14 Game Shows From The '80s And '90s That Need To Come Back
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Game shows aren't what they used to be. Aside from series like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, or The Price is Right, most new game shows are nothing more than straightforward trivia shows with no real fun kicker or edge to them. That wasn't the case in the '80s and '90s, when some of TV's most entertaining game shows were on the air. It was a time when contestants had to run up a mountain in order to get a piece of a radical glowing rock or had to shop in a fake mall until they risked dropping in exhaustion. While there is a big nostalgia factor for a lot of these shows, so many of them were so unique, it's worth taking another look at.
Recently, Nickelodeon announced that its classic game show Double Dare will be returning to television this summers. Sadly, it's without the original host Marc Summers, but that got us thinking. If Double Dare can return, then there's a whole world of game shows from the '80s and '90s that would be a lot of fun today.
We looked into the past to find some of the best game shows that aired between the '80s and '90s that could easily get a revamp for television today. The vast majority of these shows were a lot like Double Dare, in the fact they are trivia shows with a bizarre twist. Here are 14 of them we'd love to see return to television.