Happy Tuesday Gamers, Geeks & Friends! Welcome to another Throwback Tuesday post! This week my childhood nostalgia will reach an all time high as I will share some of my favorite Game Shows for Kids. We have all seen a show that we wouldn’t mind being a part of. When I was a girl (in the 90s and early 2000’s) Nickelodeon had some of the best game shows around for kids to participate in. I will list my top 3 in descending order from 3 to 1.
#3Double Dare – I was such a fan girl of Double Dare, Family Double Dare and Double Dare 2000 where kids would answer questions and compete in challenges (mostly with slime!) to earn cool prizes.
You would compete in different challenges to earn points. If you won a challenge, trivia questions were asked to score more points. If you didn’t know the answer or if you think that your opponents didn’t you could choose not to answer and “Dare” them. The points doubled and if the other team didn’t know they could “Double Dare” you back. At the Double Dare level you could answer for triple the original points or opt to take a “Physical Challenge” in which you would play a game to win the points. If you lose the control goes to the other team. The team with the most points moves on to a cool “Slopsticle Course” to win more prizes.
#2 Guts- “Do You Have It? (Guts) Do Do Do Do You Have It? (Guts!)..” Anyone that has ever seen this game show knows that was the opening theme song! Guts was an obstacle based game show that consisted of 4 different activities and the Aggro Crag Mountain at the end of competition. During the obstacles and challenges, there are 3 contestants who gain 100, 200 or 300 points per challenge based on their placing.
The challenges will be sports based like extreme basketball, hurdles or even modified boogie boarding. The points are elevated when it’s time to climb the Aggro Crag Mountain and the contestant with the most points win and gets to take home a glowing piece of the Aggro Crag!
#1 Legends of The Hidden Temple- This is my favorite game show (even to this day) as a kid. You would play different temple games and race through obstacles to become the final team. The show started with 8 teams of 2 (Purple Parrots and Silver Snakes were my JAM!). The last team standing would take on the temple to try and find the ancient artifact from the story told at the beginning of the show. While you are playing the quests against other teams to get to the temple, you will have a chance to win tokens.
These tokens are used to trade for an extra life if you are caught by a temple guard (there are 3 guards in the temple). If you are caught without a token you are taken and your partner has to finish the temple. Once you grab the artifact all doors open and you will race to finish line before time is up. Win and you get awesome prizes! (Come on does anyone remember the talking rock head Olmec?).
There are some other notable games from the Nick’s Games and Sports line up such as Figure It Out, What Would You Do and Wild And Crazy Kids. What are some game shows that you would want to be on? Should Nickelodeon bring back the Nick Games and Sports (GaS) afternoons? Let’s Talk Game Shows and Nickelodeon!
The choices are yours and your alone! (Phrase from the Giant Temple Head from Legends of The Hidden Temple lol).