Greatest Game Shows

Polls and voting are all very well, but how do people vote with their feet? No, not by holding pencils between their toes, but by visiting the various nooks and crannies that make up the conurbation of UKGameshowsopolis.

Our backroom boys and girls have been re-programming CECIL to come up with the most popular pages on this site. And, after poring through yards of ticker tape, this is what we've come up with - a list of the top 100 shows based on what you lot are actually reading.

The Top 100

The Top 100 is an alphabetical list of the Greatest Game Shows, as measured by visits to the UKGameshows website since July 2006, up to April 2022. It reflects searches on our website, visits from dedicated search engines, and links from other web pages.

The Adventure GameDragons and an aspidistra set taxing puzzles.
Antiques Road TripAmiable trading-up challenge.
The ApprenticeBlockbuster business contest.
Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old?Primary-school children help adults win money
Ask the FamilyPerennial smarty-pants quiz. Dah!
BanzaiOff-the-wall betting show. Bet now!
Bargain HuntAntiques arbitrage with David Dickinson and Tim Wonnacott.
Best of FriendsTreats and challenges for a group of chums.
Big BreakSnooker-based quiz with Jim Davidson.
Big BrotherEarly 21st century isolation reality show.
Blankety BlankHow did Spike Milligan fill in the blank?
Blind DateCilla Black goes in search of true love, or not.
Blockbusters"I'll have a P please, Bob."
Britain's Got TalentSimon, Amanda, and The Hoff find the new Jai.
Britain's Worst DriverAn unexpected appearance for the Channel 5 motoring challenge.
BullseyeDarts-based quiz with Jim Bowen.
Call My BluffDefinitions of words we've never heard of.
CatchphraseRoy Walker says what he sees.
Celebrity SquaresNoughts-and-crosses with celebrities saying "I agree!"
Chain LettersEminently playalongable change-a-letter game.
The ChaseBradley Walsh and a cast of quiz champions.
Coach TripSurprisingly popular travelogue/vote-off show combo.
Come Dine with MeIf the cookery doesn't appeal, there's always the commentary.
CountdownLetters and numbers parlour game with Richard and Carol Anne and Rachel.
CrackerjackFriday at 4.55pm entertainment for youngsters.
The CubeBig money physical challenges in a giant box.
The Crystal MazePhysical and mental challenges with Riff-Raff.
Dancing on IceITV celebrities dance and fall over with Torvill and Dean.
Deal or No DealNoel Edmonds' big-money guessing game.
Double Your Money1950s general-knowledge quiz with Hughie Green.
Dragons' DenSmall businesses bid for the bigtime.
EggheadsAre these people the best general knowledge quizzers in Britain?
Eurovision Song ContestAnnual song-and-dance spectacular.
Fame AcademyThe BBC's attempt at a pop talent-spotting show.
Family FortunesName a show where people are surveyed...
Finders Keepers (2)Children's battleships with Richard Stilgoe.
Fifteen-to-OneThe Rolls-Royce of quiz shows.
Fort BoyardPhysical and mental challenges off the coast of France.
Fun HousePat Sharp has some children round to his house.
Gameshow MarathonRecycling some of the best shows for a modern audience.
The Generation GameBruce Forsyth gives people silly things to do.
Get Your Own BackChildren take revenge on a parent or teacher.
Give Us a ClueCharades with Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair.
GladiatorsAll-action physical challenges with Ulrika and Wolf.
Going for GoldHenry Kelly asks questions to puzzled Europeans.
Golden BallsBig-money bluff and bluster with Jasper Carrot.
The Great British Bake OffBread, biscuits, buns, and plenty of innuendo.
Great British MenuUp-and-coming pro chefs show off their skills.
The Golden ShotLive crossbows in a television studio.
Have I Got News for YouTopical quiz with Paul Merton, Ian Hislop, and a guest presenter.
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!Ant and Dec ask celebs to eat witchety grubs.
In It to Win ItDale Winton rewards those in the right place at the right time.
InterceptorMan in black fires remote control at yuppies with cash on their backs.
It's a KnockoutStuart Hall laughs as the Belgians fall over.
Jungle RunChildren's challenges set in a jungle.
Just a MinuteDurable motormouth panel game is the only radio show in our hot hundred.
KnightmareFantasy quest for young adventurers.
The Krypton FactorSeminal test to find the United Kingdom Superperson.
Love at First SightSurprisingly popular satellite dating show.
Man O ManThe dating show Chris Tarrant might rather we forgot.
Masterchef Goes LargeRevival of the competitive cookery programme.
MastermindTwo minutes in the black chair on a specialist subject.
The Million Pound Drop LiveMoney makes the drops go down...
Mr and MrsHow well do you know your wife?
Naked JungleKeith Chegwin and naturists play some games.
Name That TuneTom O'Connor invites people to name popular tunes.
Never Mind the BuzzcocksPop music comedy quiz.
NumberwangNo, that's not.
1 vs 100Can one person know more than a hundred-strong mob?
Opportunity KnocksLong-running talent-spotting show
Play Your Cards RightIs the next card higher or lower, asks Brucie.
PointlessThe "Family Fortunes in reverse" game.
PokerFaceMillion-pound bluffing game with Ant and Dec.
The Price is RightKnow the price of consumer durables.
A Question of SportSportspeople answer questions about their sport.
RavenOutdoor tests for young warriors.
Ready Steady CookMake a meal in 20 minutes.
Robot WarsRemote-controlled battle tanks beat each other up.
RunaroundMike Reid gets kids to choose correct answers and shout a lot.
Sale of the CenturyNicholas Parsons flogs the entire country for twelve quid.
Saturday Night TakeawayWin a commercial break with Ant and Dec.
Scrapheap ChallengeConstruction challenges with Kryten.
Shooting StarsVic and Bob's bonkers quiz. Eranu indeed!
Stars in Their Eyes"Tonight, Matthew, I'm going to be..."
Strictly Come DancingCelebrities strut their funky stuff.
Strike it LuckyTouchscreen guesswork with Barrymore.
Supermarket SweepDale Winton goes wild in the aisles.
Take Your PickWill they take the money or open the box?
3-2-1Dusty Bin presides over entertainers and incomprehensible riddles.
Through the Keyhole"Who would live in a house like this?"
Treasure Hunt (2)Anneka Rice terrorises the countryside.
University ChallengeBamber and Jeremy ask some starters for ten.
Weakest LinkAnne Robinson is mean to her victims.
What's My Line?Easy-going occupation guessing game.
Wheel of Fortune (2)Spin the wheel, guess some letters, win a watch.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?Chris Tarrant gives away oodles of cash.
Whose Line is it Anyway?Improvised comedy show with Clive Anderson. 100 points to everyone there.
WipeoutAddictive 'complete the category' game with Paul Daniels.
The X FactorShouting, crying and throwing of water. With some singing involved.
You Bet!Challenges and stunts show, with Matthew Kelly in a sumo thong.

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