Can you identify these '80s game shows by their sets alone?

Come one down and try to avoid the Whammies!

 
Come on down! Grab the buzzer. (A mouse will do.) We're looking back at some of our favorite game shows from the 1980s. One catch — we're not telling you what they are just yet.

You watched them when you were home sick. Nothing could cheer us up on a sick day like a bowl of tomato soup and Wink Martindale. The flashing sets were covered in light bulbs, like a little Vegas on your TV screen.

Let's test your memory and see if you can identify these fun-filled game shows that aired in the '80s. You're a true game show ace if you can get 8 or more correct. Good luck!
  1. We're going to put an easy one on the board first. What show is this?
     Image: Mark Goodson Productions
  2. This beloved show is still going strong today, though sadly without this part.
     Image: Merv Griffin Enterprises
  3. Smash your button if you know this one. (But don't really do that. You'll break your computer.)
     Image: CBS / FreemantleMedia
  4. You had to watch out for the dragon on this show.
     Image: Barry & Enright Productions / ITC Entertainment
  5. Let's see if you can deal with this one.
     Image: Mark Goodson Productions / FreemantleMedia
  6. What about this one?
     Image: Jack Berry Productions / Sony Pictures Television
  7. You had to be quick on the buzzer and quick on your feet for this one.
     Image: Al Howard Productions / FreemantleMedia
  8. This one got physical, too.
     Image: Viacom
  9. Now we head into the difficult final round. See if you can name this one.
     Image: Orion Television Syndication
  10. Last one. You are a true game show guru if you can identify this one.
     Image: Reg Grundy Productions / Genesis Entertainment

Can you identify these '80s game shows by their sets alone?

Your Result...

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216 Comments

tbrian 4 months ago
You got 8 out of 10

Guessed on a few I've never heard of.
cripplious 6 months ago
You got 8 out of 10. Got cocky and missed the last two.
RobChapman 6 months ago
Big money! Big Money! No Whammies!.......STOP!
TallGary 14 months ago
The guy in the image is the contestant that was the center of the controversy.
nemalki 16 months ago
10/10. This is my era of game shows. What a time!
RedSamRackham 18 months ago
* I hated Wheel Of Fortune's shopping segment. Darn it, If I win $10,000 I want the money, not some over-priced crystal punch bowl set or a gift certificate.
dave 21 months ago
10/10 I remember watching those game shows when I was home sick or there was no school. (In Service Day/Holiday) I always liked Press Your Luck. I always kept yelling/cheering for the Whammies. Anyone remember the Press Your Luck scandal?
RedSamRackham dave 18 months ago
* The scandal was that 1 contestant had taped the show on his VCR and studied how to avoid whammies BUT it was decided that it wasn't cheating! He won fair & square!
TallGary dave 14 months ago
The guy in the image was the center of the controversy
RobertM 21 months ago
#7 was easy--they left some supermarket aisles in the photo.
Coldnorth 21 months ago
Yipeeeeeeeee only one wrong for me and it’s 3:08 am est can’t fall asleep. Wonder if I would have done so well if I was more alert
Coldnorth Coldnorth 21 months ago
Sorry that didn’t make sense
Mob39 21 months ago
Missed # 7. Never watched it.
You got 9 out of 10
Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Winner! You did it! If we could shoot confetti out of the computer screen right now, we would.

Dajj 21 months ago
7/10. I enjoy watching some of the new game shows on The Game Show channel than whats on the regular channels.
Dayna 21 months ago
7/10 never heard of some of these game shows
weezercoke 21 months ago
10/10 Sale of the Century is.one of my favorite game shows
Matsui 21 months ago
got 7 out of 10, not really a fan of game shows.
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