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Family Feud- This show which began in the late 70's was origionally hosted by Richard Dawson, a regular panelist on the show which it was based, Match Game.
The Price Is Right- The longest running game show in televised history; running 31 years and showing no signs of slowing down, is hosted by Bob Barker. This show has 4 contestants competing in a pricing game and the closest to the manufacturer's suggested retail price goes on to compete in a game which could be Secret X, Plinlo, Barker's Bargain Bar, Cliffhangers, The Range Game, et al. 3 people face off in a showdown, spinning a wheel in an effort to achieve $1.00 or closest without goin over to move on to the final showcase.
Let's Make A Deal- Monty Hall, dubbed as Hollywood's big dealer; hosted this game where the contestants dressed up in costumes in order to trade in deals with Bert Convey, who do you think? If the show was hosted by Monty Hall, I'm sure he's the one doing the dealing. Two lucky traders get to try for the big deal of the day, by trading for the highest amount during the show.
Match Game- This show hosted by Gene Rayburn, ran from 1973-1982 in the color format. The object was to match as many celebrities in the alloted time given{2 or 3 rounnds barring a tie-breaker round} There were 6 celebrity guests on the panel, amoung the regulars included: Charles Nelson Reiley, Brett Somers, Richard Dawson, Betty White, Fannie Flagg, Betty White, McClain Stevenson, Marcia Wallace and Bill Dailey; among others with regular appearances. The super match inspired Mark Goodson to create Family Feud, hosted by regular panelist Richard Dawson.
Card Sharks- Hosted by Jim Perry in the 70's and later revived by Bob Eubanks in the 80's; had the same gameplay with insignifficant variations throughout. The contestants played the best of three games to determine the champion and the one to go on to the Big Money Cards to play for thousands of dollars.{see footnote}
Pyramid- Hosted by Dick Clark most notably, he's hosted $10,000, $20,000, $25,000, $50,000 &$100,000 pyramids all played with a pair of 6 catagory pyramids. The contestant with the highest score after the initial 6 catagories were played, moved on to the winner's circle to win at least $10K.{††see footnote}In the $25,000 and $100,000 pyramids, the contestants played 2 games, while the $10,000 and $20,000 pyramids, the contestant who lost was eliminated immediately.
To Tell The Truth- hosted by so many celebrities, it would take a while to list. Three challangers, who all claimed to be the same person would confront 4 panalist for them to ask questions to the challangers and determine which one was the real Mr. or Ms. X
What's My Line?- same m/o as To Tell The Truth except there was only 1 challanger at a time with an occupation or line the celebrities had to narrow down before turning 10 cards over. The contestant won money for each no answer he/she would receive.
Press Your Luck- Intriguing '80's game where contestants gambled the big board in asperations in winning big bucks and avoiding hitting the whammy. Hosted by Peter Tomorkin; PYL featured 2 question rounds of 4 questions each & 2 spinning round where the contestnts earned the loot and other prizes. It may not have ran a long time; but its longevity inspired gsn's Whammy! The All New Press Your Luck
 †Jim Perry's version had a possible maximum payoff of $28,800; while Bob Eubanks version had a maximum of $32,000
 †† A contestant's first attempt in the $25,000, and $100,000 {barring a tournament}would be worth $10,000. The second would be $25,000. In the $100K tourney, the first one to reach the top won the top prize.
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