How well do you remember 1980s game shows?

Press your luck and see if you win, lose or draw.

Being sick had an upside. You got to stay home on the couch and watch hours of game shows.

At least, that's what we did back in the day. The television schedule used to be filled with game shows — morning, day and night.

We bet you remember them well. See if you can pass this quiz about popular game shows from the Eighties!
  1. On Press Your Luck, you wanted to avoid these little red beasts.
    Image: Fremantle Media
  2. On Tic-Tac-Dough, beware this green creature in the bonus round!
    Image: Barry & Enright Productions
  3. The woman on Bob's left was the longest running "Barker's Beauty" in the history of The Price Is Right — for 28 years. What is her name?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. On The Price Is Right, what is the maximum amount of chips you can drop into the Plinko game?
  5. What's the maximum amount of money you can win in Plinko on The Price Is Right?
  6. Vicki Lawrence hosted Win, Lose or Draw. There were two teams of three people. What was the makeup of the teams?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  7. Okay, the set of Win, Lose or Draw was modeled to look like the living room of the show's famous co-creator. Who was it?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. Which of the following was NOT a dollar amount in a version of the popular Pyramid game show in the 1980s?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. What game show featured this board?
    Image: Barry & Enright Productions
  10. This deejay and American Top 40 host was also the announcer on The Hollywood Squares.
    Image: King World
  11. Who is this witty, frequent center square celebrity on The Hollywood Squares?
    Image: King World
  12. Finally, how many couples would compete on The Newlywed Game (up until 1988, at least)?
    Image: Barris Productions

How well do you remember 1980s game shows?

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111 Comments

Hollie 8 days ago
11/12 i didnt watch win loose draw love vicki just not the show
marmetv20 11 days ago
9/12 the Newly Wed Game was always my favorite! Too funny.
Inrodwetrust 11 days ago
I grew up cutting out of school smoking greens. This was all we watched. I guess they were right. Kids don’t do drugs 🤣🤣🤣
CortneyNicole 11 days ago
I got 9/12. Didn't know who the famous announcer guy on Hollywood Square and the other celebrity person that the names that I couldn't think of. But the rest, I did good with all the answers.

Missed: #5 #10 #11
Zip 12 days ago
7/12. Apparently I don't remember my game shows very well.

On #6, "What was the makeup of the teams?"
I am glad it was multiple choice instead of fill-in-the-blank or I might have answered Cover Girl.
Inrodwetrust Zip 11 days ago
No it would be Mary Kay or Avon lmao
Muleskinner 12 days ago
9/12. I’ve seen most of those shows.
retro6 13 days ago
9/12. I should have gotten these all right as I watched them all in the 80’s. I used to have a crush on Shadoe Stevens and saw his daughter in a Christmas movie last month. I was trying to explain to my daughter who her father was. 🙄🙃
vinman63 13 days ago
Joker's wild devil looked like Jack Barry.
daDoctah 14 days ago
It was the wrong answer to #11 anyway, but the guy on the later version of Hollywood Squares was "Jm J. Bullock". No letter I in his first name.

I remember John Davidson asking him once what the middle initial J stood for. His response "Jackson...or Janet if you're nasty".
MrChrisM 14 days ago
8 out of 12 isn't bad considering how long ago the 80's were though it feels like just yesterday to me.
RobertK 14 days ago
5 of 12. I guess I was a pretty healthy kid growing up. I was never sick enough to stay home during the day and if I "played sick", my Mom saw right through it! My game shows are right here these days, no cash or prizes but the METV quizzes are fun!
wallyandbagfan 14 days ago
https://youtu.be/boePrhaEYSg
RobertK wallyandbagfan 14 days ago
I heard this song a lot through the years but never knew the real name! Thanks!
A Swingin' Safari by
Bert KAEMPFERT .
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wallyandbagfan 15 days ago
December 12 1923 is when Bob
Barker was born.
wallyandbagfan 15 days ago
Bob Barker is 99 years old.
wallyandbagfan 15 days ago
A Swinging Safari by Billy Vaughan
was used as the theme song for
The Match Game with the wonderful
Gene RAYBURN as the host of The
Match Gsme on NBC in 1962.
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