and wondered how many were in the sections and if audiences were swapped out (ie not there for the whole weeks worth of shows). I knew they didn't get a ton of money.
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